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Looking for quality sleep? Check out these tips
Quality sleep can make all the difference when it comes to productivity in the office. In fact, overall on-the-job sleepiness costs employers about $100 billion in lost productivity.
It’s time to take that productivity back. Use these tips to get better sleep yourself, and share the tips with your friends and coworkers to beat office exhaustion.
Ignoring Obstructive Sleep Apnea Could Be Deadly
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious illness. If you suspect that a patient may have it, do them a favor and order a sleep study to confirm. Left untreated, OSA leads to heart attacks and strokes, and it has associations with other conditions including diabetes, hypertension, and dementia.
This Common Issue Is Found In Sleep Apnea Patients
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered unique muscle fibers in the soft palate of the mouth in both infants and adults. The fibers seem to be present in greater number in snorers and sleep apnea patients. The findings were recently published article in the Journal of Anatomy.
Sleep loss could be the reason you’re feeling cranky
A lesson in sleep loss
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call insufficient sleep a “public health problem” and estimate that 30% of Americans get less than 6 hours of sleep a night.
Lack of sleep is linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors. Diseases linked to sleep insufficiency include hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity and cancer.
Contributing factors include round-the-clock access to technology and work schedules as well as disorders such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea.
Until now, it has not been clear what causes the emotional impairments triggered by sleep loss.
Are Obese Pigs Being Tested For Sleep Apnea?
Do pigs have sleep apnea?
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $200,000 to test sleep apnea treatments on obese miniature pigs.
Are Tax Dollars Properly Funding Sleep Apnea?
NASHVILLE, TN — This Fox 17 News Waste Watch investigation shows hundreds of millions of tax dollars funding sleep apnea studies every year.
And Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says more than a hundred million of that money could be wasted.
A Public Service Column For Sleep Apnea
Every year I write a public service column about sleep apnea because this machine called CPAP – it stands for continuous positive airway pressure – that I’ve been using now for almost 20 years likely saved my life.
Sleep Apnea: Can You Lessen The Occurrences?
We might ‘own the night’, as Selena Gomez sings, but sometimes this is easier sung than done and the night owns us instead. For one reason or other, sleep can be elusive to many – quality sleep most especially. A number of sleep disorders have been growing in prevalence of late. Among these is sleep apnea.
Epileptic Seizures Could Be Linked To Sleep Deprivation
The medical community has long known that people who suffer from epilepsy experience sudden electrical activity in the brain, and now there is significant evidence suggesting that sleep – particularly sleep deprivation – can trigger epileptic seizures.
VIDEO: CPAP America on SNJ Today Hotline
CPAP America recently had the pleasure of appearing on SNJ Today Hotline, where host Jim Quinn interviewed CPAP America President Ed Frost.
During the discussion, Jim spoke with Ed about the symptoms of sleep apnea, CPAP America’s relationship with commercial drivers, Medicare regulations, and more!
To see the full interview, click here!