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Sleep Apnea Linked With Weaker, More Fragile Bones

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that causes temporary pauses in breathing throughout the night, is a known contributor to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems. Now, research suggests that osteoporosis may be among the complications related to this common sleep disorder.

A study published online in the Endocrine Society’s  … Read More

How Safe Are Sleeping Pills for the Brain?

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More than half of adults surveyed by the National Sleep Foundation report spending several nights each week struggling with at least one symptom of insomnia—difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, waking too early in the morning, or a lack of restorative sleep that causes distress or dysfunction. Sleeping pills are  … Read More

Newsbriefs: Sleep & Dementia Risk; ADHD

· · Memory

Need For More Sleep May Indicate Increase Dementia Risk
Older adults who suddenly require longer sleep times than they have in the past may be at greater risk for dementia in the future, according to a new study. The research did not find a direct causal relationship between recent increases in  … Read More

Don’t Let Nocturia Keep You Awake at Night

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As men and women grow older, they are both at an increased risk for nocturia, a condition marked by frequent nighttime urination. If your sleep is routinely interrupted two, three, or more times each night by hurried trips to the bathroom, you should consult a physician without delay, advises Christopher  … Read More

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Cognitive Impairment

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Getting a good night’s sleep is important regardless of your age, but people with sleeping problems are at risk for more than just a lack of energy. Trouble sleeping can not only make you tired during the day, it can also lead to serious health problems.

“Inadequate sleep can affect lifespan  … Read More

Therapy May Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

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If you have occasional trouble sleeping or you’re living with a sleep disorder, you may wonder if you’ll ever get a good night’s sleep again. Fortunately, there are several proven strategies you can learn and practice at home. These include relaxation training, cognitive therapy, stimulus control, sleep restriction therapy, and  … Read More

Address Sleep Problems to Feel Better and Improve Your Health

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Sleep deficiency—not getting enough restful sleep—is associated with many serious health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, and depression. Some people are able to correct a sleep deficiency by improving their sleep habits and environment, but for those who continue to have sleep problems, a sleep  … Read More

Common but Lesser Known Sleep Disorders

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Most people are familiar with insomnia (the inability to fall or stay asleep), and sleep apnea (a disorder of obstructed breathing that interrupts sleep). These are just two of many sleep disorders that can rob you of needed rest. Quality sleep is essential for good health. We all need our  … Read More

Q&A: CPAP Machine; Black Lung; Zika Virus

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Q. How important is it to regularly clean a CPAP device? I recently started using one, but haven’t cleaned it yet.
A. It is important that CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines are regularly cleaned, since this limits any bacteria buildup within the machine, and also helps to preserve the silicone  … Read More



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