Beat Insomnia with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

· · Sleep
Good sleep is vital for your physical and mental wellbeing: it’s while you slumber that your body repairs damaged tissue, releases hormones that control your metabolism, consolidates memories, and restores your energy. But as you age, numerous things can get in the way of good sleep. Insomnia is one of … Read More

Sleeping Pills Linked to Fracture Risk

· · Sleep
Older adults who are newly prescribed sleeping pills are at significant risk for hip fracture, according to a recent study review (PLOS ONE, April 27). The review looked at a range of benzodiazepines (which previous studies have associated with a greater risk for fracture), including diazepam, lorazepam, and temazepam, as … Read More

Don’t Give Up on CPAP if You Have Sleep Apnea

· · Sleep
Many people find they don’t sleep as well as they age. For some, poor sleep is caused by painful health conditions like arthritis, nighttime urination, or medications they take. Others may have a sleep disorder that regularly disturbs their sleep. One of these is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—a condition I … Read More

Treat Sleep Apnea to Protect Overall Health

· · Sleep
A new study underlines the health risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The study (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, March 1) found that severe OSA is associated with recurrent cardiovascular events in people with cardiovascular disease. Other recent data points to the importance of staying compliant … Read More

“Sleep Hygiene” Can Help You Slumber Peacefully

· · Sleep
Poor sleep predicts disability in older age, according to a recent study (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Sept. 14, 2016). Previous research has linked sleep problems to cardiovascular disease, heart attack and heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, obesity, depression, and cognitive issues. Daytime tiredness due to poor … Read More

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