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Achieving Better Sleep

Good sleep is essential to good health. Unfortunately, falling and staying asleep become more difficult with age.

“Sleep is more easily disrupted and less refreshing as we get older,” says Paul Macey, PhD, UCLA Brain Research Institute. “People tend to underestimate how simple things can make a big difference, such as

5. Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

With obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you may awaken suddenly, with a loud gasp for air, because your upper airway is blocked by the collapse of excess soft tissue in the back of the mouth. It’s like trying to drink through a wet paper straw—you keep sucking on it, but nothing

What Is a BiPAP Machine?

What Is a BiPAP Machine?

What is a BiPAP machine? First, let’s look at the BiPAP itself. It’s a type of ventilation treatment for people with sleep apnea and other respiratory problems. You may have already heard of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which has been around for many years. BiPAP, or bilevel positive airway

5. Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is by far the more common type of sleep apnea. In OSA, breathing is interrupted when the upper airway is blocked by the collapse of excess soft tissue in the back of the mouth during sleep (see Box 5-1, “The Anatomy of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”). The

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

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

5. Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is by far the more common type of sleep apnea. In OSA, breathing is interrupted when the upper airway is blocked by the collapse of excess soft tissue in the back of the mouth during sleep (see Box 5-1, “The Anatomy of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”). The

Wake-Up Call: Quality Sleep Is Essential for Good Health

Getting a good night’s sleep does more than leave you feeling refreshed in the morning. Quality sleep, and enough of it, is vital for the health of your brain, heart, metabolism, and most aspects of your physical and mental well-being. “Sleep is critical,” says Ana Krieger, MD, medical director of

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