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A New View of Insomnia

Anyone who has struggled with insomnia knows there are different ways to experience sleeplessness. It may be hard to fall asleep or hard to stay asleep. You may go to bed too late or wake too early. But research published in January in Lancet Psychiatry has found that there’s a

3. High Blood Pressure Risk Factors

“What can I do to reduce my risk?” That’s one of the most common questions physicians receive from patients when discussing their likelihood of developing a chronic medical condition. Like these patients, you want to be proactive about your health. You want to do everything in your power to prevent

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

4. Battling Insomnia

Although insomnia is a common problem—literally, thousands of people suffer from it—not everyone experiences the same type of insomnia.
The National Sleep Foundation identifies two primary categories of insomnia:

Short-term (acute) insomnia lasts a few nights and can be caused by worry, stress, grief, or another situation that affects us temporarily.
Long-term (chronic)

3. Common Sleep Disorders

Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea are by far the most prevalent sleep disorders, but they’re far from the only ones. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recognizes 78 sleep disorders, which include restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, and disorders that cause too much sleep (hypersomnia). Sleep

3. High Blood Pressure Risk Factors

You want to be proactive about your health—that’s probably the main reason why you’re reading this special report. When you see your doctor, you ask what you can do to do prevent high blood pressure or, if it’s already elevated, to lower it.
As with most medical conditions, hypertension has certain

Q&A: Natural Antidepressants; Snoring

Q. Are there any natural antidepressants? I’m reluctant to take a prescription medication for what I believe to be a short-term period of depression.
A. There are many things you can do to live a happier life or to manage your depression. Prescription medications are not the only option for raising

Get a Sleep Study and Put an End to Your Restless Nights

Get a Sleep Study and Put an End to Your Restless Nights

You slept for seven hours last night, but today you still feel tired. Sometime overnight, your bed partner retreated to the couch, unable to tolerate your snoring and recurrent awakenings. Trouble is, you don’t remember a thing. All signs point to obstructive sleep apnea, characterized by brief halts in breathing

Report Symptoms of Sleep Apnea to Your Doctor

The amount and quality of your sleep can play a major role in your health. A growing body of research indicates that a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline, complications following general anesthesia, accidents due

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

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