February is recognized as American Heart Month. If you think you may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), one of the best things you can do for your heart is to get tested and treated. OSA has been known to lead to a number of health issues, from feeling lethargic and continually tired, to life-threatening conditions
We’ve all heard plenty of old wives’ tales when it comes to avoiding or curing a seasonal cold or virus. Well, when it comes to avoiding a cold or virus, it turns out that getting a good night’s rest happens to be a great idea. Because so many of our bodily functions are bolstered or
Recent research has studied the connection between headaches and sleep apnea. This research is important because it doesn’t focus on sleep apnea as a symptom, but as a valid correlation. Many people who suffer with sleep apnea already know a bad headache in the morning can be an initial indicator that there is a problem.
Do you feel like you’re getting more and more forgetful? It could be due to your quality of sleep. According to a new research study by UC Berkeley, not getting a full, quality nights rest could result in memory loss. Making it Through the Hippocampus UC Berkeley researchers found that the brain waves produced when we are young,
In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. Often called the “silent killer,” heart disease is the number one cause of death in men and women. Another silent killer is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder well-recognized for the long-term damage it does to the body. Men have historically been
Fatigue is one of those symptoms that’s present in many conditions, but the underlying cause can be difficult to identify. Here are a few common, yet overlooked, causes of chronic fatigue to consider. 1. You Suffer From a Sleep Disorder Did you that there are over 100 different types of sleep disorders? The number one
This week, we’re asking you to go with your “gut instinct’ and catch more zzz’s! In recent studies, research has shown alarming links between sleep deficiency and illnesses, such as stroke, heart disease, obesity and potentially, some cancers. The relationship has become even clearer, as there now seems to be a more definitive cause; and
Think lullabies and sound machines are for babies? Think again. Studies have shown that adults can also benefit from soothing sounds at bedtime. While the wrong sounds, like a barking dog, can keep you up, the right ones can help you sleep. White Noise White noise helps block out distracting noises, such as loud voices
So, you’re in the business of buying a new mattress… It’s an important decision, yet many neglect to treat it, as such! Buying a new mattress isn’t just an investment in furniture; it is an investment in your sleep. Before taking the plunge, consider these 5 things. 1. Personal Sleep Quality Assess your current sleep quality.
The liver is involved in almost everything your body processes. What you eat, drink, breath and rub on your skin is processed by your liver! When working correctly, we often overlook our liver as a vital organ. But what happens when our liver isn’t working properly? Over 3 million new cases of fatty liver disease