Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This study reviewed the effects of oral appliance therapy on a broad spectrum of cardiovascular outcomes. The literature search was performed up to December 2016. The resulting data showed significant reductions in daytime systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared to baseline with no significant reductions in heart rate. The study identified both continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and oral airway treatment (OAT). may lead to a reduction in long-term cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. The study is necessary to better address their question (de Vries et al, 2017).
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A recent survey conducted by Jazz Pharmaceuticals revealed that 1/3 of patients with a sleep apnea diagnosis also suffered from a medical condition known as Excessive Daytime Sleepiness which caused them to miss out on activities and negatively impacted their quality of life on multiple levels. A common misconception regarding a sleep apnea diagnosis is that a CPAP machine is the final solution, but research shows otherwise.
There is a bad bedtime habit that 90% of Americans are guilty of practicing according to the Sleep Foundation. The term “glamping” was coined to describe the common habit people practice when they binge on social media late at night. Sleep expert and co-founder of sustainable sleep bedding company Cloudten, Zack Holland, joins us today with some easy-peasy better sleep tips.
Sleep is something we all need but few of us realize just how important it is for our overall health. Too little sleep on a chronic basis can increase the chance of you having issues with weight gain. It also impacts how alert you are when driving or going about your day.
Could eating a high glycemic carbohydrate meal for dinner be the key in how to cure insomnia? A new study has some promising results.
New research suggests that any unexpected noise, such as a blasting car horn or screaming alarm clock, may be bad for your heart health. Noise pollution can account for an increase in your body’s stress hormones and a lack of sleep.
New research shows that the disruption of our sleep cycles, known as circadian rhythm cycles, can warn us of impending dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. One of the key characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease is the inability to sleep consistently at night while struggling to remain awake during the day.
We have always known that cognitive decline was associated with sleep and oxygen deficiency. New research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London shows a direct link between interrupted sleep from conditions like sleep apnea and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Is your doctor suggesting that you may need to start using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device for a better night’s sleep? But you don’t want to. Here are some hacks and exercises to help you stop snoring that you will want to try before resorting to CPAP.
The high achiever tosses and turns in bed as they face the enormity of tasks they face the next day. They wonder how they are going to get it all done and then yet another task pops into their mind. Now they’re sure they are going to forget something. Does this scenario sound familiar? New research shows that this tip will help anyone, especially high achievers, to fall asleep faster every night.
There is a reason sleep deprivation is used as a torture method. Depriving the body of sleep renders it quite powerless and robs it of the ability to defend itself. Antioxidants counteract free radical damage, but one study linked sleep deprivation to antioxidant loss.
Sleep researchers in the Netherlands have found that a combination of poor ventilation and a build-up of carbon dioxide during an individual’s sleep period can contribute to restlessness and to not getting the rejuvenation one usually gets after sleeping. The rise in amounts of carbon dioxide, they say, stems from one’s normal respiration. They also found that something as simple as opening a window or door can ameliorate the build-up, improving the ventilation in the room where one is resting and thus producing a more sound and restful sleep.
It's more than likely that you’re not getting as much sleep as you should be. According to a 2011 survey by the Sleep Council, nearly half of us get six or less hours of sleep per night. Considering the recommended length of time to spend under the covers is seven to nine hours, six or less is extremely far from optimal.
It is thought that more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. Sometimes, a change in diet can be helpful.
Do vegans sleep better? The answer may lie in some new research on diet and insomnia. Researchers have found that our diet directly affects how well we sleep. This may uncover why people who eat high carbohydrate diets, like vegans do, may sleep better. So, if sleep has been hard to come by, your diet choices are well worth taking a good honest look at.
You have likely heard the buzz about turmeric. This cousin of ginger, common in Indian cooking may be the most effective nutritional supplement you can add to your diet. Keep reading for my recipe for a delicious turmeric latte that you will want to drink every day.
What are the long term effects of sleep deprivation and how do they affect mental health.
Natural Cures for Insomnia and How to Change Your Bed from Your Thinking Place to Your Sleeping Place
Whether you are have an issue with chronic insomnia or whether or not you suffer from it periodically, here are some great natural cures to try for a better night's sleep.
Most of us know first hand that a snoring partner can disrupt the other person from a good nights sleep. We have all heard stories of one partner taking the sofa or even the spare bedroom in an attempt to get more sleep. According to Daniel P. Slaughter, MD and Otalaryngolgist snoring can even cause marriage problems.
Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.
Instead of sleep being refreshing, it is the thing many Americans dread the most. A night without sleep often means a day of fatigue, sluggishness, poor food choices, weight gain and ultimately poor health.
Not getting enough sleep can make you look and feel like a zombie. We all need adequate amounts of rest, yet so many of us don’t get enough sleep and that can lead to bizarre negative side effects. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that people over the age of 18 get at least seven hours sleep per night.
In order to improve her sleep one young lady decided to turn off her smartphone when not using. Later she decided during nights to switch off all electric devices except the refrigerator for a better nightly sleep, fearing about the adverse health effects of smart meters and cell phones. Here is how she improved her sleep.
If you're not sleeping like a rock you may be unknowingly struggling with an underlying health problem caused by your diet. Here's how to get to sleep at night fast and get the “rock sleep” you deserve with these natural treatments.
The Indian herb Ashwagandha is a powerful herb which is said to have many restorative benefits by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient holistic healing system which was developed thousands of years ago in India.