Sleep, and more importantly quality sleep, plays a vital role in health. While sleeping well by itself will not guarantee good health, it is almost a certainty that poor sleep will lead to a deterioration in well-being. …
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can have a dramatic impact upon our lives. Some examples include constant lethargy, depression, an increased risk of developing diabetes, and high blood pressure. However, did you know that sleep apnea is also linked to a low libido?
How are these two conditions related? What impact can OSA have on your sex drive? Perhaps more importantly, are there any effective treatment options? We will address these questions and more….
There are many reasons why some people find it nearly impossible to enjoy a satisfying night of rest. While some of these are psychological (such as stress), others can be caused by a physical condition including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Sleep apnea occurs when there is an air blockage in the upper airway — causing a pause in breathing during sleep. This typically happens often during the night, but you won’t be aware of it….
Sleep apnea is a disorder that can increase the risk of serious health complications. As well as increasing the risk of stroke and diabetes, sleep apnea left untreated can have a detrimental effect on heart health. One heart condition that this sleep disorder can impact is bradycardia….
A well-balanced diet is important for overall health — and good health also includes a good night’s sleep. People suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) don’t get that high-quality sleep — which can lead to fatigue, mood swings, drowsy driving, and health problems.
Vitamins and minerals play a vital role in a healthy diet and the body needs these to function at the highest level. Many people take vitamin tablets and supplements — but experts agree this is not the best way to ensure the body gets the right amounts of vitamins and minerals….
A continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) device is used as therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea. These devices are only available by prescription as they are sophisticated medical equipment.
The device provides continuous positive air pressure to your face through a tube which is fitted to a mask worn while you sleep. The air pressure helps to keep your airways open and prevents the cycle of interrupted breathing and waking that is a feature of sleep apnea.
Sleep disorders affect more than 50 million adults in the United States alone, and a further 20 – 30 million experience sleep disruptions on an intermittent basis.
The expression “sleep disorder” is an umbrella term used to refer to dozens of conditions. Approximately 80 different sleep disorders have been identified, some of which pose a higher risk of health complications than others….
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man (or woman) healthy, wealthy and wise. All of us have heard this mantra at one time or another.
So it’s a bit ironic that so many people don’t get a good night’s sleep.
While occasional bouts of insomnia are common, real medical problems can develop when you miss too much sleep. …