Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 10:22 PM
SleepApneaDisorder/ [ Press Release ]/ Versailles, Ohio /October 17, 2011/ Sleep Apnea: A Growing Health Concern According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, an estimated 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. However, few of them have had the problem diagnosed.
Sleep apnea is the repeated interruption of normal breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of breathing-related sleep disorder. In patients with OSA, the airway collapses, temporarily restricting airflow to the lungs. This partial airway obstruction causes the upper airway tissue to vibrate and produce the sound of the classic snore.
As OSA develops, it has a cumulative effect, meaning that the longer the disease goes untreated, the greater the negative side effects and associated health risks. According to numerous research studies, if sleep apnea remains untreated, other health conditions may emerge or current health problems may worsen, including: Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 10:14 PM
Is your child overtired? Overscheduled? Overstimulated? Is the home chaotic? Is your child getting enough sleep? Do they have a routine before going to sleep at night?
It is most important to evaluate sleep problems. The ADHD symptoms could be the result of sleep apnea or too much stimulation from electronics in general – but especially before bed. (Electronic light exposure prior to bedtime can decrease melatonin production, making it harder to fall asleep).
There are also a host of natural alternatives to stimulants for ADHD. During the day, kids showing symptoms of ADHD need extra, structured movement to help normalize energy levels. Such activity can include a regimen of walking daily for prolonged periods of time.
Parents should also avoid foods that rob the body of magnesium, like soda and caffeine. It’s a good idea to plan a diet high in natural magnesium, with at least one serving of a true dark green vegetable, like spinach, and also a handful of nuts. (For young children, parents can consider juicing spinach and/or slowly increasing the amount of dark greens in a soup or introducing fruits juiced with ever increasing amounts of greens).[ Read Complete Post By Dr. Robert Tozzi At Fox News … ]
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Preschoolers who don’t get enough sleep are more likely than other children to be hyperactive and inattentive by the time they reach kindergarten, according to a new study.
Although attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is typically not diagnosed before age 5, the study’s authors said the onset of ADHD-like symptoms, such as inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, often occurs earlier.
“These findings suggest that some children who are not getting adequate sleep may be at risk for developing behavioral problems manifested by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and problems sitting still and paying attention,” study lead author Erika Gaylor, senior researcher for SRI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute in Menlo Park, Calif., said in a news release from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 5:29 PM
Snoring not only robs sufferers of a restful nights sleep, but it can also lead to a variety of other health problems. Recent studies have linked snoring to health problems from sleep apnea to ADD, heart problems, weight issues and more. It also reduces the quality of sleep that is so important for good health.
If snoring has become a problem in your life there is some good news. You don’t have to struggle with snoring any longer. The use of a simple device known as a snoring chin strap has helped thousands achieve a healthy night’s sleep and it can do the same for you.
How does the snoring chin strap stop snoring? One of the primary causes of snoring is sleeping with an open mouth. This puts extra pressure on the throat, causing vibrations that result in snoring. The snoring chin strap solves this problem by keeping the jaw closed while you sleep. This greatly reduces and can even completely eliminate snoring.
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