Insomnia & Anxiety Medications Could Worsen Sleep Apnea

A recently concluded Canadian research study has revealed that there could be a possible link between medications used to treat anxiety or insomnia and an increased risk of death.

Findings of this research study have been The study, published in the September issue of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, analyzed Statistics Canada’s National Population Health Survey and tracked the use of sedatives and insomnia medications in more than 14,000 Canadians between the ages of 18 and 102. Read the rest of this entry

A New CPAP Battery Pack for Sleep Apnea Patients

SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/- A new cpap battery pack has hit the cpap market today, starting at $219.99. The newest cpap battery pack from Cpap Battery Inc can be used with most Philips Respironics and ResMed cpap machines.

The new cpap battery pack can be used for camping, traveling, hurricane season (power outages), or anytime a cpap user is without power. Cpap Battery Inc specializes in cpap battery packs and has produced a light weight, small, yet powerful portable battery to use with most cpap machines.

 The battery itself is a lithium ion battery, 12 volt 7.8 Amp Hours, weighing in at less than 2 lbs. The wall charger will allow a cpap user to charge the cpap battery between 110-220 volt, making it easy to charge on international trips. It only takes 5-6 hours to recharge at full depletion. Read the rest of this entry

SleepApneaDisorder/[Press Release]/- Agoura Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2010/The 10th season of The Biggest Loser premieres on Tuesday, September 21st on NBC, and Nationwide Medical, Inc. is proud to be working to support the good health of the contestants.

One of the health concerns related to obesity is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a potentially life-threatening condition in which a person has episodes of stopped breathing during sleep. The Biggest Loser provides contestants with comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for OSA. For the past three seasons Nationwide Medical, Inc. has served as the equipment and patient support organization for the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines provided by Phillips Respironics. Read the rest of this entry

Patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea using home testing experienced CPAP compliance results similar to those of patients diagnosed with OSA using in-lab polysomnography, according to new research.

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, compared sleepiness, sleep quality, quality of life, blood pressure, and CPAP adherence in 102 patients randomized to receive diagnosis and treatment either at home or in a sleep laboratory. Read the rest of this entry

According to a research study results that appeared in the September issue of the journal Pediatrics, in the last 30 years, the prevalence of obesity in children has tripled, leading to children developing adult medical problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and sleep apnea.

“The California study gives us hope that while the childhood obesity epidemic is severe, we are seeing a decline in certain populations,” said Dr. Ashley Weedn, an OU researcher and clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. “It gives us hope that we can make a difference in Oklahoma too.”. Read the rest of this entry

Sleeping With Your Cellphone? Better “Don’t Do It”

A recently concluded research study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project called “Cellphones and American Adults.” shows that close to two-thirds of American adults sleep with their cell phones on or right next to their beds. However, the number rises to over 90% among people ages 18 to 29.

91% of Americans say their cell phones make them feel safer. However, sleeping with a cell phone may actually be endangering people’s lives not making them more secure. Read the rest of this entry

6 Easy Tips to Eliminate Sleep Apnea

As far as the feasible treatment of sleep apnea is concerned there is almost no substitute for CPAP therapy.

In case you find any symptoms of this deadly disorder it is always best to go to a sleep specialist and follow his instructions.

He will probably recommend CPAP, surgery, or oral appliance therapy. This list is not necessarily an alternative to CPAP, surgery, or oral appliances, but rather supplementary methods that decrease the probability of airway collapse. Read the rest of this entry

Many parents have stories of children’s sleep difficulties, from the babies who wake up every hour to the toddlers who try to delay bedtime with requests for a glass of water, another story, or an answer to just one more question.

But for some, the problems go deeper. Sleep apnea or periodic limb movements keep children from sleeping deeply. Some can’t fall asleep easily or stay asleep. Some are chronic bed-wetters. Others sleepwalk or have night terrors.

And, like adults with sleep issues, they might find help at a sleep center.

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You could be just one among the millions of people all across the globe who are suffering from a sleep disorder. Even more disturbing is the fact that majority of the persons suffering from sleep disorders are undiagnosed.

How can you be so sure that if you have a sleep disorder?

Here are some of the most commonly occurring health conditions and symptoms that you may be experiencing significant  as a typical sleep problem that requires urgent professional evaluation.

1.You have trouble going to sleep at night

While this is a common complaint among the normal population, if the problem persists it may signal the presence of a sleep disorder. Read the rest of this entry

Soy May Ease Sleep Problems in Older Women

The estrogen-like compounds found in soy could help postmenopausal women get a better night’s sleep, according to a small study.

These compounds, isoflavones, have been tested for a number of menopausal symptoms as well as for treating health problems that become more common after menopause, such as high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and increased body fat. But so far, results have been disappointing.

Insomnia is very common in older women, Dr. Helena Hachul of the Universidade Federal de Sao Paolo and her colleagues write in the journal Menopause. Studies of whether hormone therapy helps with sleep problems have had mixed results, they add. Read the rest of this entry

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