Cheating Ourselves of Sleep

June 20, 2013

This recent article in the New York Times summarizes nicely some of the ways that lack of sleep decreases our health and well being. PERSONAL HEALTH: Cheating Ourselves of Sleep Failing to get enough sleep night after night can compromise your health and may even shorten your life. http://nyti.ms/10p6WtT

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Keys to a happier, healthier, more productive life By Craig Schwimmer, MD

May 16, 2013

Because snoring and sleep apnea are often associated with weight gain, one of the things I find myself talking with patients about is the need to exercise. So many adults lead sedentary lives and regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. But, as this article points out, regular exercise doesn’t have to [...]

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Sleep Insufficiency is a Public Health Epidemic! By Craig Schwimmer, MD

February 22, 2013

 I spend a lot of time talking with patients about the importance of sleep. Sleep is a basic human need, and is essential to our health and well being. We know that Americans are alarmingly sleep deprived, and that this sleep deprivation takes a toll, not only as individuals, but also as a threat to [...]

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Sleep Disorders that can cause Violent Behavior in Sleep! By Paul Fulmer, MD

December 7, 2012

Are you sleeping with a “Wild Man?”  No really!  Does your partner tend to have erratic movements while sleeping?  There is a sleep disorder called, Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behavior Disorder, which is characterized by people acting out their dreams while in REM sleep.  They can be mild, such as twitches and small leg [...]

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Your sleep hygiene questions answered By Craig Schwimmer, MD

November 16, 2012

American Academy of Sleep Medicine  |  Nov 07, 2012 You may or may not have heard of sleep hygiene. It’s something that has a major impact on your sleep, even if you don’t know what it is. Dr. Craig Schwimmer of The Snoring Center helps clear up some misconceptions about sleep hygiene by answering some [...]

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Steve Harvey! By Craig Schwimmer, MD

October 9, 2012

A few weeks back I received a call from a producer on Steve Harvey’s new TV show. Seems they had gotten a call from a young lady who was considering moving in with her boyfriend, but was reluctant to move ahead because of his snoring. Would I be interested in helping out, she wanted to [...]

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Women may have Sleep Apnea Too? By Dr. Paul Fulmer, MD

September 27, 2012

A new study out of Sweden (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/16/sleep-apnea-in-women-may-_n_1779127.html) shows an increasing number of women are developing sleep apnea.  What has often been thought of a man’s problem for years is now shifting to the female side of the equation. Karl Franklin from the Uppsala and Umea University looked at 400 women taken from a sample of [...]

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The Snoring Center’s own, Dr. Paul Fulmer, featured in The Houston Business Journal

August 7, 2012

“More Clear Sailing Ahead” By Mary Ann Azevedo (August 2012) Houston physician Paul Fulmer has a sure-fire annual cure for the daily grind: skimming the turquoise waters of the Virgin Islands in a Catamaran Dr. Paul Fulmer has been an ear, nose and throat doctor for nearly two decades.  He recently joined The Snoring Center [...]

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Stress Hormones, Sleep, and Health Effects By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

April 9, 2012

Disturbed sleep widely impacts our day-to-day mood and behaviors.  Below is a series of questions and answers looking at the effect poor sleep may have on our health—specifically our stress hormone levels, appetite, metabolism, and mood. Poor sleeping habits affect the production of cortisol and adrenaline in what way?  What are the consequences of that?  Poor sleep [...]

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“Gremlin? No, ghrelin.” By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

March 28, 2012

    “Gremlin?  No, ghrelin.” This month the American Heart Association meeting in San Diego presented a study that further supports the idea that lack of sleep contributes to obesity. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, tested whether lack of sleep altered the levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin, increased the amount of [...]

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