Fatigue is the Enemy of Virtue By Craig Schwimmer, MD

June 7, 2013

This fascinating article describes the way that sleep deprivation impacts ethical decision making. People who suffered from even minor amounts of sleep deprivation were more likely to cheat than were people who got more rest. This is another example of how sleep makes our lives better, and of how we suffer when we don’t get [...]

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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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Bedfellows Have Health Benefits By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

September 13, 2012

According to studies from the University of Pittsburgh, sleeping with your loved one (co-sleeping) may lead to better health.  The researchers found that couples who sleep together were less likely to awaken during the night and more likely to sleep soundly.  They also found that co-sleeping could actually help to lessen the levels of the [...]

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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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Survey Finds Many Will Dump A Snoring Relationship By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

May 4, 2012

Just last month, the Snoring Center of Chicago queried more than 200 Chicago residents on their sleeping patterns, health, and snoring issues. Here are the main points the survey uncovered: Hard Day’s Night. About 40 percent of Chicagoans surveyed experience problems at work due to lack of sleep. Everyone does it (almost). Nearly 70 percent [...]

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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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What Keeps Americans Up At Night? Stress!

November 22, 2010

A recent worldwide survey of over 30,000 people found that Americans have one of the highest rates of sleep deprivation! The survey, which was conducted by the Phillips Center for Health and Well-Being, showed that 37% of Americans felt that they don’t get enough sleep. Ill-effects associated with not getting enough sleep? Not surprisingly, these [...]

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