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.

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As Stroke Risk Rises Among Younger Adults, So Does Early Death

April 2, 2013

This recent story about the increasing rate of stroke among young people reiterates the need to treat sleep apnea, which is known to be a significant risk factor for stroke. Up to 10% of adult men and 5% of adult women are thought to have sleep apnea, and it is estimated that fewer than 10% [...]

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

September 27, 2012

A new study out of Sweden ( 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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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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Even Mild Sleep Apnea Increases Stroke Risk

April 15, 2010

Recent data from the Sleep Heart Health Study show that even moderate levels of sleep apnea can significantly increase the risk of stroke for both men and women. For men, the presence of sleep apnea increased stroke risk as much as adding 10 years of age! This study adds to the significant evidence linking sleep [...]

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