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Month: June 2018

Drown Out The Snoring

Nothing can ruin a good night’s sleep on a regular basis than a spouse who snores. It can be really annoying as the loud snoring can wake up the entire household, promoting partners to sleep in separate bedrooms or even separate for real and for good. It is a nasty habit that has been the cause of many relationship breakups but in as much as how risky it is for your health to have this condition. Despite this sad reality, though, it does not erase the fact that the loud snoring is really annoying.

Even if you cover your head with a pillow, the sound will still pass through. If you love your partner, it will be too hard and painful for you to leave him at night and sleep in another room perhaps because sometimes you need to nudge him to stop snoring for a while. Even if there are a lot of anti-snoring products sold these days, nothing has really been able to cure sleep apnea, the root cause of snoring. Yet you can still live a normal life and get the sleep you deserve with the help of a few handy and innovative sleep solutions.

Do you have a spouse or significant other who snores? If you’re not willing to call it quits on your relationship in

I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It’s More Serious Than Many People Realize.

There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly, reports The New York Times.

One of the lighter moments along my journey to receiving a sleep apnea diagnosis was learning that “heroic snoring” is a clinical term. It sounds more like an oddball super power — snores that can be clearly heard through walls. Many of us have such a snorer in our lives, and some endure the disruption it causes nightly.

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2018/06/i-learned-i-have-sleep-apnea-its-more-serious-than-many-people-realize/…

Recognizing The Dangers Of Snoring

Humans have peculiarities that may seem funny at first but are actually threatening to one’s health. A fine example is snoring. People often snicker at the sound of another person’s snoring because they have associated it as an embarrassing and annoying sleeping habit some old people have when in reality, it actually is a dangerous health condition that can even put your life in grave danger in your slumber.

Snoring isn’t just a habit but is actually the sound people make when air can’t freely pass a constricted airway and cause this hallmark symptom. In layman’s term, a person who snores (and often is diagnosed with sleep apnea) suffers from periodical breathing gaps all throughout their sleep. It is an involuntary response that is often triggered by a physical anomaly in body parts involved in the essential act of breathing.

So, every time a person snores, he/she is actually having a hard time breathing and the brain has to make the risky choice between breathing and sleeping. Imagine being in this delicate state every day, like every time you sleep there is always the risk of not being able to wake up.

The Sleep Lab has four fully equipped hotel-grade rooms for overnight sleep studies. Pulmonary or sleep medicine fellows study real-time data in a separate room under the

Are There Any “Good” Sleep Props?

If you have watched my videos before, you’re probably familiar with the term, “Sleep props.” I use it to describe anything a baby relies on in order to get to sleep, such as rocking, feeding, sucking on a pacifier, car rides, and so on.

You also probably know that I suggest eliminating sleep props from your little one’s bedtime routine so they can learn to fall asleep independently. But does that mean that there is no such thing as a “good” sleep prop?

Today, I’ll talk a little about how I define a sleep prop, why I advise against them, and where you might find a little loophole in the rules in order to allow your little one a nighttime friend in the crib.

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Your Summer Sleep Survival Guide

Summer sleep Guide

Here’s how you can boost your sleep this summer

Summer is here, which means plenty of sunshine, lots of active time outside, cookouts with friends and grabbing dinner fixings straight from the garden, or at the farmers’ market in town.

For all its many pleasures, summer can be hard on sleep. The heat makes it harder to get comfortable, sound nights of rest. Our schedules and routines can easily go sideways, upsetting sleep patterns and leaving us short on sleep. Many of my patients try to pack so much activity into their summer calendars they wind up feeling stressed and overwhelmed. If you’ve ever greeted September feeling like you need a vacation, you know what I’m talking about.

But summer doesn’t have to be unfriendly to sleep. If you follow a few simple strategies, you can not only protect your sleep this summer, but actually arrive at Labor Day better rested than you were in June.

Here are 8 essential sleep tips to get you and your family through this summer season:

1. Don’t ditch your sleep schedule

I think of this as the “school’s out” mentality about sleep routines. Summer arrives and it’s suddenly tempting to get really relaxed about our own, and our children’s, sleep schedules. Pretty soon, those regular bedtimes and wake times that anchor your family’s

Can Anti-Snoring Gadgets Save You?

If there is one thing that you used to take for granted before but want so badly now, it is probably sleeping. Young ones are often told to take naps by their parents but they detest it so much because of their hyperactive hormones and naturally inquisitive nature yet as you grow up and grow old, you realize that sleep is one of those things that can help you go on with life despite the challenges that come your way.

Unfortunately, getting that eight hours of sleep is easier said than done. Not only is your growing list of obligations stopping you from snoozing when needed but conditions like sleep apnea is a major factor too for your chronic sleep deprivation. Not only that, sleep apnea in itself is a deadly condition that can endanger your life in your slumber as you basically stop breathing multiple times while you are asleep.

For years, the public just ignored the dangers of sleep apnea, thinking that it is just one of those things you have to learn to live with. However, recent studies reveal just how dangerous this condition is and both young and old alike are at risk especially that congenital anomalies can increase your risk of snoring.

Night after night of disturbed sleep because of loud snoring is extremely

Headline: Summer Solstice And Sleep – Blood Test For Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Teens, Nighttime Screen Exposure And Depression

The Summer Solstice and Sleep:

The summer solstice is when the earth is tilted most toward the sun, more technically it is when the planets rotational axis is tilted the most toward the star it orbits (our Sun). It usually occurs in June (this year it’s June 21st). The actual summer solstice day, is the longest, in terms of daylight, of the year, except in the North and South Pole where there is continuous daylight, which can last for days or months.

It is all about light exposure. When the Earth is farthest from the sun, we get the least light. This effects sleep because light directly effects the production of Melatonin. More light means less Melatonin, less light, more Melatonin. This can also have an effect on depression as well, also known as the winter blues. In fact, we often see people waking up earlier due to sunlight exposure in the bedrooms. This will have an effect on your biological circadian rhythm

What to do?

1) Wear an eye mask to bed this week, keep the light out of your bedroom

2) If you have blackout curtains, make sure they are closed

3) Don’t go to bed hungry, my favorite before bed snack is called NightFood give it a try, they’re really delicious.

4) Make sure to take

Gravity Blanket’s Weighted Blanket Is Here to Help You Sleep

The great minds at Gravity Blankets have come up with the Gravity Blanket, a weighted blanket that is scientifically engineered to help you fall asleep peacefully and comfortably, according to Men’s Health.

Weighted blankets are as heavy as 7-12 percent of your body weight. Their weight relaxes the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged, which then increases serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels. These chemicals improve your mood and foster restful, consistent sleep.

To put it simply, weighted blankets basically feel like the best cuddle of your life, but without any weird sweat, annoying snoring, or awkward midnight bumping and poking. If you’re not much of a hugger, they’re less painful and/or weird than human contact.

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2018/06/weighted-blanket-sleep/…

CPAP Machines Could Decrease Heart Failure Risk

People with sleep apnea, especially those over 60, could decrease their risk of heart failure by using CPAP masks at night to help with breathing, according to new research, reports Medical Xpress.

The study, published Friday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, explored the connection between heart failure and sleep apnea, a condition that goes beyond plain snoring. It’s when a person pauses in breathing five to 30 times or more per hour while sleeping.

Previous studies have tied sleep apnea to heart attacks and strokes, but researchers of the new study focused on the possible link between sleep apnea and heart failure, when the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be, causing the body to receive less oxygen.

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2018/06/cpap-machines-heart-failure-risk/…

Sleeping With Shleep

Sleep or better yet the lack of it is fast becoming a global problem these days. More often than not, you’d struggle to get that forty winks because of numerous distractions to your environment. You don’t even have to go far to do something about your sleeping problems because traditional remedies included counting sheep. However, we have long since upgraded ourselves with the help of technology. Why do things manually when you are not even guaranteed of successful results if there are tech innovations that are designed to make our lives easier and at the same put an end to many of the problems we face today. It is not a futile effort too as we all know now that a lot of people are struggling to get a good night’s sleep because of the myriad of distractions that are littered in the online and real world.

Some of these innovations are actually kind of interesting and amusing to the general public because they have some of the weirdest ideas but at times they do work. It may not work for everybody but it does for some and that’s all that matters. The market for sleep technologies is so big that someone is bound to find a specific gadget useful in their life. And the market is so big, always …