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  • Death of Carrie Fisher is a warning about sleep apnea

    Jun 20 2017...
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has issued a statement following the announcement that actress Carrie Fisher’s cause of death was “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors.” READ MORE>>
  • Short sleepers and long sleepers

    Apr 10 2017...
    It’s not uncommon to meet an adult who sleeps less than six hours a night, but it is uncommon to meet one who feels rested after six hours of sleep or less. Contrary to popular belief, there is a small percentage of adults who don’t require the recommended seven hours of sleep each night. Someone like this is called a short sleeper, and they function well during the day even after sleeping less than six hours a night. READ MORE>>
  • Treating sleep apnea may help control acid reflux

    Oct 05 2016...
    If you have trouble sleeping due to acid reflux and heartburn, a new study provides insight that may help you sleep better. It suggests that treating sleep apnea may reduce your acid reflux. The study involved 79 veterans with obstructive sleep apnea. About 78 percent of them had symptoms of acid reflux at the start of the study. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep apnea is a hidden health crisis in the U.S.

    Sep 19 2016...
    A new report from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is a hidden health crisis in the United States. It estimates that undiagnosed sleep apnea cost the U.S. about $150 billion in 2015. It also projects that sleep apnea afflicts 29.4 million men and women in the U.S. READ MORE>>
  • CDC analysis shows adult obesity rate has risen

    Nov 23 2015...
    A new CDC report indicates that the U.S. adult obesity rate has risen sharply in the past few years, despite a push to eat healthier.

    The age-adjusted adult obesity rate climbed to nearly 38 percent in 2013-14, up from 35 percent in 2011-2012. The youth obesity rate held steady at 17 percent. READ MORE>>
  • TV news doctor has sleep apnea, wears CPAP mask nightly

    Aug 07 2015...
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic disease that can attack anyone – even a doctor. As Chief Health Editor for ABC 7 news in Detroit, Dr. Partha Nandi often shares important health advice with viewers. During a recent broadcast he told his personal story of living with sleep apnea. “If you’ve been snoring for a long time, don’t ignore it,” he said. “Get tested to see if you have sleep apnea.” READ MORE>>
  • You can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea

    Jun 08 2015...
    By joining MyApnea.org, you can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and be a part of one of the largest networks of patients ever to advance research on sleep apnea. READ MORE>>
  • Top 5 sleep stories of the year: 2014

    Jan 02 2015...
    As 2015 begins, we take a look back at our top sleep-related stories of 2014. Counting down from No. 5, these are the articles on Sleepeducation.com that received the most views in 2014. READ MORE>>
  • Sleepless in America Review

    Dec 02 2014...
    The new documentary "Sleepless in America" explores sleep loss as a byproduct of modern society. Or more specifically, it reveals the compounding consequences of having a population that simply does not get enough sleep.

    The road we are heading down is not pleasant. With drowsy drivers who are every bit as dangerous as drunks to the associated long-term health problems like diabetes and dementia, the long-term cost of sleep loss is excessive.



    The documentary is a co-production of National Geographic, the Public Good Projects and the National Institutes of Health. READ MORE>>
  • Type 2 diabetics have high risk for sleep apnea

    Nov 17 2014...
    The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project advises everyone with Type 2 diabetes to be aware of their high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). November is National Diabetes Month.

    Research shows that sleep apnea afflicts 7 in 10 people with Type 2 diabetes. OSA is a chronic disease that involves repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep. READ MORE>>