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Sleep Apnea Impacts Activity of Older Women

According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, sleep apnea is associated with a decline in functionality for older women. Older women with sleep apnea are less able to perform daily activities necessary to independent living, which may result in increased need for assisted living and Read More

By |December 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

More FMCSA Sleep Apnea Rules Controversy

A semi-truck with a trailer driving on the highwayThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently got in trouble for trying to expand sleep apnea testing requirements for truck drivers. Although the agency was largely following its standard operating procedure of updating guidance rather than making a formal Read More

By |December 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Sleep Apnea Reduces Exercise Capacity

A photo of a gentleman working out on a stationary bike at a gym.One lifestyle modification that is often recommended to improve sleep apnea is increased exercise. However, a new study suggests that exercise may be harder for people with sleep apnea. A study recently published by Read More

By |December 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Snoring Is a Feminist Issue, and Women Need to Take Control

In an article for Huffingtonpost.uk, Helen Croyden takes aim at the problems snoring causes for women. She talks about the lack of sleep, the health problems, and the lack of productivity that comes from being unable to sleep. She is exactly right about the impact this has on a woman, and she Read More

By |November 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease

Anatomy Of KidneyNew data presented last week at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week confirms a suspicion that sleep apnea seems to have a marked impact on the progress of kidney disease. Researchers looked at the results of sleep apnea screening questionnaires given to 56 Read More

By |November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|