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Top 10 Sleep Myths

Top 10 Sleep Myths

Myth 1: Sleep is a time when your body and brain shut down for rest and relaxation. No evidence shows that any major organ (including the brain) or regulatory system in the body shuts down during sleep. Some physiological processes actually become more active while you sleep. For example, secretion of certain hormones is boosted,

Sleep Apnea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sleep apnea Synonyms Sleep apnoea, sleep apnea syndrome Obstructive sleep apnea Pronunciation /æpˈniːə/, /ˈæpniə/ Specialty Otorhinolaryngology, sleep medicine Symptoms Pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep, snoring, tired during the day[1][2] Complications Heart attack, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, obesity, motor vehicle collisions[1] Usual onset 55–60

Higher Risk of Complications in Heart Failure Patients with Central Sleep Apnea

by Rachael Herman Patients with central sleep apnea (CSA) and chronic heart failure (CHF) have a higher risk of being hospitalized and higher mortality rates than people with both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and CSA.  This is true whether or not they get adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy.  These results were determined in a French prospective

Risk of Metabolic Syndrome due to Daytime Sleepiness and Long Naps

by Rachael Herman A study scheduled to be reviewed at the 65th Annual Scientific Session for the American College of Cardiology reports that long naps and daytime sleepiness put an individual at higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a collection of conditions that put an individual at risk for developing