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Too Many Nighttime Bathroom Visits? It Could Be Sleep Apnea

It’s 2 a.m. and you’re making the third, or perhaps it is the fourth, trip to the bathroom. You’ve lost track. If your nightly bathroom trips seem excessive, they may be. According to the National Sleep Foundation, getting up more than two times a night could indicate a problem. You might even be taking medication […]

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Should OSA Screening Be Required for Transportation Workers?

Millions of Americans rely on trains and buses to get them from one place to another. Even if you don’t use public transportation, you are sharing the road with commercial vehicles such as school buses and long-distance trucks. New rules may require these drivers to be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder […]

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Sleep Apnea & Seniors: An Invisible Population

Meet Cheryl. Cheryl’s 72-year-old mother, Viola, lives in an apartment attached to Cheryl’s suburban home. Viola’s health has been generally pretty good and she is often found puttering around in Cheryl’s backyard garden. Viola joins Cheryl and her family for dinner several times per week, but usually handles her other meals and household responsibilities on […]

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Weighing the Evidence: Historical Figures with Sleep Apnea

Johannes Brahms, Winston Churchill and Napoleon Bonaparte. What do these famous names have in common? They are believed to have suffered from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a dangerous sleep disorder that causes breathing cessations. Let’s review the symptoms and examine the evidence. Common Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms: Fatigue Snoring Morning headache Dry Mouth Napoleon Bonaparte […]

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Athletes in the Spotlight for Sleep Apnea

Think young, healthy star athletes don’t get obstructive sleep apnea? Think again. Texas Ranger’s hitter, Prince Fielder, and Michigan Wolverine’s forward, Ricky Doyle, have been recently diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that causes that breathing to start and stop repeatedly. Breathing pauses occur when the airway becomes blocked, usually a result […]

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Gas, Bloating and Sleep Apnea. Wait, Sleep Apnea?

If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you know how important a good night’s sleep is to your health. The effects of a sleep disorder such as OSA can have serious health consequences such hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. Did you know that sleep disorders can also contribute to gastrointestinal problems such as IBS, ulcerative […]

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Is Sleep Apnea a Relatively New Disorder?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that affects 18 million Americans, although by some estimates nearly 80% of sufferers are undiagnosed. Symptoms include snoring, pauses in breathing and chronic daytime fatigue. Some health experts believe OSA is reaching almost epidemic proportions  — is this because it’s a newly recognized disorder? Turns out no, […]

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