Sleep Care

Sleep Apnea

Heart

Heart

Many studies have shown that people with congestive heart failure (CHF) are more likely to have sleep apnea. Approximately 40% of those with CHF suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnea.

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Hypertension

Hypertension

40% of people with untreated sleep apnea will develop hypertension, and 30% of all hypertension patients have sleep apnea.

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Stroke

Stroke

Men with moderate to severe sleep apnea are about three times more likely to have a stroke than men with mild or no sleep apneat

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Those with sleep apnea are 9 times more likely to develop type II diabetes than those without. About 40% of men with type II diabetes have sleep apnea.

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Surgery

Surgery

Surgical anesthesia not only increases the severity of apneas, it reduces the body’s ability to a rouse itself from sleep and open the airway to take a breath

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Driver and Workplace Safety

Driver and Workplace Safety

Accidents due to drowsy driving claim at least 1,550 lives, produce 71,000 injuries and cost $12.5 billion each year.

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Sleep Apnea and Traumatic Brain Injury

Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Recently in sports, especially in contact sports, the issue of concussions and their long term effects on individuals is a very hot button topic. With […]

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Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Would you believe it if you told that from the period of 2001 through 2013 the number of infant deaths caused by sleeping conditions that […]

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Are Night Owls Genetically Prone to Binge Drinking?

Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Alcohol abuse happens for many reasons however, genetics can be a factor. Recently a study was conducted that actually made links to circadian rhythm (sleeping) […]

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