Sleep

Best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack

Best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack

Conducting a diagnostic sleep test shortly after a heart attack can help doctors rule out sleep apnea, a form of disordered breathing during sleep,...
Why exercise is the best medicine

Why exercise is the best medicine

You have probably heard that exercise is good for your health, but did you know that it can actually help to heal your body? Understanding...
Sleep apnea and irregular heart beat

Sleep apnea and irregular heart beat: how they’re connected

After diagnosing a patient with atrial fibrillation, a doctor might recommend testing for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The reason: “Obstructive sleep apnea is highly...
Still up? Try these 4 steps to better sleep

Still up? Try these 4 steps to better sleep

As a sleep medicine physician, I know firsthand that insomnia troubles many people. Insomnia is a disorder in which a person has difficulty falling asleep...
3 reasons women are more likely to have insomnia

3 reasons women are more likely to have insomnia

Women are twice as likely to have insomnia — the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep — as men. Much of this has...
6 strategies to help women stop insomnia

6 strategies to help women stop insomnia

Women are twice as likely to report insomnia as men. Their propensity for this sleep condition may be related to a number of factors,...
Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress

In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of probiotics, the "good bacteria" found in fermented foods and...
To protect your heart, solve your sleep problems now

To protect your heart, solve your sleep problems now

Sleep problems including sleeping too little or too long, may be linked to a variety of factors that may raise the risk for cardiovascular...
3 ways to treat insomnia

3 ways that can treat insomnia

Lifestyle changes often can help relieve acute (short-term) insomnia. These changes might make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. A type of counseling...
Sleeping on your back increases risks of stillbirth

Sleeping on your back increases risks of stillbirth

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness day on Oct. 15, 2017 draws our attention to a bleak statistic—an estimated one in four pregnancies end in...