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Sleep and Menopause Research

Hot flashes are depicted as a sensation of heat, sweating, flashing, anxiety, and chills lasting one to five minutes and are reported by up to 84% of women in natural menopause. A hot flash is a heat-dissipation response, consisting of peripheral vasodilation, and sweating beginning in the upper part of the body. We believe that […]

Truck Drivers, Obstructive Sleep Apnea & DOT Screening

Limited data from commercial drivers is a major reason for the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s failure to require screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Experts estimate that between 7% and 20% of all large truck crashes are due to drowsy/fatigued driving. Therefore, in the United States, from 2004 to 2013, 3,133 to 8,952 […]

Ask The Sleep Doctor – Narcolepsy, Insomnia, Sleeping Pills, and RLS

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My 24-year-old son was diagnosed with narcolepsy several years ago. Although his major complaint is sleepiness, he has a hard time staying asleep. Isn’t this unusual in a disorder that causes sleepiness? ANSWER: No, in fact many narcoleptics, prior to treatment, complain of frequent awakenings and very light sleep. Narcolepsy is a […]

Sleep Apnea — a Real Heart Breaker

A research study was conducted on patients with sleep apnea both with and without coronary disease. Prior to therapy with CPAP, N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was measured. In the group with sleep apnea, the levels were elevated. Elevated NT-proBNP may be a marker of ischemia as well as increased myocardial wall stress. Ventricular myocytes […]

Ask The Sleep Doctor – Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, Oral Appliances, Sleeping Pills

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My dad was diagnosed with narcolepsy. My son is 22 and complains of being tired. I’m wondering if there is a hereditary link in families. ANSWER: Actually, there is but not that strong. The incidence in primary family members is about 1 in 100. Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My dad had a stroke […]

Ask The Sleep Doctor

This week in “Ask The Sleep Doctors we hear more about Sleep Apnea for more mature people, alternatives to Medications for Insomnia and the potential relationship between Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease. Discover more from our expert Sleep Doctor about these and a range of other Sleep Disorders. Please note that we cannot offer specific […]

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