Traveling with CPAP

Portable CPAP

How to Travel with you CPAP Machine Traveling with CPAP may seem like more of a hassle than it’s worth, but missing even just one night of CPAP can be bad for your health. The good news is you don’t have to leave your CPAP machine behind. Whether you’re in the air, on the water, or out in the woods… More →

What Causes Snoring?

snoring

The Causes of Snoring Outlined Do you wake up with a sore throat or is your mouth dry many mornings? Maybe your bed-mate routinely elbows you awake in the middle of the night. The problem could be snoring. May us of don’t even realize we snore unless someone tells us. But snoring may interfere with the quality of your sleep.… More →

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Fibromyalgia, Atrial Fibrillation, Night Terrors, Low oxygen

Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Fibromyalgia, Atrial Fibrillation, Night Terrors, Low oxygen We occasionally have a live Questions & Answers from a sleep doctor. Until the next ‘Ask the Sleep Doctor’, please check out the forum, where professionals and public discuss sleep issues and answer questions. Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My wife has fibromyalgia and is always tired. Her sleep… More →

What if I can’t tolerate my CPAP machine?

cpap

Can’t sleep with a CPAP machine? It is estimated that about 18 million Americans suffer from obstructed sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a condition characterized by long pauses in breathing throughout the night, leading to daytime sleepiness, and eventually more serious conditions if left untreated. The most common form of treatment is a CPAP machine. Unfortunately, some people have difficulty… More →

Are Naps Good For You?

Family sleeping

Is Napping Good?: Yes or No The need for a nap doesn’t always end when you graduate preschool. In fact, sometimes a nice, long nap on a lazy day is just what you want. Considering many adults are sleep deprived, napping may be something to think about. But is napping good for your health or does it interfere with your… More →

The Dangers of Driving Sleepy

Sleepy driving and drowsy behind the wheel

We all know the dangers of texting and driving or drinking and driving. But did you know driving sleepy also increases your risk of being involved in an accident? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one in every 25 adults has fallen asleep at the wheel in the last month. Obviously falling asleep at the wheel… More →

Nightmare or Night Terror?

night terror nightmare

Waking up at night suddenly because of a bad dream can be terrifying. For many people, it is a nightmare, but for some, it’s a night terror. And if these dreams keep repeating, it’s important to know the difference between the two so it can be treated. Nightmares are pretty common and are known as “bad dreams” with disturbing and… More →

Pregnancy and Sleep

pregnancy and sleep

Getting enough sleep is important during pregnancy for expecting mom and baby, but many times it’s not easy to do. Pregnancy puts high demands on the body physically and emotionally that can keep the mom-to-be from sleeping, and can also worsen any sleep disorders that already exist. It’s common for pregnant women to feel absolutely exhausted throughout the day. Physical… More →

What Happens to Us When We Don’t Get Enough Sleep

sleep deprived

Not getting enough sleep can leave us feeling tired and irritable the next day, but it can do more to us physically and mentally than we may realize. You have probably at some point heard the phrase “get your beauty sleep,” and this is good advice. Sleep can have an impact on your looks. During sleep, human growth hormone (HGH)… More →