Snap Back Into September (Now) With These Sleep Easy Tips

Snap Back Into September (Now) With These Sleep Easy Tips

This week, we are taking you Beyond The Forecast, giving you more than just the weather to make the most of this last official long weekend of the summer. While the summer season is cherished for extended sunshine and longer nights to enjoy, it can also take a toll on...
Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

By Jane E. Brody The condition is on the rise because the most frequent cause is obesity, which continues its unrelenting climb among American adults. Although the woman in her 50s had been effectively treated for depression, she remained plagued by symptoms that...
Overlap Syndrome

Overlap Syndrome

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is very common leading to frequent physician visits and hospitalizations and become the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. COPD is the only major disease among the top 10 that continues to increase. Because of the long...
Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Did you know? Sleep apnea is linked to AFib, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. About half of patients with AFib also have sleep apnea. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an abnormal heart rhythm that affects 33.5 million...
Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Tied to Heart Disease

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Tied to Heart Disease

Sleeping less than six hours a night, and sleeping poorly, are associated with hardening of the arteries, a new study has found. Researchers used accelerometers attached to the waists of 3,974 healthy men and women, average age 46, to monitor the duration and quality...
Can’t Sleep? Perhaps You’re Overtired

Can’t Sleep? Perhaps You’re Overtired

Above: ‘It’s about struggling to survive on less sleep than you need.’ Photograph: Greg Kessler/Getty Images   We’re used to seeing toddlers who can’t switch off at bedtime. But some experts think that our ‘always on’ lifestyles mean that many adults...
Alcohol and a Good Night’s Sleep Don’t Mix

Alcohol and a Good Night’s Sleep Don’t Mix

By Denise Mann Jan. 22, 2013 — Think a nightcap may help you get a better night’s sleep? Think again. A new review of 27 studies shows that alcohol does not improve sleep quality. According to the findings, alcohol does allow healthy people to fall asleep...
How Your Circadian Rhythm Improves Your Health

How Your Circadian Rhythm Improves Your Health

Eat whatever you want, just not whenever you want. You’ve heard of the Circadian Rhythm, right? It’s that thing that makes us tired at night and alert during the day. That’s what I thought until I learned so much more from Satchin Panda, PhD. and his latest book the...