Sleep apnea

Joyce Hollman

Sleep apnea: A much bigger worry than just snoring

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing multiple times during the night. It often goes untreated in people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, although up to 80 percent of people with heart disease also have OSA. Here’s everything you should know about this serious health threat…

Carolyn Gretton

Sleepy in the daytime? It could affect this key marker of aging

Aging is directly connected to the shrinking of your telomeres, compounds that protect your chromosomes from damage. But there are several other factors that could shorten your telomeres and potentially accelerate the aging process — for instance, finding yourself constantly in need of an afternoon nap…

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Sleep apnea: An underdiagnosed threat for women

Are you waking up feeling tired and sluggish after a full night’s sleep? Do you find yourself suffering from daytime sleepiness? For women, obstructive sleep apnea is often underdiagnosed and the consequences can be dangerous…

Joyce Hollman

The worrisome link between thyroid eye disease and sleep apnea

Snoring. Waking up multiple times a night gasping for air. Feeling tired and irritable throughout day. All of these are signs you could have sleep apnea, a condition that affects more than 29 million Americans and carries very serious health risks. But if you have thyroid eye disease, sleep apnea may even steal your sight… […]

Joyce Hollman

The sleep condition causing premature muscle loss in men

Who would have thought a handshake could send a clear signal that something is wrong with your health? But that’s exactly what research is showing. A weak handshake could be a sign that your muscles aren’t getting enough oxygen, that you could be aging too quickly and that there’s serious disease risk in your future. […]

Joyce Hollman

Why sleep apnea can set you up for a severe COVID-19 infection

Sleep apnea is a progressive condition that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep, often multiple times a night. It’s linked to hypertension, stroke and heart failure. Now, researchers believe sleep apnea increases vulnerability for a serious COVID-19 infection partly because of how it affects blood oxygen levels…