September 2015 Newsletter

 

 

 

 

Sleep Well

Fall Asleep

and Stay Asleep

Snoring often progresses to sleep apnea, but snoring itself can lead to health consequences to the snoring individual and family members.

15% of sufferers remain undiagnosed, largely because many health professionals have not had the opportunity to learn about sleep disorders and sleep deprivation. If you or your family regularly experience tiredness or sleepiness, it is important to investigate the condition. If left untreated, it can lead to diabetes, depression, fatal car crashes, and heart disease. 

Snoring children may suffer from sleep Apnea and signal a lifelong problem, "the presence of snoring should not be viewed as a normal feature of sleeping children, since it indicates the presence of increased upper airway resistance.” 

Signs your child isn't getting enough sleep.

Brain Damage & Sleep Disorders

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

"The brain damage seen in patients with OSA is partly caused by a reduction of oxygen to the body as a consequence of the repeated breathing interruptions."  UCLA research has linked brain damage to sleep apnea.           Read more...

Smokeless Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 Yearly Worldwide 

"Researchers estimated that in 2010 alone, smokeless tobacco caused more than 62,000 deaths due to cancers of the mouth, pharynx and esophagus, and more than 200,000 deaths from heart disease." Read more...

Study: High school athletes use smokeless tobacco at a higher rate than non-athlethes

Women over 50 misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed for OSA.

"Past research suggests that women may understate some symptoms when reporting poor sleep, leading to misdiagnoses of depression or insomnia." Read more

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