Trouble Getting a Good Night’s Sleep in Maryland?

Does any of this sound like you?  Are you tired all day, even though you think you had a good night’s sleep? When your morning alarm rings, do you want to throw the clock out the window and stay in bed, despite resting all night? You may have obstructive sleep apnea and not even know […]

Type 2 Diabetes and CPAP

We all know that there are numerous health risks associated with lack of sleep and sleep apnea.  But did you know that a timely article from highlights a study undertaken by researchers at Autonoma University of Madrid showing that patients with obstructive sleep apnea and poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes who are treated with CPAP could […]

Eight clever tips to coping with snoring

If you are reading this article it is likely because you, or someone you care about, is dealing with snoring.  Here are eight clever tips that you may or may not have not heard of that can aid a quieter, more relaxing, and healthier night’s sleep. Adjust your sleeping position: This is not a common tip, but believe […]

Is a CPAP Right for Me?

If you or your sleeping partner suffer from sleep apnea, you already know how disruptive it can be. With obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form of sleep apnea, as the sleeper relaxes, the soft tissue in the throat and back of the mouth relaxes and causes an obstruction, or blockage, of the airway. This […]

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Kidney Disease

A 10-year study in Taiwan of 8,600 adults diagnosed with sleep apnea showed that it increased the risk of kidney disease by 58% when compared with a much larger group of non-sleep apnea sufferers.  This finding is noteworthy when you consider that other known risk factors for kidney disease, like hypertension, only increases risk by 17%.  The bottom line, […]

Quick Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects more than 8 million people in the U.S., and studies show that it is the fastest growing health epidemic in America. It is also a health condition that affects all age groups, all demographics and all genders. You may suspect that you have sleep apnea but you are hesitant to do a […]

Sleep Apnea, Your Brain, and Your DNA

Below are some interesting new findings regarding sleep apnea and the brain, and how your own personal DNA may determine your sleep patterns. Sleep Apnea and Your Brain First, new findings published in the Journal of Sleep Research show that those with sleep apnea have significant changes in two important brain chemicals that may impact their day-to-day […]

Does My Baby Have Sleep Apnea?

Understandably, noticing that your sleeping infant’s breathing varies from what you expect can be disturbing. Perhaps you noticed that her breathing speeds up or slows down. Maybe she even stops breathing for a few seconds. Periodic breathing, a normal thing for babies, describes the common slowing and accelerating of breathing. Babies may even pause in […]

D.C. Metro Sleep Apnea Treatment – An Alternative to CPAP Machines

Sleep Apnea Treatment in the D.C. Metro Area – What You Need to Know Sleep Apnea is a disorder that disrupts natural sleeping patterns. Data from the American Sleep Apnea Association reveal that an estimated 22 million Americans are affected, and a high percentage of standard to moderately severe cases go undiagnosed.  A sufferer from obstructive […]

What Happens at Sleeping Clinics?

Sleeping clinics, also known as sleep labs, are outpatient locations where you can get advice, diagnostic testing and treatment for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. The physicians are trained in sleep medicine and some of them may also practice other disciplines including psychiatry and neurology. A visit to a sleep clinic is similar to a […]