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New project to seek answers for effects of alcohol on the nervous system

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When a drink at the local watering hole turns into five or six, what are the effects on our brains and hearts? How does too much to drink affect how we sleep? How does binge drinking affect blood pressure for people who drink socially but not usually to excess? Do women's bodies process alcohol differently depending on stages of their menstrual cycles? Source link

AASM’s new position statement describes clinical use of home sleep apnea test

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A new position statement published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) describes the appropriate clinical use of a home sleep apnea test (HSAT). Source link

Snoring may be a Sign of Sleep Apnea

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Is it Snoring or Sleep Apnea Introduction About 90 million Americans suffer from snoring activity during sleep. While half of these people are “simple snorer’s” or primary snorers, the other half may have a serious sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The two conditions are often inaccurately used interchangeably and may be incorrectly treated as a result. While OSA will almost always leads to loud and frequent snoring, snoring does not always indicate OSA. Understanding the differences between sleep apnea and primary snoring is the first step to effective treatment of both conditions. For all the people across the [...]

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

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Four Sleep Apnea Tests You Can Take Right Now If you think you may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or some other sleep breathing disorder, there are several simple tests you can take that may suggest you should discuss the possibility with your health care provider. Remember, though, that one of the best tests may be a complaint by your bed partner that you snore loudly or that you stop breathing repeatedly while you’re asleep. Four tests that you can take right now are the American Sleep Apnea Association’s own Snore Score, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and the Berlin Sleep Questionnaire. [...]

Your CPAP Might Be Making You Sick!

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Why Cleaning And Disinfecting Your CPAP Equipment Is so Important You are dirty – totally filthy, but it's not by any stretch of the imagination your fault. Germs – or cooties as you may have called them in third grade – are truly all over the place. At times, within your home there could even be a bigger number of germs and microbes than in nature. Common things that we touch each day like your computer keyboard have been known to have a bigger number of germs and microorganisms than the seat of a toilet. Truth be told, a few [...]