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Get Good Sleep for a Healthy Heart
It has long been known that getting good sleep is invaluable to your overall health. Poor sleep has been connected to a range of other health problems, such as glaucoma. However, disrupted sleep has now been directly connected to heart disease. The American Heart Association has added sleep to a list of factors considered essential […]
Sleep Well and Live Longer, Study Finds
It’s long been known that getting deep, restful sleep is critical to overall wellness; we’re previously mentioned it here and here. Now another study surfaces demonstrating how uninterrupted sleep is connected to a longer overall lifespan. A joint study between Stanford University and the Danish Center for Sleep Medicine administered more than 13,000 polysomnography tests. […]
Is There a Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma?
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a number of other health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Surprisingly, it’s also correlated with another health issue: glaucoma. Glaucoma is a general term referring to a collection of diseases that result in damage to the optic nerve. It is marked by loss of peripheral […]
How Can TMJ Cause Tinnitus?
Tinnitus afflicts millions of Americans each year. It’s generally connected to some sort of underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss or some sort of ear injury. However, many Americans may be unaware that it can be connected to TMJ disorder, and could potentially be at least partially reversed with the right treatment. Tinnitus is […]
Common Problems Using a CPAP
When diagnosed with sleep apnea, turning to a continuous positive airway machine is generally the first route some people take to getting back to a good night’s sleep. However, many people quickly discover that using a CPAP comes with a number of downsides that can range from being minor annoyances all the way to deal […]
Have Researchers Pinpointed a Biomarker of SIDS?
Sudden infant death syndrome is a nightmare for parents who have experienced it. Also known as crib death, roughly 3,400 babies die from SIDS annually in the U.S. alone – making up 37% of sudden unexpected infant deaths – and researchers have long struggled to understand what drives it and how it might be more […]
How Can You Die from Sleep Apnea?
Many people are concerned with the health impacts of obstructive sleep apnea. And with good reason! Let’s look at some of the ways it can go beyond merely being a nuisance to actively send you to an early grave. How Many People Each Year Die from Sleep Apnea? First off, it’s highly unlikely that sleep […]
Multivitamins, but Not Cocoa, Tied to Slowed Brain Aging
Personally, I still think that they should make multivitamins with cocoa! Either way, don’t forget to take your vitamins! https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962772 Pauline Anderson November 11, 2021 Taking a daily multivitamin for 3 years is associated with a 60% slowing of cognitive aging, with the effects especially pronounced in patients with cardiovascular (CVD) disease, new research suggests. In addition to […]
Tobacco Use and Orofacial Pain: A Meta-analysis
A meta-analysis of six studies showed that orofacial pain was significantly worse in tobacco (smoked and smokeless) users (odds ratio [OR] = 3.55, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.92, 6.58) in comparison to nonusers. Subgroup analysis showed that the odds of orofacial pain was three times (OR = 3.13, 95% CI: 1.16, 8.46) higher among smokers, […]