Does Sleep Position Affect Your Health?

Surprising truths about tossing and turningPhoto by Gregory Pappas on UnsplashLike most people, Andrew Wellman changes his sleep position many times during the night. And like most people, he seldom realizes it. “The only time I know if I roll on my back is my wife elbows me because I start snoring,” says Wellman, director…

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Digital Manometer/CPAP Machine Monitor

Ever wake up in the morning found your CPAP mask is off? This device will alarm you if you have unintentionally removed mask during sleep.CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy is the most common form of treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). For the CPAP therapy patients, it is important to wear the CPAP mask…

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Sleep So Often Hinges on Your Own Weird Habits

Richard Newstead / Getty In order to fall asleep at night, I must run a gantlet of bedtime rituals. I must be marinating in overnight-skin-care products from head to toe. One (but only one) of my legs must be hooked around the side of my covers, poised to alert me to the presence of monsters.…

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A Question Rarely Asked: What Would Medicare for All Cover?

frightening” because it could limit the treatments available to patients.The debate over Medicare for all has largely focused on access and taxpayer cost, but this raises a question that hasn’t gotten much attention: What treatments would it cover?A good starting place for answers is to look at how traditional Medicare currently handles things. In one…

CPAP provides relief from depression

Skip to comments. CPAP provides relief from depression Science Daily ^ | July 1 2019 | Flinders University Posted on 07/13/2019 8:17:51 AM PDT by rintintin Researchers have found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Using data from the…

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A sleep expert talks insomnia, dreams, and the neuroscience of slumber

Sleep usually leaves people feeling rested and refreshed, but for the patients of clinical neurologist Guy Leschziner, their non-waking moments are generally anything but peaceful. One realizes that she’s been taking her motorcycle out for a ride while fast asleep only after her landlady asks her where she went. Another moves around in his sleep,…