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How Sleep Apnoea Can Increase the Risk of Auto Accidents

Sleepiness and drowsy driving can be caused by a number of factors such as jetlag, shift work, sleep deprivation and untreated sleep disorders — including obstructive sleep apnoea. The American Sleep Apnoea Association is supporting efforts to increase awareness about good sleep and the consequences of sleepiness.

Do You Have Morning Headaches?

Morning headaches have many causes, including a bad night’s sleep, hangover, chronic pain, or stress. Early morning headaches can also be a sign of migraines, cluster, and tension headaches.  A lesser-known cause of morning headaches is obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a medical condition that affects breathing during sleep. OSA is the most common form of

Sleep Is Necessary For Your Brain Health

Sleep is one of the most critical factors contributing to good health. Doctors recommend adults get 7 to 8 hours of rest every night. But the importance of getting quality sleep goes beyond the physical benefits. Over the past decades, researchers have found evidence that sleeping well also benefits the brain. If you snore and

Critical in Today’s World: How to Build Lung Capacity

The pandemic has made us realize the importance of our lungs. Patients with COVID-19 infection struggle to breathe because their lungs are affected; doctors are now encouraging everyone to improve their lung capacity, so they can better fight infections like COVID-19. Our lungs provide the body with oxygen; to ensure the body gets the oxygen

Britain’s Biggest Snorers

Exciting news! The Somnowell device will be featured in a new 90-minute TV documentary that airs on Channel 5 on January 6th at 9 pm. The working title is “Britain’s Biggest Snorers,” and takes a humorous look at the phenomenon of snoring across the UK, says Firecracker Films, the production company. The Somnowell device will

How Sleep Affects Your Chance of Getting Ulcerative Colitis

Getting seven to nine hours of sleep greatly affects your health in some surprising ways. Loss of sleep due to sleep apnoea increases risk of ulcerative colitis and other health problems. Key takeaways:·         Getting less than 6 hours of sleep – or more than 9 hours of sleep – increases the risk of ulcerative colitis.

Having Sleep Apnoea Could Make Lung Cancer More Deadly, Study Finds

Sleep apnoea is a condition in which the tissues in the throat relax and narrow during sleep interrupting the normal breathing process.  New research indicates that sleep apnoea may cause the faster growth of lung cancer tumors. Key takeaways: ·         Lung cancer proves to be more deadly in adults who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea.

Snoring Can Be a Sign of More Serious Health Problems

Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues at the back of the mouth. Snoring is not simply an annoyance; it could be a sign of more serious health problems. Key takeaways: · Snoring can be an early sign of more serious conditions such as sleep apnoea. · Sleep apnoea is a common problem

Exactly How Much More You Eat When You’re Sleep Deprived

Sleep deprivation is not a good thing for your health, even leading to weight gain. The lack of sleep leads people into eating much more food. Key takeaways: ·         40 percent of people usually get less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night. ·         A bad night of sleep causes you

Waking Up About Sleep: A Public Health Need, Overlooked

As parents set up a daily schedule of activities for their children, sleep is often forgotten. It’s important to find time for academics and play, but not at expense of sufficient quality and quantity of sleep. Key takeaways: ·         Pediatrics experts recommend later start times for middle and high school students to allow them to