Depression is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.
Fifty patients aged (25-72) that had obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and were suspected of having depression completed a self-rating test that looked for signs of depression before getting treatment for their sleep apnea.
Twenty-five of those had scores greater than 50, which are consistent with people having depression.
These twenty-five participants also had more respiratory events/hr when compared with the group that scored less than 50 on the test.
They got […]
I get a lot of calls from people who think that they may have sleep apnea.
Their bed partner has witnessed them gasping for air at night, sometimes even filming them so that they can see it happening. It’s a terrifying sight for sure. The first step to treatment is a sleep study or a sleep test to make sure that you have sleep apnea and to also determine if it’s mild or severe.
For many people, […]
An estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers (aged 18 years or older) report having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days.2-3
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in 2013.4 However, these numbers are underestimated and up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year may be caused by drowsy drivers.
The warning signs of drowsy driving are:
Yawning or blinking frequently.
Difficulty remembering the past few […]
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According to an article in Huffington Post by Lindsay Holmes, it is the “non-sensical tradition that everyone loves to hate.”
The article goes on to outline the four ways to minimize the effect of daylight savings time:
Cut off caffeine. That late-afternoon coffee break may contribute to wakeful hours later on. Try eliminating your java intake at least six hours before bed just to be sure.
Nix the nightcap. It’s tempting to stay out on a Saturday night, but even just the slightest […]