Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

By Jane E. Brody The condition is on the rise because the most frequent cause is obesity, which continues its unrelenting climb among American adults. Although the woman in her 50s had been effectively treated for depression, she remained plagued by symptoms that...
Overlap Syndrome

Overlap Syndrome

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is very common leading to frequent physician visits and hospitalizations and become the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. COPD is the only major disease among the top 10 that continues to increase. Because of the long...
Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Did you know? Sleep apnea is linked to AFib, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. About half of patients with AFib also have sleep apnea. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an abnormal heart rhythm that affects 33.5 million...
Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Tied to Heart Disease

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Tied to Heart Disease

Sleeping less than six hours a night, and sleeping poorly, are associated with hardening of the arteries, a new study has found. Researchers used accelerometers attached to the waists of 3,974 healthy men and women, average age 46, to monitor the duration and quality...