Sleep Apnea: Is My Family at Risk?

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Sleeptember may be over, but the search for a cure for sleep apnea continues

Efforts to research a cure for sleep apnea are ongoing at every level. The challenges include developmental better diagnostic strategies, improving the identification of biomarkers showing higher risk for sleep apnea, and much more research on pediatric sleep apnea to understand why it happens and how we can catch it early and reverse the processes that turn it into a chronic condition.

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Sleep health terminology: the difference between insomnia and sleep deprivation

Whatever the cause of your daytime fatigue and nighttime sleep problems, it’s important to take action to correct them. Insomnia and sleep deprivation aren’t problems to ignore. They don’t typically go away on their own and, in fact, will worsen over time, leading to chronic illness, higher risks for accidents and mistakes, mental health problems, and much more.

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The lifelong duel between motherhood and sleep

Sleep deprivation across the lifespan of motherhood: Untreated chronic sleep deprivation for any person does not end well, especially if it’s left untreated for years. Let’s go in with eyes wide open and identify all the myriad ways in which Moms can—and will—lose sleep during their careers as mothers. Some of these causes for sleep problems are just part of life, to be sure, but sleep debt left to accrue over the years is a key reason for mothers to seriously consider getting help for their sleep problems.

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Research: Sleep problems impact kidney health

Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are known to challenge the various systems in the body to maintain the critical functional balance called homeostasis. The kidneys are two hard-working organs in the body which can also suffer from the long-term consequences of poor sleep. Likewise, kidney dysfunction can have an impact of sleep quality and quantity.

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