Poor Sleep Linked to Alzheimer’s-related Plaque

Getting a good night’s sleep is even better for you than you think. A new study involving older adults suggests not getting enough sleep, or having poor, interrupted sleep, may be linked to the buildup in the brain of abnormal protein called beta-amyloid plaque, which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This study is consistent with … Read More

Help Kids Slim Down and Live Longer (Infographic)

What do type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, trouble making friends and falling grades have in common? They all affect kids who are too heavy.  Discover why kids’ weight is rising, the 5 warning signs for obesity, and tips for helping kids reach a healthy weight.

Before You Get a Sleep Test, Ask These 8 Questions

As many as 80 percent of people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are undiagnosed. That means they don’t get the treatment they need to improve their sleep and reduce their risk of serious diseases. Fortunately, diagnosis is becoming easier as access to in-lab sleep studies improves, says Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More

Commonly Undiagnosed Sleep Stealer: Sleep Apnea

If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not alone. There’s many reasons for tossing and turning. A common, often undiagnosed condition that can mask itself as fatigue, depression or something else is obstructive sleep apnea — when your airway gets blocked or obstructed when you sleep. This condition, associated with obesity, affects at  least 9 … Read More

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How to Put Snoring to Rest

If you can’t get through the night without a symphony of snorts and saws, you’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 90 million American adults snore.  Snoring is common in both men and women but is more frequent in men, says Harneet Walia, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center. It can disrupt … Read More

5 Ways Exercise Affects Sleep

If you’re looking for one more reason to start an exercise routine, try this: Exercise will help you sleep. The National Sleep Foundation 2013 Sleep in America Poll explores the relationship between physical activity and the quality of sleep. In a survey of 1,000 people representing a cross-section of the country, people who reported exercising … Read More

Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?

How much sleep does a teenager need? Experts say, on average, adolescents between age 12 and 18 need close to nine hours of sleep each day. However, they rarely get this much. But how do you know if your teen is truly sleep-deprived and not simply sleepy or tired? Pay attention On average, adolescents between … Read More

Too Stressed to Sleep?

People tend to bring their stress to bed — exactly the place it doesn’t belong. That’s not a practice that leads to a good night’s sleep, says sleep expert Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO. Most people with insomnia caused by stress have trouble falling asleep; some have trouble staying asleep or find their sleep unrefreshing. Dr. Foldvary-Schaefer … Read More

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What to Know About Lung Disorders

Ask anyone what they know about their lungs and you’ll likely get an answer involving the need to breathe. It’s true that the lungs are essential to delivering oxygen to the bloodstream — and, thus, the cells of the body — and removing gases such as carbon dioxide. However, most people probably don’t realize the … Read More