Sleep Apnea

Caffeine & Sleep Deprivation

Most of us think that having that extra cup of coffee after lunch will keep us awake, but not if we’re constantly sleep-deprived.  Sure, a brief sugar rush or burst of caffeine will temporarily counteract {{{{link id='51459' text='lack of sleep'}}}}, but overall performance is dependent on the amount of sleep someone gets on a [...]

Brains Function of Obese People vs Those of Healthy Weight

Obesity is an epidemic in the United States, affecting more than 1/3 of adults.  The most common age range of obese people is between 45-64.  Being obese is different than being overweight.  Approximately 75% of Americans are overweight.  Obesity is determined by measuring body mass index (BMI), which refers to the ratio of a [...]

Trouble Sleeping Can Lead to Cognitive Impairment

For people experiencing insomnia, sleep deprivation, OSA or sleep disordered breathing, cognitive impairment is common. The brain is supposed to recharge and reset overnight.  Getting inadequate sleep lessens the chance of that recharge happening.  Multiple studies have linked poor sleep with longer-term cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.  Better sleep may reduce the [...]

By |September 24th, 2021|Sleep Apnea|

Obstructive Sleep Apnea & TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of disability and death in the United States and worldwide. Each year, it is estimated that there are between 1.6 – 3 million cases.  Head injuries are usually caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, impact from an object or assaults.  There is also increasing awareness of [...]

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