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Diet and Exercise Improve Sleep Apnea

A new study suggests that losing weight through diet and exercise may have long-term benefits for obese people suffering from  mild sleep apnea. Dr. Henri Tuomilehto, lead researcher at the Oivauni Sleep Clinic in Kuopio, Finland and his colleagues found that mild sleep apnea in obese volunteers who underwent a one-year lifestyle intervention were about half as likely to progress to more severe disease, compared to those who did not improve their health habits. Sleep apnea is characterized by short interruptions in breathing when the airway collapses or gets blocked while people sleep. This condition is most common among overweight […]

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Managing Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep. Pauses in breathing can last from a few seconds to several minutes. They may occur as often as 30 times or more in an hour. When sleep is interrupted throughout the night, people can be drowsy during the day, increasing their risk for work-related accidents, car crashes, and other medical problems. People who have it must get treatment, which includes lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, breathing devices, or surgery. Although most cases of sleep apnea are mild, the condition can sometimes be […]

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Vigorous Exercise Linked to Good Sleep

People who exercise have reported a good night’s sleep almost every night compared to non-exercisers who have sleeping problems such as waking up during the night and difficulty in falling asleep almost every night. Likewise, vigorous exercisers have a two-fold likelihood of better sleep than non-exercisers.  Moreover, those who lead a sedentary lifestyle might have a negative impact on the quality of sleep. A sample of 1,000 adults was used in the 2013 Sleep in America® annual poll with ages ranging from 23 to 60 years old using the 2010 U.S. census data.  The participants were grouped into four categories […]

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