by Roberta Bolduc Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is a life-threatening disorder affecting over 18 million Americans. 40 percent of Americans (2 out of 5) snore and 40 percent of snorers have OSA with no signs or symptoms of the disease. An oral appliance, similar in appearance to a dental retainer, called a mandibular advancement device (MAD) is now available at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry as an alternative to the traditional CPAP machine.
Life Pharmacy and Wellness, formerly known as Skrip Shoppe Compounding Pharmacy, has changed their name and expanded their offerings from non-sterile compounding to offer skin care and nutrition. They have also added a women’s health emphasis pharmacy.
Quell Insomnia and Nighttime Anxiety by Marlaina Donato Insomnia plagues millions of Americans, and finding a solution can be difficult when the condition is chronic. Prolonged lack of quality sleep compromises health and sets the stage for depression, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammation, poor memory and even serious risk of heart attack.
Rising Temperatures to Cause Restless Nights As Earth’s climate becomes warmer, sleepless nights will increase for many, predicts a study from the University of California, San Diego. The research links sleep data on 765,000 Americans collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease
10 Foods Help Us Relax and Rest by Judith Fertig Getting enough sleep—or not—has a trickle-down effect. A study in the Journal of Obesity shows that good quality shut-eye helps us reduce stress, lose weight and function better. Research also shows that most Americans would be healthier, happier and safer going about their daily activities if they slept 60 to 90 more minutes each night, according to the American Psychological Association. A consistent sleep routine
More Rest Equates to Healthy Eating Those that sleep more than seven hours a night are likely to eat better the following day, according to researchers from King’s College London. In the study, 21 people known to typically sleep fewer than seven hours increased their sleep time by 47
Three Questions to Ponder Before Sleeping by Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well.
Impact on Mental Acuity People that get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published in Neurology. Following 321 people over age 60 for
Daytime Snoozes Help with Language Development Researchers from the University of Oxford, in the UK, have found that infants that take more daytime naps tend to develop a larger vocabulary at an earlier age than their peers by examining sleeping patterns of 246 babies between the ages