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Afternoon Caffeine Might Disrupt Sleep
Many people drink coffee in the afternoon for a quick jolt of energy at the end of their workday. But afternoon caffeine may be adding to sleep problems and tiredness throughout the day.
What Snoring Means for Expecting Moms
Snoring can be more than just an annoyance to others trying to sleep in the same room. For pregnant women, snoring could indicate certain higher risks.
Getting to the Heart of Sleep Apnea
A sleeping disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea can have an impact on much more than your sleeping patterns. It can also affect your risk for other conditions.
Don't Ignore That Sleep Problem
A sleeping disorder may not seem like a big deal if you don't notice it. But untreated disorders can have a big impact on your health risks. A recent study found that Asians with obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of death than patients without obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which a person periodically stops breathing or breathes too shallowly while asleep. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to die in a set period of time than patients without the condition. Those with obstructive sleep apnea were also more likely to have ...
Poor Sleep? High Driving Risks
 Drinking and driving don't mix. And driving while being very sleepy can be a big danger too — especially for patients with an untreated sleep disorder.
Column A or Column B for Sleep Apnea?
For those who have obstructive sleep apnea, a standard and successful treatment is already available. But some individuals may want to seek out other options.
Snoring May Sound Alarm for Kidney Failure
Loud, ongoing snoring may not only be annoying; it also could be a sign of sleep apnea. In diabetes patients, the condition may lead to many health problems, including complete kidney failure.
A Bit of Shut-Eye Boosted Learning
Most parents know it's going to be a rough evening if their preschooler skipped their regular nap. But those naps may help their children in other ways besides behavior.
Sleep Apnea Risks Not Only for Adults
People with sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing or shallow breaths while they sleep. In adults, the condition has been linked to diabetes and heart disease, but that link is less clear in younger people with sleep apnea.
When Surgery Isn't a Cure-All for Sleep Apnea
The earlier a serious sleep condition can be treated, the more likely a person is to avoid other health problems from that condition. For children with one sleep disorder, one treatment may not always be enough.