Experts on surprising causes of frequent nightmares | Health

Experts on surprising causes of frequent nightmares |  Health

Your dreams can tell you a lot about what’s really going on in your head. Issues or problems that are buried deep in our subconscious can be manifested in dreams and at times when the stress levels are too high or someone has experienced trauma, people can have recurrent nightmares that may affect their sleep … Read more

A Better Predictor of Atrial Fibrillation?

A Better Predictor of Atrial Fibrillation?

Sleep-related hypoxemia is a better indicator of atrial fibrillation (AF) risk than the commonly-used apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), new research suggests. “Our findings suggest the importance of looking more at hypoxia when doing a sleep study and trying to stratify cardiovascular risk,” co-investigator Catherine Heinzinger, DO, of the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, told Medscape Medical News. “There … Read more

Mouthguard Device as Effective as CPAP for Many With Sleep Apnea

Folks with sleep apnea are typically prescribed a CPAP machine to help them get a good night’s sleep, but there’s an alternative to the clunky, noisy devices that is growing in popularity. Oral appliances similar to mouthguards — called mandibular advancement devices (MADs) — have been shown to work as well as CPAP in treating … Read more