Sleep Disorders Often Missed in Women

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Dec 30, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Women are often surprised to learn they have obstructive sleep apnea, the most common sleep disorder. This is because the most typical patient treated for sleep apnea is an overweight, middle-aged man.

Both men and women with sleep apnea may have brief periods of silence during their sleep, followed by snoring, indicating that they may not be breathing.

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Topics: Sleep

Daylight Saving Time: How to Help Your Body Spring Forward, Too

Posted by Jeff Meade on Mar 10, 2016 2:40:28 PM

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13, at 2 in the morning. For many of us, running around the house and resetting the time on our clocks—springing forward one hour—is a harbinger of longer, sunnier days to come.

And so it can be. But for many of us, the switch to Daylight Saving Time can upset our finely tuned internal clocks, resulting in a day or two of sluggishness at the least, and potentially longer—and even increase risks to health and safety.

Fortunately, the more dire consequences are unlikely. What’s more, you can ward off or reduce some of the minor near-term consequences of this momentary wrinkle in time.

We spoke with Ganesan Murali, MD, medical director of the Einstein Sleep Center, for some insights and tips.

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Topics: General Health, Sleep

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