12-Year Old Author Survives Death, Seven Surgeries and Severe Sleep Apnea to Write Teen Book on Healthy Thinking

September 11, 2017 Send2Press

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Adult Sleep Issues

Mekani G. Collins was born a micro-preemie at one-pound, two and a half ounces. Doctors stated he would not live. He survived imminent death, seven surgeries and severe sleep apnea (he stopped breathing 61 times in one night) before his ...

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How many winks are you getting? A wake-up call about sleep

Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Adult Sleep Issues

Virgil Pfeifle knew it was time to get help when he began feeling drowsy at work....

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Sleep apnea common in atrial fibrillation patients

September 11, 2017 Umea University

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Adult Sleep Issues

A study involving cardiac patients at the University Hospital of Umeå shows that over 80 percent of patients treated for atrial fibrillation also have sleep apnea - a condition with pauses in breathing during sleep. The study, presented ...

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NFL star Ryan Jensen says sleep apnea diagnosis 'saved my career'

Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Adult Sleep Issues

Football star Ryan Jensen said that a sleep apnea diagnosis "saved my career," after he could not understand why he was losing his strength and never feeling rested even after being in bed for over 8 hours a night....

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"Work Hard, Sleep Harder" - Tips from a Sleep Expert

September 05, 2017 Ashley Beyer of KUTV News 2

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Adult Sleep Issues

Dr. Sujay Kansagra is a sleep health consultant for Mattress Firm, the director of Duke University’s Pediatric Neurology Sleep Medicine Program and the author of the book “My Child Won’t Sleep.” Dr. Kansagra specializes in treating a ...

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There's more than melatonin to get kids to sleep

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, ADHD, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

Your child, no longer a baby, has trouble falling asleep. Or he wakes up in the wee hours of the morning and can't get back to sleep. Parents may worry if this happens more than occasionally. There's all kinds of advice for helping ...

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Taking a break from sleep apnea

Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

Walruses groan, hogs grunt, tigers snarl. But those guttural noises can’t compare to the heart-stopping, brain-dinging, sleep-robbing snorts, gasps and snores that humans with sleep apnea emit....

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9 Signs You Have Sleep Apnea & May Not Realize It

August 31, 2017 Carina Wolff of Bustle

Sleep, Sleep Apnea

If you're someone who is constantly tired, you may blame your diet, your busy schedule, or some weird illness, but it might actually be coming from something much more straightforward. If you're sleeping normal hours every night but not ...

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Shortage of pediatric sleep specialists puts onus on primary care doctors

Children, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

“Doctor, my child just won’t go to sleep” or “he is tired all the time” are two of the more common complaints that pediatricians encounter during their career. Despite spending more than one-third of our lives asleep, little formal ...

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Will Fitbit's sleep apnea tracking actually work?

Sleep, Sleep Apnea

Fitbit might end up losing sleep over its next big life hack  ...

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