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Unveiling the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Decline

In the fast-paced world we live in, a good night’s sleep is often undervalued. Yet, its importance cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to cognitive health. One condition that’s gaining increasing attention for its detrimental effects on both sleep quality and cognition is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). “Sleep apnea disrupts the normal sleep cycle, … Read More
Published On: March 8, 2024

In Search of Sleep

Hoag doctors offer advice and treatment for common disorders when restful nights prove elusive.  In a fast-paced world, the art of obtaining restful sleep is frequently underestimated. As a cornerstone of one’s well-being, a good night’s slumber is a deep physiological and psychological necessity, vital for cognitive functions, emotional stability and physical health. Dr. Jose … Read More
Published On: February 16, 2024

Rest, Recharge and Revitalize: A Woman’s Guide to Sleep Health

Ensuring sufficient quality and quantity of sleep is essential for your overall well-being. This is especially true for women. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), sleep plays a pivotal role in helping women achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional health. The AASM emphasizes the significance of understanding and addressing the unique sleep … Read More
Published On: January 24, 2024

Spring Forward, Fall Back: How Daylight Savings Affects Your Health

As the seasons change, we often hear the familiar phrase “spring forward, fall back” to serve as a reminder to make better use of daylight by turning the clock ahead with warmer weather and back again with colder weather. The twice-a-year desynchronization of our body’s internal clocks means we get an “extra hour” to sleep. … Read More
Published On: November 2, 2023

Lower Your Stroke Risk in Your Sleep

New research out of Ireland has found a link between poor quality sleep and increased stroke risk. In fact, snoring, tossing and turning, and getting too little sleep – or even too much – can increase your risk of stroke five-fold. “The study is not surprising, and it echoes earlier research that found getting too … Read More
Published On: June 28, 2023

Sleep Apnea May Lead to Loss in Brain Volume, Accelerate Alzheimer’s

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that involves repeated stopping and starting of breathing during sleep, which can lead to low oxygen levels. Studies show that sleep apnea may increase the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Research also shows that sleep apnea may exacerbate the buildup of amyloid beta proteins in the brain — a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). … Read More
Published On: June 5, 2023