added on: March 31, 2022

We all have that family member who can, seemingly in a flash, fall asleep. Yours may nod off as soon as he sits down after Thanksgiving dinner. Or, a spouse may frequently (and quickly) fall asleep in front of the television. While the pleasure of sleep occurs more easily for… Read More…


added on: February 15, 2022

As studies reveal more intricacies of the COVID-19 virus, we are learning about what makes an individual more vulnerable and what can create a higher risk of its severity, or death. In the U.S., about 81 percent of COVID-related deaths have been in the 65 and over age group. Risks… Read More…


added on: December 9, 2021

At times, stress or travel can impact our ability to get a good night’s sleep and feel rested and alert the next day. However, the quest for a consistently good quality of sleep is getting harder for American adults to come by. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA):… Read More…


added on: August 9, 2021

A friend recently shared her “maddening” experience during a lengthy flight. Being masked for the long period wasn’t the problem. It was the passenger behind her. “He dropped off to sleep soon after take-off and snored so loudly my headphones were no match for him.” Although the sound of snoring… Read More…


added on: April 6, 2021

Finally, Spring has arrived in Michigan! The weather is warming and heavy coats and gloves are being shed for less layers and shorter sleeves. Spring’s warm up allows people to get outdoors more and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine; good for both body and soul. Yet, after a year… Read More…


added on: January 14, 2021

Men who snore (and those around them) often take it in stride. “It’s a guy thing” or “typical for men,” according to comments of both men and women. However, women who snore are more uneasy with the realization that they snore at all. Snoring occurs from a narrowing of the… Read More…


added on: October 7, 2020

Living a healthy life requires (a). eating a balanced diet with moderations on sugar, alcohol, caffeine and fats; (b). getting ample exercise every day; (c). having positive social connections; not smoking; and, (e). getting sufficient sleep. When we think of sleep, however, it’s not just the hours between turning the… Read More…


added on: July 8, 2020

A good night’s sleep… That doesn’t sound like something that should be difficult for American adults. After all, with our busy schedules and non-stop list of to-do’s all day, you’d think sleep would be the easiest thing we do in a 24-hour period. Yet, for an estimated 1 in 3… Read More…



added on: December 4, 2019

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. This type of apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. Snoring is typically associated with obstructive sleep apnea and often a precursor. Although… Read More…


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