Lifestyle

Will Web Peer Support Improve CPAP Adherence?

We know that CPAP is considered the best sleep apnea treatment, but it’s also the worst: because many people don’t use it. The biggest question in CPAP is: how can we get people to use their machines? Maybe the secret is web-based peer support.

A new $2.5 million study by the […]

Are You Tweeting When You Should Be Snoozing?

For many of us, social media is a distraction that can be very hard to pry ourselves away from, even when we’re supposed to be sleeping. And if you’re finding that your long winter’s nap is made shorter by Facebook or Instagram, you’re not alone. According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, social […]

Vitamin D Likely Has no Link to Sleep Apnea

Some people have postulated that sleep apnea is linked to a vitamin D deficiency. This explanation has many positive aspects, especially because it gives an easy, convenient alternative to CPAP. All you have to do is take a vitamin supplement to reduce your sleep apnea.

Unfortunately, new research shows that there is […]

New Study Looks at the Secrets of Human’s Efficient Sleep

Have you ever tried to count just how much time your cat spends sleeping each day? It’s about 12 to 16 hours. Dogs might not seem as lazy, but most dog breeds sleep about 14 hours a day, and some sleep up to 18 hours a day. Compare that to the seven or eight hours […]

Daylight Savings Time Gets Unfair Rap

This weekend we followed the twice annual ritual of adjusting our clocks to account for the changes in daylight hours for those of us in northern climes like Omaha. Even though this is the more favorable of the two changes–”falling back” gives us an extra hour, very appreciated by parents and children this Halloween–there was […]

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