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I am having a hard time to sleep every night for almost a year now. Sometimes straight two weeks I have only got 2-3 hours rest at night. This is really a big problem to me especially that I become…Continue
My boyfriend is having a very difficult time sleeping in college. He is a very light sleeper and with even the slightest sound he wakes up and has a hard time falling back asleep. He is taking hard…Continue
Started by Brianna J. in Sleep and Students Jan 8.
The National Sleep Foundation's new comprehensive Excessive Daytime Sleepiness resource center helps you understand a condition that is often widely misunderstood. Explore over 30 articles dedicated…Continue
I have an 8 year old daughter who has been having trouble sleeping over the last 45 days. She is a very happy, healthy and active little girl. Like most 8 year olds these days she is involved with…Continue
By Dr. David O. Volpi
It is common knowledge that untreated sleep apnea can have dire health effects, but researchers in England found out that loss of sleep also increases a person’s risk of nodding asleep at the wheel, and getting in a car accident. That endangers not only the person suffering from the sleep disorder, but any person driving around them at any given…Continue
Posted by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 14, 2013 at 1:50pm
There have been multiple studies published in the last few years regarding the effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders on children and teens.
In early 2013, Penn State researchers published the results of a study showing that children who have learning, attention and/or behavior problems may in fact be suffering from a condition known as excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) —…Continue
Posted by Dr. David O. Volpi on April 12, 2013 at 3:10pm
If you, or someone you know, have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you’re probably familiar with a treatment called CPAP, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.
While some people find the mask worn for CPAP treatment uncomfortable—more on that later—it has been proven to be a highly effective way to keep the airways open that become obstructed in sleep apnea patients, and reduce or prevent snoring and paused breathing.
There’s a new study that found that CPAP…Continue
Posted by Dr. David O. Volpi on April 11, 2013 at 1:30pm
A new study published in the January issue of Laryngoscope adds to growing evidence that the Pillar Procedure is an effective treatment for reducing snoring and mild-to-moderate sleep apnea.
Snoring due to OSA
One of the causes of snoring and sleep apnea is a relaxation of the muscles at the back of the throat — known as the soft palate — that blocks the airway…Continue
Posted by Dr. David O. Volpi on March 22, 2013 at 10:29am