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May 2013 Blog Posts (4)

New Study: Link Between Sleep Loss and Cardiovascular Disease, Sleep Apnea

There have been many studies in recent years showing the effects that poor sleep has on our health and well being, including increased stress levels, and a negative immune system response.



In a new study from the University of Birmingham, UK, researchers wanted to determine the effects of partial sleep deprivation on blood vessel (vascular) function and breathing control.



A full night’s sleep vs. reduced sleep



The research team, led by Keith Pugh,…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 29, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Those with Untreated Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk for Car Accidents

It is common knowledge that untreated sleep apnea can have dire health effects, but a new study shows that it also increases a person’s risk of getting in a car accident.



Researchers at the University Hospital in Leeds, UK found that people with untreated sleep apnea are more likely to fail a driving simulator test, and report nodding asleep while driving.



The study was organized by the European Respiratory Society and the European Sleep Research Society, and was…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How Much Sleep Should You Get?

Recently, I was interviewed for a segment on CBS Channel 2 News in New York. The topic was, “What constitutes the best night’s sleep?” How many hours of sleep are needed, and is it better to sleep alone or with a partner?

The answer to both questions is relative to the person asking it, depending on their age and overall health. This is known as a person’s basal sleep need: the amount of sleep an individual needs on a regular basis for optimal performance.

As the founder of Eos…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 22, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Untreated Sleep Apnea: The Quiet Danger on the Road

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…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 14, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

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