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,…
Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 29, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 22, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments
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
Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 14, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments