Category: Sleep Articles

Excessive Sleepiness in OSA: Is it more then an Airway Problem?

Chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnea may lead to neurological damage that may cause persistent fatigue even after corrective treatment. In a study by Joo EY Tae/ Sleep, it showed brain damage to the areas thought to be responsible for wakefulness. These particular regions are quite sensitive to low levels of oxygen and can be damaged as […]

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Deep Sleep Reduces the Plaques that Cause Alzheimer’s

Two recent studies confirmed the importance of deep Non-Rem sleep to the overall health of our brain.  Both reports suggested the strong association between sleep deprivation, aging and Alzheimer’s disease.   During deep quiet sleep, the proteins and waste products from brain activity are more rapidly cleared from the circulating brain fluid.  It has been shown […]

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