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Category: Effects of Sleep Apnea

How Sleep Apnea Affects Blood Pressure

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Tue 07/23/2019

If you have sleep apnea, you probably aren’t getting the proper amount of sleep each night. Sleep plays a crucial role in keeping your mind and body rested and healthy, so if you aren’t getting enough sleep, your risk for certain health conditions, including high blood pressure, may increase. Below, the team at New Jersey…

Study Identifies New Link between Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Fri 05/24/2019

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing is disrupted, stopping and starting repeatedly during sleep. Sleep apnea primarily affects middle-aged and older people, and new research from the Mayo Clinic reveals that sleep apnea may be linked to a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Below, the team at New Jersey Sleep…

How Sleep Affects Your Immune System

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Wed 04/24/2019

It’s no secret that sleep plays an important role in your health. While getting more sleep won’t necessarily prevent you from getting sick, skipping on a good night’s rest (seven to eight hours a night for adults) can adversely affect your immune system, leaving you susceptible to a cold, flu or other virus.

Study: Poor Sleep Hastens Progression of Kidney Disease

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Wed 11/29/2017

Chronic kidney disease can be caused by several underlying conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, among others. In a recent study, poor sleep joins the ranks of risk factors that can hasten the progression of kidney disease. In this blog post, New Jersey snoring and sleep apnea specialist Dr. Ivan Stein discusses how…

Study Looks at OSA and Truck Drivers’ Crash Risk

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Sat 04/16/2016

Last month, the journal of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine published a study that looked at obstructive sleep apnea and the crash risk of commercial motor vehicle drivers. The largest of its kind, the study showed that truck drivers with sleep apnea that do not regularly adhere to their mandated treatment program are much…

Study Suggests Why Sleep Apnea Is Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Sat 01/23/2016

Sleep apnea specialists have known for a long time that obstructive sleep apnea triples the risk of cardiovascular disease. Until recently, the exact link between sleep apnea and increased risk of heart disease has been unclear. New research from Columbia University Medical Center suggests that cholesterol is the culprit, and hints at a potential solution…

The Long-Term Effects of Sleep Apnea

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Thu 12/24/2015

Your sleep apnea is not only preventing you (and possibly your family) from getting a good night’s rest — it is also putting you at risk of serious health complications. In this blog post, Dr. Ivan Stein and the team at New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions explain these risks and what you can do to…