UARS: The Hidden Sleep Condition

Tired man

You’ve gained some weight over the years and you’re just not sleeping well. Your husband says you’ve begun snoring. You know that your father has obstructive sleep apnea and is doing well with CPAP. You mention this to your doctor and she orders a sleep study. The sleep study comes back completely normal. Now what? […]

The 5 Dangers of Benign Snoring

Snoring is so common these days that it’s synonymous with sleep. In the movies or on TV, a sleeping person is depicted with snoring sounds. Even in the comics, the ZZZZZZZZs that you see coming from the sleeper may signify snoring.   Within the sleep community, we often use the term benign snoring to mean […]

Is the XMRV the True Cause Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Researchers and the media are buzzing with the recent finding that a retrovirus called XMRV is found in 95% of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) sufferers, compared with only 3.7% in controls. For CFS sufferers, this further legitimizes the condition, whereas skeptics state that there’s no proof that the virus causes the symptoms, and that more […]

Tired of Being Tired — The Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

Note: This is an edited transcription of a podcast recording  Today, we are going to spend the next 30 minutes talking about upper airway resistance syndrome, or UARS. It’s a relatively new description of a condition that’s related to obstructive sleep apnea but as you’ll hear in this podcast, has enormous ramifications in regards to […]