Alcohol Before Sleep: Good or Bad?

There are probably millions of people in the US every year who drink a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverage just before bedtime. Reasons can include being able to sleep faster, or for red wine’s health benefits. Here’s a recent study that only repeats what’s already known about in sleep medicine for years: That […]

Increased Cancer Rates, Alcohol, And Sleep Apnea?

Here’s an interesting study which showed that drinking more than recommended amounts of alcohol can significantly increase your risk of certain types of cancer. Eight European countries enrolled over 250,000 people prospectively over 13 years and found that drinking too much alcohol could account for nearly 45 of cancers of the mouth, voice box and throat […]

Multiple Links Between Psoriasis & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Believe it or not, your skin is considered an end organ, meaning that it’s at the outermost reaches of your blood supply. It’s also a part of your body which can be deprived of blood flow if you’re under stress, similar to what happens to your digestive or reproductive systems. Psoriasis is a common skin […]

Binge Drinking and Sleep Apnea: A Fatal Combination?

Former news anchor Ted Koppel's son, Andrew, was found dead after after a night of heavy drinking with friends. It's a sad occasion whenever anyone's son dies for any reason, but there were a few points in the Associated Press news article that's worth mentioning. After a night of heavy drinking, he ended up at […]