Why Asians Are More At Risk for Stroke

I have a number of close Asian friends who snore heavily and likely has undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. Like most people, they don’t want to hear about the dangers of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Even when one or both parents snore like trains and had heart attacks or strokes at an early age, they refuse to […]

Can Race Affect Sleep?

Here’s a comment I made on a Huffington Post blog about how race can affect your sleep: “Thanks for an interesting post. People of African descent are known to have a short anterior cranial base (along with Asians), which is the distance from the pituitary gland to the bridge of the nose. This predisposes to […]

Sleep Apnea in Asians vs. Caucasians

I've always suspected that Asians are much more susceptible to obstructive sleep apnea due to having smaller facial structures, and here's a study that supports my theory. Researchers in Hong Kong compared skeletal facial measurements between these two groups and found that although the average age and BMI were similar, Chinese subjects had much more […]