Depression Ups Your Stroke Risk

A recent study revealed that having depression was found to increase the risk of having a stroke by 45% in people who were followed from 2 to 29 years. Your risk of dying from a stroke also increases by 55%. The article talks about people with depression being more overweight. What else can being overweight […]

Brain Regeneration After CPAP Use for Sleep Apnea

I’ve written numerous times in the past about how various areas of the brain can be injured from untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Studies have shown that sleep apnea patients have lowered brain density levels in areas that control memory, executive function, and autonomic control. Despite all the bad news about the effects of untreated obstructive sleep apnea […]

Brain Damage in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Sleep Apnea

There are a lot of controversial theories about the origins of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and even more recommendations on how it can be treated. One particular explanation is that people with CFS have some sort of brain dysfunction, which disrupts how it regulates the body’s nervous, metabolic, and hormonal systems. A recent study confirmed […]

Sleep Apnea & Menstrual Cramps

Here's a recent study that suggests that menstrual cramping may predispose to brain structure changes. It's more likely that brain structure changes can predispose women to menstrual cramps. Interestingly, untreated obstructive sleep apnea has been shown to result in lowered brain tissue volume and density in critical areas such as memory, executive function, and autonomic […]

Snoring: Not So Benign

Here's a study that confirms that snoring should always be taken seriously: Researchers showed that snoring children had lower IQ/test scores compares with children that didn't snore. Not too surprising, knowing what we know about snoring.  Even if you don't have obstructive sleep apnea, snoring is a sign that you're partially obstructed, and in most […]