The Connection Between MS And Fatigue

It’s a given that if you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you’ll be tired all the time. It’s thought to be a normal part of having this condition, just like many other chronic medical conditions. But here’s an interesting study that suggests that fatigue can precede MS by up to 3 years. The researchers found that many […]

Do All Pregnant Women Have Sleep Apnea?

We know that significant weight gain is a common aggravator of obstructive sleep apnea. If you already have narrowed jaws and gain some weight, then you'll move up the sleep-breathing continuum that I describe in my book, Sleep, Interrupted. But why is it that when women become pregnant, sleep apnea is the last thing that's […]

Under The Weather Or Depressed?

For whatever reason, until today, I’ve been feeling really run down with no energy or motivation to do anything. My sleep’s been OK, but I felt more tired than usual. My ability to focus and concentrate was definitely affected, and my wife even called my mood "morose." Ouch. I hope my bad mood didn’t rub […]

A Surprising Finding About Women and Heart Attacks

Men who suffer from heart attacks typically complain of chest pain, shortness of breath, and radiating pain from the neck to the left arm. But for women, it’s completely different. A recent study financed by the NIH (and summarized in the New York Times) showed that in the weeks before their heart attacks, 70% of women […]

Can Snoring Help You Lose Weight?

A recent study published in the Journal Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery showed that snorers burn more calories while sleeping than nonsnorers. For obvious reasons, the press and the internet is buzzing with this new finding. For those of you who think that you can lose more weight by continuing to snore, […]