Mario Armstrong features SleepPhones on The Today Show

If you were awake on Sunday morning at 8:40am EST and had your TV tuned to NBC, then chances are you saw Mario Armstrong, Digital Lifestyle Expert, feature SleepPhones on the Today Show.

We are proud and privileged that SleepPhones were chosen as one of “Mario’s Top 3.”

Mario is no stranger to SleepPhones, in fact we’d call him a friend and a fan, “I travel with these all the time,” expressed Armstrong in his segment. “I use this to meditate. I use this to take quick naps. I use it to block out snoring.”

Can Sleep Disorders Cause Diabetes?

There’s a strong association between sleep disorders and diabetes, but sometimes it’s not entirely clear if diabetes causes sleep disorders, or if sleep disorders cause diabetes. It’s sort of a ‘which comes first’ kind of question.

According to, “People who consistently get too little sleep face bigger concerns than daytime fatigue and crankiness. Over the long term, sleep deprivation also increases the risk of serious health problems including obesity and type II diabetes”.

Sleep Apnea Raises the Risk of Heart Disease: How to Improve Your Outcome

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder where the afflicted has one or more pauses in breathing while asleep. The pauses may last anywhere from a few seconds to minutes and can occur as many as 30 times or more an hour. Evidence shows that there is a strong correlation between sleep apnea and heart problems such as high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, heart attack and atrial fibrillation.

Losing Sleep Over the Ebola?

For 10 years, I studied to become an Ebola researcher, getting a degree in cellular molecular biology then going into family medicine. After interviewing at the CDC, I realized that the job was not for someone like me, unaccustomed to following rules and always a skeptic. However, I think that despite the Texas debacle, the CDC is right in this case. Most people have nothing to fear in the USA. The Ebola will never take a firm foothold or have more than 2-3 layers of transmission.

Sleep, Cancer and You

Everywhere we look, our lives are peppered with pink ribbons, bracelets, and all things related to breast cancer awareness. In this day and age, it’s hard not to know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sadly enough, breast cancer itself is as prevalent as the shades of pink “everything” that surrounds us. So many people’s lives (myself included) have been touched by this terrible disease in one way or another.