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.

College Students Wonder: To Sleep or Not to Sleep…That is the Question

Finally you're out on your own! No parents around to tell you what you can and cannot do.
You get to wear what you want – shorts year 'round in the sun, rain or snow! You can stay out as late as you want – no more curfews! And things like ordering pizza at midnight is not only completely acceptable, it’s expected!

7 Packing Tips for Summer Travel [Infographic]

7 Packing Tips For Summer Travel
Make a Packing List: Start making a list weeks in advance of your trip. This will give you plenty of time to purchase any additional items you may need, and ensure you don't forget to pack something important.
Pack One Week In Advance: Packing ahead will allow you to make sure all the clothes you want to take are clean, and gives you time to pick up any last minute necessities.
Roll, Don't Fold: Tightly rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones.

8 Tips for Sleeping in the Heat

Sleeping in the summer heat without air conditioning can be very uncomfortable! Here are 8 tips to help you drift off to sleep a little easier.

1. Keep a fan running. There is nothing worse than hot, stagnant air. Keep fresh air circulating by running a fan.

2. Try a bamboo summer sleeping mat on your bed to allow for better air circulation. These are popular in Taiwan where summers are very hot.

3. Swap your regular pillow for one filled with buckwheat. The buckwheat hulls allow air to circulate through the pillow, cooling it off quickly.

Ellen Degeneres Wears SleepPhones

We want to go on The Ellen Degeneres Show!

We know Ellen has problems with getting to sleep sometimes, and we want to help her. But we don't know how to send her SleepPhones! We've Tweeted at her, written about her in our monthly newsletter, taken pictures with her (okay, a cardboard cutout of her), and tagged her in lots of social media. If you have an inside connection, like maybe you ran into her at the store the other day, tell her about SleepPhones! Okay, thanks, bye!

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