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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Apnea

While treatable, this sleep disorder can be dangerous due to the fact that your breathing repeatedly starts and stops throughout the night. Know your options for treatment and prevention for sleep apnea.

Man sleeping wearing CPAP mask for sleep apnea.
Treatment

Overcoming CPAP Compliance Issues

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often requires treatment with a CPAP. Learn about ways to make CPAP masks more comfortable and easier to use.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

The Latest

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Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea: CPAP May Improve Symptoms

As many as 18 million people in the United States have sleep apnea. The most common upper gastrointestinal disease in Western countries, meanwhile, is acid reflux, so it is not uncommon to see patients with both conditions. If you fall into this cate...

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
Young sisters eating toast in the kitchen.
Risk Factors

The Celiac Disease, Gluten, and Childhood Sleep Apnea Link

Is there a link between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and sleep disordered breathing in children?

By Martin Reed
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Complications

Newsflash! Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Kidney Damage

Researchers found that people who live with sleep apnea have a much higher risk of devloping kidney disease, but they're not sure why.

By Martin Reed
Woman sleeping
Obesity

What Does Snoring Have to Do With Obesity?

A lot. Problems like snoring and sleep apnea can make it more difficult to lose weight. Find out what’s behind the connection—and what you can do to get the rest you need.

By Lucy Maher
Depressed woman in bed
Risk Factors

Sleep Apnea Could Be Fueling Your Depression

A new study found that people with depression that doesn’t respond to therapy and medication should be screened for this sleep disorder. Here’s what you should know.

By Stephanie Stephens
overweight woman exercising
Obesity

9 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss

For people who are overweight or obese, losing even a little weight can improve your life—and your health—in some unexpected ways. The bonus? Those non-scale victories can help keep you motivated too.

By Tracy Middleton
Overweight man yawning at his desk.
Risk Factors

Sleep Apnea: Daytime Sleepiness Signals Heart Risk

A new study shows that adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive daytime sleepiness have a significantly higher risk for heart disease.

By Diane Domina
Woman snoring and partner cannot sleep.
Risk Factors

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Pose a Greater Risk for Women

Women with sleep apnea are at higher risk for heart problems related to the sleep disorder than men with sleep apnea. Snoring is a common sign of OSA.

By Diane Domina
Senior man sleeping.
Symptoms

Do You Have the Most Deadly Form of Sleep Apnea?

As it turns out, people with sleep apnea who have short breathing interruptions while asleep are at higher risk of death than those with longer interruptions.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer
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Medication

The New Antidepressant on The Block Proves to Help With Sleep Disorders

Solriamfetol was initially developed as an antidepressant, but after patients saw an increase in wakefulness they thought, wait a second, would this help with sleep disorders such as narcolepsy? And they were right.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Meet the Experts

Martin Reed
Patient Advocate

Martin is the owner of Insomnia Coach and is passionate about sleep. He has been writing for HealthCentral since 2014.

Eli Hendel, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine.