Paradise Sleep Pearls

Teens And Sleep

Teens And Sleep

  According to the National Sleep Foundation: – Biological sleep patterns shift toward later times for both sleeping and waking during adolescence — meaning it may natural to not be able to fall asleep before 11:00 pm. – Teens need about 9 1/4 hours of sleep each night to function best (for some, 8 1/2… Read more »

Sleep And Pregnancy

Sleep And Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Sleep Sleep problems in pregnancy are common and may affect pregnancy. Some more common disorders include Restless legs syndrome, Shorter sleep duration, Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Some of these may be associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Approximately one-third of pregnant women may report some type… Read more »

Snoring & Arteries

Snoring & Arteries

Snoring can cause damage to your arteries. In other sections it was discussed that children can have “benign primary snoring” and that the lymphoid tissue (tonsils and adenoids) may reduce in size as the airway matures, and the snoring may go away. Not so true in adults. Snoring is a vibration of the soft tissues… Read more »

Sleep Apnea & Heart Disease

Sleep Apnea & Heart Disease

Sleep apnea is associated with heart disease. There are many contributing mechanisms. For one, the increased effort periodically through the night to take breaths from obstruction puts stress on the heart, leading to increased heart rate and blood pressure. Another is just the stress state, the inflammatory state that someone with sleep apnea is in can… Read more »

Sleepiness & Obesity

Sleepiness & Obesity

Sleepiness and obesity. Daytime Sleepiness is More Common in Obesity Many obese individuals presenting with hypersomnolence will be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and their sleepiness will improve with effective therapy for sleep apnea. However a significant proportion of patients will continue to have hypersomnolence. Clinical studies demonstrate that obesity without sleep apnea is also… Read more »