We know that diagnoses of sleep apnea are increasing. Partly, people are at a great risk of the condition because we are growing heavier. And partly diagnoses are increasing because people are more aware of the condition than they used to be. But it’s unclear which if either of those conditions are [...]
Snoring is a problem in fluid dynamics. At least, that’s how one engineer at the University of Virginia is approaching it. The problem is turbulence, so it’s perfectly logical that Haibo Dong, a professor in aerospace engineering, should be able to provide some important insight into the issue. Dong and his students [...]
If you experience frequent urination, you might think the problem is benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), or, more simply, an enlarged prostate. This common condition has been the subject of numerous advertising campaigns, and since prostate cancer screenings are done regularly, we’re already trained to think about that organ. But what if you’re What’s Waking You Up at Night?
Sleep apnea is not an easy condition to diagnose and treat. If it were, we wouldn’t have an epidemic of undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea in this country. Unfortunately, the challenge of treating sleep apnea can be made even harder by the indifference or ignorance of doctors. Many people with clear symptoms [...]
Getting a full night’s sleep is critical to being alert and productive during the day. But for many of us, staying asleep can be hard. You might find yourself waking up many times during the night. You might think that this is related to many different causes, but underlying all these causes could be