sleep apnea

  1. Sleep apnea linked to deadly heart risk

    Ladies: You may be DYING in your sleep! (Learn to identify and STOP this condition)

    A condition is literally KILLING women while they sleep, one deep and desperate breath at a time...

    And ladies, odds are…you DON’T even know you have it!

    There are three steps that’ll help you:

    1. IDENTIFY this deadly condition;
    2. STOP it completely; and
    3. REVERSE the damage…

    What you need to know

    A new study confirms that sleep apnea -- the condition marked by loud snoring and then silent moments where you STOP BREATHING -- can be devastating for your heart.

    Folks who have the condition have a thicker left ventricular mass, which forces the heart to work harder when pumping. This can set the stage for risks up to and including a heart attack.

    While both men and women with apnea have this critical warning sign, the study finds the risk is MUCH bigger for women.

    The study also confirms that it’s “grossly underdiagnosed.”

    Then again, when the mainstream spots it – which is rare – they treat it in all the wrong ways…

    I’m talking about surgeries that often don’t fully cure the condition, and nighttime oxygen masks so uncomfortable that they’re almost impossible to sleep with.

    That’s where my THREE-STEP action plan comes into play:

    Step 1: Docs can diagnose apnea with a night in a sleep lab, but there’s a simpler option…

    If you’re married, take turns watching each other at night.

    Snoring is the first warning sign, as snorers often also have apnea.

    The second, even more important warning sign to watch out for are gaps of total silence between snores.

    That’s when you stop breathing.

    And it’s when you’re at risk!

    Step 2: Find a quality antioxidant supplement.

    Much of the damage in your body caused by apnea is the result of oxidative stress triggered by the gaps in your breathing.

    You can protect against it with a quality antioxidant blend including vitamins C and E as well as natural compounds such as resveratrol.

    Step 3: Lose a little weight.

    Now, obviously, it’s good to be at your “ideal” weight. But let’s not even talk about that just yet. That’s hard for a lot of people… so hard, that some give up without starting.

    When it comes to apnea, even a LITTLE weight loss can go a long way.

    Lose 10 pounds. That amount alone can often ease the worst of the apnea so you sleep better and reset your risks.

    Anyone can lose 10 pounds in just a few weeks of not-very-intense dieting.

    Give it a shot. Who knows… maybe you’ll want to keep going!

  2. Sleep apnea linked to vision loss in diabetes patients

    This will TRIPLE your risk of losing your eyesight

    Sometimes, the answer's obvious. But other times, it's hiding where you least expect it.

    If you have diabetes, you know there's more than just your life on the line.

    This disease isn't just trying to kill you. It'll leave you with nerve pain, memory loss, and more.

    It can even rob you of your eyesight.

    It's trying to steal everything that makes life worth living!

    The OBVIOUS answer is to keep control over blood sugar to cut those risks.

    But I promised you an answer where you least expect it -- and when it comes to one of the biggest diabetes risks of all, the answer isn't in your blood sugar.

    It's in your bedroom!

    If you're sleeping well, you'll lower your risk of diabetic retinopathy, a vision-robbing condition that hits up to half of all patients with diabetes and can lead to disability and even blindness.

    But if you have one of the nation's most common sleep disorders, you may as well kiss your vision goodbye right now.

    Turns out there's a direct link between sleep apnea and diabetic retinopathy, with apnea DOUBLING your risk of developing the condition.

    And if you already have retinopathy and diabetes, sleep apnea will TRIPLE your risk of it progressing to the most severe form, according to the study.

    When you have sleep apnea, you stop breathing in the night. If you have a loved one with this condition, it can be absolutely terrifying to watch as it happens.

    But as the new study shows, what you CAN'T see could be even more frightening, as hidden damage takes place deep inside the body. The lack of oxygen as you stop breathing can deprive your eyes of the oxygen-rich blood they need for good function.

    Don't sleep too easy if you think you can't possibly have apnea yourself.

    Most of the folks with apnea don't even know it, because they never actually wake up during these episodes. But if your spouse notices loud snores followed by total silence, you could very well have apnea.

    Or, if you wake up feeling tired even after a full night of sleep... having morning headaches or sore throats... or suffering daytime sleepiness... you could also have apnea.

    Docs have no shortages of gimmicks for apnea, from minor surgery to noisy and uncomfortable oxygen masks.

    But the real answer is to attack the cause.

    Apnea is usually caused by weight gain. Drop the extra pounds, and you'll sleep better and breathe easier at night... wiping out the apnea and quite possibly saving your eyesight.

  3. Sleep apnea linked to depression and insomnia

    Doctors can miss this DEADLY condition It's not just any old medical mistake. It's the kind of error that could have devastating -- perhaps even DEADLY -- consequences. And no one will ever realize that your doctor screwed up! The problem is depression. At least, that's what HE'LL think. Tell him you're not quite feeling like yourself and are having...
  4. Sleep apnea increases risk of afib

    Snoring? Here’s what it’s doing to your heart! I'm sure you've heard the term "silent killer" thrown around for conditions like high blood pressure and cancer. But one of the most dangerous conditions of all isn't silent. It's loud and in some cases deafening! The crazy thing about this NOISY killer is that if you have it yourself, you probably...
  5. Sleep apnea linked to cognitive decline

    How sleep problems can lead to dementia The biggest health problems are usually the ones we never knew we even had. You might be aware -- constantly -- of arthritis, thanks to that ever-present knee pain. But that's nothing next to the damage that could be quietly unfolding inside your brain, and as it's happening, you don't feel a thing...
  6. Apnea linked to osteoporosis

    Sleep apnea can cause bone loss and increase the risk of osteoporosis, especially in seniors and women, a new study finds. Find out the surprising solution.
  7. Apnea surgery is the wrong approach

    A new surgery claims to cure apnea -- but it involves a pacemaker in the chest and electrodes throughout the body. There's a much easier solution.
  8. Cure symptoms of sleep apnea

    Getting control of sleep apnea could help improve your golf game and lower your handicap, according to new research.
  9. The sleep disorder that can kill you

    Heavy snoring can increase your risk of serious heart problems by 80 percent and double your risk of stroke, according to a study.
  10. Losing weight can ease signs of sleep apnea

    Weight loss is the single best treatment for sleep apnea, according to new research.
  11. Atrial fibrillation cases could double

    The number of patients with atrial fibrillation could double in the coming years. Learn how to avoid the condition now.
  12. Obesity linked to causes of sleep apnea

    New numbers show sleep apnea has increased by as much as 55 percent -- with obesity accounting for up to 90 percent of those new cases.
  13. Sleep apnea and hardening of arteries

    Patients with sleep apnea have such stiff arteries that they look like the arteries of diabetics, according to a new study.
  14. Sleep apnea linked to massive increase in cancer risk

    People with severe sleep apnea are nearly 500 percent more likely to die of cancer than people without the condition. Find out how to sleep better every night.
  15. A stroke while you sleep

    The only thing scarier than a stroke is having one and not even knowing it. It's the so-called "silent" stroke -- given the name because it comes and goes with no symptoms.
  16. An up-close look at apnea

    If just the thought of losing your breath as you sleep is frightening, you should see what it looks like when it really happens.
  17. Fix your apnea, heal your heart

    Someone with apnea can go through dozens of breathless bouts per night and never even realize it -- but in this case, what you don't know can not only hurt you... it can kill you, too. Apnea has been linked to everything from sexual dysfunction and metabolic syndrome to diabetes and heart disease -- but now, researchers have confirmed that it's not too late for people already fighting that nightly battle.
  18. Poor sleep linked to hypertension

    If you're battling blood pressure problems, you don't need another med -- you just need better sleep... and that doesn't necessarily mean more sleep.
  19. 8 ways to reduce your dementia risk

    There's no surefire way to keep dementia at bay, but there are steps you can take to dramatically slash your risk -- including the following lifestyle changes you can make, starting today.
  20. Apnea in new heart risk link

    But now, researchers say that in addition to leaving you gasping for air in the night, sleep apnea could also be responsible for serious blood vessel abnormalities -- problems that can actually steal blood right from your heart.

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