Sleep Disorder News & Research

Types Of Sleep Disorders

There is constantly new research being done surrounding snoring, sleep apnea, and other types of sleeping disorders. This new research unearths new sleep disorder information and treatments that may offer viable solutions. By staying current with sleep disorders and pertaining research, it will be easier to diagnose one’s sleeping problems.

The most common types of sleep disorders include snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep deprivation, sleepwalking, night sweats, as well as many others. Often, these types of sleep disorders are linked with each other and share similar symptoms. It is important to properly diagnose which sleep disorder you may have in order to get proper treatment. In most cases, it is best to get a professional diagnosis by a sleep doctor, or at a sleep center.

Diagnosing Your Sleeping Disorder: Many snorers may get frustrated just reading about the types of sleep disorders or the causes. However, it is important to be knowledgeable about sleep disorders if you or a loved one is at risk. We’ve created this article section to highlight new developments in the snoring and sleep apnea community. In addition to providing new insights into types of sleeping disorders, provides treatment suggestions, home remedy solutions, and reviews snoring devices. Stay tuned to the Sleep Disorders News & Research section for new findings and solutions.

Articles on Sleep Disorder News & Research

The Dramatic Correlation between Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Disorder News & Research

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It’s a viscous cycle: Weight gain and obesity can cause you to lose sleep. Loss of sleep can trigger weight gain and contribute to high blood pressure depression, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

There are 2 hormones that are affected by sleeplessness that affect weight gain. Ghrelin triggers appetite and food preferences. Leptin tells your body when you’ve had enough to eat. Without enough sleep, ghrelin production increases, even as leptin is reduced. The appetite kicks into high gear. Worse, your body craves foods high in fat, sugar, carbs and salt—junk food.

It’s estimated that as many as 40 million Americans are suffering from the effects of sleep deprivation. Kids are at even greater risk than adults of long term weight gain. Sleep deprived children are 2.5 times more likely to become obese than those who get the recommended daily sleep, according to recent findings by Massachusetts General Hospital. Though the hormonal changes from sleep deprivation in children is the same as those in adults, fat acquired in childhood is much harder to lose and can foster a lifetime of weight gain.

Daily exercise can restore hormonal balance and help lose the unwanted poundage, but the sleep-deprived are often too exhausted to exercise.

Sleep Apnea

One of the most profound effects of obesity or weight gain can be obstructive sleep apnea, which causes airway collapse and blockage during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea repeatedly closes the muscles in throat’s airway passage, triggering breathing pauses or shallow breathing. Sleep apnea prevents a deep restful sleep, and further contributes to weight gain.


Sleep apnea surgery of the jaw or tissues attempts to correct night time breathing. But it’s only about 40% effective, improving the condition but not eliminating it, notes Dr. Belen Esparis of Mt. Sinai’s Sleep Center.

There are ways to treat sleep apnea without invasive surgery. These begin with a physician’s referral to a medical sleep remediation center, such as those at Mt. Sinai, the University of Miami or one of the Baptist Sleep centers. The patient spends the night, during which his sleep time status is monitored and his breathing pattern, limb movement and blood oxygen levels are analyzed. The recommended treatment is often a CPAP mask, which delivers properly regulated bursts of air into the airway during sleep, keeping it open. “They have become lighter and smaller,” notes Dr. Esparis.

The best cure, he advises though, is the one that “breaks the vicious cycle and normalizes the metabolism” — creating lifestyle changes that promote weight loss, restore hormonal balance and ensure a good night’s sleep.


Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleep Disorders

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Disorder News & Research, Snoring 101

How Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome Are Related to Sleeping Patterns

One of our goals here at Snoreworld has been to educate you about the dangers and health risks associated with snoring. Once you really begin to understand more about snoring, it’s overwhelming to think about all of the potential health implications – from strokes and cardiovascular issues, to diabetes, erectile dysfunction, cancer, and alzheimers. And that’s just for starters. Snoring can also be a sign of sleep apnea also, a serious health condition. Our hope is that the more you know about snoring, the better off you’ll be.

How A Sleep Center Can Help You Battle Sleep Disorders

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Disorder News & Research, Snoring 101

In response to people becoming more aware of the serious health risks associated with sleep related breathing disorders (ie, sleep apnea) sleep centers are rapidly being built across the country to meet the growing demand.

A sleep center or sleep disorder clinic helps those suffering from sleep related problems. Patients will usually spend a night’s time at the center in order for trained physicians to diagnose any sleeping problems.

Allergies And Snoring: Why Your Allergies May Be Disrupting Your Sleep

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Disorder News & Research, Snoring 101

People with sinus congestion due to allergies are known to snore frequently and loudly. Allergies (and snoring!) can be related to the time of year. Causes of seasonally related allergies are airborne particles (such as pollen) from grass, ragweed or outdoor mold. Year round allergies may be caused by indoor mold, pet dander and dust mites found in items such as carpeting or mattresses. If you experience chronic sinus congestion as well as nighttime snoring, you may have allergies.

The Benefits Of A Good Night’s Sleep

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Sleep Disorder News & Research, Snoring 101

Why is a good night’s sleep so important? Few things make you feel better than a great nightly slumber: you wake up refreshed and ready to meet the challenges of your day.  But do you know why this is?  Because during sleep your memory is enhanced.  In fact, you are more likely to perform better on an exam after a good night’s sleep versus pulling an all-nighter.