Your Body Clock

Sleep / Wake Cycle
The cycle of sleep and wake is one of the most obvious circadian rhythms in humans. Sleepiness is highest at night and lowest in the day. At night, we get the best quality sleep, and the longest blocks of sleep without waking up.










Am I at Risk for COPD?

If you are coughing all the day, have chronic shortness of breath, or other typical symptom, you may have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Sometimes, by the time you have noticeable symptoms, the disease is already at a moderate stage.










CPAP Treatment and Mouth Breathing

Are you breathing through your mouth while using a nasal CPAP Mask? And, if so, does this appear to be causing you problems? The cornerstone of CPAP therapy is using the appropriate amount of air pressure to keep the airway open. If your mouth is open during sleep, some of this needed pressure is lost.


Sleep Apnea and Memory Loss

While scientists are still far from understanding the complexities of the human brain, a great deal is known about the power of sleep on memory. Sleep, especially REM and deep sleep, play a huge role in processing information from the day to create lasting memories.