In contrast to just feeling tired, how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? (Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.) Use the following sleep test scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing
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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by Alan Berger
By Megan Johnson
As a new mom with a demanding career, Kristen Perullo was up every couple hours during the night with her baby. Her schedule of sleeping only for short periods, parenting and putting in full days at the office was taking its toll. But when she was struck by what she calls the “worst headache of her life” at work one day, she knew something was terribly wrong.
At the ER, she found out her immune system had been so severely weakened by sleep deprivation that...(read more)
Date Posted: Sunday, January 12th, 2014 by Alan Berger
Researchers have found that a pacemaker-like device reduced the major symptoms of sleep apnea in nearly 70% of patients, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The STAR trial demonstrated that this new device may be an alternative to CPAP. Dr. Sesso was one of the clinical investigators involved in this trial.
Date Posted: Saturday, January 11th, 2014 by Alan Berger
Dr. Sesso discusses a clinical trial aimed at offering a long-term surgical solution to sleep apnea. The Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation device offers an implantable device to treat sleep apnea.
Date Posted: Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Alan Berger
Sleepy pilots are being more closely scrutinized by the Federal Aviation Administration. One such recommendation is that overweight pilots be screened for sleep apnea. Both true and near-miss plane crashes have been blamed on fatigued pilots.
Date Posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Alan Berger
Traditional thinking indicates that sleep apnea primarily affects men. However, more recent studies indicate that sleep apnea can be common in women as well