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February 2016

Did Justice Scalia Die from Sleep Apnea?

Did Justice Scalia Die from Sleep Apnea? U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s hotel room the night of his death on Feb. 13 in Texas reflected this obsession with detail. According to a sheriff’s report obtained by The Washington Post this week, he was lying in bed with his arms at his side and his […]

Vitamin D Deficiency & Sleep Apnea – a Study

Vitamin D Deficiency & Sleep Apnea – a Study A study published in the February 2016 issue of SLEEP journal found that Serum Vitamin D is inversely associated with disease severity in Caucasian adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome This was a cross-sectional study conducted at an urban, clinical sleep medicine outpatient center.  106 adults (77 […]

Diabetic Kidney Disease May Get Worse with Untreated Sleep Apnea

Diabetic Kidney Disease May Get Worse with Untreated Sleep Apnea “Why are my blood sugars high in the morning? I don’t eat much at bedtime either,” my patients have often complained. Well, when you stop breathing repeatedly at night, your stress hormones go through the roof, and that causes your blood sugars to be high. These […]