sleep apnea

  1. Sleep apnea linked to increased cancer risk

    Sleep apnea sends your cancer risk skyrocketing

    If you’ve ever listened to someone with sleep apnea dozing away, you know it’s downright terrifying.

    One moment they’re snoring like a buzz saw – and the next?

    Total silence.

    There are more than 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, where you actually stop breathing intermittently during sleep. And we’ve known for years that it can cause memory loss, diabetes, and even depression.

    But if you’re still not taking your sleep apnea seriously, Wisconsin researchers are sounding an urgent alarm you need to hear.

    They’re warning that sleep apnea could send your cancer risk through the roof.

    According to a study out of the University of Wisconsin, if you’re alternating between sawing logs and dead silence, you’re FIVE TIMES more likely to die from cancer than the guy next door who gets a full night’s worth of uninterrupted sleep.

    Even when the researchers removed other risk factors like age, sex, weight, smoking and more, the presence of severe apnea still drastically increased chances of dying from cancer.

    And, believe it or not, this isn’t terribly surprising. Previous studies have shown that repeated breaks in oxygen supply can actually promote tumor growth in animals.

    Now, rolling over on your side might stop the awful noise for a little while…until you end up flat on your back again.

    But there’s something you can do while you’re awake that could help keep your apnea in check: lose weight.

    Sleep apnea is a disorder commonly associated with obesity. And shifting to a Paleo diet – which is low on carbs and high on natural proteins, fruits, and vegetables – is the best way I know to shed pounds.

    If your sleep apnea is a bit more severe, you may need to see a sleep disorder specialist, who’ll probably set you up with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine – a kind of sleeping scuba mask that forces oxygen down your pipes and keeps you breathing regularly throughout the night.

    A CPAP machine just may end up saving your life – and your marriage.

  2. Prescription-free cure for erectile dysfunction

    No more getting stiffed by ED pills

    Remember the good old days when all it took to get lucky was a roaring fire and a nice bottle of champagne? Well, these days you're not popping as many corks as dangerous pills.

    If the idea of inviting Big Pharma into your bedroom has always felt a little less than romantic... if you're tired of risking a stroke or vision loss just to make love... some Australian researchers are about to make you the deal of the century.

    Because they've found a way to CURE your erectile dysfunction without TOUCHING another pill. In their study of 800 men, scientists from the University of Adelaide decided to step away from pill-popping symptom control and actually treat the underlying causes of impotence. (Imagine that!)

    We're talking about heart disease, sleep apnea, obesity -- all the conditions that can keep Mr. Johnson from giving the full salute. And once those underlying conditions were treated, a staggering 29% of men cured their erectile dysfunction without popping a single pill.

    Listen, there's nothing more embarrassing than when your soldier won't stand at attention, but most docs never take the time to figure out why. They're so eager to get you out of their offices, they can't write that Viagra prescription fast enough.

    But if you're ready to throw Big Pharma out of the sack once and for all, make an appointment and tell your doc you're ready to start treating the disease -- not just the symptoms. Because the last thing you want to be whispering in your sweetie's ear is another apology.

  3. Apnea can cause car wrecks

    Sleep apnea can turn you into such a bad driver that you might wreck your car.
  4. Apnea packs same risks as diabetes

    Sleep apnea patients have some of the same problems in the arteries as diabetics, setting them up for serious heart risks.
  5. CPAP masks can cure erectile dysfunction

    It's the strangest ‘cure' for erectile dysfunction yet: The breathing mask used to treat apnea can also boost sex power in men with the sleep disorder.
  6. Snoring linked to cancer death

    People who suffer from sleep apnea have up to five times the risk of death by cancer than people without the nighttime breath-robbing condition.
  7. What apnea really looks like

    Want to see something really scary? Check out this video. It's a man with sleep apnea. Watch as he stops breathing. Try to hold your breath along with him -- just don't try too hard, because you might pass out: The man stops breathing for a full 40 seconds.
  8. Dementia-apnea link? Not so fast!

    Resting easy? No such thing when you're battling the nightly airless misery of sleep apnea. But let's not get carried away over a new study that links this breath-robbing condition to dementia, either -- because there's a lot more to this one than meets the eye.
  9. Noisy nights could be killing you

    The risks of snoring run way beyond annoying your spouse and right into deadly disease -- and a new study finds one more: Researchers say snorers are more likely to get metabolic syndrome.
  10. Shocking danger of sleep apnea

    A new study finds that people who suffer from severe sleep apnea are 46 percent more likely to die early.

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