Better sleep and breathing

Healthier living through sleep and respiratory care and wellness.

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Strategies for Women Who Want to Quit Smoking

By Reyna Gobel

For women, quitting smoking is less about chemical dependence and more about a strategy to relieve to stress and environmental triggers. Thus, nicotine patches generally don’t work as well for women, who often must turn to additional strategies to quit.

Study: Sleep Deprivation Can Cause False Memories

By Jennifer Nelson

Not getting enough shut-eye? You probably wouldn’t make a great eyewitness.

Think About It: Sleep Can Help Boost Memory

By Jennifer Nelson

Need your 40 winks? If you want to learn anything, apparently you do.

Can Sleep Apnea Be to Blame for Your Hearing Loss?

By Jennifer Nelson

If you have poor hearing, sleep apnea may be to blame. Say what?

Lack of Sleep Linked to Depression Disorders

By Reyna Gobel

study of nearly 1,800 adult twins suggests shortened sleep schedules heightens the chance of genetic depression. Study participants who had a normal sleep schedule—between seven and about nine hours of sleep—had about a one in four chance of having hereditary depression symptoms. Those who slept too long—10 hours—or too short—five hours—were about twice as likely to inherit genetic depression.

Improve Indoor Air Quality for Easier Breathing

By Jennifer Nelson

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an important part of managing your symptoms is knowing the quality of air you breathe. As temperatures rise during the summer, air pollution can prove problematic. Longer days, warmer weather and more sunshine can mean stagnant air and increased emissions from cars, planes and other pollutants.

How Staying Social Can Boost Lung Function

By MaryGrace Taylor

For older adults, the benefits of maintaining an active social life are more than just emotional. Keeping up with family and friends can also help stave off physical decline and may even lead to better breathing.