Better sleep and breathing

Healthier living through sleep and respiratory care and wellness.

Presented by Philips Respironics

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.

Why Women Have Tougher Time Quitting Smoking

By Reyna Gobel

There is more evidence that suggests women may be more susceptible than men to the addictive effects of tobacco and to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Can’t Sleep? You Could Be Overreaching

By Charlene O’Hanlon

Gearing up to hit the gym? Go slow or else you could be up all night.

Will Living Somewhere Else Help Manage Your COPD?

By Jennifer Nelson

Deciding where to live can be a tough decision. But if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may want to think carefully about whether a change in location could improve your condition.