Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both of New York’s big commuter railroads — not just the one that suffered a fatal derailment — test their engineers for sleep apnea, the disorder blamed for the 2013 accident.
You might suffer from sleep apnea, and a physicians’ group has advised doctors to check for the condition in a procedure that could save lives.
The move comes two weeks after a National Transportation Safety Board report revealed that the engineer in December’s deadly derailment has been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea.
Studies have linked sleep apnea to everything from obesity to heart attacks. The condition also causes sufferers to wake up dozens of times a night, putting those sleepy drivers at risk of having more car accidents.
TVs can cause significant sleep disruption, and even when they are off, lights from control boxes and alarm clocks can cause problems.
It used to be that doctors would recommend treating only severe sleep apnea, but TV 10-55’s Katie McGee took a look at a new study which found that even people with mile to moderate apnea can get relief from treatment.
A new treatment may cure the problem of halitosis, or chronic bad breath. Dr. Yosef Krespi explained the causes of the stench and his new laser procedure to TV 10-55’ss Katie McGee.
Snoring can be loud and disruptive, it can make your partner miserable, and it can also be a sign of a serious breathing disorder. Sleep apnea can cause a person to temporarily stop breathing, it affects millions but a new treatment may silence the snoring.
There is at least one runner in this Sunday’s New York City Marathon who eats for a living,
For some people, no amount of shut-eye seems to add up to a good night’s sleep, but as CBS 2’s Dr. Holly Phillips reports, it may be more than a matter of fatigue.