GMSS Causes a Buzz

A condition like snoring is often ignored until it become a massive problem. For some people, they may simply not know that they snore at all until someone tells them. For others it’s one of those dirty little secrets no one wants to talk about. Sure, everyone knows grandma tends to snore gmssloudly after having too many glasses of wine or that little Johnny has been sawing logs since he was ten. Just because no one talks about it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. What’s important is recognizing there is an issue and addressing it before the house is full of sleepless zombies.

There are several causes and remedies for the snoring issue and one of those is investing in a good mouthpiece to help with the physiological issues. One of the mouthpieces we constantly get good vibes about is the Good Morning Snore Solution. It’s a lovely little mouthpiece designed to address the issues snorers face. The coolest things about it are:

  • Cost Effective – There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee and it only costs $99.94. Don’t let the sticker shock you. There are plenty of devices out there that cost more without any sort of guarantee attached.
  • Less Invasive – Unlike most mouthpieces that work by covering all your teeth and being inside the mouth, the Good Morning Snore Solution sits between the teeth and tongue, much like you were sucking on a soother.
  • Size Does Matter – Coming in one size may seem like a downside, but since this piece is not meant to fill your entire mouth it actually works out better for you.

There are plenty of users who are just thrilled with the mouthpiece. Some have even decided to give it an in depth look:

Good Morning Snore Solution that uses the same technology as a jaw displacement device, but is much less intrusive and certainly not as uncomfortable, has caught the attention of’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review.

“Our Good Morning Snore Solution review shows that it is a mouthpiece that has been developed by experts in the sleep market. All it effectively does is displace the tongue and in doing so, snoring is dramatically reduced or even cured altogether,” reports Stevenson. “Those who have previously turned to horrendous contraptions such as mouth guards or chin straps and mandibular displacement devices can also replace them with the Good Morning Snore Solution.”

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“Developed by clinical experts on sleep disorders, Good Morning Snore Solution uses tongue displacement technology, which is comfortable and non-intrusive. If we were to look at surgery that it is only offered to those with significant problems, we notice that there are high risks involved, the success rate is very poor, and that relapse is incredibly common,” says Stevenson. “Incredibly affordable, easy to clean, and care for, the device offers a one size fits all solution, which means that anybody can purchase one and start enjoying a good night’s sleep at last.”


Being able to sleep is one of those things we take for granted. We’ve also found the Good Morning Sleep Solution to be extremely user-friendly and one of, if not the, best mouthpiece for users. Your sleep health is an important piece to consider when looking at your health as a whole. Without a proper sleep you won’t be able to function as well as you could the next day and there are a whole host of problems that can arise from that. So why take your chances? Put yourself in a position of success and get the sleep you’ve only daydreamed about achieving.

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New Users Rave About Results With This Mouthpiece

Sleep is precious and not enough people get the right amount of it. Whether you are a snorer or share a house with someone who is you’re sure to feel the after effects of a bad sleep the next day. If you snore, you probably feel extra tired, possibly sore from late-night elbows to the ribs and you may have even noticed vital-sleepyour concentration suffering. If you share a house, or a bed for that matter, with a snorer, you have most likely experienced all of the above before. There’s probably something you’ve noticed about someone who doesn’t get the right amount of sleep: they’re probably grumpy and miserable, affecting everyone around them with their bad mood. Most people don’t choose to become bears who haven’t hibernated, but lack of sleep can turn the best of us into beasts.

A great way to tackle your snoring problem is using a mouthpiece designed to combat the common causes of snoring. VitalSleep is just one of those pieces. It’s best attributes are the fact that it’s:

  • Easy to Use – One dip in boiling water and one hard bite afterwards and you’ve got a customized piece of hardware.
  • Made in 2 Sizes – All mouths were not created equal. Check out the different sizes for men and women to see which will literally fit you best.
  • Inexpensive –  Sitting at $59.95 for one or $99.95 for two you can’t really go wrong. Did we mention it ships the same day you order at no extra charge? Nice.

Don’t take it from us, though. Check out these reviews from first time users:

New reviews have been released by VitalSleep. The VitalSleep mouthpiece for snoring is made of a BPA free material that molds to the shape of the user’s mouth. What make it special is that it can be adjusted to suit the severity of snoring, unlike many other anti-snoring devices found on the market.

D. Finzel of Livonia, MI states “Vital Sleep mouthguard has literally changed my life. I don’t have to sleep downstairs on the couch anymore. When my family and I go to a hotel for hockey tournaments or on vacation, I can sleep in the room. I used to have to go sleep in the car, not just for my family, but for people in surrounding rooms. My snoring was that loud. It had gotten worse over the years, but this mouthguard has changed my life. I’m not tired in the morning and have lost weight with all the energy I have again! I was so exhausted all the time, I’d had my thyroid checked multiple times and everything was always normal. Thank god for this miracle!”

Another chronic snorer named B. Barbero from Las Vegas, NV shared the following review.

“I’ve been a world class snorer for years and over those years, I have just gotten louder. Three years ago my wife moved into the guest room and vacations are always a chore to arrange because she can’t sleep in the same room with me.”

“I’ve tried surgery and a number of mouthpieces, gargles, and spray remedies – nothing worked. Then I tried Vital Sleep and it worked from the very first night”


When you suffer from snoring all you want is that restful night of sleep. Pure, unadulterated sleep that is broken only after 8 hours when your alarm tells you to get up. Proper sleep helps you feel more rested, more fresh and more alive.

You can check out our full review here if you aren’t convinced. Otherwise, what’s stopping you from popping over and getting one of these bad boys for yourself?

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Buy ZQuiet: Free Trial Without Coupon Still Provides Discount

When it comes to a jaw advancing snoring mouthpiece, it’s hard to beat ZQuiet. In fact, readers of the Snoring Mouthpiece Review consistently tell us that it is their buy-zquietfavorite snoring mouthpiece. The reasons are quite simple:

  1. ZQuiet offers a free trial: Unlike many other mouthpieces out there, ZQuiet does essentially offer a free 30 day trial. Now, it does cost $9.95, but it’s fair to say that this is essentially a shipping cost. Very few mouthpieces will offer this kind of low entry price, which is why skeptical first timers seem to like it so much.
  2. ZQuiet’s Low Price: When you look through the variety of snoring mouthpieces on the market, ZQuiet is easily on of the cheapest available. Again, for first time users that aren’t sure that a mouthpiece will work for them, this is perfection. There are certainly cheaper mouth guards out there, of course, but many of them are cheap China-manufactured garbage, which unfortunately can lead to really bad things like TMJ or jaw pain.
  3. ZQuiet At A Discount: OK, so finding a coupon out there is pretty unlikely for most people. The history ZQuiet has with coupons is actually quite sparse, but if there happens to be an extremely rare seasonal discount, you’re best to jump on it. Unfortunately, these small discounts typically come around times like Black Friday and that’s about it, so if you happen to luck into a ZQuiet coupon, take that offer immediately. It’s likely it will not last!
  4. ZQuiet Works: With its “Living Hinge” technology, this is a uniquely comfortable mouthpiece that has been ordered by well over 500,000 customers in the United States alone. There are few mouth guards with that kind of order flow, and it isn’t just because this company does tend to do a good degree of marketing. It’s also because it works. It’s cheaper than most jaw advancing mouthpieces, is very comfortable, and, I’ll say it again, it works.

Probably about the only downside with ZQuiet for most people is that you have to order it directly. You simply cannot buy ZQuiet at Amazon. And while that may change in the future, the likelihood is very low.

Interesting ZQuiet Advocates

One of the more interesting recent champions of the ZQuiet snoring device is a group of folks that actually consist of sporting champions! I am talking about, of pphacourse, The Pro Player Health Alliance, or PPHA, a group of former professional athletes that are “focused on educating others about sleep apnea and sleep in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and adverse health conditions that result from untreated sleep disordered breathing”. So it’s an important goal, and one that these pro players understand considering how important good health has been to their careers.

According to their recent release:

OSA sufferers stop breathing multiple times when they are asleep, resulting in lower night time oxygen levels and poor quality sleep. The loss of oxygen during the night combined with the lack of good sleep can be a dangerous combination. Stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease have been linked to OSA.

The message is personal to many of the greats that make up the PPHA team, including Derek Kennard, who played with three teams – the Arizona Cardinals, the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys – during his more than 11 years in the NFL.

“The loss of my brother to sleep apnea became a wake-up call for me. I was always tired and looked like it as well and knew I might be at risk. I had a home sleep test and learned that I stopped breathing many times during the night – sometimes for as long as 1 minute and 30 seconds. Treating my sleep apnea has changed my life – it is helping to keep me safe, healthier and living a better quality of life.”


The PPHA seems to have taken up sleep disordered breathing as a serious cause, and their walk certainly fits their walk:

To tackle these serious health issues and encourage others to make healthy sleep choices, the PPHA is committed to increasing awareness about sleep disordered breathing and offer guidance and recommended solutions that can lead to effective treatment.

Talking with a physician about potential sleep apnea or treating snoring is critical. OSA sufferers, especially middle-aged adults and men, have a 46% increased risk of death, from any cause, compared to those without the sleep condition, says the National Institute of Health. As many as 85% of people with OSA remain undiagnosed.

While snoring is typically a sign of OSA, not everyone that snores has OSA. Snoring affects about 45% of Americans on any given night, and according to Henry Ford Hospital “snoring is a bigger risk factor for stroke and heart attack than smoking, being overweight, or high cholesterol.”

PPHA members have experienced the best diagnostic methods, and have tested and utilized various solutions for sleep apnea and snoring. Now they are sharing this education and experience.

It’s fantastic forward thinking stuff, and something you don’t see that often from professional athletes. See the full post here…

So if you’re looking for a snoring mouthpiece, but are not 100% sure of what you should choose, take a look at the ZQuiet. This mouthpiece has been proven to work for over a half a million Americans, and that number grows every single year.

To buy the ZQuiet, look here. For the Snoring Mouthpiece’s full and comprehensive ZQuiet review, click here.



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Earplugs: Friend or Foe?

earplugDepending on what your sleep arrangements are like, you might be one of those who need to wear earplugs to get a good night’s sleep. Maybe you have a partner that snores or maybe you’re living in the middle of a construction zone. You could be one of those people who sleep so lightly that a fly breathing wakes you up or the party down the street is just a touch loud tonight. There are several ways to deal with excess noise when you’re trying to get a little shut-eye. Some people leave a fan running or use a white-noise machine. Some need to have specific music or an eye mask. Then there are those people who must have a pair of earplugs in to get some shut eye. The question then becomes, is that healthy?

Never put anything smaller than your elbow into your ear” is something we’ve been wisely cautioned against at some stage or another. But more of us are ignoring this advice.

We use in-the-ear-headphones to listen to music, car keys and hair pins to scratch that particularly unpleasant itch, and hearing aids to enable better communication.

Many of us also use disposable foam earplugs to protect from damaging noises in the workplace, or to block the noise of snoring partners, loud traffic outside bedroom windows, dogs barking and any other bothersome sounds that prevent a good night’s sleep.

If you regularly use earplugs to sleep, is it damaging? On the internet, people ask whether doing so can cause tinnitusinfections or ear pain. Can regular earplug use cause wax or pressure build up in the head? Can it cause headaches?

The facts about wax

To answer these questions, I should first explain a few things about ear wax.

Wax is good for the ear but too much can be bad for you. Wax comes from small glands in the outer part of the ear. It starts off looking like honey but the longer it stays in the ear, the darker and harder it gets as it traps dirt, grit and gunk.

Normally the wax will be “walked” out of the ear by its self-cleaning mechanism. Anything that slows down or reverses this mechanism can cause wax to build up. Unfortunately, anything smaller than your elbow can do this, sleeping plugs included. But everyone’s ears are affected differently.

An ear full of wax works like a built-in ear plug – great for sleeping, but if it ends up resting on the eardrum, it can cause discomfort and sometimes tinnitus.

Most of the problems people associate with earplugs are actually due to too much wax in the ears, although the wax may be caused by being a consistent earplug user.

If you are a consistent user and think you may have too much wax, ask your doctor to check inside your ear. Or better still, make an appointment to see your local audiologist. They may have a camera that can show you how much wax actually is inside your ear and whether something should be done about it.

A good night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep has many health benefits, and sleeping poorly can have follow-on issues such as concentration and memory problems.

Studies have demonstrated the benefit of sleeping aids such as ear plugs and eye masks in improving sleep for patients in hospitals. In fact, the studies show the aids can reduce the need for sleeping medications.


The good news is that you won’t wreck your precious ears if you regularly wear earplugs to bed. The trick then becomes proper care and maintenance with said earplugs. Make sure you’re disposing them when they get too gross or it won’t just be snoring that prevents a good sleep.

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Suicidal Thoughts and Sleep Problems: A Deadly Combination

depressionHave you ever wondered what happens while you sleep? It’s simple really: your brain cells replenish, your body grows and your mental state resets for the day ahead. There are recommended hours of sleep for specific age groups for a reason. The younger you are the more your body needs to develop and therefore the more sleep you need. Ignoring your sleep, like most teenagers and young adults do, can impact your health in ways you probably haven’t thought about before.

There are various disorders that can affect your sleep like insomnia, sleep apnea and snoring but did you know sleeplessness can severely impact those suffering from depression? Depression on it’s own can be a debilitating illness. Couple that with sleeplessness and you’re facing a huge wall:

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviors is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open.

In this study, conducted by researchers from the University’s School of Health Sciences alongside the University of Oxford, 18 participants were interviewed about the role sleep problems have on suicidal tendencies.

Three inter-related pathways to suicidal thoughts were identified arising from sleep problems. The first was that being awake at night heightened the risks of suicidal thoughts and attempts, which in part was seen as a consequence of the lack of help or resources available at night.

Secondly, the research found that a prolonged failure to achieve a good night’s sleep made life harder for respondents, adding to depression, as well as increasing negative thinking, attention difficulties and inactivity.

Finally, respondents said sleep acted as an alternative to suicide, providing an escape from their problems. However, the desire to use sleep as an avoidance tactic led to increased day time sleeping which in turn caused disturbed sleeping patterns – reinforcing the first two pathways.


If you or someone you know suffers from depression you are most likely painfully aware of how difficult it can be to lead a normal life. There are plenty of treatments available, with or without medication, that can make depression manageable. But it’s difficult to completely get rid of it. When your enemy is your own mind it’s very difficult to win the war.

When you can’t sleep, you can’t quiet your mind. The dark thoughts tend to plague you in the night when you’re defenseless. Human beings are not meant to be nocturnal. We’re meant to sleep in the night and be productive in the day. Failure to adhere to this causes disruptions in our sleep patterns and makes it difficult to function as a member of society.

That is not to say that those who work strictly at night aren’t productive. Those who work during the night tend to sleep during the day for the recommended number of hours they are supposed to be getting. That’s completely different than someone who sporadically sleeps during the day in order to recover from the loss of sleep during the night.

Those who suffer from depression need to make sure they are sleeping properly. It may help to keep a sleep journal and log the amount of time, and when, they are actually sleeping and take it to their health care provider. If their sleep is too fragmented their health care provider can suggest other ways to obtain a consistent amount of sleep. What is the underlying sleep problem? Does the patient suffer from sleep apnea or snoring? There are simple ways to manage those disorders. The more information you can bring in with you to a medical appointment the better your health care provider can help you.

Let’s all try to get the best sleep we can to keep the dark thoughts at bay.

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How Much Sleep is Actually Enough?

sleeplessDepending on what stage of life you’re at you might be thinking that it’s not a big deal if you sacrifice your sleep to get ahead in life. Sure, you can live on four hours of sleep a night so that you can make sure you watch all the episodes of that popular show on Netflix or work the three jobs to afford your fancy car. Our minds like to tell us all kinds of things and sometimes we shouldn’t listen to them. Is your brain a medical professional? Probably not. You might like to think you are because of your personal connections or what you read online but unless you went through grueling medical school, you probably aren’t a doctor or nurse.

There is a reason we’ve been told we need no less than eight hours of sleep. It’s not just a random magical number; it serves a purpose.

Humans need sleep just as much as they need food or water. Sleep is an indicator of overall health and well-being. The amount of sleep one needs depends on a number of factors like age, quality of sleep, previous sleep deprivation, etc.

Most people accumulate what is called “sleep debt” wherein people try to make up for sleep lost during the week during the weekends. But that doesn’t really work. In fact, getting as little as three to four hours of sleep a night is as bad as pulling an all-nighter. Staying up for 24 hours straight and then driving is like driving with a blood-alcohol content that is considered legally drunk in all 50 states.

Shortage of sleep can be blamed for nearly 100,000 traffic accidents, 76,000 injuries, and 1,500 deaths every year. So how much sleep do you need?

The National Sleep Foundation in 2015 came out with a study that recommends different amounts of sleep based on age. The study had 18 researchers comb through 320 research articles to come to its current “sleep time duration recommendations.”

Children aged six and above need at least nine to 11 hours of sleep and teenagers need eight to ten hours of sleep. Seven hours of sleep should do for some but sleeping for over 11 hours a day can cause health issues. But some teens may need some extra sleep during puberty.


It’s important to eat a balanced meal and it’s important to drink plenty of water. Just like these basics that have been drilled into us since our youth, sleep is something that is required to have a healthy life. It does get harder as we get older and various stressors come into our lives. Demanding jobs, young children or pets that require a lot of attention tend to eat into our sleep time.

You are the master of your body and it’s up to you to make sure that your temple is in great shape. As much as you schedule in your weekly workout or that coffee date with the guy/girl next door, you need to make sure that you get proper sleep or you’ll pass out into your latté which will probably end your dating chances for a while.

So draw yourself a nice lavender bubble-bath after dinner and try to leave the list of chores and to-dos out of your brain until you’ve had a nice soak. Have a warm cup of tea or milk before you head to slumber land and give yourself the appropriate time to nod off before your alarm screams in your ear.

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Say Ah: What’s in Your Mouth?

mouthSnoring is a common sleep disorder although many just brush it off. Some people think snoring is caused solely by eating or drinking too much before bed, sleeping on your back or being sick. While these can contribute to snoring, the fact of the matter is that there are physical components of snoring. While you sleep your whole body relaxes, right? The means more than just your mind; your muscles relax as well. When the muscles in your mouth and throat relax they can cause your tongue to fall to the back of your throat and block your airways.

This causes that snoring sound we are all too familiar with. The kind that can only be remedied with a stop snoring mouthpiece like the ZQuiet ( If the situation is intense, snoring may also be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing completely, for a few seconds, dozens of times a night. There are other physical betrayals for sleep apnea:

Enlarged uvula can lead to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Among normal adults, 45 percent are occasional snorers and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Most commonly seen in males, snoring may be a result of an obstruction, so it should be considered a serious symptom to address with your doctor.

There are numerous causes for snoring, including poor muscle tone of the tongue and throat, excessive bulkiness of throat tissue, long soft palate or uvula, or obstructed nasal airways.

Snoring can result in a health condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is when a person stops breathing numerous times throughout the night. Being overweight or having high blood pressure can contribute to OSA, but another common cause is an enlarged uvula, the dangling piece of flesh at the back of the mouth.

The role of uvula is not fully understood, but its possible functions are assisting with speech formation and production of saliva.

Inflamed or swollen uvula is the main symptom of a health condition uvulitis, which can contribute to sleep apnea. If the uvula becomes very swollen, it may even reach the tongue, causing an obstruction. Other signs and symptoms of a swollen uvula include redness, as well as difficulty breathing or swallowing.

If your uvulitis does lead to sleep apnea, you may also suffer from high blood pressure, daytime headache, constant low energy or fatigue, and weight gain. Treating enlarged uvula and sleep apnea is important for reducing your risk of complications.

Enlarged uvula treatment methods

You should see a doctor for your enlarged uvula if you experience severe pain, difficulty breathing, uneasiness due to lack of oxygen, severe pain or difficulty swallowing, grunting and choking, pus or blood from the uvula, or if you stop breathing throughout the night.


Snoring can be a very real indicator that you or someone you love suffers from sleep apnea. The problem with this disease is that it can often go undiagnosed for those who live alone or for those who brush off their snoring issue. It is imperative if you snore, and have continued to do so even after you’ve tried to stop it, that you meet with a health care professional. You may need to undergo testing in a sleep lab to find out if you suffer from sleep apnea. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

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Sleeping Before Dusk Can Cause Heart Danger

clockSurely you remember the prime of your youth: staying up until 3am working on that final paper for your course or playing video games until midnight. As we get older our bedtimes tend to creep ever forward. We have more stresses in our lives and therefore need more time to recuperate from the long days we sludge through. But having an early bedtime could be a massive warning sign, especially for men:

Men who want an early night could be showing a warning sign of heart problems, medics have warned.

A study of 2,400 adults found that among men, bed times were significantly earlier among those suffering from high blood pressure.

On average, those with the condition – one of the key risks for heart disease – retired for the night 18 minutes earlier than those without it.

And once they got to bed, those with high blood pressure were significantly more likely to spent the night tossing and turning, the Japanese study found. 

Researchers said the desire to turn in early could be a clue to health problems which might otherwise be missed.

While early nights were linked with higher blood pressure, getting more sleep was unlikely to do anything to help the condition, they cautioned. 

Despite going to bed earlier, those with high blood pressure managed no more sleep overall – and scored significantly worse in tools used to measure the quality of slumber. 

On average, those with high blood pressure – also called hypertension – scored 5.3 in assessments, where a score of five or more indicted poor sleep quality. 

Among those with normal blood pressure, the score was 4.7, according to the study findings, presented at the European Society of Cardiology, in Rome.

Lead researcher Dr Nobuo Sasaki, from Hiroshima University, said: “Early bed times were associated with hypertension independent of anything else.”


It’s very important to listen to your body. Is it strained? Is it weak? Is it tired? If your body is trying to tell you something you might not be listening close enough. As we age, we start ignoring what our bodies try to tell us in favour of what our minds tell us we can and cannot do. There will come a point in your life where eating an entire large pepperoni pizza on your own is going to cause serious gastrointestinal problems. Sure, you might have been able to pack a whole pizza away in your twenties, but maybe now you’re in your forties and pizza is not your friend.

The same can be said for sleep. Are you really so tired that a 7pm bedtime is appealing? What kind of work do you do? If you don’t do anything overly physically taxing and your commute isn’t that long, wanting to hit the hay so soon after supper is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong.

Make an appointment with your medical professional about a sleep study. Remember, we’re supposed to have a full physical at least once a year, possibly more often if you have other health concerns. Sleep is a wonderful thing and lying around in bed every once in a while isn’t really a bad thing. But we’re not teenagers any more. Staying up late and sleeping in until lunch is only going to cause problems, not solve them.

Don’t put off what important concerns and make sure that you address them right away. Chances are if you want to sleep that early, and actually do, you might not be getting the restful sleep you want. This is only going to create more concerns. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee, my friends.


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If You Want Good Grades, Get Some Sleep

collegeIt’s the time of year again. Students are swarming schools all over the country from kindergarten all the way to university and college. It’s back to school and that means a more regimented schedule should be implemented for everything. This includes parents as well as students. For those who are finding themselves in post-secondary for the first time might have a harder time trying to control themselves. Safeguards, like parents, might not be there and the newfound sense of independence and freedom could very well be their undoing.

If you want to be successful at anything in life, you need to put your best effort into it. This holds true for education. Lack of sleep can be the simplest cause of your undoing when it comes to performing in the workplace, and at school:

College students who deprive themselves of sleep are more at risk of losing academic success, according to health professional Dr. Keith Willmore.

Willmore, medical director of the BYU Student Health Clinic, said there is definitely a connection between lack of sleep and poor academic performance. He said cognitive functions are worsened due to sleep deprivation.

“Most students tend to stay up much later and sleep in, resulting in both less quantity and quality sleep,” Willmore said in an email.

Daniel Kay, an assistant professor of psychology, explained there is a danger for students when it comes to this “sleep debt.”

“‘Sleep debt’ as it’s called, accumulates over time,” Kay said. “So if an individual obtains 15 minutes less sleep than is needed on a nightly basis, after a week or two that starts to add up, and can have an impact of daytime functioning that is as great as going a whole night without sleep.”

An article written by Dr. Ronald D. Chervin and Dr. Shelley D. Hershner, published in the Journal of Nature and Science of Sleep, states “the consequences of sleep deprivation and daytime sleepiness are especially problematic to college students and can result in lower grade point averages, increased risk of academic failure, compromised learning, impaired mood and increased risk of motor vehicle accidents.”

Students who slept for more hours had higher grade point averages than shorter sleepers, according to the article.

The article also said “students with sleep disorders probably do not achieve optimal academic performance, and up to 27 percent of students may be at risk for at least one sleep disorder.”


University and college are not cheap, by any stretch of the imagination. Even if you’re lucky enough to be the recipient of a scholarship or have family who are able to pay the way, that’s still a hefty chunk of change. You don’t want all the hard effort you put into your courses to go down the drain because you’re having issues with your sleep schedule. Lack of sleep can be brutal for your health.

Like any other health concern you might have, you should visit a doctor if sleeping, or lack of sleep, is happening more often than not. It could be that you’re suffering from insomnia or maybe you snore in your sleep and need to wear a mouthpiece. It doesn’t have to be a struggle if you get help for it sooner rather than later. You just have to take charge of your life and if that means missing out on a party or two so you can get some proper sleep and not bomb that final exam in two days, then maybe that’s what you need to do.

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Can A CPAP Machine Do It All?

CpapSleep is a precious commodity that we all need in order to survive. During sleep is when our bodies grow, our brain cells replenish and our emotions reset. Regardless of age everyone needs to get a good night’s sleep. There is a reason that children need to sleep more when they’re very young: they’re growing and without sleep those little bodies can’t get much bigger.

Even as adults if we neglect to get a proper sleep we can wake up feeling restless, irritated and just downright cranky. This will impact our daily lives in various ways. But what if you can’t get sleep? There are those who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea and snoring. Suffering from a sleep disorder impacts your sleep. Either you can’t sleep or you can’t get quality sleep. Both are detrimental to your physical and emotional health.

When you have sleep apnea you actually stop breathing several times a night. Certainly, this is obviously very concerning and the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine was designed to blow continuous bursts of oxygen into the sleepers airways in order to keep them breathing through the night. Complicated and expensive, yes, especially when compared with something as simple as the ZQuiet mouthpiece ( But can CPAP machines do more than help with sleep apnea?

An international study led by Australian sleep specialists has shown machines designed to help people with sleep apnoea do not reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, but significantly improve quality of life.

The study of more than 2,700 sleep apnoea sufferers with cardiovascular disease estimated 25 per cent of middle-aged men and 10 per cent of middle-aged women suffer from sleep apnoea.

The Sleep Apnoea Cardiovascular Endpoints (SAVE) study monitored sleep apnoea patients with a pre-existing vascular disease over four years in 89 hospitals in Australia, New Zealand, India, the US, Spain and Brazil.

Researchers were looking at whether a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine would prevent major cardiovascular events including heart attack and stroke.

Irishman David Cahoon emigrated to Australia more than a decade ago after undergoing heart bypass surgery in the UK in 1994.

“I’ve always been a terrible snorer,” Mr Cahoon told the ABC.

In England he had been prescribed a rubber mouthpiece designed to hold his jaw forward at night to reduce his snoring, but until he came to Australia he did not realise he had sleep apnoea.

Early testing at the Flinders University Sleep Lab in Adelaide indicated Mr Cahoon’s breathing was being interrupted 53 times an hour while he slept.

Most days Mr Cahoon found it difficult to stay awake.


Now that researchers know what a CPAP machine can’t do, they can focus on addressing those concerns. There is no doubt that the CPAP improves quality of sleep which in turns leads to a better quality of life. A better quality of life leads to a better outlook for the future and allows us to be more positive and productive in our everyday lives. You never thought that sleep could be so important, did you?

While it may be disappointing to learn about the shortcomings of the CPAP machine, it just gives researchers more drive to find a better solution to such an important problem. Perhaps an addition to the CPAP machine will address the issues with heart disease or maybe a new medication will do the trick. When it comes to research the disappointments are just as important as the discoveries: they can all lead to a solution. You can rest easy knowing that there are people hard at work trying to find out how to keep you healthy and hale, during your states of consciousness and unconsciousness.

Can A CPAP Machine Do It All? was initially seen on TSMR Blog