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Sleep and Breathing Disorders

Discovery; Men's Health

Advanced sinus surgery relieves nasal polyp symptoms – without a long recovery

Nasal polyps can make it difficult to breathe, sleep, or enjoy your daily life. Learn how advanced sinus surgery can get patients back to breathing easier – with less pain and a shorter recovery than traditional sinus procedures.

Women's Health

Vocal cord dysfunction can trigger extreme breathing problems while exercising

Vocal cord dysfunction causes symptoms that are often mistaken for exercised-induced asthma. Lesley Childs, M.D., discusses how speech therapy can help control this overwhelming – but not life-threatening – condition.

Pediatrics; Your Pregnancy Matters

Why follow-up care is crucial when a newborn fails ABR hearing screening

UT Southwestern and Parkland Health use ABR hearing screenings for all newborns. OAE screening is acceptable for newborns in the well-baby nursery.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Feeling tired during pregnancy? You might have sleep apnea

Approximately 20% of pregnant patients have sleep apnea, which can increase the risk of health complications in pregnancy and long term. Learn the symptoms and treatment options in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Brain; Discovery

Why daylight saving time may be bad for your brain and health

Daylight saving time can interfere with a person’s sleep schedule, but it also has been linked to increased rates of depression, heart attack, stroke, cancer, and car accidents. UT Southwestern's Dr. Joseph Takahashi explains why the time change is bad for your brain and health.

Aging; Mental Health; Prevention

Sleep: The real Fountain of Youth

Whether we like it or not, sleep patterns change as we age and consistently poor sleep can lead to larger health problems. UT Southwestern's Natalia David, Psy.D., offers practical solutions on how you can get a better night's sleep and feel more vibrant because of it.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Top symptoms patients might not expect during pregnancy

No one can fully prepare for pregnancy, but it's important to know a few key symptoms that are and aren't normal. In this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer discusses what patients might not expect when they're expecting.

Brain; Mental Health; Prevention

6 tech tips to get a better night's sleep

We know that smartphone use before bed disrupts our sleeping habits. But it’s impractical today to say mobile devices should be banned from the bedroom. Natalia S. David, PsyD., discusses how technology can promote better sleep – rather than hinder it.

Brain; Prevention

Insomnia: Don’t lose sleep over it

A little-known treatment for chronic insomnia offers longer-lasting benefits than medication or sleep hygiene techniques. Cognitive behavioral therapy focusing on insomnia (CBT-I) involves personalized care and group-based therapy. Learn more.

Brain

Sleep and your mental health

Sleep disorders have a “circular relationship” with such mental illnesses as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which UTSW’s Imran Khawaja, M.D., says can make treatment challenging but not impossible.