Sleep is vital to how we function as living creatures. We spend approximately 1/3 of our lives sleeping—some more, some less—but we all sleep. We sleep to recharge and reset our bodies and minds for a new day, and the majority of us will have no problem going to sleep and waking up. However, some might have difficulties falling and staying asleep. Others might experience different states of sleep throughout the night. Neurologist and sleep specialist—and Dr. Kirtly Jones' sleep partner—Dr. Chris Jones joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to discuss the medical science behind sleeping.
Some of the health issues that concerns women don’t actually pertain to their own health, but rather, the health of the men in their life. One of the health problems women want their men to know about—and fix—is snoring. Women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about why snoring can be a problem for bed partners and how women can help their men fix the health issue.
While a tank and mask can make sleep apnea more manageable, the machine is still loud and difficult for some people to use. A new appliance may be able to solve this problem. Dr. Bryce Williams talk about how the device works and how users and their partners can benefit from it.