Dr. Robert Rosenberg

About: Dr. Robert Rosenberg

Robert S. Rosenberg DO, FCCP, is the medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Prescott Valley, Arizona and sleep medicine consultant for Mountain Heart Health Services in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is the author of "Sleep Soundly Every Night; Feel Fantastic Every Day" (Demos Health) and is also a contributing sleep expert blogger at EverydayHealth.com.

Articles By Dr. Robert Rosenberg

Consumer Health Digest
May19

Take a Closer Look at Your Heart and Sleep Apnea

It is a common misconception to view sleep apnea as a disease of obese men that leaves them sleepy. In fact, sleep apnea is a pervasive disorder that results in the dysfunction of many organ systems in our body. This association appears to be plainly obvious when it comes to heart disease. The relationship between sleep apnea and heart disease has become better understood in recent years. We know that over 50% of individuals who have...

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Consumer Health Digest
Apr22

Understand the Mechanism Behind Sleep Inertia

Sleep inertia was first recognized during the 1950s when American fighter pilots were allowed to sleep in their cockpits just before taking off. When the commanding officers realized that their performance was impaired, this practice was quickly terminated. Since then we have come a long way in understanding sleep inertia, the length of time from conscious awareness (awakening), to full cognitive functioning. It is particularly severe...

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Consumer Health Digest
Apr02

Sleep and Your Television: What’s Going Wrong?

We have known for some time that television watching can disturb sleep. In fact, several studies have demonstrated that in children, adolescents, and adults, television watching not only inhibits falling asleep, but also staying asleep, even after it is turned off. We now have a study published in the March issue of the journal Chest titled Sitting and Television Viewing: Novel Risk Factors for Sleep Disturbance and Apnea Risk?...

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Consumer Health Digest
Mar12

Sleep Apnea and Ageing – Let the Research Speak!

Over the years, I have written and spoken about the dangers of untreated sleep apnea. We know that it is associated with an increased incidence of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Additionally, numerous studies show that those with untreated sleep apnea tend to die at a younger age. In fact, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2005 titled Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Stroke and...

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Feb26

Dr. Robert S. Rosenberg – Sleep Specialist and Pulmonologist

Robert S. Rosenberg, DO, FCCP, has over 20 years of experience in the field of sleep medicine. Board certified in sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine, and internal medicine. Robert S. Rosenberg, DO, FCCP, is the medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Prescott Valley, Arizona and sleep medicine consultant for Mountain Heart Health Services in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is the author of “Sleep Soundly Every Night; Feel...

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Consumer Health Digest
Feb24

Teens and Sleep: Poor Sleep Hygiene and Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

If you are the parent of a teenage boy or girl, you may have noticed a later bedtime has become the norm. Two of the main reasons are a natural circadian shift and the abundance of interactive electronics. In fact, this problem is so important that I devoted a chapter in my book, Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic every Day, to this subject. During adolescence, up to 10% will develop a circadian shift. It may result in a delay...

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