Sleep an Important Factor in Men’s Health, UA Expert Says in National Blog

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A blogpost written recently by University of Arizona sleep medicine expert Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, takes a hard look at how men can “Experience the Much-Needed Benefits of Sleep” for better health.

Man snoozing on couchPosted March 20, the blog appears under the heading of “Cardio” at the website Talking About Men’s Health™, noting that “people who don’t get regular deep sleep are at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes” among other health issues.

It also points to several conditions that may lead to sleep apnea, which men are more likely to suffer from than women. Of those diagnosed with sleep apnea, though, only 47 percent use a continuous positive airway pressure device, or CPAP, device that might alleviate their condition.

His current research projects are focused on improving that through peer support. You can read the full blog here.

The website,, was rated in 2018 as one of the top 10 men’s health blogs by Healthline.

Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy adjusting CPAP device mask on a patient. Dr. Parthasarathy is interim chief of the University of Arizona Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences and Banner – University Medicine Tucson’s Center for Sleep Disorders and a professor of medicine.

In addition, he is an advisor to the Sleep Disorders Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health, helping to coalesce their efforts at drafting its next five-year strategic plan in support of research nationally.

You can learn more about these and related sleep medicine issues at websites for the UAHS Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences or the Banner – UMC Center for Sleep Disorders.  

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Release Date: 
03/21/2019 - 1:00pm