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Obstructive Sleep Apnea News
February 21, 2017

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Link Between Sleep, Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly

Jan. 31, 2017 — Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent. Caused by sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a disruption of normal breathing during sleep, these cause ... read more

Evidence Insufficient Regarding Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Jan. 24, 2017 — The current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in asymptomatic adults (including adults with unrecognized symptoms), the US ... read more

Regulating 'Gasotransmitters' Could Improve Care for Sleep Apnea

Jan. 23, 2017 — Unbalanced signaling by two molecules that regulate breathing leads to sleep apnea in mice and rats. Injection of a substance that reduces production of one of those signals can prevent apneas. This ... read more

Study Suggests Ways to Block Hypertension in Those With Sleep Apnea

Aug. 16, 2016 — Suppressing hydrogen sulfide production in the carotid body may block the hypertension associated with sleep ... read more

Economic Burden of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea in US Is Nearly $150 Billion Per Year

Aug. 8, 2016 — A new analysis has been published that reveals the staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. The new work summarizes the results of an online survey completed by patients currently ... read more

Sleep Disorders May Predict Heart Events After Angioplasty

June 15, 2016 — People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, ... read more

In MS, Can Better Sleep Improve Cognition?

June 13, 2016 — People with multiple sclerosis often have trouble with memory, attention and mental processing. New research shows some of these issues could stem from sleep ... read more

Fatty Diets Lead to Daytime Sleepiness, Poor Sleep

Apr. 20, 2016 — Men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea, new research ... read more

Crash Risk Soars Among Truck Drivers Who Fail to Adhere to Sleep Apnea Treatment

Mar. 21, 2016 — The largest study of obstructive sleep apnea and crash risk among CMV drivers involved 1,613 truck drivers with sleep apnea and an equal number of controls. The rate of preventable crashes was 5 ... read more

Trouble Sleeping? The Size of Your Tongue, Tonsils Could Be Why

Mar. 8, 2016 — Oversized tonsils and tongues place people at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep due to blocked upper airways, suggests a ... read more

High Patient Satisfaction With Telemedicine-Based Care of Sleep Apnea

Mar. 1, 2016 — A new study suggests that telemedicine-based management for obstructive sleep apnea is as effective and may be comparable to in-person ... read more

Snoring in Children Can Affect Their Health

Feb. 29, 2016 — Children commonly snore from time to time and that is often harmless. But children with frequent snoring and breathing problems during sleep have an increased risk of having trouble concentrating and ... read more

Sleep Apnea Takes a Toll on Brain Function

Feb. 12, 2016 — People with sleep apnea show significant changes in the levels of two important brain chemicals, which could be a reason that many have symptoms that impact their day-to-day lives, new research ... read more

Study Offers Treatment Hope for Sleep Disordered Breathing

Feb. 10, 2016 — People with a condition linked to obesity that causes them to stop breathing in their sleep could be helped by new research. The study could lead to new treatments for the condition called central ... read more

Even Children With Higher IQs Behave Better When Their Sleep Apnea Is Fixed

Jan. 8, 2016 — Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows it's just as important to pay attention to how high achievers are ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Statins may reverse the mechanisms that increase the risk of heart disease in people with sleep apnea, new research suggests. More than 18 million adults have obstructive sleep apnea, in which ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Does Not Increase Risk and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dec. 23, 2015 — A recent study of elderly men found no evidence that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased in severity (or prevalence) as a result of vitamin D deficiency. The researchers also found no evidence to ... read more

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Patients at Greater Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Dec. 9, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing often predicts the development of atrial fibrillation in older men, according to researchers. The risk increased with age, they ... read more

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With Incident Heart Failure, Death in Women

Oct. 13, 2015 — Sex-specific differences exist in the relationship between OSA and CV disease, researchers have found, and that, in women, sleep apnea is associated with higher blood levels of troponin (hs-TnT), a ... read more

CPAP Therapy Reduces Symptoms of Depression in Adults With Sleep Apnea

Sep. 22, 2015 — Depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure ... read more

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