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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

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

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

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

Back to School and Back to Sleep

Sep. 3, 2015 — Poor sleep might explain how stress impacts health in kids, a new study suggests. Researchers found that getting a good night's sleep might buffer the impact of stress on kids' cortisol ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Obstructive sleep apnea may be underdiagnosed in postmenopausal women. A new study strongly associates the condition's traditional risk factors with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), suggesting ... read more

Sleep Disturbances Are Common, Influenced by Race and Ethnicity

June 19, 2015 — Sleep disturbances and undiagnosed sleep apnea are common among middle-aged and older adults in the US, and these sleep problems occur more frequently among racial/ethnic minorities, a new study ... read more

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Reduced Resilience Among Veterans

June 8, 2015 — Poor sleep quality is associated with reduced resilience among veterans and returning military personnel, a new study suggests. Findings suggest that appraisal of sleep quality may contribute to ... read more

High Risk of Sleep Apnea in Young Veterans With PTSD

May 19, 2015 — The probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea increased with increasing severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD), a new study of young US veterans shows. The ... read more

Sleep Apnea Linked to Depression in Men

May 18, 2015 — Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and excessive daytime sleepiness are associated with an increased risk of depression in men, according to a new community-based study of Australian ... read more

Obesity, Depression Have Role in Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

May 7, 2015 — Obesity and depression – not only lack of sleep – are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to researchers. They say the findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for ... read more

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