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New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

...ng the blockage in the breathing passage. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in bre...rocess involved with normal snoring but with sleep apnea the airway narrows so much that it closes. In the new procedure - which takes just 15 minutes - su...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

... general population who have the disorder. Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be serious. In sleep... oxygen in your blood may drop. Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impote...

Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

...d that symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea can be significantly reduced through ...nd their associated morbidity and mortality. Sleep apnea affects more than 12 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health, and is espec...

Advanced Cancer Patients Have Sleep Disorders

...rs that are common in this age group such as sleep apnea and periodic limb movement disorder....

Researchers Find Link Between Sleep Disorder and Dementia

.... Sometimes the behavior is due to untreated sleep apnea and the condition resolves with regular sleep apnea treatment, by the use of a CPAP breathing machine. In those cases, the cause is sleep apnea. "Thi...

Wearing Mouth Appliance During Sleep may Help to Reduce Snoring

...effective way to reduce snoring and improve sleep apnea symptoms. The study found that patients who used...aryngeal airway in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring problems. Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 perc...

Sleep Apnea Patients Have Greatly Increased Risk of Severe Car Crashes

People with obstructive sleep apnea have a markedly increased risk of severe motor veh...day, May 20. The study of 800 people with sleep apnea and 800 without the nighttime breathing disorder found that patients with sleep apnea were twice as ...

Sleep Apnea may Increase Risk of Diabetes

...ne have found that patients with obstructive sleep apnea are at increased risk for developing of type II d...years and found that patients diagnosed with sleep apnea had more than two-and-half times the risk of developing diabetes compared with those without the nig...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack or Death by 30 Percent

...time breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea increases a persons risk of having a heart attack ...ce, on Monday, May 21. The more severe the sleep apnea at the beginning of the study, the greater the risk of developing heart disease or dying, the study ...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Diabetes and Hypertension in Pregnant Women

Sleep apnea is associated with a greatly increased incidence o...en the womens weight was taken into account, sleep apnea was associated with a doubling of the incidence of gestational diabetes and a fourfold increase in t...

Patients With OSA at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

...rs have found that patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have higher levels of a type of dead cells (apoptotic cells) from the lining (endothelium) of their blood vessels circulating in their bloodstream than people who do not have OSA. The finding may help explain why those with OSA are at higher r...

Sleep Disorder Linked to Heart Failure Patient Deaths

Heart failure patients with untreated sleep apnea are more likely to die than those without this sle...years, and found that those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had double the death rate of those patients who did not have sleep apnea. Of the 37 patients w...

Sleep Disruption Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

...orms of sleep disruption such as obstructive sleep apnea convey extensive cardiovascular risk. We now know that sleep disruption is a potential factor in heart disease even in the average person.' Additional contributors to this study include Paul J. Mills, Ph.D., and Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D., from the...

NCPAP Decreases Cerebrovascular Risk in OSA Patients

Patients with sleep apnea having significantly higher serum levels of inflam...supply, in 50 male patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The researchers also examined the effects of three months of treatment with nasal continuous ...

Pacemaker Patients Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea

...ercent of pacemaker patients had undiagnosed sleep apnea which might have possibly contributed to their hea...e of the excessive prevalence of undiagnosed sleep apnea we found, it could be recommended that all patients referred for a pacemaker should first be screene...

Not Having a Good Night’s Sleep? -You Might Need a Check U

...d being more than a nuisance to others.// Sleep apnea refers to disturbances that occur during sleep. Th...disorder, yet the most common is obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. This is caused by the collapse of throat tissues during sleep and can occur in all types...

Sleep Well, Have a Healthy Heart !

...nal SLEEP finds that people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at increased risk for cardiovascular dis...re pillars of good cardiovascular health. "Sleep apnea is a known risk factor for the development of hypertension, heart disease and stroke," said Epstein....

Sleep Apnea: Take It to Heart, Loyola Advises

...ers, where he was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common type of sleep apnea in which throat tissues collapse, blocking the airway. Before Loyola, Greg felt fatigued all the t...

Snoring Could Be Deadly If Left Untreated

...atory and sleep physician Linda Schachter. Sleep apnea is potentially life threatening because the repeti...Partners of snorers have often said that the sleep apnea sufferer would stop breathing in their sleep and choke or gasp on waking up. 'A person who may hav...

Fluid Displacement From Legs To Neck May Lead To Obstructive Sleep Apnea

...d around pharyngeal soft tissue. Obstructive sleep apnea is very common in fluid-retaining states such as h...ors, when the pharynx narrows in obstructive sleep apnea and in healthy subjects, airflow resistance increases as the person transits from wakefulness to sle...

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