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Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children

Westchester, Ill. - A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP indicates that children have an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) if they have at least one sibling who has been diagnosed with the sleep disorder. Results indicate that after accounting for socioeco...

Benefits from upper airway surgery for sleep apnea found to equal CPAP

Alexandria, VA - Adults who struggle with CPAP treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be considered candidates for reconstructive surgery on the upper airway, because it holds the same quality-of-life (QOL) benefits but with more permanence. This thesis is in new research published in ...

Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Announces Professional Relationship with the American Sleep Apnea Association

Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC is honored to announce it's professional association with the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA). (Vocus) July 15, 2009 -- Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC is honored to announce it's professional association with the American Sleep Apnea Associatio...

High Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Suburban Dental Practices

In a recent study published in the journal Sleep and Breathing, Dr Todd Morgan and others showed that the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be higher than expected in suburban dental practices. (Vocus) July 2, 2009 -- In a recent study published in the jou...

Partner's Support Helps Men Adhere to Apnea Treatment

Positive airway pressure therapy works best when couple works together, research shows FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Going to bed wearing a continuous positive airway pressure machine may not be a flattering look. But new research shows that men who have a supportive female pa...

Among Obese Diabetics, Sleep Apnea May Be Common

Study finds, though, that disorder often goes undiagnosed,, FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese and have type 2 diabetes often have undiagnosed sleep apnea as well, a new study has found. In fact, of the 306 participants in the study, about 87 percent were found ...

Sleep apnea may not be closely linked to heart failure severity

Philadelphia, PA, 6 May 2009 Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA) are not markedly decreased in heart failure (HF) patients managed with beta-blockers and spironolactone, reports a study in the March issue of Journal of Cardiac Failure ( http://www.elsevier.com/locate/car...

Obesity linked to dangerous sleep apnea in truck drivers

Somerville, MA/Providence, RI -- Truck crashes are a significant public health hazard causing thousands of deaths and injuries each year, with driver fatigue and sleepiness being major causes. A new study has confirmed previous findings that obesity-driven testing strategies identify commercial tr...

Simpler Sleep Apnea Treatment Seems Effective, Affordable

Study finds that nurse-led rather than doctor-led care saves about $722 per patient FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- A simpler, less costly method of diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is as effective as the traditional protocol that relies on specialist physician...

Losing weight can cure obstructive sleep apnea in overweight patients

For sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , one of the American Thoracic...

Daytime impairments in older men with obstructive sleep apnea are related to total sleep time

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Feb. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that daytime functional impairments in older men with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are largely explained by total sleep time rather than OSA severity. A modest link between OSA severity and daytime sleepiness, measur...

Gordon Trucking Begins Sleep Apnea Wellness Program with REM Medical Corporation

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- REM Medical Corporation, a leader in innovative fatigue management solutions for corporations, today announced that Pacific, WA based Gordon Trucking, has chosen REM Medical as its provider of comprehensive sleep medicine services. Initially, REM Medical will pr...

Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain

Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated surges and drops in blood pressure and blood flow in the brain might make people with sleep apnea more prone to have a stroke and die in their sleep, a new s...

Holiday Weight Gain May Contribute to Sleep Apnea Extra Pounds May Produce Severe Problems for Adults

A dentist who owns a successful dental practice and center for sound sleep in the Midwest is warning people that even slight weight gain during the holiday may contribute to a energy-robbing and dangerous disease known as sleep apnea. Weight added, especially in the neck region, can further comp...

Treating sleep apnea in Alzheimer's patients helps cognition

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment seems to improve cognitive functioning in patients with Alzheimer's disease who also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial conducted at the University of California, San Diego. The study le...

Silence the Sleep Apnea "Snorechestra" to Fight Heart Disease, From the Harvard Heart Letter

The snorts, whistles, and gasps you make while sleeping may do more than rob you of a good night’s sleep. Boston, MA (Vocus) October 30, 2008 -— The snorts, whistles, and gasps you make while sleeping may do more than rob you of a good night’s sleep. T...

Sleep Apnea Boosts Death Risk

But it's unclear whether treating the breathing disorder cuts the danger, one expert says FRIDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The interrupted nighttime breathing of sleep apnea appears to increase the risk of dying, Australian researchers report. Earlier studies have linked sleep apn...

Sleep apnea linked to increased risk of death

Sleep-disordered breathing (also known as sleep apnea) is associated with an increased risk of death, according to new results from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort, an 18-year observational study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. Re...

Clinical Launch of Innovative Cloth Sleep Apnea Mask Creates Buzz at Sleep Conference

PITTSBURGH, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Circadiance launched the revolutionary SleepWeaver(TM) Nasal CPAP Mask at the tradeshow of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, SLEEP 2008, which was held in Baltimore June 9 - 12. Many sleep apnea patients discontinue th...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory Loss

Study finds disorder shrinks brain cells much the way alcohol, Alzheimer's do WEDNESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea show tissue loss in brain regions that help store memory, a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study shows. "Our findings demonstrat...

Israeli study finds obstructive sleep apnea is health factor from day 1

ATS 2008, TORONTOObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in very young children may cause some of the adverse cardiovascular health consequences seen in older children and adults with the condition, according to researchers in Israel, who will present their findings at the American Thoracic Societys 2008 In...

People with obstructive sleep apnea at risk for cardiac stress on airline flights

ATS 2008, TORONTOPeople with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on commercial airline flights may have a greater risk of adverse events from cardiac stress than healthy people, according to new research to be presented at the American Thoracic Societys 2008 International Conference in Toronto on...

Sleep Apnea Screening Cuts Surgical Complications

Canadian team develops simple test to identify those at risk WEDNESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- A quick, self-administered test to identify surgical patients who may have potentially life-threatening obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been developed by a team of Canadian anesthesi...

Nasal Surgery Helps Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Not only did overall health improve, but study finds snoring, daytime sleepiness reduced TUESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove nasal obstructions improves quality of life for people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and reduces symptoms of nasal blockages, accordin...

Molecular biology of sleep apnea could lead to new treatments

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have provided, for the first time, a detailed look at the molecular pathways underlying sleep apnea, which affects more than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Sleep apnea is a con...

Infrared Imaging for Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Shows Promise

Remote Heat Imaging Identifies Sleep Disorder Without Disturbing Patients CHICAGO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep apnea is commonly diagnosed by way of measuring airflow by nasal pressure, temperature, and/or carbon dioxide, through sensors placed in the nose. However, this method is uncomfortab...

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Stave Off Heart Disease

Study shows link between the breathing disorder, arterial trouble FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Using a mask to deliver continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat people with obstructive sleep apnea dramatically reduces early indications of atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arte...

Sleep Apnea Can Trouble Kids, Too

Nighttime breathing woes can lower grades, IQ scores, researchers warn FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The interrupted sleep, snoring, and nighttime breathing troubles associated with sleep apnea isn't just affecting adults -- kids can get the condition, too, experts say. In fa...

Neck Size May Affect Severity of Sleep Apnea

Even non-obese people are at risk, researchers find WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Though obesity is a known major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, many non-obese people also have the condition, according to the results of a new study. Among 5,426 non-obese adults (w...

Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Urges All Dentists to Screen Their Patients for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Because obstructive sleep apnea is reaching almost epidemic proportions in the United States, Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC announces an initiative to have all dentists screen their patients for both snoring and sleep apnea. New York, NY (Vocus) June 2, 2009 -- Because obstru...

Surgery proves effective in treating pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

Alexandria, VA Infants and young toddlers with obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing experience significant improvement following surgical treatment of the ailment, according to an invited article in the June 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery . The study eval...

New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea

No 'magic bullet,' experts say, but alternatives may help some MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Two new treatments -- one surgical and the other an appliance that adjusts the jaw -- might help people with sleep apnea, which has proven tough to treat. In sleep apnea, the upper airw...

Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea

Workout regimen for the upper airway may improve sleep disorder symptoms, study finds FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Tongue and throat exercises may help people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) find relief, a new report says. A three-month program helped reduc...

Mayo clinic: Retired national football league linemen have high incidence of sleep apnea

ORLANDO, Fla. - Sleep disordered breathing, also known as sleep apnea, is highly prevalent among retired National Football League (NFL) players, and particularly in linemen, according to Mayo Clinic research. This study, involving 167 players, adds to the growing body of research examining the rel...

Less costly, more accessible and as effective: Simplified treatment for sleep apnea

Diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea may soon become much less expensive and arduous, thanks to new research showing that a simplified program using experienced nurses, home ambulatory diagnosis and auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines to titrate CPAP press...

Inspire Medical Systems Completes First Implant of the Inspire II System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspire Medical Systems, Inc., a private medical device company, today announced it has completed the first human implant of its Inspire II system designed to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is estimated that one in fifteen adults has moderat...

Anatomy May Help Identify Sleep Apnea

People with the condition appear to have longer soft palates, research shows FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- People with the breathing disturbance known as obstructive sleep apnea have soft palates that are more elongated and angled than those of people without the condition, rese...

Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea

Treatment may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a wake-up call to the millions of American men and women with type 2 diabetes: Snoring at night or nodding off during the day may be symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially life-t...

Data mining of inpatient records reveals the disease pattern of obstructive sleep apnea

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is the first to show the full clinical picture of comorbid conditions associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), quantify their frequency of occurrence and reveal their possible interrelationships. R...

Eye Conditions Linked with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a good night's sleep helps the brain and body perform better, it's a good guess that sleep problems can cause more than just fatigue. Numerous studies have shown a connection between sleep disorders and medical conditions such as cardiova...
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