Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a hormone best known for helping regulate hunger and body weight might also ease breathing problems experienced during sleep more effectively when given through the nose. Although clinical trials using the hormone, known as leptin, aren’t yet on the horizon, the investigators say […]Continue Reading ...
The streamlines captured in the mid-sagital plane of (a) the mean-structure and (b) the individual structure half-side models. The last column is the numerical predictions. Credit: ©Science China Press Researchers in the Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, have successfully developed a unique method to visualize streamlines of air directly in in-vitro models, and reveal the […]Continue Reading ...
Infants often aren’t screened for sleep apnea, but a new study suggests the disorder may be tied to an increased risk of death in infants with congenital heart disease. Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine—Tucson have found that hospitalized infants with congenital heart disease and central sleep apnea are four times more […]Continue Reading ...
A large study has found that commencing treatment for sleep apnea as soon as possible after a stroke or a mini-stroke significantly improves speech impairment and other neurological symptoms as well as walking and other physical functioning. “We have shown, for the first time in a randomized controlled study, that for individuals who have had […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—For patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure, portable sleep monitoring with respiratory polygraphy can accurately diagnose sleep apnea, according to a study published in the July issue of CHEST. Rashmi Nisha Aurora, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues performed concurrent respiratory polygraphy and polysomnography on 53 hospitalized patients with […]Continue Reading ...
How much sleep mothers get when they are pregnant can impact on the health of their growing baby, according to a new scoping study conducted by the University of South Australia. Assessing outcomes relating to birth weight, fetal growth, pre-term delivery and stillbirth, researchers identified four key aspects of maternal sleep that may contribute to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Poor sleep quality appears to be an important risk factor for atrial fibrillation, report scientists in the first study of its kind to demonstrate a relationship between poor sleep quality independent of sleep apnea and a higher risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). Their findings are published in HeartRhythm. AF is an […]Continue Reading ...
In OSA, the duration of apnea and hypopnea events during sleep is linked to mortality risk. Credit: ATS How long a person with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stops breathing may be a better predictor of mortality risk from OSA than the number of times they stop breathing, according to new research published online in the […]Continue Reading ...
The study was led by Martha A. Mulvey (left), a nurse practitioner at University Hospital’s department of neurosciences. Co-author Xue Ming is a professor of neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Credit: Nick Romanenko / Rutgers University Rutgers researchers have developed a tool to help neurologists screen for obstructive sleep apnea in people with […]Continue Reading ...
The lecturer Isaac Almendros, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona. Credit: UB-CIBERES A scientific study, conducted with animal models, states that sleep apnea can favour lung cancer growth in young individuals. Thus, aging would be a protecting factor against the fast tumor development, induced by this sleep alteration. […]Continue Reading ...
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that is associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and other chronic health disorders. About 80 to 90 percent of individuals with sleep apnea are undiagnosed and a large number of them are African-Americans. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital determined […]Continue Reading ...
Supplemental oxygen eliminates blood pressure rise after CPAP withdrawal. Credit: ATS Supplemental oxygen eliminates the rise in morning blood pressure experienced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who stop using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the standard treatment for OSA, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory […]Continue Reading ...
A technician prepares equipment to monitor Martin Braun’s brain activity during a sleep study at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York on Wednesday June 27, 2018. Braun, 76, stopped using his noisy CPAP machine and awkward mask, but now he’s trying again after a car crash when he fell asleep at the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: American Heart Association People with sleep apnea, especially those over 60, could decrease their risk of heart failure by using CPAP masks at night to help with breathing, according to new research. The study, published Friday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, explored the connection between heart failure and sleep apnea, a […]Continue Reading ...
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