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 ...
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 ...
(HealthDay)—Women with sleep apnea might experience a boost in their sex life if they regularly use a CPAP machine, a new study shows. Researchers found that women who used the device nightly reported a significant improvement in their sexual satisfaction after a year of treatment. The same benefit was not seen in men, however. Still, […]Continue Reading ...
Drug used to treat daytime sleepiness does not appear to improve driving in those with sleep apnea. Credit: ATS In “Does Armodafinil Improve Driving Task Performance and Weight Loss in Sleep Apnea? A Randomized Trial,” Nathaniel Marshall, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the Woolcock Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney, report on their study […]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 ...
Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. In a study published in the journal The Ocular Surface, corresponding author Charles Bouchard, MD, and colleagues reported that 53 percent of sleep apnea patients had […]Continue Reading ...
Picture of a patient undergoing CPAP. Credit: ATS People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal but below Type 2 diabetes levels. People with OSA experience times during sleep when air is obstructed from flowing normally into the lungs. CPAP is considered the “gold standard” treatment for OSA. According to Sushmita Pamidi, MD, […]Continue Reading ...
Farhan Shah, Ph.D. student at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology at Umeå University, Sweden. Credit: Per Melander People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can, in turn, create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early […]Continue Reading ...
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