Credit: CC0 Public Domain Nearly half of adults habitually snore when they sleep. For some, it’s not a problem. For others, it may affect the quality of their bed partner’s rest. It can also be associated with sleep apnea, a condition affecting a person’s ability to breathe and the quality of their sleep. “It could […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea, older age and reduced body mass index (BMI) are predictors of upper airway stimulation (UAS) treatment response, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in the European Respiratory Journal. Clemens Heiser, M.D., from Munich Technical University in Germany, and colleagues sought to identify predictors of UAS therapy response […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sleep disorders are more frequently diagnosed in men, but women with the same problems may be at greater risk of health problems than previously thought. Researchers found that the heart problems associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may show up earlier in women than in men, according to a […]Continue Reading ...
Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Moreover, the findings suggested that OSA […]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 ...
Black adults with high blood pressure that defies standard prescription treatments might want to get screened for sleep apnea, new research suggests. Moderate or severe sleep apnea—in which a person can experience pauses in breathing five to 30 times an hour or more—was associated with more than twice the odds of having resistant hypertension, according […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—For individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treated with an optimally titrated mandibular advancement splint, normalization of the respiratory effort index derived from vertical mandibular movements (MM-REI) reflects the efficacy of the appliance, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in Chest. Jean-Benoit Martinot, M.D., from the CHU UCL Namur Site Sainte-Elisabeth in Belgium, […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
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 ...
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