The oral appliance is made of two parts that join together to bring the patient’s jawbone forward. Credit: Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Developmental Biology/Hiroshima University Hospital Researchers measured a novel treatment for sleep apnea developed at Hiroshima University Hospital with positive results. By measuring patients lying down flat, the researchers simulated sleep conditions and […]Continue Reading ...
by E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporter (HealthDay)—There’s good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask was tied to a 62% decline in the odds for death over […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A 3-D scan of your face could be all it takes to detect your risk of sleep apnoea. Being woken up by someone snoring can be pretty frustrating. Whether it’s from a friend or a loved one, interrupted sleep can leave the best of us feeling tired and cranky. But what […]Continue Reading ...
Marianne Matthias, PhD and Edward Miech, EdD are Regenstrief Institute research scientists. Credit: Regenstrief Institute CPAP, short for continuous positive airway pressure, is the most commonly used therapy for obstructive sleep apnea and is prescribed to millions. It is estimated that half of those prescribed CPAP find treatment adherence difficult despite untreated sleep apnea’s association […]Continue Reading ...
The three images here represent vortices, streamlines, and velocity contours of snoring flows in the human pharyngeal airway. Such data allows researchers to better understand the conditions that cause snoring and sleep apnea. Credit: University of Virginia Most people snore occasionally, and about one in four Americans snore frequently. Snoring tends to increase with age […]Continue Reading ...
Excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients increases cardiovascular disease risk. Credit: ATS Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory […]Continue Reading ...
Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain Voyagers no longer embark in search of the storied Fountain of Youth, but the quest for longevity is still very much alive for researchers. “Aging has become the next frontier in medicine,” said renowned sleep specialist David Gozal, MD, chair of the Department of […]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 ...
Abbreviation: HTN, systemic arterial hypertension. Blue arrows indicate a statistically significant association (P-value A new study appearing in the journal CHEST may change the way we think about sleep disorders. In this study led by Dr. Luciano F. Drager, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and short sleep duration (SSD) were compared with excessive daytime sleepiness; anxiety/depressive […]Continue Reading ...
Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to having problems with your memory and decision-making abilities. Usually, people with MCI experience few if any problems with performing their daily activities. Experts say that MCI could be a stage between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. A growing […]Continue Reading ...
A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man. The study also showed that the athletes who experience this problem are also more likely to have low levels of oxygen in their blood and higher pulse rates during the night, suggesting […]Continue Reading ...
A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) provides guidance to clinicians on the use of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults. Credit: American Academy of Sleep Medicine A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) provides guidance […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to behavior issues, according to research in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Sleep apnea and related conditions can cause lasting damage to brain development during crucial years. […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
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 ...
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