Sleep apnea treatment showing good results
Dec 06, 2016
Daniel Tarro had a bad snore. It kept his family up at night. It woke up the neighbors if the windows were open. It once disturbed a gymnasium full of sleeping rescue volunteers, forcing Tarro to move to a private area to ...
Sleep apnea may make lung cancer more deadly
Nov 17, 2016
A team of researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Barcelona has found that intermittent hypoxia, or an irregular lack of air experienced by people with sleep apnea, can increase tumor growth by promoting ...
Sleep apnea immediately compromises blood pressure
Nov 17, 2016
A single bout of sleep apnea impacts the human body's ability to regulate blood pressure.
Basal metabolic rate down after CPAP initiation in OSA
Nov 10, 2016
(HealthDay)—For patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is associated with a decrease in basal metabolic rate (BMR), according to a study published recently ...
Genetic cause for shift work fatigue discovered
Nov 04, 2016
Some people adapt easily to shift work, but not everyone can handle constant disruptions to their daily rhythm. Finnish researchers have now found that a melatonin receptor gene influences tolerance to shift work.
Intense awakenings during the night may contribute to sleep apnoea
Nov 01, 2016
Researchers from Neuroscience Research Australia have identified a potential new cause for obstructive sleep apnoea. Specifically, how 'intensely' a person wakes during the night.
Study finds that sleep apnea therapy has positive impact on hypertensive patients
Oct 28, 2016
A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for sleep apnea may have a positive impact on sleep-related functional outcomes among patients who also suffer from hypertension. The findings suggest that untreated ...
Study finds that CPAP therapy reduces acid reflux in people with sleep apnea
Oct 03, 2016
A new study suggests that CPAP therapy may help improve the symptoms of nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Not all sleep apnea patients are obese
Sep 26, 2016
Contrary to popular opinion, not all people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are obese. However, a new study from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) highlights that ...
Sleep apnea diagnoses up among outpatients from 1993 to 2010
Sep 12, 2016
(HealthDay)—From 1993 to 2010 there was an increase in the diagnosis of sleep apnea in U.S. ambulatory practice visits, according to a study published online Sept. 1 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.