New six-item scale predicts sleep apnea in children
Apr 29, 2016
(HealthDay)—A newly developed six-question scale has good predictive utility for identifying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children, according to a study published online April 25 in Pediatric Anesthesia.
Don't let sleep apnea take your breath away
Apr 27, 2016
There are some moments in life that take your breath away, but if those moments are happening while you're asleep, it might be time to see a sleep expert, according to a sleep specialist at Baylor College of Medicine.
Study links hypoxemia from obstructive sleep apnea with renal complications in type 2 diabetes
Apr 22, 2016
Examining the poorly understood link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes complications, researchers identified specific measures of low blood oxygenation that are associated with impaired kidney function ...
CPAP ups exercise performance in tracheobronchomalacia
Mar 28, 2016
(HealthDay)—Use of a portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device can augment exercise performance in tracheobronchomalacia, according to research published online March 16 in the American Journal of Respiratory ...
Truck drivers who fail to adhere to sleep apnea treatment have higher crash rate
Mar 21, 2016
Truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who failed to adhere to treatment had a rate of preventable crashes five times higher than that of truckers without the ailment, according to researchers from Harvard T.H. ...
Still tired after getting your zzz's? You might have sleep apnea
Mar 14, 2016
(HealthDay)—Many Americans will be feeling sleepy in the days after Daylight Saving Time starts. But some people with sleep apnea wake up feeling exhausted every morning.
How a bad night's sleep might worsen cancer development
Mar 11, 2016
Recent studies have indicated that patients with sleep apnea may be associated with worse cancer outcomes. Now a new animal study, presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Munich, uncovers a possible mechanism ...
Trouble sleeping? The size of your tongue and tonsils could be why
Mar 08, 2016
The best time to identify signs of obstructive sleep apnea may not be at night while snoozing in bed but, instead, while sitting in the dentist's chair.
CPAP may improve glycemic control in sleep apnea patients
Mar 03, 2016
Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, appears to improve glycemic control in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes that is not well controlled, according to research published in the American ...
Study shows high patient satisfaction with telemedicine-based care of sleep apnea
Mar 01, 2016
A new study suggests that telemedicine-based management for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is as effective and may be comparable to in-person care.