Study offers treatment hope for sleep disordered breathing
Feb 10, 2016
People with a condition that causes them to stop breathing in their sleep could be helped by new research.
Obstructive sleep apnea-induced hypertension linked to gut microbiome
Feb 09, 2016
Obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk of hypertension, however the link between apneas and high blood pressure is unknown. So what is the connection? Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine say the answer could be ...
Patients with PTSD together with sleep apnea may have reduced quality of life
Feb 08, 2016
New research finds patients suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experienced lower quality of life, more sleepiness, and less adherence and response to positive airway pressure ...
Sleep apnea linked with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease
Feb 01, 2016
New research published in Respirology suggests that sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease to a similar extent as hypertension.
Sleep apnea treatment associated with reduced readmissions for patients with heart failure
Jan 26, 2016
Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to research recently published online by the American Journal of Cardiology.
Financial obstacles only partly to blame for low CPAP acceptance
Jan 11, 2016
(HealthDay)—For patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea under a copayment health care system, obstacles other than finances are primarily responsible for reduced purchase of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ...
Even children with higher IQs behave better when their sleep apnea is fixed
Jan 08, 2016
Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows it's just as important to pay attention to how high achievers are sleeping.
Statins may lower risk of heart disease in people with sleep apnea
Jan 06, 2016
A new study conducted at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has revealed some of the underlying mechanisms that may increase the risk of heart disease in people with sleep apnea. The study also found that statins—the ...
Powered intracapsular tonsillectomy aids pediatric OSA
Jan 04, 2016
(HealthDay)—Powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (PITA) improves severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pediatric patients, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and ...
Many patients with diagnosed OSA not receiving treatment
Dec 18, 2015
(HealthDay)—Many patients with diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are not being treated, with only 42 percent reporting adherence to positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment, according to research published in the ...