Position statement: Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea
Apr 16, 2018
Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
Breath-taking research: Throat reflexes differ in people with tetraplegia and sleep apnea
Apr 16, 2018
New research published in The Journal of Physiology has indicated why people with paralysis of their limbs and torso are more likely to suffer from sleep apnoea. This knowledge could be used to develop much-need targeted ...
When weight loss helps with sleep
Apr 10, 2018
Carefully managed weight loss has been linked to improvements in obstructive sleep apnoea, a common problem that contributes to a range of short and long-term health issues.
Sleep apnea patient finds rest with UK dentistry
Apr 05, 2018
When Danville native Linda Pike was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in 2010, she was relieved to finally discover a name for the condition that had kept her from getting a good night's rest for years. Her troubles ...
Sleep deficiency increases risk of a motor vehicle crash
Apr 04, 2018
Excessive sleepiness can cause cognitive impairments and put individuals at a higher risk of motor vehicle crash. However, the perception of impairment from excessive sleepiness quickly plateaus in individuals who are chronically ...
Sleep apnea study finds male-female differences in cerebral cortex thickness, symptoms
Mar 13, 2018
Researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between ...
Severe sleep apnea during REM sleep tied to acute CV events
Mar 08, 2018
(HealthDay)—Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that occurs during REM sleep is associated with recurrent cardiovascular events in those with pre-existing cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the March ...
The airways of people with sleep apnoea collapse much more quickly than previously thought
Mar 08, 2018
The airways of people with sleep apnoea collapse much more quickly than previously thought, say Adelaide researchers. It's a finding which could help improve treatments for sleep apnoea.
Adherence to sleep apnea treatment affects risk of hospital readmission
Feb 22, 2018
A study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) suggests that non-adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions.
Researchers identify risk factors for sleep apnea during pregnancy
Feb 13, 2018
Snoring, older age and obesity may increase a pregnant woman's risk for sleep apnea—or interrupted breathing during sleep—according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study, which appears ...