Dietary supplement derived from tree bark shows promise for treating obstructive sleep apnea
22 hours ago
Obstructive sleep apnea, which causes people to briefly stop breathing while asleep, affects an estimated 5 percent of the population, not including the many more who don't even realize they suffer from the disorder.
Oral devices reduce sleep apnea but may not affect heart disease risk factors
Jan 27, 2017
In patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), oral appliances that treat the condition by moving the lower jaw forward appear to improve sleep but not reduce key risk factors for developing heart and other cardiovascular ...
USPSTF: Not enough evidence to screen for OSA in asymptomatic
Jan 26, 2017
(HealthDay)—Current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults without any known signs or symptoms of the condition, according to a U.S. ...
Model assessment may predict obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome
Jan 26, 2017
A combination of parental questionnaires and inexpensive diagnostic procedures that can be performed as part of a primary care visit may be able to rule out the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in people with Down syndrome. ...
Evidence insufficient regarding screening for obstructive sleep apnea
Jan 24, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in asymptomatic adults (including ...
Regulating 'gasotransmitters' could improve care for sleep apnea
Jan 23, 2017
Unbalanced signaling by two molecules that regulate breathing leads to sleep apnea in mice and rats, researchers report in the Jan. 23, 2017, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They show, working with rodents, ...
Is snoring anything to worry about?
Jan 17, 2017
There's nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter.
A novel way to diagnose sleep apnea
Jan 09, 2017
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have developed a new system to assess obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity while a patient is awake and analyze sleep-wake activity, using his or her smartphone.
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 ...