Floppy eyelids may be sign of sleep apnea, study finds
Jun 20, 2018
A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea.
Snorers, could CPAP help your sex life, too?
May 24, 2018
(HealthDay)—Women with sleep apnea might experience a boost in their sex life if they regularly use a CPAP machine, a new study shows.
CPAP may reduce resting heart rate in prediabetic patients
May 21, 2018
People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal but below Type 2 diabetes levels. People with OSA experience times during sleep when air is obstructed from flowing normally into the lungs. CPAP is considered ...
Drug used to treat daytime sleepiness does not appear to improve driving in those with sleep apnea
May 18, 2018
In "Does Armodafinil Improve Driving Task Performance and Weight Loss in Sleep Apnea? A Randomized Trial," Nathaniel Marshall, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the Woolcock Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney, ...
Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate
May 15, 2018
People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can, in turn, create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at ...
Obstructive sleep apnea in older adults: Often present, seldom investigated
May 10, 2018
Older Americans are often at a high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, yet this illness remains vastly underdiagnosed, a new study finds.
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 ...