Sleep apnea may increase atrial fibrillation risk
May 22, 2017
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
Sleep apnea and insomnia in African-Americans goes undiagnosed
May 22, 2017
African Americans with sleep apnea and insomnia are rarely diagnosed with either problem, even when the severity of the two sleep disorders are likely to affect their health, according to new research presented at the ATS ...
Lifestyle changes and treatment options may help with snoring
May 05, 2017
Dear Mayo Clinic: Is there anything that can be done for snoring other than using a CPAP machine? I have tried using one for the past year, and while my wife says it does prevent me from snoring, I cannot sleep comfortably ...
Childhood sleep apnoea is common but hard to diagnose
Apr 28, 2017
The cessation of breathing during sleep caused by enlarged tonsils is common in preschool-age children and can cause serious complications, but the methods normally used to diagnose the condition are subjective and unreliable. ...
Researchers find new mechanism essential for maintaining breathing rhythm; potential treatment for apnea
Apr 07, 2017
In a new study published in the journal Neuron, a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania reveal a new neural mechanism that ...
Urine test may be able to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome
Apr 06, 2017
A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators raises the possibility of identifying children with Down syndrome who may also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) without the need for expensive and inconvenient ...
Decision-tree tool can help screen women with gestational diabetes for sleep apnea
Apr 02, 2017
Healthcare providers can use a decision-tree tool to screen women who have gestational diabetes (GDM) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), new research from Thailand reports. The results of the study will be presented in a ...
Curbing sleep apnea might mean fewer night trips to bathroom
Mar 27, 2017
(HealthDay)—Millions of Americans battle bothersome nighttime conditions, such as sleep apnea or the need to get up frequently to urinate.
Untreated sleep apnea in children can harm brain cells tied to cognition and mood
Mar 17, 2017
A study comparing children between 7 and 11 years of age who have moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea to children the same age who slept normally, found significant reductions of gray matter - brain cells involved ...
AASM publishes new guideline for diagnostic testing for adult sleep apnea
Mar 14, 2017
A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine establishes clinical practice recommendations for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.