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.
Study examines best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack
Mar 08, 2017
Conducting a diagnostic sleep test shortly after a heart attack can help doctors rule out sleep apnea, a form of disordered breathing during sleep, in patients, but tests conducted in the immediate aftermath of a heart attack ...
Dietary supplement derived from tree bark shows promise for treating obstructive sleep apnea
Feb 24, 2017
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.