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 ...
Treating sleep apnea could reduce dementia risk
Jan 31, 2018
Inadequate oxygen levels during sleep can damage the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.
Sleep apnea after stroke heightens risk of another stroke; death
Jan 24, 2018
Stroke survivors, especially Mexican-Americans, whose sleep is interrupted by pauses in breathing (sleep apnea) are more likely to die or experience another stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American ...
People with epilepsy may gain from common sleep apnea treatment
Dec 04, 2017
(HealthDay)—It's been used by many people to help ease sleep apnea, but new research suggests the CPAP mask may also help ease seizures in people with epilepsy.
Synthetic cannabinoid reduces sleep apnea
Nov 29, 2017
A synthetic version of a molecule found in the cannabis plant was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large, multi-site study of a drug for the sleep disorder funded by the National Institutes ...
Study shows therapy improves quality of life in people who have sleep apnea
Nov 16, 2017
A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy improves quality of life measures in people who have obstructive sleep apnea.