Sleep apnea common in atrial fibrillation patients
Sep 11, 2017
A study involving cardiac patients at the University Hospital of Umeå shows that over 80 percent of patients treated for atrial fibrillation also have sleep apnea - a condition with pauses in breathing during sleep. The ...
An interdisciplinary approach to a better night's sleep
Sep 07, 2017
Most guidelines suggest adults get six to eight hours of sleep each night. Lichuan Ye, associate professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, thinks about sleep for much longer than that each day. Indeed, her research ...
Inflammation may precede sleep apnea, could be treatment target
Sep 01, 2017
Inflammation is traditionally thought of as a symptom of sleep apnea, but it might actually precede the disorder, potentially opening the door for new ways to treat and predict sleep apnea, according to researchers.
More evidence: Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascular stress
Aug 31, 2017
Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study's findings, published in the ...
Diagnosing sleep apnea
Aug 29, 2017
Dear Mayo Clinic: Based on my snoring and from everything I've read, I think I may have sleep apnea. But I don't want to spend a night at the hospital for sleep testing. Is there an easier way to know if I have sleep apnea? ...
Sleep patterns contribute to racial differences in disease risk
Aug 18, 2017
Poor sleep patterns could explain, in part, the differences in the risk of cardiometabolic disease between African-Americans and European-Americans, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy ...
CPAP doesn't alter renal function in coexisting OSA, CVD
Aug 11, 2017
(HealthDay)—For individuals with coexisting obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular disease, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) does not alter renal function, according to a study published online July ...
Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea
Aug 07, 2017
Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could—by itself—provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a ...
Research into childhood obstructive sleep-disordered breathing examined
Aug 03, 2017
Although sleep apnea is typically considered a condition affecting adults, breathing problems during sleep in children are common and may affect their health and behavior. Disturbed sleep in children due to breathing problems ...
Concerns that sleep apnea could impact healthspan
Jul 27, 2017
The number of people with obstructive sleep apnea has steadily increased over the past two decades. The disorder, which causes a person to briefly stop breathing when asleep, affects over 100 million people globally and is ...