CPAP may be superior to gastric banding for severe sleep apnea
Nov 09, 2017
(HealthDay)—Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may be a more effective treatment than laparoscopic gastric banding (LGB) for control of severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published online ...
Research finds hot flashes, night sweats connected to obstructive sleep apnea risk in middle-aged women
Nov 09, 2017
In a new study published recently in Menopause, researchers have found that the hot flashes and night sweats faced by upward of 80 percent of middle-aged women may be linked to an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleeping through the snoring: Researchers identify neurons that rouse the brain to breathe
Nov 02, 2017
A common and potentially serious sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea affects at least one quarter of U.S. adults and is linked to increased risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. In a paper published today ...
AASM releases position statement on home sleep apnea testing
Oct 14, 2017
A new position statement published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) describes the appropriate clinical use of a home sleep apnea test (HSAT).
Remede system approved for sleep apnea
Oct 09, 2017
(HealthDay)—The Remede sleep system, an implanted device that treats central sleep apnea by activating a nerve that sends signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Cost-effective imaging can determine patients' OSA risk and severity
Sep 12, 2017
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) affects approximately 34% of men and 17% of women within the adult population. Although sex, aging, and obesity are the main factors associated with OSA, research has shown that larger ...
Telemonitoring and automated messages improve CPAP adherence
Sep 12, 2017
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, ...
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.