Approximately 42 million American adults suffer from some sort of sleep breathing disorder, with obstructive sleep apnea being the most common type affecting Americans today. It occurs as a result of collapsed soft tissue that blocks the passage of air… Read More
Sleep apnea patients are at an increased risk for blood clots in the lungs—known as pulmonary embolism. Patients who have had at least one pulmonary embolism have a 30 percent higher risk of developing another one in their lifetime. A… Read More
Frequent night awakenings and urination may be caused by obstructive sleep apnea, rather than enlarged prostate. The study compared men aged 55 and 75 years old with an enlarged prostate diagnosis who reported nighttime urination (nocturia) at least once… Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea patients with CPAP intolerance may benefit from hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device is commonly used to treat sleep apnea. A facial mask worn throughout the night, it produced continuous airflow to make… Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) risk increases with asthma, according to research. Extensive research confirmed the link between asthma and obstructive sleep apnea, but it was long unclear whether asthma was a possible risk factor for sleep apnea or a… Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common after a spinal injury. The study suggests that patients who experienced a spinal injury could benefit from a sleep assessment test to diagnose sleep apnea.
The results of the study showed that 77 … Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea may increase heart failure and mortality in women. Risk factors for both sleep apnea and heart failure do differ between men and women, and it has been unclear whether the effects of sleep apnea on cardiovascular health… Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in bariatric surgery patients are not visible, according to a sleep disorder study. The researchers at the Rhode Island Hospital found that majority of bariatric surgery patients have clinical obstructive sleep apnea but report fewer symptoms,… Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea may be associated with a vitamin D deficiency. A vitamin D deficiency has been linked to numerous health problems including multiple sclerosis, diabetes, kidney disease, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. The recent findings now… Read More
Sleep apnea prevalence was found to be higher in injuries associated with brain stem stroke. Lead author of the study Dr. Devin L. Brown said, “This is the largest population-based study to address the issue of the location of the… Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia increase the risk of workplace injury. A Canadian study looked at workplace injury and obstructive sleep apnea, and found that the risk of injury increased with severity of obstructive sleep apnea.
The researchers looked at… Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea and heart disease may be linked by serum uric acid. There is much research to support a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but the mechanisms behind this link are… Read More