Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea patients are at increased risk for blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism)

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 future pulmonary embolism (PE) carries with it a nine percent higher risk of mortality. The here to read more

High blood pressure (hypertension) patients may have positive impact with sleep apnea therapy: Study

People who suffer from high blood pressure and hypertension can have different challenges and, as it turns out, up to 40 percent suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Research seems to suggest that sleep apnea therapy may benefit those who live with high blood pressure. A study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine here to read more

Sleep apnea has an immediate impact on blood pressure regulation, can deteriorate circulatory system

Sleep apnea has an immediate impact on blood pressure regulation and deteriorate the circulatory system. The study found six hours of fluctuating oxygen levels associated with sleep apnea can deteriorate a person’s circulatory system. Researcher Glen Foster explained, “While it is well established that sleep apnea is linked to high blood pressure, our study shows here to read more

Post-operative problems increase with sleep apnea

Sleep apnea increases the risk of developing two possible post-operative problems. Detecting your sleeping problems prior to surgery and treating them can help improve the recovery. The two post-operative complications are blood clots in the veins and irregular heartbeat. These problems were most common among patients with undiagnosed – and, hence, untreated – sleep apnea. here to read more

Stroke risk and recovery linked to sleep disorders like insomnia, sleep apnea: Study

Stroke risk and recovery are linked to sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea. Based on study findings, researchers recommend that patients who have experienced a stroke or mini-stroke should be screened for sleep disorders. Study author Dirk M. Hermann said, “Although sleep disorders are common after a stroke, very few stroke patients are tested here to read more

Meniere’s disease caused by fluid buildup in inner ear and vascular disease risk factors like migraine, sleep apnea, atherosclerosis: Study

Meniere’s disease may be caused by fluid buildup in the inner ear along with risk factors for vascular disease in the brain, such as migraine, sleep apnea, and atherosclerosis. Meniere’s disease affects roughly three to five million Americans and causes repetitive violent attacks of dizziness, ringing in the ears, and hearing loss. Until now, its here to read more

Overactive bladder linked to sleep apnea in women: Study

Overactive bladder is linked to sleep apnea in women, according to research. Overactive bladder is characterized by a higher frequency and urgency to urinate, along with incontinence and frequent awakenings throughout the night to urinate (nocturia). The need to urinate throughout the night is also a common symptom of sleep apnea, but little research looking here to read more

Obstructive sleep apnea patients with CPAP intolerance may benefit from hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS)

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 sure the person doesn’t stop breathing. Some individuals, however, may be intolerant to CPAP device here to read more

Angioplasty complications associated with sleep apnea

Angioplasty complications are associated with sleep apnea, according to new findings. Angioplasty is a procedure unblocking arteries with a thin catheter. The study included 241 patients who underwent angioplasty and were followed on average for six years. Just over half of the patients had sleep-disordered breathing – including sleep apnea and snoring. During the follow-up, here to read more

Untreated sleep apnea linked to aggressive melanoma

Severe, untreated sleep apnea has been linked to aggressive melanoma. Study author Dr. Miguel Angel Martinez-Garcia said, “This is the first large, prospective multicenter study that was specifically constructed to look at the relationship between sleep apnea and a specific cancer.” “While more research is needed, this study shows that patients in the study had here to read more