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Hormones linked with sleep apnea, snoring in postmenopausal women

Hormones linked with sleep apnea, snoring in postmenopausal women

Middle-aged women with low levels of estrogen and progesterone are more likely to snore and to report symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a new study published this week in PLoS ONE by Kai Triebner of University of Bergen, Norway, and c... »

Continued CPAP use cuts risk for death

Continued CPAP use cuts risk for death

Ongoing use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment is associated with lower all-cause mortality in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published in the June issue of CHEST. »

Treating sleep apnea can improve memory in people with cognitive decline

Treating sleep apnea can improve memory in people with cognitive decline

There is increasing recognition of the important role sleep plays in our brain health. Growing evidence suggests disturbed sleep may increase the risk of developing dementia. »

Study reveals impact of sleep-disordered breathing in adults over 70

Study reveals impact of sleep-disordered breathing in adults over 70

A recent study by Monash University researchers found that even mild cases of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), the most common type being obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), associate with lower physical health-related quality of life, and also with lowe... »

Women over 50 who snore face an elevated risk of sleep apnea

Women over 50 who snore face an elevated risk of sleep apnea

A new study from Tel Aviv University found that women aged 55 and over who snore are at increased risk for sleep apnea, which can be fatal. The researchers warn that, in most cases, because the phenomenon occurs during sleep, women who suffer from sl... »

More Black men have been dying from sleep apnea than white people and Black women

More Black men have been dying from sleep apnea than white people and Black women

A University at Buffalo study has found that over the past two decades, more Black men have been dying from obstructive sleep apnea than have white people or Black females. Their death from sleep apnea has continued to rise, in contrast to rates that... »

Weight loss and lifestyle program cuts severity of sleep apnea

Weight loss and lifestyle program cuts severity of sleep apnea

An interdisciplinary weight loss and lifestyle intervention is associated with clinically meaningful and sustainable improvements in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and health-related quality of life, according to a study published online Apri... »

Tongue stimulation device reduces sleep apnea in adolescents with Down syndrome

Tongue stimulation device reduces sleep apnea in adolescents with Down syndrome

A surgically implanted device that moves the tongue forward during sleep was found to safely and effectively reduce sleep apnea in adolescents with Down syndrome, according to a new study published April 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surg... »

Risky driving behaviors increase as common sleep disorder worsens

Risky driving behaviors increase as common sleep disorder worsens

People with sleep apnea wake up tired in the morning, no matter how many hours they actually sleep. The condition causes them to briefly stop and restart breathing dozens or even hundreds of times a night. Even though such breathing interruptions oft... »

Drug reduces frequency of breathing pauses in sleep apnea

Drug reduces frequency of breathing pauses in sleep apnea

A new University of Gothenburg study has paved the way for the first drug treatment for sleep apnea. Compared to before receiving the treatment, breathing pauses decreased with on average more than 20 per hour for patients given the drug. »