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  1. Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings don't prove that breathing disor

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  2. Sleep Apnea May Lower Your Aerobic Fitness

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea may have lower levels of aerobic fitness, a new study suggests. Sleep apnea causes the upper airway to become blocked by soft tissue in the back of the throat during sleep. This causes pauses in b

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  3. Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may make it hard for you to remember simple things, such as where you parked your car or left your house keys, a small study suggests. Tests on 18 people with severe sleep apnea showed that this ability -- call

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  4. Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, and a new study points to a possible culprit behind the disorder: a "fat" tongue. "This is the first study to show that fat deposits are increased in the

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  5. Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most people, portable sleep monitors are an adequate substitute for an overnight stay in a sleep laboratory for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, according to new guidelines issued by the American College of Ph

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  6. Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Triggers Weight Gain?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight. The researchers said that's a concern,

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  7. Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating sleep apnea might lead to more than a better night's sleep. It can also reduce blood pressure and other threats to heart health, two new studies show. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which the airways constric

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  8. Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 8,600 people suffering from sleep apnea suggests a possible increased risk for developing diabetes, Canadian researchers report. They noted that sleep apnea results in less oxygen reaching cells in th

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  9. Could Sleep Apnea Affect Your Hearing?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may not only affect the quality of your sleep. New research suggests that the sleep disorder may be linked to hearing loss as well. The study found that sleep apnea was associated with hearing impairment

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  10. Clues You Might Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Do you wake up in the morning with a headache, feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep? Has your spouse moved to the room next door, exhausted by listening to you snore, gasp, and choke every night? If so, you may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) -- a condition where the upper passages of

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