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    1. Treating Sleep Apnea May Reverse Brain Changes

      MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea treatment may reverse changes in brain stem activity associated with increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. The findings "highlight the effectiveness of CPAP treatment in reducing one of the most significant health issues [heart

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    2. Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling to breathe with sinus troubles can keep you from getting a good night's sleep. But a new study suggests that surgery to deal with chronically stuffed sinuses can help people breathe and sleep better, inclu

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    3. Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When children have sleep troubles due to breathing problems -- such as sleep apnea -- they may struggle in school, new research suggests. "Sleep apnea may not be directly causing academic problems," said study lead author B

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    4. Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have the sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea appear to have a higher risk of depression, new research suggests. Men with undiagnosed, severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had more than double the risk

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    5. Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With AFib

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says. Researc

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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