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Sleep Apnea Health Center

News and Features Related to Sleep Apnea

  1. Tongue Exercises May Ease Sleep Apnea

    May 7, 2009 -- Doing certain tongue and facial exercises for 30 minutes daily may ease the severity of obstructive sleep apnea, a Brazilian study shows. The study included 31 adults with moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Speech pathologists taught 16 of the patients to do tongue and facial exercises

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  2. Mild Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risk

    Oct. 24, 2008 -- Sleep apnea -- even if it is so mild that people have no daytime drowsiness -- may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, a study shows. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, compared patients with mild sleep apnea to a compari

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  3. Obesity Surgery May Not End Sleep Apnea

    Aug. 15, 2008 -- Don't count on weight loss surgery to end your obstructive sleep apnea if you're obese. In obstructive sleep apnea, breathing briefly stops during sleep several times per night. It's common with obesity, but it can affect people who aren't overweight. A new study shows that obstruct

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  4. Sleep Apnea May Be Deadly

    Aug. 1, 2008 -- Suffering from sleep apnea may do more than just spoil a good night's sleep. A new study shows that people with severe sleep apnea may be up to three times more likely to die prematurely, and that risk increases if the sleep disorder is left untreated. Sleep apnea is a common sleepin

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  5. Sleep Apnea May Spur Night Heart Attacks

    July 21, 2008 -- Obstructive sleep apnea may make nighttime heart attacks more likely than daytime heart attacks, a new study shows. In obstructive sleep apnea, the upper airway becomes completely or partially blocked, interrupting regular breathing, several times per night. The new study, published

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  6. Green Tea Puts Sleep Apnea Woes to Bed?

    May 16, 2008 -- A cup of green tea may be just what the doctor ordered if you have learning and memory problems related to obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type of sleep-related breathing disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) starves the body of oxygen during sleep. Persons with the condit

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  7. Help for Snoring Hubby? Share the Bed

    April 15, 2008 -- We've all experienced it, or heard about someone who has. You drift off to sleep and next thing you know, it sounds like a lumberyard. It's not a nightmare, it's your husband snoring in bed. What do you do? A new study of married couples shows that the wife holds the key to helping

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  8. Sleep Apnea Device May Help Save Heart

    Aug. 29, 2007 -- A device that treats a common sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea may help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular problems, a new study shows. Obstructive sleep apnea is a very serious condition in which people have trouble breathing during sleep because

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  9. Comfortable Way to Treat Sleep Apnea

    July 16, 2007 -- An experimental treatment may offer a more comfortable alternative to cumbersome treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. The treatment entails using a thin, flexible tube with small prongs that are inserted into the nostrils. A new, small study shows the treatment effectively reduce

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  10. Sleep Apnea Death Risks

    May 22, 2007 - Bad enough by itself, sleep apnea can lead to worse things -- such as serious car wrecks, heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. The findings point to a growing awareness that sleep apnea contributes to a wide range of public health problems. All of the studies were rep

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