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  1. Sleep Apnea Hurts Women's Sex Lives

    Sept. 8, 2006 -- Snoring may affect women's sex lives in ways beyond the occasional night on the couch. A new study shows that undiagnosed sleep apnea sleep apnea, a common disorder associated with snoring, may decrease women's sexual function by reducing sexual desire, sensation, and lubrication, a

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  2. New Kind of Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea

    Sept. 1, 2006 -- Newly recognized, hard-to-treat "complex sleep apnea" disrupts the rest of one in six sleep apnea sufferers, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Sleep apnea is a breathing problem that keeps sufferers -- and their bedmates -- from getting a proper night's rest. Until now, there were only two

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  3. Sleep Apnea Ups Stroke Risk in Elderly

    Aug. 30, 2006 -- Older adults with sleep apnea may face a more than doubled risk of stroke , according to a new study. Researchers found undiagnosed sleep apnea increased the risk of stroke by 2.5 times among the elderly. Previous studies have linked severe sleep apnea to strokes in middle-aged adul

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  4. Sleep Apnea in Kids Cuts Brain Power

    Aug. 21, 2006 -- Sleep apnea in children can lead to brain cell damage and lowered intelligence, new research suggests. Brain imaging showed that children with untreated, severe sleep apnea show evidence of injury in the regions of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and complex thought. The

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  5. Sleep Apnea Implant Gets Another Boost

    Feb. 27, 2006 -- A new study bolsters evidence that a simple procedure taking just a few minutes in a doctor's office can make a big difference for millions of patients suffering from snoring or the related disease of sleep apnea. The procedure is known as the Pillar Palatal Implant. The study found

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  6. Mouth Guard Endorsed for Sleep Apnea

    Feb. 3, 2006 -- It may look like it belongs on the football field, but a mouth guard-like device may help millions of people (and their mates) who suffer from sleep apnea sleep a bit easier. An estimated 18 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder caused by an obstructe

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  7. Sleep Style Affects Kids' Sleep Apnea

    Nov. 21, 2005 -- Toddlers with sleep apnea may experience more respiratory problems while sleeping on their backs, compared with other body positions. That's the finding of a small study of toddlers with sleep apnea. A larger study may be needed to check the results, the researchers note. Meanwhile,

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  8. New Stroke Risk Factor: Sleep Apnea

    Nov. 9, 2005 -- Sleep apnea can cause fatal strokes, a new study shows. As many as one in four men and one in 10 women have obstructive sleep apnea -- abnormal breathing in which the throat closes over and over again during sleep. In its mild forms, it causes industrial-strength snoring. As it becom

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  9. Implants Help Snorer's Sleep

    Sept. 22, 2005 -- A new approach to treating snoring and sleep apnea may finally give many patients what they long for most -- a good night's sleep. There are a range of effective treatments for sleep apnea and snoring, but patients often find them unacceptable, either because they are uncomfortable

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  10. Treatment for Sleep Apnea May Ease Depression

    Sept. 12, 2005 -- People with obstructive sleep apnea often show signs of depression, and treatment that prevents snoring and breathing disruptions may help, new research shows. According to the national sleep foundation, obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeat

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