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    1. Recreational Drug Ecstasy Linked to Sleep Apnea

      Dec. 2, 2009 -- Recreational users of the drug ecstasy may be putting themselves at risk of sleep apnea, a new study suggests. The researchers, lead by study author Una McCann, MD, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, say ecstasy also has been linked to cognitive problems. Sleep apn

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    2. Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Your Golf Game

      Nov. 2, 2009 -- Men and women who undergo treatment for sleep apnea not only can improve their general health, but their golf games as well, new research indicates. A study presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, finds t

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    3. Weight Loss Helps Sleep Apnea

      Sept. 28, 2009 -- Losing weight may help obese people as well as their partners sleep better by easing obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. A new study confirms that weight loss can significantly improve and potentially eliminate obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in obese people. Researchers found that

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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