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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Sleep Apnea Common in Pacemaker Users

      March 12, 2007 -- Heart patients with pacemakers have a high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep apnea, findings from a small European study suggest. Researchers evaluated 98 pacemaker patients for sleep apnea. Fifty-nine percent of the patients had undiagnosed sleep apnea. The findings are reported in

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    8. Implants May Ease Sleep Apnea

      Sept. 18, 2006 -- Tiny cylinders implanted in the soft palate at the back of the mouth may be a long-term solution for some people with obstructive sleep apnea. That's according to Loyola University's Regina Walker, MD, and colleagues. They studied 22 people who each got three of the small cylinders

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    9. 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,

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    10. 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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