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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Sleep Apnea Affects Sexuality, Intimacy

      May 25, 2005 (San Diego) -- Patients who are treated for their sleep apnea may see an improvement their sex lives. "It could be that they are less tired once the sleep apnea is being treated," says Terri E. Weaver, RN, PhD, associate professor and chairwoman of the biobehavioral and health sciences

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    10. Sleep Apnea Makes Wee Hours Sudden-Death Time

      March 23, 2005 -- Nightmare time comes in the wee hours of the morning for people with obstructive sleep apnea. But it's no dream: That's when they're at highest risk of sudden death. For most people, sudden death from heart attack is least likely from midnight until 6 a.m. Obstructive sleep apnea t

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