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    1. Sleep Apnea May Affect Your Mood, Thinking Skills

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may have an impact on brain function, new research suggests. "In previous studies, we've seen structural changes in the brain due to sleep apnea, but in this study we actually found substantial differen

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    2. Statins May Reduce Heart Risks Tied to Sleep Apnea

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new discovery about the way sleep apnea may raise the risk of heart disease also suggests that taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might reduce that risk, according to a new study. Sleep apnea is a common disorder t

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    3. Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood Pressure

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For those suffering from sleep apnea, the disrupted sleep and reduction of oxygen getting to the brain can contribute to high blood pressure, but the two common treatments for the condition both lower blood pressure, Swi

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    4. Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The nighttime breathing disturbance known as sleep apnea can boost a woman's risk for heart problems and even death, but there was no such effect for men, a new study finds. The finding "highlights the importance of sle

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    5. Implanted Device May Help Ease Sleep Apnea

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An implantable pacemaker-like device might improve sleep patterns and quality of life for people with sleep apnea, a new study contends. The treatment, called cranial nerve stimulation, is designed to open upper airway pass

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    6. Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Depression

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea are at increased risk for depression, but continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for their apnea may ease their depression, a new study suggests. The Australian study included 293 men a

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    7. Treating Sleep Apnea May Reverse Brain Changes

      MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea treatment may reverse changes in brain stem activity associated with increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. The findings "highlight the effectiveness of CPAP treatment in reducing one of the most significant health issues [heart

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    8. Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling to breathe with sinus troubles can keep you from getting a good night's sleep. But a new study suggests that surgery to deal with chronically stuffed sinuses can help people breathe and sleep better, inclu

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    9. Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When children have sleep troubles due to breathing problems -- such as sleep apnea -- they may struggle in school, new research suggests. "Sleep apnea may not be directly causing academic problems," said study lead author B

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    10. Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have the sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea appear to have a higher risk of depression, new research suggests. Men with undiagnosed, severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had more than double the risk

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