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  1. Obesity May Be Fueling Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- The widening American waistline may be feeding an epidemic of sleep apnea, potentially robbing millions of people of a good night's rest, a new study suggests. The research didn't definitively link the rise in obesity to sleep ap

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  2. Sleep Apnea: Treatment May Help Keep BP Low

    May 22, 2012 -- People with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk for high blood pressure and heart disease, and now two new studies suggest that treating the disorder may lower this risk. In one study, patients with obstructive sleep apnea who slept with continuous positive airway pressure

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  3. Sleep Apnea Linked to Depression

    March 30, 2012 -- Snorting, gasping, or short interruptions in breathing during sleep may be linked to depression symptoms, new research shows. The more frequently people snort, gasp, or stop breathing for short periods of time while asleep, the more likely they are to have symptoms of depression, a

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  4. Treating Sleep Apnea in Kids Improves Behavior, Quality of Life

    Feb. 10, 2012 -- Kids with obstructive sleep apnea are often tired by day, have trouble paying attention, and have other behavioral problems all because they are not getting enough quality sleep at night. A new study may help turn that around -- without surgery. Sleep apnea is marked by pauses in br

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  5. Sleep Apnea Linked to Silent Strokes

    Feb. 1, 2012 -- A common sleep disorder is associated with an increased risk of symptomless but serious strokes called “silent strokes,” German researchers report. Sleep apnea, a condition marked by periodic interruptions in breathing during sleep, has been linked to an increased risk of strokes. Bu

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  6. Treating Women's Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Death Risk

    Jan. 16, 2012 -- Machines that help keep the airways open during sleep may be lifesaving devices for women with severe sleep apnea, a new study suggests. People who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stop breathing many times during the night. It is much more common in men than in women. The struggl

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  7. Sleep Apnea Affects Blood Vessels

    July 11, 2011 -- A common sleep disorder may affect the blood vessels responsible for supplying blood to the heart, raising the risk of heart disease in otherwise healthy people. A new study is the first to show blood vessel abnormalities in otherwise healthy people with obstructive sleep apnea, a c

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  8. Weight Loss May Improve Sleep Apnea

    June 1, 2011 -- Weight loss is an effective long-term treatment for patients with sleep apnea who are overweight or obese, a study shows. Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, which is a serious sleep disorder that causes people to stop breathing for short periods repeatedly --

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  9. CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea Fights Fatigue

    Jan. 3, 2011 -- A common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have the added benefits of fighting fatigue and increasing energy as well as helping people sleep better. A new study shows that use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) decreased fatigue and increased energy in people

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  10. Sleep Apnea Machine May Cause Facial Changes

    Oct. 5, 2010 -- Repeated use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) machines to treat obstructive sleep apnea may have some side effects on facial structure, a study shows. But researchers did not report any permanent damage to the face from the machines. Researchers at Kyushu Universi

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