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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. CPAP Restores Brain Tissue in Sleep Apnea Patients

    June 7, 2010 -- People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be able to increase the volume of gray matter in their brains by undergoing continuous positive airway pressure therapy, also known as CPAP, new research indicates. Researchers in Italy, in a study involving 17 patients with obstructive s

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