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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Sleep Apnea May Be Deadly

    Aug. 1, 2008 -- Suffering from sleep apnea may do more than just spoil a good night's sleep. A new study shows that people with severe sleep apnea may be up to three times more likely to die prematurely, and that risk increases if the sleep disorder is left untreated. Sleep apnea is a common sleepin

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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