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    1. 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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    2. Implants May Ease Sleep Apnea

      Sept. 18, 2006 -- Tiny cylinders implanted in the soft palate at the back of the mouth may be a long-term solution for some people with obstructive sleep apnea. That's according to Loyola University's Regina Walker, MD, and colleagues. They studied 22 people who each got three of the small cylinders

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    3. Sleep Apnea Hurts Women's Sex Lives

      Sept. 8, 2006 -- Snoring may affect women's sex lives in ways beyond the occasional night on the couch. A new study shows that undiagnosed sleep apnea sleep apnea , a common disorder associated with snoring, may decrease women's sexual function by reducing sexual desire, sensation, and lubrication,

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    4. New Kind of Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea

      Sept. 1, 2006 -- Newly recognized, hard-to-treat "complex sleep apnea" disrupts the rest of one in six sleep apnea sufferers, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Sleep apnea is a breathing problem that keeps sufferers -- and their bedmates -- from getting a proper night's rest. Until now, there were only two

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