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  1. Mouth Devices Treat Sleep Apnea Well

    July 16, 2003 -- Untreated sleep apnea can result in dangerous daytime sleepiness, not to mention high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Though an effective treatment is available, called continuous positive air pressure (CPAP), roughly half of patients find the CPAP masks to be too uncomfor

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  2. Faulty Brain May Cause Sleep Apnea

    July 7, 2003 -- Sleep problems that plague millions of Americans may be caused by imbalances in brain chemistry, according to two new studies. It's the first evidence of this link -- and may point to a drug remedy for common sleep problems like sleep apnea, reports lead researcher Sid Gilman, MD, a

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  3. Drug Is Promising for Sleep Apnea

    June 5, 2003 -- The dream of finding an effective drug for a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder finally may be reality. The antidepressant Remeron significantly reduced sleep apnea symptoms in a small group of patients participating in a newly reported study. While taking the drug, all 12 p

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  4. Heart Patients Must Treat Sleep Apnea

    May 28, 2003 -- If you've had atrial fibrillation, find out if you also have sleep apnea. Why? Without proper treatment, sleep apnea is very likely to make your heart problems return. Atrial fibrillation is a dangerous condition in which the heart loses its rhythm and flutters wildly instead of beat

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  5. Treating Sleep Apnea Helps Heart Failure

    March 26, 2003 -- Targeting a common sleep disorder with treatment not only helps people with heart failure sleep better, it can make their hearts healthier. A new study shows that people who suffer from both congestive heart failure and obstructive sleep apnea can benefit from a nighttime therapy d

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  6. Air Blower Helps Sleep Apnea

    March 10, 2003 -- There's been doubt about whether the most common sleep apnea treatment -- a machine that gently blows air into the nose -- does any good. Now new research shows this treatment really can help. But the jury's still out on whether it helps mild cases of this troublesome sleep disorde

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  7. Sleep Apnea Increases Heart Failure Risk

    Feb. 11, 2003 -- A sleep breathing disorder may actually contribute to heart problems rather than just being a result of them. New research suggests that people who suffer from a particular form of sleep apnea often have more severe heart rhythm abnormalities than others who sleep normally. Sleep ap

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  8. Laser Surgery Won't Cure Sleep Apnea

    April 15, 2002 -- For sleep apnea sufferers, laser surgery isn't the best answer. While the procedure brings short-term relief, people often end up snoring worse than before. The procedure called laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty -- which involves removing soft tissue on the back of the throat and pa

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  9. Bringing Sleep, Heart Health Together

    Feb. 6, 2002 -- A pacemaker may never become a treatment for the symptoms of sleep apnea, but researchers studying people who have pacemakers are finding that the pace at which the heart beats during sleep can improve apnea symptoms. And other researchers have developed a simple, FDA-approved device

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  10. Common Sleep Apnea Treatment Lowers BP

    Jan. 23, 2002 -- Sleep apnea has come into the limelight in recent years, as research has shown that it causes much more than just snoring and sleepless nights. But a new study shows that treatment not only improves sleep but also lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke. Sleep apnea affects more

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