Sleep Apnea News
- Special Mouthguard May Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea
March 9, 2022 — Experts say mandibular advancement devices (MADs) have been shown to work as well as CPAP for many patients with sleep apnea.
- Sleep Apnea Doubles Odds for Sudden Death
August 3, 2021 — New research shows sleep apnea may also increase the risk for high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure.
- 'Disrupted' Sleep Could Be Seriously Affecting Your Health
April 22, 2021 — Disrupted sleep may actually increase your odds of dying early from heart disease or any other cause, and women seem to be harder hit by these effects than men.
- Struggling With CPAP for Sleep Apnea? Surgery May Help
September 8, 2020 — For people with sleep apnea who cannot tolerate continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, new research finds that a combination of surgical techniques may bring relief.
- Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Your Heart at High Risk
February 3, 2020 — The AASM points to several major warning signs and risk factors for sleep apnea: snoring, choking or gasping, fatigue, obesity and high blood pressure.
- Slimming Down 'Tongue Fat' Might Help Ease Sleep Apnea
January 10, 2020 — If you didn't know the tongue harbors body fat, you're probably not alone.
- Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Eye Disease
October 15, 2019 — They found that patients with diabetic macular edema had a much higher rate (80.6%) of severe sleep apnea than those without the eye condition (45.5%).
- Are You an 'Extreme Early Bird'?
August 16, 2019 — In advanced sleep phase, your body clock (circadian rhythm) is on a schedule hours earlier than most other people's. You have premature release of the sleep hormone melatonin and shift in body temperature.
- Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds
May 22, 2019 — The study found that people who have more airway closures during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels fall below 90% are diagnosed with cancer more often than people without sleep apnea.
- CPAP Brings Longer Life for Those With Sleep Apnea
April 15, 2019 — Sleep apnea isn't just an annoyance: It's also been tied to higher risks for heart disease, heart failure and stroke.
- New Study Reinforces Sleep Apnea-Alzheimer's Link
March 3, 2019 — It isn't clear if sleep apnea causes the buildup of protein tangles in the brain that are a sign of Alzheimer's, or if the increased protein helps cause the apnea, the researchers s
- Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery
September 20, 2018 — The investigators found that, among stroke patients, "treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP therapy provides significant benefits, even greater than the benefits of tPA, the FDA-approved drug treatment for stroke," said study lead researcher Dr. Dawn Bravata.
- Sleep Apnea Often Missed in Black Americans
September 7, 2018 — The investigators found that 24 percent of the study participants had moderate or severe sleep apnea, but only 5 percent had been diagnosed by a doctor.
- Sleep Apnea Might Raise Odds for Painful Gout
August 30, 2018 — People with sleep apnea had a 42 percent higher risk of gout, the study found.
- Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea
April 24, 2018 — In the United States, nearly 30 million adults are affected by sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, resulting in snoring and daytime sleepiness.
- Sleep Apnea Makes For More Crash-Prone Drivers
April 11, 2018 — Among those who don't suffer from sleep apnea but only get six hours of rest a night, the risk of a crash is 33 percent higher than if they sleep eight hours every night, the researchers added.
- Skip CPAP? Apnea Patients May Return To Hospital
March 1, 2018 — The study involved 345 patients with severe sleep apnea who had been hospitalized at a VA medical center any time from 2007 to 2015. Most were men over age 62.
- Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
November 10, 2017 — If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's down the road.
- Bad Hot Flashes, Sleep Apnea Often Go Together
November 1, 2017 — As if severe hot flashes alone weren't enough of a problem for menopausal women, a new study finds these symptoms may also be tied to a greater risk for sleep apnea and related heart issues.
- Nerve 'Zap' Could Replace CPAP for Sleep Apnea
September 14, 2017 — Device reduces breathing disruptions long-term, study says
- Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism
September 7, 2017 — Finding supports use of CPAP therapy for condition, so blood pressure and blood sugar levels don't jump
- CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles
July 11, 2017 — Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds
- Treating Sleep Apnea May Ease Night Bathroom Trips
March 27, 2017 — Research finds many men's urinary habits benefit when CPAP mask therapy is used
- Screen All Adults for Sleep Apnea? Jury Still Out
January 24, 2017 — Not enough data to advise for or against such screening, U.S. experts in prevention and medicine say
- Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems
October 17, 2016 — Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say
- Sleep Apnea Mask Fails to Curb Heart Risks
August 30, 2016 — CPAP helped patients feel better, but didn't cut odds for heart death, heart attack or stroke, study found
- Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty
June 15, 2016 — Nightly breathing troubles may increase risk of heart attack, stroke following the coronary procedure
- Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Heart Patients
May 16, 2016 — Research suggests that breathing disorder could exacerbate heart disease
- Severe, Untreated Sleep Apnea Linked to This
May 16, 2016 — Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but experts point out that shuteye promotes healthy immune function
- Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in These People
May 5, 2016 — Study found the combo was linked to raised odds of irregular heartbeat
- Sleep Apnea May Affect Your Mood, Thinking Skills
February 29, 2016 — Study found altered levels of brain chemicals that influence emotions, memory
- Statins May Reduce Heart Risks Tied to Sleep Apnea
January 6, 2016 — But it's too early to prescribe them for patients with the disorder, experts say
- Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood Pressure
December 1, 2015 — Researchers find both common treatments, CPAP and MADs, produce modest decreases
- Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk
October 14, 2015 — Findings highlight the need to screen women for the nighttime breathing disorder, experts say
- Implanted Device May Help Ease Sleep Apnea
September 29, 2015 — For some, it might work better than current standard treatment, researcher says
- Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Depression
September 25, 2015 — Study suggests popular apnea treatment could help ease symptoms of mood disorder
- Treating Sleep Apnea May Reverse Brain Changes
September 16, 2015 — Treating Sleep Apnea May Reverse Brain Changes
- Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea
September 10, 2015 — Study finds that procedure boosted sleep and quality of life
- Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades
September 8, 2015 — Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say
- Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men
May 18, 2015 — Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong
- Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With AFib
April 20, 2015 — Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation
- Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles
April 15, 2015 — Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say
- Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia
December 10, 2014 — Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes
- Sleep Apnea May Lower Your Aerobic Fitness
December 3, 2014 — People with the sleep disorder take in less oxygen during exercise, small study finds
- Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory
October 31, 2014 — Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle
- Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?
September 30, 2014 — In study, obese people with the disorder tended to have more fat at base of tongue
- Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines
August 5, 2014 — But the devices aren't for everyone, experts advise
- This Sleep Apnea Treatment May Trigger Weight Gain
July 28, 2014 — Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months
- Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks
June 11, 2014 — For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says