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Signs of Sleep Apnea in Children

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea in children? When is snoring in kids normal, and when is it a problem?<p>Overview<p>Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome …

The Connected Life: From Email Apnea To Conscious Computing

Eighty percent of us seem to have it. I broke the story about it in early 2008 on the Huffington Post, and called the phenomenon, "email apnea." Later in 2008, in talks and interviews, I referred to it interchangeably as "email apnea" and also, as "screen apnea."<p>Definition: Shallow breathing or …

What Superbowl XXXI Champion Aaron Taylor Wants You To Know About Sleep Apnea

<i>Former Green Bay Packer and current college football analyst Aaron Taylor couldn't understand how friend and former teammate Reggie White could pass away in his sleep at the young age of 43.</i><p>While not the direct cause of White's death, sleep apnea was involved in his health issues, and his widow …

Anesthesiology and obstructive sleep apnea: A patient safety challenge

237 Shares<p><i>A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists</i><i>, exclusive to</i> KevinMD.com<i>.</i><p>Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been diagnosed in …

Shaq Attacks Sleep Apnea

How Do Your Weight & Sleep Correlate?

How Do Your Weight & Sleep Correlate?<p>Losing weight may help obese people as well as their partners sleep better by easing obstructive sleep apnea symptoms.<p>A new study confirms that weight loss can significantly improve and potentially eliminate obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in obese people.<p>Researchers found that people with severe obstructive sleep apnea who lost the recommended amount of weight were three times more likely to experience a complete remission of sleep apnea symptoms compared …

Sleep apnea - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore …

Common throat problems that sleep apnea sufferers face

61 Shares<p>If you wake up every morning needing to hack up lots of thick mucous, or have throat pain, hoarseness, or a chronic cough, you’re not alone. …

Celebrities With Sleep Apnea: Rick Perry And 7 Others With The Condition

You (don't) snooze, you lose. The 53-second "oops" heard 'round the world -- when Rick Perry hesitated and then admitted that he couldn't remember the third government agency he'd eliminate as president -- may have been caused by severe sleep deprivation from insomnia and sleep apnea, according to …

Sleep Disorders In The Military: Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Short Sleep Reported Among Active-Duty Soldiers

Sleep apnea and insomnia are two of the most common sleep disorders reported among U.S. soldiers with sleep problems, according to a new study in the journal Sleep.<p>The study, conducted by researchers from the Madigan Healthcare System, examined the kinds of sleep disorders prevalent among …

Sleep Apnea Patients More Likely To Fail Simulated Driving Test, Study Says

Here's another reason to make sure your snoring isn't sleep apnea.<p>According to a new study, people with sleep apnea -- a condition where a person stops breathing for periods of time throughout the night, leading to disrupted sleep -- were more likely to fail a driving simulator test and also …

Sleep Apnea Symptoms: Sneaky Signs You Might Have The Sleep Disorder

Maybe someone has told you your snore is deafening, or you've woken up on more than your fair share of mornings feeling less than refreshed. In those instances, it's probably pretty obvious something's up with your sleep.<p>But in the case of sleep apnea, a disorder wherein people stop breathing while …

Treating Sleep Apnea With CPAP Could Boost Work Productivity, Study Suggests

People with sleep apnea -- a condition that involves stopping breathing for periods throughout the night, leading to disrupted sleep and daytime sleepiness -- could boost their work productivity by having their sleep condition treated, according to a new study.<p>The small study, presented at the …

A Rocket Scientist Explains How a Sleep Study Can Change Your Life

Once upon a time, before medical science started nosing around your bedroom, snoring was a nocturnal annoyance and little more. Sawing logs in the wee hours, while the bane of spouses and significant others, wasn’t a health concern – just cause for housemates to wear ear plugs.<p>But over the last …

Sleep Apnea Treatment, CPAP, Could Improve Blood Sugar Levels, Study Finds

Treating sleep apnea doesn't just minimize daytime fatigue and disrupted sleep -- it could also help blood sugar levels, according to a small new study.<p>The findings, presented at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society, show that sleep apnea treatment is linked with better blood sugar levels …

Regular Bedtime Could Improve CPAP Compliance Among People With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

People with sleep apnea -- a sleep disorder where breathing is disrupted during sleep -- are more apt to comply with treatment if they go to bed at a regular time each night, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Penn State University School of Nursing found an association between increased …

Do Sleep Apnea Patients Need Special Care After Surgery?

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 06/19/2013 05:09 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>People with sleep apnea may be at increased risk for complications if they have surgery, but little is known about how to reduce this risk, experts say.<p>What's more, many people don't know they have sleep …

How a Bad Night's Sleep Can Screw You Up

Are you getting enough rest? Lack of sleep affects everything from decision making to creativity.<p>For 20th century masters of the universe, getting four hours of sleep a night was a badge of honor. How could a C-suite executive sleep more and truly be successful? Today, that axiom has been turned on …

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What Untreated Sleep Apnea Means for Your Blood Pressure

<i>By Mitchell Miglis, M.D.</i><p>The more we learn about sleep and sleep disorders, the more we realize that the symptoms of fatigue and sleepiness experienced by those with chronic sleep disruption are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In fact, poor sleep can exert its effects on nearly all medical …

Type 2 Diabetes? Hypertension? Get Tested for Sleep Apnea!

If you suffer from Type 2 diabetes or hypertension, you should be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by a physician who is board-certified in sleep medicine. This is a recommendation recently issued for the first time by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This new guideline …

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For People With Sleep Apnea And COPD, Receiving CPAP Could Lower Death Risk

For people with both sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- otherwise known as "overlap syndrome" -- getting the sleep disorder treated could save their lives, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers from Brown University found that treatment with continuous positive airway pressure …

Sleep Apnea Linked With Increased Glaucoma Risk

Sleep apnea -- a sleep disorder where a person stops breathing for periods during sleep because of a blocked airway -- might do more than raise your risk of diabetes, heart problems, depression and drowsy driving. A new study suggests it could also put you at a higher risk for one of the leading …

Sleep Apnea and Sudden Cardiac Death

There's important news for people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing: new research has shown OSA may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. A large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults over a period of 15 years found obstructive sleep apnea associated with …

Abdominal Fat in Men Linked to Sleep Apnea

Obesity has long been considered one of the most important risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in adults. <b>In particular, visceral fat -- a type of fat that collects in the abdomen -- is increasingly regarded as a particularly significant risk factor for sleep apnea.</b> Visceral fat in the abdomen …