Category Archives: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Disorders Affect 93% of Indians !

According to the survey of the Philips Electronics India Limited on Sleep conducted by The Nielsen Company, 93% Indians are sleep-deprived. They get less than the 8 hours of sleep they need every day. The survey covered 25 cities with … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea and Cardiac Injury

  A recent study of 136 patients who had an  acute myocardial infarction (MI) suffered less severe cardiac injury because of a potentially complex relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and coronary artery disease. Our study demonstrates that patients with sleep … Continue reading

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War Trauma Linked to Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea was more prevalent amongst post-Gulf War immigrants than in the pre-Gulf war immgrants . Other major chronic health issues such as cardiovascular disease would also become  part of their lives’ eventually. “I was surprised, but we had a … Continue reading

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CPAP May Also Help Hypertension

221 recently diagnosed  sleep apnea patients who also had hypertension or diabetes  were prescribed the  CPAP therapy for the treatment of their sleep apnea.  The results of the study were published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine http://www.aasmnet.org/JCSM/ViewAbstract.aspx?pid=28666 Three … Continue reading

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Bedtime for Children with Sleep Disorders

Bedtime struggles could be  related to sleep disorders in children !  About 20% of children suffer from some sort of sleep disorder .  Children could suffer from sleep apnea or behavioral insomnia and that could be a cause for bedtime … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Therapy Not to Be Interrupted

Researchers suggest that you continue and maintain any sleep apnea therapies you follow even after you have had bariatric surgery or weight loss. The majority of patients under observation for study still needed their CPAP machines despite having lost weight … Continue reading

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Sleep Health and Safety 2013

The National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health and Safety 2013 will take place march 1=2 at the Gaylord National Harbor DC in Maryland. Health Care professional and Public Health & Safety track will be presented. This track will cover significant developments … Continue reading

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New Tool For Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

Four University of Auckland students have invented an affordable tool to diagnose sleep disorders without the need for expensive lab tests.  The tool is a belt which is to be worn around the chest to monitor breathing patterns during sleep … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Risk Factor to Stroke

The Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation released it’s new stroke care guidelines stressing the importance of improvements to diagnosis and  screening of sleep apnea as critical to stroke prevention. Obstructive sleep apnea is common after stroke and it is crucial … Continue reading

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Link to Cancer ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiXkLh9d7Ro Dr. Steve Lawson, of the TMJ Sleep Therapy Centre of Winnipeg, Canada says that this study showed nearly a 5x increased rate of cancer with those with sleep disorder breathing. The study, he points out, did not say that … Continue reading

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