Category Archives: Sleep Apnea Medical News

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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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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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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Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

Dr Lawson, from the Sleep Therapy Center in Winnipeg, talks about the health risks of  sleep apnea . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNzxfyYK-0Q Tweet This Post

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Sleep Apnea , Women, Obesity and Hypertension

A study of 400 women  who underwent sleep study reveals that sleep apnea exists at a rate of 50% in women aged between 20-70 years of age.  Furthermore it was found that there’s a link between age, hypertension and obesity. … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms Under-reported by Commercial Drivers

A recent study found that commercial drivers with sleep apnea under-scored their sleepiness level for fear of losing their jobs.  The drivers received less treatment with their CPAP machines but had more visits to the clinic for treatment of their … Continue reading

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