Category Archives: Sleep Apnea Symptoms

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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Pacemaker to Control Sleep Apnea

An implantable pacemaker may help control sleep apnea.  The pacemaker which is designed to stimulate the hypoglossal nerve may help control sleep apnea.  Watch the procedure at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1EqnOQnmbo . Tweet This Post

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Sleepwalking and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea causes frequent arousals during the night  ; 4.1% of people with sleep apnea reported having sleepwalked two or more times a month.  Meanwhile sleep deprivation and fragmentation tends to trigger sleepwalking. People with major depressive disorder or obsessive-compulsive … Continue reading

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Daytime Sleepiness linked to Obesity and Depression

Dr Alexandros Vgontzas, Psychiatry  Professor at Penn State University , concludes that daytime tiredness is linked to obesity and depression.  Around one-fifth of the adult population of America suffer from this. Among this group, depression and waist circumference were the … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea and NFL Vikings on 24 June in Minneapolis

“Tackling Sleep Apnea”  is a free public event which will enable the public a free in-home sleep testing and sleep apnea treatments. The Minneapolis venue is the kickstart of a national campaign events. Former Minneapolis Vikings players Chuck Foreman, Carl … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Therapy and Depression

It was found that 779 patients who used the Positive Airway Machine had fewer depressive symptoms .  The patients had to fill up a questionnaire where they scored their depressive symptoms.  After treatment with the CPAP machine they filled in … Continue reading

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