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Reducing Inflammation with the Treatment of Sleep Apnea

There are plenty of good reasons to persuade people with sleep apnea to be treated. The widespread disorder can cause disruptions in breathing at night, which can ruin sleep and raise the likelihood of problems like fatigue and obesity. The standard treatment for the condition is a mask worn at night that delivers continuous positive

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Sleep Apnea Facts

Patients who leave sleep apnea untreated are at a four times higher risk of stroke and a three times higher risk for heart disease than those without it. On average, patients with sleep apnea experience 60 apneas per hour each night. According to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, about 38,000 deaths per year

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Symptoms of Depression Reduced with CPAP Therapy

A new study shows that depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP). Results show that nearly 73% of sleep apnea patients had clinically significant depressive symptoms at baseline, with a similar symptom prevalence

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Young Veterans with PTSD Prone to Higher Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

According to Mayo Clinic, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is described as a mental health condition triggered by a terrifying event; either by experiencing or witnessing it. A new study of young US veterans indicated an increasing probability of having obstructive sleep apnea with those possessing PTSD. With increasing severity of PTSD, veterans have shown higher

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Men With Sleep Apnea More Likely To Suffer From Depression

The most common form of apnea is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), caused by an airway blockage from soft nasal tissue in the throat and/ or nasal passages collapsing during sleep. About 18 million Americans have OSA, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Sleep apnea has been linked to potentially dangerous conditions such as high blood

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Escalation of Cancer Risk in Patients with Sleep Apnea

A common disorder involving fatigue, snoring and precarious breathing at night is described as sleep apnea. Recent studies have shown that persons with sleep apnea have a higher risk of cancer. Millions of Americans suffer from some form of sleep apnea. For sleep specialists, this is of great concern as it causes oxygen deficiency at

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