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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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Cardiac Death Increased By Sleep Apnea

Cardiac death increased by sleep apnea A to Z Sleep Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Increased by Sleep Apnea Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 17:56 A moderate case of obstructive sleep apnea can significantly increase a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death, according to a study published in theJournal of the American College of

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Can I benefit from a home sleep study?

Published on January 25, 2013, by in Sleep Disorders.

The answer is YES! A HOME SLEEP STUDY can: Lower cost, about 10% of an in-lab sleep study. Increased comfort from sleeping in your own bed wirelessly. Improved health with results and therapy options, all in less than a week. Some benefits of a A to Z Sleep home sleep study test: Our home sleep

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Take this sleep apnea quiz.

Published on January 25, 2013, by in Sleep Disorders.

__ Are you regularly unrefreshed, even after waking from a full night’s sleep? __ Do you fall asleep easily during your waking hours at home or at work? __ Are you a loud, habitual snorer? __ Have you been observed choking, gasping or holding your breath during sleep? __ Do you often suffer from poor

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Why do I snore?

Published on January 9, 2013, by in Sleep Disorders.

Snoring is one of those inconvenient sleep problems that some people experience while others never experience. Up to 20 percent of the population or approximately 90 million American adults — 37 million on a regular basis experience the snoring sleep disorder. Snoring may occur nightly or intermittently. Persons most at risk are males and those

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