What are the effects of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea has been linked to a number of serious life-threatening conditions including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and stroke. Consider these statistics: More than 80% of people with high blood pressure also have sleep apnea1 Almost 70% of people who have had a stroke have sleep apnea2 People with sleep apnea are 15 times more …

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Sleep apnea raises death risk 46 percent: study

By Reuters – Tue Aug 18, 9:41 AM PDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Severe sleep apnea raises the risk of dying early by 46 percent, U.S. researchers reported Monday, but said people with milder sleep-breathing problems do not share that risk. They said people with severe breathing disorders during sleep were more likely to die from …

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Spousal Arousal Syndrome: Sleeping with a Snoring Spouse

Monday, April 9, 2012 at 1:07PM Spouses of snorers can suffer significantly Silence is golden. But for spouses of snorers, it also may feel unattainable. In fact, the non-snoring partner may wake multiple times an hour and lose an average of two hours of sleep each night — even if they don’t remember waking. Researchers …

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Sleep Apnea Research

“Newly developed technologies and scientifically validated protocols now enable orthodontists to effectively treat people with sleep apnea.” Dr. David Paquette “The peer-reviewed literature makes it abundantly clear that untreated sleep-disordered breathing is at best, seriously debilitating and costly to the healthcare system, and at worst, life threatening.” Dr. Paul Damon Researcher Nathaniel Marshall, a postdoctoral fellow at …

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Health Day Report on Sleep Apnea by Steven Reinberg

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) — The interrupted nighttime breathing of sleep apnea appears to increase the risk of dying, Australian researchers report. Earlier studies have linked sleep apnea to increased risk for death. However, these studies were done in sleep centers rather than in the general community. This new …

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Erectile Dysfunction and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Recent study shows OSA linked with erectile dysfunction. Published on June 15, 2011 by Michael J. Breus, Ph.D. in Sleep Newzzz Feeling tired?  There are many reasons why we sleep poorly, from insomnia to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  Regardless of the reason, lack of sleep or lack of quality sleep can make us unpleasant people …

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Inadequate Sleep can Affect the Ability to Express Gratitude in Romantic Relationships

A recent research by scientists from the University of California found that the lack of a good night’s sleep had an adverse effect on romantic relationships, especially in expressing gratitude or appreciation of the other. When sleep is less, even saying a simple ‘thank you’ may be difficult and this may leave the partner feeling …

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When Wives Can’t Sleep, Marriage May Suffer

Monday, June 20, 2011 at 10:39AM When wives can’t fall asleep, that tends to trigger marital tensions the next day, a new study suggests, whereas the sleep issues of husbands barely impact spousal relationships. Researchers tested the sleep patterns of 35 young and healthy married couples for 10 nights using noninvasive sensors that monitored rest …

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Sleep apnea linked to silent strokes, small lesions in brain

American Stroke Association Meeting Report – Abstract 3434/P161 – Embargoed until 8am CT/9am ET February 01, 2012 Study Highlights:  Sleep apnea is common in people with silent strokes and small lesions in the brain. Having more than five sleep apnea episodes per night was associated with silent strokes. Early treatment of sleep apnea may help …

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2007 Best Abstract in Dental Sleep Medicine

FUNCTIONAL EFFECTS OF MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT ORAL APPLIANCES ON AWAKE UPPER AIRWAY PATENCY IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA Tsuiki S,l Ryan F,2 Alan L2 Inoue Y1 (1) Japan Somnology Center, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, (2) University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada Introduction : In the narrowed upper airway of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OS …

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Researchers Link Stroke, Sleep Apnea and Death

News Stories Obstructive sleep apnea decreases blood flow to the brain, elevates blood pressure within the brain and eventually harms the brain’s ability to modulate these changes and prevent damage to itself, according to a new study published by The American Physiological Society. The findings may help explain why people with sleep apnea are more …

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