Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans
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  May 24, 2017  
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 Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African AmericansResearch finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans
 
African Americans with sleep apnea and insomnia are rarely diagnosed with either problem, even when the severity of the two sleep disorders are likely to affect their health, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
 
 
 Obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of developing atrial fibrillationObstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation
 
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
 
   Sleep disorders have different symptoms and effects in men and women, study findsSleep disorders have different symptoms and effects in men and women, study finds
 
A new study suggests that men and women are affected differently by sleep disorders. Results show that women are more likely than men to have more severe symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping at night, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
 
   Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complicationsWomen with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications
 
Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at greater risk for serious pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and even admission to the ICU than mothers without the condition, according to a new study of more than 1.5 million pregnancies presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
 
   Study examines how noise of mechanical heart valve affects patients' sleepStudy examines how noise of mechanical heart valve affects patients' sleep
 
Nearly one-quarter of patients with a mechanical heart valve say it disturbs their sleep, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2017.
 
 Innovative T-shirt monitors wearer's respiratory rate in real time
 
Innovative T-shirt monitors wearer's respiratory rate in real timeResearchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and its Center for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer's respiratory rate in real time.
 
 
 Exposure to air pollution may disturb good night's sleep
 
Exposure to air pollution may disturb good night's sleepHigh levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.