Obstructive Sleep Apnea News and Research

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a major heath problem. In the United States, at least 17 million people have moderate to severe OSA, which is characterized by heavy snoring, airway blockage and frequent awakenings during sleep.
Nasal delivery of leptin hormone may help ease breathing problems during sleep

Nasal delivery of leptin hormone may help ease breathing problems during sleep

Researchers discover biomarker for most common type of heart failure

Researchers discover biomarker for most common type of heart failure

Duration of respiratory disturbances may better predict mortality risk from OSA

Duration of respiratory disturbances may better predict mortality risk from OSA

Researchers develop new tool to screen for sleep apnea in people with epilepsy

Researchers develop new tool to screen for sleep apnea in people with epilepsy

Philips' new full face DreamWear mask offers more options for patients with respiratory conditions

Philips' new full face DreamWear mask offers more options for patients with respiratory conditions

ATS publishes new guideline focused on weight loss strategies for sleep apnea patients

ATS publishes new guideline focused on weight loss strategies for sleep apnea patients

Sleep apnea, congenital heart disease in hospitalized infants strongly associated with death

Sleep apnea, congenital heart disease in hospitalized infants strongly associated with death

ATS publishes new guideline on role of weight management in sleep apnea treatment

ATS publishes new guideline on role of weight management in sleep apnea treatment

New statement provides detailed overview of how to diagnose, treat resistant hypertension

New statement provides detailed overview of how to diagnose, treat resistant hypertension

Sleep apnea can favor lung cancer growth in young individuals

Sleep apnea can favor lung cancer growth in young individuals

Daytime sleepiness found to be a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

Daytime sleepiness found to be a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

Clinical trial to examine whether sleep apnea treatment prevents recurrent stroke, improves recovery

Clinical trial to examine whether sleep apnea treatment prevents recurrent stroke, improves recovery

OSA patients have higher risk of developing gout, research reveals

OSA patients have higher risk of developing gout, research reveals

Study provides insight into link between sleep apnea and lipid metabolism

Study provides insight into link between sleep apnea and lipid metabolism

Sleep duration of more than eight hours linked with greater mortality and cardiovascular risk

Sleep duration of more than eight hours linked with greater mortality and cardiovascular risk

Sleeping for eight hours or more may increase cardiovascular and mortality risk

Sleeping for eight hours or more may increase cardiovascular and mortality risk

Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing baby, shows research

Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing baby, shows research

Study: Supplemental oxygen prevents rise in morning blood pressure in OSA patients

Study: Supplemental oxygen prevents rise in morning blood pressure in OSA patients

Even mild sleep disturbances can increase blood pressure in women

Even mild sleep disturbances can increase blood pressure in women

Poor sleep quality may be important risk factor for atrial fibrillation

Poor sleep quality may be important risk factor for atrial fibrillation