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.
Excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients linked to greater risk for cardiovascular diseases

Excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients linked to greater risk for cardiovascular diseases

Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing, research reveals

Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing, research reveals

Researchers examine link between OSA and inflammation, organ damage

Researchers examine link between OSA and inflammation, organ damage

Study explores patterns of adenoid and tonsil growth in teenagers

Study explores patterns of adenoid and tonsil growth in teenagers

Sleep apnea patients struggle to remember details of life memories, study shows

Sleep apnea patients struggle to remember details of life memories, study shows

Study shows link between air pollution and increased risk of sleep apnea

Study shows link between air pollution and increased risk of sleep apnea

Nasal surgery can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients

Nasal surgery can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients

Women with sleep apnea show higher risk of heart damage

Women with sleep apnea show higher risk of heart damage

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