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.
People with OSA have greater risk of sudden death and cardiovascular conditions

People with OSA have greater risk of sudden death and cardiovascular conditions

New AASM position statement emphasizes that sleep is a biological necessity

New AASM position statement emphasizes that sleep is a biological necessity

CPAP use by sleep apnea patients associated with lower cardiovascular risk

CPAP use by sleep apnea patients associated with lower cardiovascular risk

Poor sleep increases risk of long-term cognitive decline in Hispanics/Latinos

Poor sleep increases risk of long-term cognitive decline in Hispanics/Latinos

Irregular sleep patterns in men can cause cognitive decline

Irregular sleep patterns in men can cause cognitive decline

Enough to wreck their rest: $10,322 for a sleep study

Enough to wreck their rest: $10,322 for a sleep study

Poor sleep impacts risk of long-term cognitive decline in Hispanic/Latino adults

Poor sleep impacts risk of long-term cognitive decline in Hispanic/Latino adults

Women with history of weight cycling have increased rates of sleep problems

Women with history of weight cycling have increased rates of sleep problems

Children with sleep disordered breathing disorder are likely to show aggressive, hyperactive behaviors

Children with sleep disordered breathing disorder are likely to show aggressive, hyperactive behaviors

Sleep disorders increase health care utilization and costs

Sleep disorders increase health care utilization and costs

Non-traditional risk factors impact African American patients with coronary artery disease

Non-traditional risk factors impact African American patients with coronary artery disease

Sleep apnea treatment linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias

Sleep apnea treatment linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias

New update addresses key issues in the delivery of sleep care using telemedicine

New update addresses key issues in the delivery of sleep care using telemedicine

Trial to investigate new therapies for sleep apnea

Trial to investigate new therapies for sleep apnea

Study finds dramatic increases in rates of insomnia, sleep apnea among US military members

Study finds dramatic increases in rates of insomnia, sleep apnea among US military members

Study evaluates effectiveness of hormone therapies in managing postmenopausal nocturia

Study evaluates effectiveness of hormone therapies in managing postmenopausal nocturia

Exposure to periods of low oxygen can result in underdeveloped jaw cartilage

Exposure to periods of low oxygen can result in underdeveloped jaw cartilage

CPAP therapy increases physical activity in sleep apnea patients with a history of heart disease

CPAP therapy increases physical activity in sleep apnea patients with a history of heart disease

FDA permits marketing of new prescription only device to reduce snoring and mild sleep apnea

FDA permits marketing of new prescription only device to reduce snoring and mild sleep apnea

Longer nocturnal respiratory events in OSA patients have an effect on the heart

Longer nocturnal respiratory events in OSA patients have an effect on the heart