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.
Surgical treatment for morbid obesity helps prevent hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea

Surgical treatment for morbid obesity helps prevent hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea

Children who have problems breathing during sleep tend to score lower on tests of mental development and intelligence

Children who have problems breathing during sleep tend to score lower on tests of mental development and intelligence

Oral appliances effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea

Oral appliances effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea

Adenotonsillectomy resolves child sleep disorders

Adenotonsillectomy resolves child sleep disorders

Significant relationships between laryngopharyngeal reflux and upper airway sensory impairment

Significant relationships between laryngopharyngeal reflux and upper airway sensory impairment

Study compares cheap take-home sleep test to expensive polysomnography test

Study compares cheap take-home sleep test to expensive polysomnography test

Study compares coblation tonsillectomy to traditional method of removing tonsils

Study compares coblation tonsillectomy to traditional method of removing tonsils

Lack of sleep may cause behavioral, learning and attention problems

Lack of sleep may cause behavioral, learning and attention problems

Typical warning signs for sleep apnea

Typical warning signs for sleep apnea

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

Treatment for sleep apnea could save 980 lives and $11.1 billion each year

Treatment for sleep apnea could save 980 lives and $11.1 billion each year