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.
Losing weight for a better night's sleep

Losing weight for a better night's sleep

Breathing disorders during sleep are common among asthmatics

Breathing disorders during sleep are common among asthmatics

First study to examine liver injury in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

First study to examine liver injury in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of suffering a stroke

Obstructive sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of suffering a stroke

Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life

Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life

CPAP therapy helps control glucose levels among patients with Type II diabetes and sleep apnea

CPAP therapy helps control glucose levels among patients with Type II diabetes and sleep apnea

Children can benefit from surgery for sleep apnea

Children can benefit from surgery for sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in snorers

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in snorers

Quality of life improves for children who receive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

Quality of life improves for children who receive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

Many patients with sleep apnea or insomnia also have attention deficit disorder

Many patients with sleep apnea or insomnia also have attention deficit disorder

Surgical remedies for snoring and sleep disorders

Surgical remedies for snoring and sleep disorders

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