Tag: sleep apnea

Managing Sleep Problems in Older Adults

Sleep problems are prevalent in older adults, and overmedication is a common cause. Insomnia is a concern, and it might not look the same in...

Sleep Apnea Doubles Odds for Sudden Death

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — With apologies to William Shakespeare, this is the stuff bad dreams are made...

Diabetes and Sleep Disturbances Can Be a Lethal Combination

Dr Kristen L. Knutson A single, simple question about sleep habits asked to people with diabetes in the UK Biobank database identified a subgroup with...

What to Know When You’re Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea

If you just found out you have sleep apnea, you may wonder what to do next. The first step is to talk to your doctor...

Sleep Disorders in TBI Tied to Increased Dementia Risk

Sleep disorders among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are independently associated with an increased risk for dementia, new research suggests. Results of a large...

Meeting Couples’ Different Sleep Needs

Sharing a bed can make you feel closer to your partner, but it may also be a struggle when you have different sleep needs. Snoring,...

Why Am I Waking Up Gasping for Air?

Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing that you were gasping for air during sleep can be scary and something you shouldn’t...

Sleep Apnea Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19

TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from severe obstructive sleep apnea are at a greater risk of catching COVID-19, a new...

‘Disrupted’ Sleep Could Be Seriously Affecting Your Health

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Waking up briefly throughout the night may do more than leave you feeling...

Sleep Apnea, Cognitive Impairment Common Bedfellows

More than 50% of patients with cognitive impairment have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), in findings that also reveal OSA severity is correlated to the degree...

6 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for every human being’s physical and mental wellbeing as sleep deprivation can negatively affect your health and quality...

Sleep Apnea Found to Impact Pain Severity in Younger Adults

Sleep specialists might want to take a closer look at the connections between obstructive sleep apnea, chronic pain, and reported pain intensity in younger patients....

Surgery May Help Treat Sleep Apnea

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may be the go-to treatment for sleep apnea,...

New ESC/EACTS Guideline on Atrial Fibrillation

New atrial fibrillation management guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) call for diagnostic confirmation and structured characterization of AF and the need to...

‘Long Sleep’ or Apnea in Middle Age Double Risk For AD

Middle-aged individuals who have sleep apnea or who get 9 or more hours of sleep at night have more than double the risk of developing...

Sleep Burden Index Predicts Recurrent Stroke

A sleep burden index that considers multiple sleep-wake disturbances (SWDs) predicts subsequent cardio-cerebrovascular events during the 2 years after a stroke, preliminary results on an...

Helmet CPAP, Pronation Key for Some Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Noninvasive ventilation with helmet continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) deserves to...