Health Effects

CPAP “No Good” for Heart Problems

It has long been thought that CPAP deserved its status as the “Gold Standard” for sleep apnea treatment. Because it has the ability to ensure air is constantly reaching the lungs, it essentially eliminates apneic events, and, therefore, can eliminate the dangerous consequences of sleep apnea.

However, as we have studied the function of […]

Should We Define “Gestational Sleep Apnea”?

Although sleep apnea is more commonly considered a man’s problem, there are two times in their lives when women are at very elevated risk for sleep apnea. One of them is after menopause, when women’s risk of sleep apnea approaches and may even exceed a man’s of the same age.

But the […]

Snoring and Short Sleep Linked to Poor Breast Cancer Survival

A new study shows that women who report snoring and getting too little sleep before their breast cancer diagnosis have much poorer survival rates than those who get enough sleep and don’t snore.

The researchers suggest that the connection could be that poor sleep drives inflammatory processes that can worsen cancer.

A […]

Fatigue and Sleepiness–What’s the Difference?

Sometimes language can be tricky to us. We have a tendency to use words in overlapping meanings. One of the more common words that we use in an overlapping way is the simple description of feeling “tired.” Often, we can use this word to refer to both fatigue and sleepiness, but it’s important […]

Sleep Apnea Could Drive Cancer Growth

The link between sleep apnea and cancer is less clear than that between sleep apnea and other risks like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. But as we are coming to understand the mechanisms that bind the two conditions, it seems likely that sleep apnea can [link id='1166' […]

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