Sleep Apnea

Are You Tweeting When You Should Be Snoozing?

For many of us, social media is a distraction that can be very hard to pry ourselves away from, even when we’re supposed to be sleeping. And if you’re finding that your long winter’s nap is made shorter by Facebook or Instagram, you’re not alone. According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, social […]

Sleep Apnea and Surgical Deaths

There are still many mysteries surrounding the dangers of sleep apnea, but we are working hard to understand them. But it’s not always easy to collect all the relevant data. Researchers hope that the establishment of a new registry for sleep apnea-related surgical deaths will help isolate the causes that increase surgical risk, […]

CPAP-Related Fires: Not a Side Effect You Really Have to Worry about

It’s a horrific story: your lifesaving piece of equipment suddenly turns life-threatening as the CPAP machine triggers a fire. That’s what a Chicago sleep apnea patient is claiming happened in the lawsuit he filed against his landlord and the medical equipment manufacturer who made his CPAP machine.

Although this type of […]

Oral Appliances as Effective as CPAP for Blood Pressure

The most serious health effect of sleep apnea is the damage and deterioration of the cardiovascular system. Heart damage, hardened arteries, and increased stroke risk are among the effects of sleep apnea, but the most easily detectable sign of impending cardiovascular injury is high blood pressure (hypertension).
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Vitamin D Likely Has no Link to Sleep Apnea

Some people have postulated that sleep apnea is linked to a vitamin D deficiency. This explanation has many positive aspects, especially because it gives an easy, convenient alternative to CPAP. All you have to do is take a vitamin supplement to reduce your sleep apnea.

Unfortunately, new research shows that there is […]

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