Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Increases Dementia Risk

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Sleep apnea causes repeated interruptions in breathing in sleep and is linked to changes in the brain which are also visible in the initial stages of dementia, according to a new study. In obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA for short), soft tissue present on the walls of our throat relax and this in turn impedes […]

Cannabinoid Drug Might Treat Sleep Apnea

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

In a new clinical trial, researchers have found that a drug containing a synthetic version of the chief psychoactive component of cannabis helps in treating sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person repeatedly stops breathing for a short time. The pause in breathing can be as short as 10 seconds or […]

FDA Gives Approval to an Implantable Device For Treating Central Sleep Apnea

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The FDA has given approval to a new treatment for people who have moderate or severe central sleep apnea. The new treatment is a tiny implantable device which works by stimulating a nerve present in chest that sends signals to our diaphragm to breathe. With the approval of this new treatment, central sleep apnea patients […]

Untreated Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Disease

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Recently researchers conducted a study to measure how sleep apnea affects metabolism in real time in night. The researchers concluded that if left untreated, even for just a few days, sleep apnea can cause a spike in blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and stress hormones. According to the researchers this finding supports the regular use […]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Gives No Cardiovascular Benefit but Improves Well Being

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

The most common treatment therapy for obstructive sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP for short. However, a recent study, which is the largest study done till date examining benefits of CPAP, has found that the treatment, contrary to popular belief, does not lower the chances of heart attacks and recurrent stroke in […]