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Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Higher Levels of Alzheimer's Biomarker in Brain

Mar. 3, 2019 — People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer's disease biomarker called tau in an area of the brain that helps ... read more

Study Affirms Self-Reported Sleep Duration as a Useful Health Measure in Children

Feb. 14, 2019 — While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children and their parents, there has been a lack of data comparing the validity of these self-reported sleep parameters. A new study indicates ... read more

Poor Sleep and Heart-Related Death

Jan. 18, 2019 — Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good ... read more

Sleep Apnea More Deadly When Patients Experience Short Interrupted Breaths

Oct. 19, 2018 — Patients with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk for death than those with longer interruptions, according to a new study. The finding could ... read more

New Screening Tool Can Improve the Quality of Life for Epilepsy Patients With Sleep Apnea

Sep. 27, 2018 — Researchers have developed a tool to help neurologists screen for obstructive sleep apnea in people with epilepsy whose seizures can be magnified by sleep ... read more

Sleep Disorder Linked With Changes to Brain Structure Typical of Dementia

July 4, 2018 — Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a new ... read more

Sleep Apnea Study Finds Male-Female Differences in Cerebral Cortex Thickness, Symptoms

Mar. 13, 2018 — Researchers examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning ... read more

Specific Neurons Trigger Waking Due to Inhaled Carbon Dioxide

Jan. 30, 2018 — Researchers have shown that a group of neurons responsible for arousal are directly triggered by carbon dioxide and cause mice to wake up without any changes to ... read more

Amid ADHD Spike, Doctors Urge Closer Look at Sleep Issues

Jan. 24, 2018 — Amid a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, debate is brewing whether the condition may be a sleep ... read more

Synthetic Cannabis-Like Drug Reduces Sleep Apnea

Nov. 28, 2017 — A synthetic cannabis-like drug in a pill was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large multi-site study of a drug for ... read more

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Nov. 10, 2017 — Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new ... read more

Sleeping Through the Snoring: Researchers ID Neurons That Rouse the Brain to Breathe

Nov. 2, 2017 — A common and potentially serious sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea affects at least one quarter of U.S. adults and is linked to increased risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. ... read more

Severe Hot Flashes Linked to Greater Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Nov. 1, 2017 — Many menopausal women complain about poor sleep. Should the problem be blamed simply on menopause or on a more serious underlying sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? What, if any, ... read more

Preterm Children Have More Medical Sleep Problems but Fall Asleep More Independently

Sep. 21, 2017 — A new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep ... read more

Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

Aug. 8, 2017 — Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term, according to an analysis of ... read more

Automated Measure of Nighttime Oxygen Levels Could Speed Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

Aug. 7, 2017 — Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could -- by itself -- provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore ... read more

July 21, 2017 — People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, ... read more

After Watching Disturbing Video, CPAP Usage Soars

July 12, 2017 — More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don't use it. So, researchers conducted a ... read more

Purpose in Life by Day Linked to Better Sleep at Night

July 10, 2017 — Having a purpose in life means you are more likely to sleep better at night with less sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, reports a new study. Cultivating a purpose in life could be drug-free ... read more

Sufferers of Both Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea Could Lose Eyesight Within Four Years

July 3, 2017 — Patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average period of less than four years, new ... read more

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