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WELLNESS: New studies to lose sleep over

Jun 20, 2010 @ 02:24 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Have you ever stared at your bedroom ceiling and counted past sheep No. 500? Have you suffered through countless late-night infomercials in hopes of boring yourself back to sleep? Or have you fought off an unplanned noon nap at your desk, just wishing there were such a thing as a coffee IV you could hook up to your arm?

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Report links pollution, sleep disorders

Jun 18, 2010 @ 03:04 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Researchers have determined that people in areas with high pollution are more likely to have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, according to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Possible Link Between Sleep-Disordered Breathing And Cardiovascular Disease Revealed

Jun 15, 2010 @ 02:56 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Doctors have long known that snoring is hazardous to health for a number of reasons. In addition to restless nights and increased daytime sleepiness, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has a series of associated health problems, including increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). While it is not always clear what the association between SDB and a given health problem is, new research exposes that at least one factor may help to explain the increased risk of cardiovascular problems that affects even people with mild to moderate SDB.

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CPAP therapy effective at recouping memory abilities impaired by obstructive sleep apnea

Jun 9, 2010 @ 08:46 AM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Continuous positive airway pressure therapy may help correct the memory impairments caused by obstructive sleep apnea

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Americans Sleepier Than Europeans

Jun 8, 2010 @ 10:37 AM — by Robert Koenigsberg

If you feel yourself nodding off during a meeting today, rest assured that you're not the only one. Nearly one in five Americans who participated in a recent study reported falling asleep or being drowsy in situations that required a high level of concentration, such as during meetings or conversations.

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APSS: CPAP Prevents CHF in Severe Sleep Apnea

Jun 8, 2010 @ 08:16 AM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Long-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment is likely to prevent the development of cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea, researchers found.

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CPAP Restores Brain Tissue in Sleep Apnea Patients

Jun 7, 2010 @ 03:41 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Sleep Apnea Patients See Increase in Gray Matter After Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy, Researchers Say. People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be able to increase the volume of gray matter in their brains by undergoing continuous positive airway pressure therapy, also known as CPAP, new research indicates.

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Oral Appliance Therapy Show High Efficacy And Compliance For Sleep Apnea Patients

Jun 7, 2010 @ 02:49 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

According to new research that was presented on Saturday, June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, between 31 and 53 months after beginning oral appliance therapy, the sleep apnea treatment remained effective. Subjective daytime sleepiness, fatigue severity, and quality of life also remained improved.

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US Dental Schools Leave Graduates Unprepared to Screen for Sleep Disorders, Study Suggests

Jun 5, 2010 @ 04:52 PM — by Robert Koenigsberg

ScienceDaily (June 5, 2010) – According to new research presented on June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the majority of U.S. dental schools have not adequately prepared their graduates to screen for sleep disorders, which affect more than 70 million adults in the U.S.

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Increased risk of cardiovascular problems can affect people with mild to moderate SDB: Research

Jun 5, 2010 @ 09:09 AM — by Robert Koenigsberg

Doctors have long known that snoring is hazardous to health for a number of reasons. In addition to restless nights and increased daytime sleepiness, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has a series of associated health problems, including increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). While it is not always clear what the association between SDB and a given health problem is, new research exposes that at least one factor may help to explain the increased risk of cardiovascular problems that affects even people with mild to moderate SDB.

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