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Lose Weight, Sleep Great
Sleep apnea is more common among people who are obese. So, one new study looked at how weight loss might help people with this condition.
Blood Pressure Rose in Kids with Sleep Apnea
In adults, sleep apnea is tied to higher blood pressure. Does sleep apnea produce the same result in children?
Breath of Fresh Air for Sleep Apnea Patients
Sleep apnea can be dangerous, but some patients don't adhere to treatment involving breathing masks. Recent research shows that a surgically implanted device may work better for those patients.
Breathing Easier Helped Blood Pressure Too
High blood pressure affects millions of Americans, and having obstructive sleep apnea can make the condition worse. But treatment can make a difference.
Afternoon Caffeine Might Disrupt Sleep
Many people drink coffee in the afternoon for a quick jolt of energy at the end of their workday. But afternoon caffeine may be adding to sleep problems and tiredness throughout the day.
What Snoring Means for Expecting Moms
Snoring can be more than just an annoyance to others trying to sleep in the same room. For pregnant women, snoring could indicate certain higher risks.
Getting to the Heart of Sleep Apnea
A sleeping disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea can have an impact on much more than your sleeping patterns. It can also affect your risk for other conditions.
Don't Ignore That Sleep Problem
A sleeping disorder may not seem like a big deal if you don't notice it. But untreated disorders can have a big impact on your health risks. A recent study found that Asians with obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of death than patients without obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which a person periodically stops breathing or breathes too shallowly while asleep. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to die in a set period of time than patients without the condition. Those with obstructive sleep apnea were also more likely to have ...
Poor Sleep? High Driving Risks
 Drinking and driving don't mix. And driving while being very sleepy can be a big danger too — especially for patients with an untreated sleep disorder.
Column A or Column B for Sleep Apnea?
For those who have obstructive sleep apnea, a standard and successful treatment is already available. But some individuals may want to seek out other options.