Diabetes May Be a Real Risk for People with Sleep Apnea
There are many known factors that increase the risk of developing diabetes. New research may be adding one sleep disorder to that list.
Sleep Troubles Tied to High Blood Sugar Levels
Never underestimate the value of a good night’s sleep. Mounting evidence shows that sleep apnea, characterized by repeated pauses in breathing while sleeping, may be tied to diabetes.
Snoring May Sound Alarm for Kidney Failure
Loud, ongoing snoring may not only be annoying; it also could be a sign of sleep apnea. In diabetes patients, the condition may lead to many health problems, including complete kidney failure.
Sleep Apnea Risks Not Only for Adults
People with sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing or shallow breaths while they sleep. In adults, the condition has been linked to diabetes and heart disease, but that link is less clear in younger people with sleep apnea.
Good Night, Sleep Tight — Unless You're Pregnant
Any woman who has been pregnant can tell you that getting enough sleep becomes more challenging as her unborn baby grows. If a pregnant woman has other conditions, the challenge can be even greater.
Even a Little Weight Loss May Help
Patients who have obstructive sleep apnea are at higher risk for a range of health concerns. If the patient is obese, one way to improve symptoms of sleep apnea may be to lose weight.
Stopping Snoring May Quiet Pre-diabetes
Treating sleep apnea can help you breathe easier at night. Now, it appears that one apnea treatment also may help control pre-diabetes.
Five Treatments to Discuss With Your Doc
As people grow old, they often face increasing health issues. While certain treatments may be helpful to younger adults, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has recommended some treatments elderly patients may want to avoid.
PAP Helps Blood Pressure Blues
When snoring indicates someone has sleep apnea, it's more than annoying. It can be harmful to your health — especially if you already have high blood pressure.
Go to Bed! It’s Good for Your Blood
If your teenager isn't getting enough sleep, it means more than a grumpy kid in the morning. It might also mean they are raising their risk of developing diabetes.