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  • Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for Infants

  • Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery

  • Sleep Apnea Often Missed in Black Americans

  • Sleep Apnea Might Raise Odds for Painful Gout

  • Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'

  • Weight Loss May Reverse Course of Atrial Fibrillation

  • AHA: CPAP Machines May Bring Better Sleep, Plus a Healthier Heart

  • Snorers, Could CPAP Help Your Sex Life, Too?

  • Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea: Experts

  • Even When You Think You're Not Sleepy, Your Car Crash Risk Rises

  • Nightmares Common Among U.S. Troops, But Seldom Reported

  • Skipping CPAP May Mean Return to the Hospital for Apnea Patients

  • Americans Finally Getting a Little More Sleep

  • People With Epilepsy May Gain From Common Sleep Apnea Treatment

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

  • Here's Why You 'Space Out' After Too Little Sleep

  • Bad Hot Flashes, Sleep Apnea Often Go Together

  • Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea
    Implantable device stimulates breathing during sleep

  • When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids
    That could take a toll on child's development, researchers say

  • Nerve 'Zap' Treatment Could Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea
    Device reduces breathing disruptions long-term, study says

  • Health Tip: Treating Sleep Apnea
    To prevent significant health problems

  • Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism
    Finding supports use of CPAP therapy for condition, so blood pressure and blood sugar levels don't jump

  • Could You Have Sleep Apnea?
    Snoring that wakes your partner is a big clue

  • Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers With Sleep Disorders
    Pregnant women with apnea or insomnia have roughly twice the risk of delivering before 34 weeks, study finds

  • Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction
    Scientists unveil their Star Trek-like 'tricorder' to track human health

  • Videotaping Sleepers Raises CPAP Use
    Viewing the tapes helped convince patients to stick with the sleep apnea treatment, study found

  • Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer's?
    Studies found sleep apnea tied to higher levels of tell-tale plaques, proteins in brain

  • CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles
    Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds

  • Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly
    Sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome are less common in those with a reason to get up in the morning, study finds

  • How Poor Sleep Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's
    A few bad nights might not hurt, but chronic sleep problems may be cause for concern, researcher says

  • How to Beat Jet Lag This Summer Vacation
    Sleep specialist offers these tips to help speed the reset

  • Health Tip: If You Have Sleep Apnea
    Here are self-care suggestions

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds of Irregular Heartbeat
    Study shows the more someone stops breathing at night, the greater the risk of atrial fibrillation

  • Docs May Not Spot Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in Blacks
    Reasons why remain unclear, and disparity needs more research, study suggests

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications
    Longer hospital stays, more hysterectomies tied to the sleep disorder, study says

  • Curbing Sleep Apnea Might Mean Fewer Night Trips to Bathroom
    Research finds many men's urinary habits benefit when CPAP mask therapy is used

  • Jury Still Out on Whether to Screen All Adults for Sleep Apnea
    Not enough data to advise for or against such screening, U.S. experts in prevention and medicine say

  • Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?
    Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problems

  • Trouble Sleeping Tied to Higher Risk for Irregular Heartbeat
    Atrial fibrillation can trigger strokes, study authors note

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems
    Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

  • Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?
    American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

  • For Those With Sleep Apnea, Maybe It's Time for a Driving Test
    Researchers hope to ID those with higher crash risk due to fatigue

  • Sleep Apnea Mask Treatment Fails to Curb Heart Risks
    CPAP helped patients feel better, but didn't cut odds for heart death, heart attack or stroke, study found

  • Don't Lose Sleep Over Screentime at Night
    More exposure to daylight may help people get better shuteye after going online at bedtime, study finds

  • 5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs
    Avoid late nights, bright lights, noise and worry to get your rest and have a successful year, expert advises

  • Sleep Disorders 6 Times Higher Among Veterans
    Post-traumatic stress disorder increases the risk even more, study shows

  • Poor Sleep May Worsen Thinking Problems in MS Patients
    Study found link between severity of sleep apnea and performance on attention, memory tests

  • Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty
    Nightly breathing troubles may increase risk of heart attack, stroke following the coronary procedure

  • Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study
    Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

  • Severe, Untreated Sleep Apnea Linked to Aggressive Melanoma
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but experts point out that shuteye promotes healthy immune function

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients
    Research suggests that breathing disorder could exacerbate heart disease

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers
    Study found the combo was linked to raised odds of irregular heartbeat

  • Health Tip: Considering a CPAP for Sleep Apnea?
    Here are potential benefits of the device

  • Crash Risk Soars When Truck Drivers Don't Treat Sleep Apnea: Study
    Consistent treatment with breathing device can reduce the risk, researchers report

  • Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea
    What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

  • Sleep Apnea May Take Toll on Your Mood, Thinking Skills
    Study found altered levels of brain chemicals that influence emotions, memory

  • A Third of U.S. Adults Don't Get Regular, Refreshing Sleep: CDC
    Study finds people who work, have a college degree or are married tend to get better sleep

  • Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression
    Preliminary study suggests that emotional stress builds when this phase is disturbed, creating a 'vicious cycle'

  • Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    Insomnia can disrupt hormones, and may play a role in developing the blood sugar condition, expert says

  • Statins May Reduce Heart Risks Linked to Sleep Apnea: Study
    But it's too early to prescribe them for patients with the disorder, experts say

  • Too Often, CPAP Is Only Sleep Apnea Treatment Offered
    Many patients can't tolerate the nighttime mask, research shows

  • Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood Pressure
    Researchers find both common treatments, CPAP and MADs, produce modest decreases

  • Sleepwalkers Feel No Pain When Injured: Study
    But they're more likely to get headaches and migraines when awake, researchers added

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk, But Not Men's
    Findings highlight the need to screen women for the nighttime breathing disorder, experts say

  • Implanted Device May Help Ease Sleep Apnea, Small Study Shows
    For some, it might work better than current standard treatment, researcher says

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Depression
    Study suggests popular apnea treatment could help ease symptoms of mood disorder

  • Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study
    Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

  • Health Tip: When a Child Has Sleep Apnea
    Here are potential complications

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reverse Unhealthy Brain Changes
    In small study, continuous positive airway pressure reduced nerve activity that causes heart ills

  • Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea
    Study finds that procedure boosted sleep and quality of life

  • Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades
    Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say

  • Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America
    Poor sleep, insomnia and sleep apnea are more common among minority groups, study shows

  • Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study
    Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

  • Vets With PTSD Might Need Sleep Apnea Screening: Study
    Research suggests risk of nighttime breathing problem rises with severity of post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds
    Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for Some
    Wearing CPAP device eight hours a night improved blood sugar levels in study

  • Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea?
    Playing a wind instrument may help strengthen airways, researchers suggest

  • Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder
    Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation

  • Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles
    Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Sleep More Comfortably With a CPAP Mask
    Steps you can try

  • Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study
    Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

  • Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
    The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea
    Most notably, loud snoring

  • For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity
    Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia
    Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

  • Sleep Apnea May Lower Your Aerobic Fitness
    People with the sleep disorder take in less oxygen during exercise, small study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics
    Screening for sleep disorder could spot those at risk for more rapid loss of renal function, researchers say

  • Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters
    These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests

  • Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study
    Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle

  • Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn't Squelch Sex Life, Study Says
    Patients who get treatment are as satisfied with lovemaking as those who don't

  • Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?
    In study, obese people with the disorder tended to have more fat at base of tongue

  • Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications: Study
    Researchers recommend preoperative screening

  • Study: Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Common With Multiple Sclerosis
    Lack of shuteye could affect disease progression, researchers caution

  • Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds
    Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds
    British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

  • 'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues
    But condition remains poorly defined and little understood, researcher says

  • Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure
    The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

  • Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines
    But the devices aren't for everyone, experts advise

  • No Link Between Sleep Apnea, Cancer, Study Finds
    Risk factors for the two are similar, an expert says

  • Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain
    Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

  • One in 25 Reports Falling Asleep at the Wheel: CDC Report
    Young adult males and binge drinkers more likely to drive while drowsy, study finds.

  • Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds
    For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Diabetes, Research Suggests
    Up to 30 percent higher chance of developing blood sugar disease seen in study, but findings aren't conclusive

  • CPAP Mask Success May Depend on Family Support, Study Finds
    People who used the sleep apnea treatment fared better if loved ones encouraged the therapy

  • Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk
    Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

  • Sleep Apnea 'CPAP' Masks Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
    Small study found healthy drop in BP readings when the breathing devices were used

  • New Campaign Seeks to Help Sleep-Deprived Americans
    'Sleep Well, Be Well' hopes to boost the nation's health by stressing the necessity of restful nights

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Women, Too
    Later onset of the sleep disorder may have led to an underestimation of women's risk, study suggests

  • Could Sleep Apnea Affect Your Hearing?
    Study suggests people with the disorder should have their hearing tested

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy
    Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

  • Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
    Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found

  • Health Tip: Help a Loved One With Sleep Apnea
    If your partner has symptoms, don't ignore them

  • Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study
    Disrupted nighttime breathing makes getting fluid into the lungs more likely, researchers explain

  • Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says
    Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed

  • A Little Weight Loss May Ease Sleep Apnea
    Finnish study of obese people found the breathing condition improved over four-year period

  • Sleep Apnea May Worsen Fatigue in MS Patients
    Small study suggests sleep disorder could be missed in people with multiple sclerosis

  • Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients
    Researchers find those with brain stem injury are more likely to develop the condition

  • Preemie Breathing Problems Might Linger in Adulthood
    Small study suggests people born prematurely might have trouble with altitude changes

  • Sleep Apnea Common After Spinal Cord Injury, Study Finds
    Injured patients should undergo evaluation for diagnosis of the breathing disorder, researchers say

  • Chest Implant Might Help With Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea
    Study found device may provide alternative to air mask therapy

  • Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids
    Study from China followed normal-weight teens, and found a slight increase in pressure

  • Treating Sleep Apnea Might Be a Win-Win for Golfers
    Lower handicap after treatment attributed to sharper focus

  • Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Hard-to-Control Blood Pressure
    Sleep apnea device allows normal breathing, reduces stress on body, study suggests

  • New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens
    Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says

  • Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns
    Study saw higher rates of C-sections, smaller babies

  • Too Much Texting May Leave College Kids Sleepy
    Study found more texting lined up with less high-quality slumber

  • Poor Sleep Habits Linked With Chronic Diseases, Study Says
    Too much shuteye may be even more damaging than too little

  • Teaching Sleep Tips to Parents Seems to Help Kids With Autism
    Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Patients Look Better
    Small study rated facial appearance before and after CPAP

  • Sleep Apnea Seen in Pregnant Women With Gestational Diabetes
    Small study finds they face higher risk of the night-time breathing disorder

  • Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Glaucoma, Study Says
    Researchers recommend screenings for people with the sleep disorder

  • Respiratory Therapy May Lower Death Risk for Some Sleep Apnea Patients
    Study looked at those who also have the respiratory condition COPD

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Eases Nightmares in Vets With PTSD: Study
    For those with both post-traumatic stress and the sleep disorder, sticking with CPAP therapy may help

  • Sleep Tips for Summer Nights
    Don't let longer daylight hours disturb your slumber

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
    Study findings bolster suspected link between sleep disorder and heart-related death

  • Consistent Bedtime Helps People Stick With Sleep Apnea Treatment
    Study looked at use of CPAP device

  • Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
    Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study
    Connection appeared strongest among thinner people, researcher says

  • Obesity Crisis May Be Fueling Big Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases
    Researcher calls troubled sleep an 'uncalculated cost' of America's weight epidemic

  • Common Sleep Disorder May Impair Drivers, Research Suggests
    Motorists with sleep apnea were more likely to fall asleep at wheel, fail simulated road tests

  • Treating Sleep Apnea Pays Off at Work, Study Finds
    As nighttime ZZZZs improve, so does daytime productivity

  • Sleep Apnea Treated Successfully in Non-Specialty Centers
    Australian study shows patients have more accessible, affordable options

  • Sound Sleep Helps the Heart, Expert Says
    Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal

  • Exercise Leads to Better Sleep: Poll
    For inactive people, even a short walk can help, says expert

  • Health Tip: Could You Have Sleep Apnea?
    Watch for these warning signs of a poor night's sleep

  • Most U.S. Soldiers May Suffer From Sleep Problems
    Those with depression, PTSD and pain are more at risk, study found

  • Helping Sleeping Moms-to-Be Breathe Easier May Benefit Baby
    Study finds that a treatment used in sleep apnea boosted healthy fetal movement

  • Vitamin D Levels Linked to Daytime Sleepiness
    But study found contrasting relationship depending on race

  • Combo Therapy May Help Ease Sleep Apnea at High Altitude
    Adding a breathing med to regular routine may help travelers' sleep apnea, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea Tied to More Brain Damage in Women Than Men
    Areas involving decision-making, mood appeared most affected, study found

  • Study: Treating Sleep Disorder May Thwart Heart Disease
    Sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes pose similar risks, researchers say

  • Insomnia May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    Early study adds to evidence supporting sleep's importance in preventing disease

  • Does Sleep Apnea Offer Some Protection During Heart Attack?
    People with the condition seem to suffer less damage to heart from nonfatal attack, researchers suggest

  • Sleepless Nights Might Raise Odds for Diabetes
    After being sleep deprived in study, the body's response to insulin was sluggish

  • Treating Sleep Apnea Might Ease High Blood Pressure, Too
    In study, hypertension improved with sleep disorder treatment known as CPAP

  • Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study
    But people may resent the advice and limit visits with their physician

  • Obese Pregnant Women With Sleep Apnea May Have More Delivery Complications
    More newborns admitted to ICU, more mothers had high blood pressure, study found

  • Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy
    Those under 6 years often gain 2 to 5 pounds, study finds

  • Bus, Truck Drivers May Downplay Sleep Troubles
    Fear of losing license leaves some struggling with sleep apnea symptoms, study says

  • Poor Sleep Among Preschoolers May Be Tied to Special Ed Needs Later
    But, study doesn't prove a cause-and-effect link

  • Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts
    New guidelines issued by American Academy of Pediatrics also urge weight loss for obese snorers

  • Sleep Apnea Affects Many Women, Too
    Study finds obesity, high blood pressure raise the odds for disorder

  • Poor Sleep May Age Your Brain
    Inadequate shuteye associated with mental decline in four new studies

  • Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Nerve Damage in Diabetics
    Sleeping disorder seems to play role in diabetic peripheral neuropathy; more research needed

  • Sleep Apnea May Spur Carb Cravings in Diabetics
    Researchers urge primary care doctors to screen those with type 2 disease for the disorder

  • Obesity, Depression Blamed for Daytime Sleepiness 'Epidemic'
    Preliminary studies add another health consequence of being overweight

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Might Boost Men's Sex Lives
    Mask-and-hose device increases energy, erections, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes
    Kids with sleep apnea had higher rates of attention and hyperactivity problems, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Therapy Might Ease Depression, Too
    Positive airway pressure even helps patients who fail to use the treatment as prescribed, study finds

  • Feeling Lackadaisical? Sleep Apnea May Be to Blame
    Millions don't know they have the airway disorder, experts say

  • 'CPAP Machine Changed My Life'
    Breathing device brings restful nights to woman who nearly died from undiagnosed sleep apnea

  • Sleep Apnea 'Mask' Might Also Help the Heart
    CPAP treatment was tied to lowered odds for high blood pressure, study found

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Cancer Death Risk
    Cancer compensates, spreads in search for oxygen, researcher suggests

  • Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study
    In children with rare gene mutation, post-tonsillectomy death seemed to be due to reaction to pain medicine

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Depression
    Association seen between common sleep disorder and feelings of hopelessness, study suggests

  • ICU May Not Be Needed After Sleep Apnea Surgery
    But patients do need to be closely monitored in the hospital, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Ward Off Heart Failure: Study
    Nighttime breathing disorder might alter heart's function, but CPAP mask therapy seems to help

  • Snoring Tots May Develop Behavioral Issues Later
    Study found those who had worst sleep problems seemed most at risk

  • Older Adults Do Get a Good Night's Rest, Survey Finds
    Sleep disturbances, daytime fatigue not a given in later years

  • Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds
    Other research also suggests rapid memory loss may be linked to a fatal brain attack

  • Women Suffer From Sleep Apnea, Raised Heart Risks, Too
    Spanish study also finds that breathing apparatus helps them as much as it helps men

  • Poor Sleep May Complicate Young Diabetics' Blood Sugar Control
    Some kids with type 1 diabetes may also have sleep apnea, study suggests

  • Many Police Officers Battle Sleep Woes, Study Finds
    Falling asleep while driving, losing temper with suspects linked to lack of Zzz's

  • Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk
    Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

  • Thyroid Surgery Linked to Improved Sleep Apnea Symptoms
    Many patients had less snoring after thyroidectomy, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Makes Quick Return When Treatment Stops
    People who use a continuous positive airway pressure machine need to use them consistently

  • Sleep Apnea Could Up Risk of Dementia In Elderly Women
    Odds of cognitive impairment 85 percent higher, study finds

  • CPAP Therapy Most Effective for Sleep Apnea, Experts Say
    Strong evidence supports use of machine that pumps air through mask worn during sleep: review

  • Health Tip: When Sleep Apnea Affects Children
    Here are common warning signs

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Blood Vessel Disorders in Study
    Treating breathing disorder may help avoid heart conditions, researchers say

  • Weekend Not Long Enough to Recover From Workweek Sleep Loss
    But women cope better than men with a bout of mild sleep deprivation, study finds

  • Sleeptime Head-Cooling Cap Eases Insomnia, Study Finds
    Device was associated with a greater amount of deep, restorative sleep, researchers say

  • Right Side of Heart Linked to Lung Diseases, Study Finds
    Findings could aid diagnosis of cardiopulmonary problems, researchers say

  • Exercise Helps Men Battling Diabetes and Sleep Apnea
    Low fitness level linked to higher risk of death among males with both conditions, study finds

  • Weight Loss May Help Sleep Apnea Symptoms
    About half of overweight study patients saw condition improve after dropping pounds

  • Poor Sleep Tied to Incontinence, Impotence
    Two studies find links between sleep apnea and ED, and restless nights and urinary problems

  • Tonsil Removal Might Cure Bedwetting in Some Kids With Sleep Apnea
    Study shows additional benefit of the surgery for certain children

  • Poor Sleep Might Worsen Diabetes
    Researchers recommend losing weight, paying more attention to value of sleep

  • Drowsiness May Decline After Apnea Surgery
    Small study finds daytime as well as nighttime improvement

  • Sleep Study May Be Advisable Before Removing Tonsils, Adenoids
    The point is to identify children likely to have post-op respiratory complications, study says

  • Common Sleep Apnea Therapy Relieves Fatigue: Study
    Comparison of CPAP device with sham treatment indicates device is effective

  • Could Santa's Lack of Sleep on Christmas Eve Harm His Health?
    British experts note it could lead to impaired judgment, sleigh crash

  • Sleep Apnea May Shrink Brain's Gray Matter: Study
    But research finds changes somewhat reversible with early detection, treatment

  • Sleep Apnea Mask May Cause Subtle Facial Changes
    Study found prolonged use led to slight shifts in jaw, position of teeth

  • To Not Sleep, Perchance to Shorten Your Life
    Study finds insomniac men were more likely to die earlier

  • Health Tip: Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea
    When breathing pauses or becomes shallow during sleep

  • Sleep Apnea Could Raise Heart Risks for Older Men
    From middle age to age 70, the sleep-time breathing disorder could pose a hazard, study suggests

  • Air Pollution Tied to Breathing Problems in Sleep
    Rising temperature may also play a role, study finds

  • For Preemies, Better Use of Oxygen Improves Survival
    Common sleep apnea treatment seems to help early babies, too

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Sleep Apnea?
    Being overweight and older increase your chances

  • Even Mild Sleep Apnea Raises Stroke Risk in Men
    Risk may stem from cumulative effect over many years, study suggests

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Eyelid Disorder
    Findings may help doctors diagnose one condition by presence of the other

  • Sleepless Nights Plague America
    People of all races say lack of shuteye affects their work, even sex lives

  • Severe Sleep Apnea Has Silver Lining
    Those with the worst cases report the fewest nightmares, study finds

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Kids May Have Genetic Cause
    Future treatments might come in the form of a throat spray, researchers say

  • Brain Damage Seen in People With Severe Sleep Apnea
    Gray matter changes may explain memory and other problems related to disorder, study suggests

  • Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge
    Obese patients can take steps to minimize risk, experts say

  • Health Tip: Using Nasal CPAP
    How it may help sleep apnea

  • Health Tip: Help Manage Sleep Apnea
    Suggested lifestyle changes

  • Urine Sample May Reveal Sleep Disorder in Kids
    Procedure could negate need for more complicated testing, expert says

  • Ecstasy Users at Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
    The longer the drug used, the greater the sleep disturbances, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea May Cause Nighttime Urination
    Many doctors unaware the sleep disorder boosts urine production, experts say

  • Kidney Transplant, Sleep Disorder May Add Up to Trouble
    Heart disease, stroke more likely for organ recipients with sleep apnea, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Episodes May Trigger Irregular Heartbeat
    Study found 18-fold higher incidence of atrial fibrillation, other arrhythmias

  • When Pounds Go, Sleep Apnea May Improve
    10 percent weight loss increases remission odds, but any amount helps, experts say

  • Sleep Apnea Raises Risk of Death, Especially for Men: Report
    Major study links disordered breathing to deadly cardiovascular complications

  • Sleep Benefits From Tonsillectomy Peak at 6 Months
    For kids with breathing issues, having tonsils removed helps most right after surgery

  • Sleep Disorders Linked to Arrhythmias
    Older men with breathing irregularities are at greater risk of heart-rhythm abnormality: study

  • Partner's Support Helps Men Adhere to Apnea Treatment
    Positive airway pressure therapy works best when couple works together, research shows

  • Neck Size May Affect Severity of Sleep Apnea
    Even non-obese people are at risk, researchers find

  • Many Overweight Kids Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep
    Obesity may play a role in sleep-disordered breathing, researchers say

  • Among Obese Diabetics, Sleep Apnea May Be Common
    Study finds, though, that disorder often goes undiagnosed

  • New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea
    No 'magic bullet,' experts say, but alternatives may help some

  • Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
    Workout regimen for the upper airway may improve sleep disorder symptoms, study finds

  • Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
    But those who unintentionally doze off in daytime should see a doctor, study concludes

  • Simpler Sleep Apnea Treatment Seems Effective, Affordable
    Study finds that nurse-led rather than doctor-led care saves about $722 per patient

  • Anatomy May Help Identify Sleep Apnea
    People with the condition appear to have longer soft palates, research shows

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea
    A list of possible symptoms

  • Inflammation May Play Role in Sleep Duration
    Stress, mood affect cytokine regulators underlying resting habits, study says

  • Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep
    Studies find three separate links with sleep apnea

  • Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain
    Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says

  • Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea
    Treatment may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Snorers Burn More Calories During the Day
    But study shows it doesn't offset extra weight that often accompanies the condition

  • New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition
    Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

  • Changes in Seniors' Sleep Patterns Need Attention
    Disrupted rest lasting more than 2 weeks should be brought up with doctor, expert says

  • Sleep Apnea May Cause Erectile Dysfunction
    Condition may persist, but mouse research shows drug restores oxygen, sexual functioning

  • Fall Risk Higher in Older Women Who Sleep Less
    And medications do little to influence the link, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Boosts Death Risk
    But it's unclear whether treating the breathing disorder cuts the danger, one expert says

  • Experts Urge Research on Sleep Apnea-Heart Disease Link
    With obesity rising, troubled nighttime breathing will become even bigger problem, AHA warns

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Night Heart Attacks
    Breathing problem often goes undetected, researcher notes

  • Teens Sleep Longer With Delayed School Starts
    Most report less daytime sleepiness when opening bell is pushed back, study concludes

  • Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers'
    Less daytime napping, fewer complaints of insomnia predicted a healthier life, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Put Sleep Apnea to Bed
    Possible treatments

  • Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders
    Study says it should be considered in those with history of snoring, apnea

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory Loss
    Study finds disorder shrinks brain cells much the way alcohol, Alzheimer's do

  • Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders
    But their tech savvy helps them use online programs as well as drugs to help problem

  • College Night Owls Have Lower Grades
    Study finds students who are morning people function better on tests

  • Sleepy Driving Prevalent Among Collegians
    17% said they had dropped off at wheel, with 2.2% reporting accidents as result

  • Sleep: A Necessity, Not a Luxury
    An estimated 40 million Americans don't get a good night's rest

  • Doctors Urged to Look for Link Between Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea
    Group pushes new clinical practices to have patients presenting with one checked for other

  • Green Tea May Help Brain Cope With Sleep Disorders
    Study in rats finds polyphenol compounds affect areas involved with learning and memory

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Heart Risks in Children
    The condition produces inflammation, potential cardiovascular problems, study says

  • Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk
    Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

  • Elderly More Likely to Battle Sleep Disorders
    Meds they take, changes in biological clock put many at risk for serious disease

  • Sleep Apnea Screening Cuts Surgical Complications
    Canadian team develops simple test to identify those at risk

  • Nasal Surgery Helps Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms
    Not only did overall health improve, but study finds snoring, daytime sleepiness reduced

  • Children With Migraines at Higher Risk for Sleep Disorders
    They're twice as likely to have apnea, repeated arousals from slumber, study finds

  • Sleep Disorder Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions
    Rapid eye movement disorder can involve anxiety, low attention levels and Parkinson's

  • Surgery Only Works for Some Kids with Sleep Apnea
    Study found those who gained weight rapidly, were African-American were much more likely to suffer relapses

  • Americans Sleepier Than Ever
    But new poll shows two-thirds just accept it and do best to cope

  • Surgery Can Cut Sleep Apnea
    Snipping away excess tissue helps, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Can Trouble Kids, Too
    Nighttime breathing woes can lower grades, IQ scores, researchers warn

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Stave Off Heart Disease
    Study shows link between the breathing disorder, arterial trouble

  • Mouthpiece Could Help Ease Snoring
    'Dental splint' an alternative to masks, surgery, researchers say

  • One-Third of Diabetics Have Sleep Apnea
    Older males at especially high risk for nighttime awakenings, study finds

  • Many Cops Have Troubled Sleep
    Problem impairs judgment, increases risk for accidents, experts say

  • Sleep Apnea Could Raise Obstetric Risks
    Obesity-linked problem tied to diabetes, high blood pressure during pregnancy

  • Treating Sleep Apnea Could Lower Stroke Risk
    Some people with the breathing disorder have undetected brain lesions, experts say

  • Almost Two-Thirds of Pacemaker Users Have Sleep Apnea
    The breathing disorder often goes undetected, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Increasingly Tied to Heart Risks: Study
    Mounting data suggest causative role in cardiovascular disease

  • Teens' Sleeplessness Leads to Falling Grades
    Study finds more evidence that poor rest habits lower grade point averages

  • Health Tip: Why Do I Snore?
    Talk to your doctor about potential causes

  • Fluid Displacement From Leg to Neck Can Cause Apnea
    Narrowing of throat's soft tissue boosts risk of sleep obstruction, study says

  • Sleeping Pills Won't Aid Sleep Apnea Treatment
    Researchers found no benefit for men using airway pressure therapy

  • Obesity Boosts Complications From Sleep Apnea Surgery
    Other risk factors include more severe disease, concurrent surgeries, study finds

  • Kids' High Blood Pressure Linked to Sleep Problems
    Hypertension in pediatric population mimics obstructive sleep apnea in adults

  • Sleep Apnea, Hypertension Common in Chronic Kidney Disease
    Protein in urine a marker for body's ability to filter wastes

  • Many Women Delay Sleep Apnea Treatment
    Ignoring symptoms can lead to bigger health woes, researchers warn

  • Poor Sleep Can Have Big Impact on Kids
    Experts urge parents to spot, address sleep problems

  • Experts Spot New Form of Sleep Apnea
    'Complex sleep apnea' is especially tough to treat, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Lower IQ Scores, Learning Impairment
    Whether damage is permanent or reversible needs further investigation, study says

  • Sleep Apnea Raises Truckers' Crash Risk
    More must be done to curb this highway hazard, researchers say

  • High Rate of Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome Kids
    But parents might not spot the problem without proper testing, experts add

  • Sleep Apnea Raises Arrhythmia Risk
    Finding could explain rise in risk for sudden death linked to the condition

  • Kids Behave, Sleep Better After Tonsillectomy
    Study says hyperactivity, attention deficit and sleepiness often improved

  • Many Kids Don't Adhere to Sleep Apnea Therapy
    Too many are foregoing nighttime air mask, or not using it enough, study finds

  • Air Mask Therapy Best for Sleep Apnea: Experts
    New guidelines support the use of pressurized nighttime airflow

  • Till Your Snoring Do Us Part
    Nighttime noise puts a strain on marriage, ongoing study reveals

  • Nighttime Air Mask Eases Sleep Apnea
    But some patients say the device is too uncomfortable and noisy

  • Diuretic May Ease Sleep Apnea
    Study of heart-failure patients found acetazolamide improved symptoms

  • Sleep Apnea Boosts Stroke Risk
    Disordered nighttime breathing raises the odds fourfold, study finds

  • Some Toddlers May Breathe Easier On Side, Tummy
    Lying on back problematic for youngsters with sleep apnea, study found

  • Sleep Apnea May Herald Early Heart Disease
    Links between cardio trouble and frequent awakenings unclear, experts say

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
    Suggestions to minimize risk

  • Sleep Apnea Can Be Deadly At Night
    Cardiac death risk rises as sleepers' breathing is impaired

  • Sleep Apnea Differs in Men, Women
    Breathing disorder more often tied to depression, thyroid in women: Study

  • Obesity Ups Child's Asthma Risk
    Breathing problems during sleep may link the two conditions, experts say

  • Sleep Disorder Treatment Also Aids Diabetics
    Lower glucose reduces risk for other complications of disease

  • Overnight Test Best at Spotting Sleep Apnea
    Simple office exam and medical history isn't enough, study finds

  • Treating Sleep Apnea in Children Improves Behavioral Problems
    Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy provided significant benefits, study finds

  • U.S. Study Sees Little Benefit From Melatonin
    Review finds supplement helps only some who have trouble falling asleep

  • Obesity Surgery Sharply Improves Related Problems
    Substantial gains seen in hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol