11 Things That Make Sleep Apnea Worse
COVID-19 doesn’t bode well for people with sleep apnea. They tend to have more severe infection, with increased intensive care unit transfers and increased need for intubation.
Link between sleep apnea and increased risk of dementia
A new study by Monash University has found that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to an increased risk of dementia.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Linked to Brain Changes Seen in Dementia
The study’s authors say the finding provides evidence that screening older people for OSA and providing treatment where needed could help prevent dementia.
New research offers clues on improving memory during sleep
Brain-wave patterns during deep or slow-wave sleep could play a critical role in improving memory during sleep.
Poor sleep common in chronic kidney disease
Nearly one in five pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease did not get the optimal amount of sleep.
Untreated sleep apnea may be related to melanoma aggressiveness
Untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased aggressiveness of malignant cutaneous melanoma.
Osteoporosis risk heightened among sleep apnea patients
A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals.
Sleep loss and unhealthy foods desire
Sleep loss leads to increased consumption of unhealthy foods, specifically sucrose and fat, studies show.
Read the full article Direct Link Between REM Sleep Loss and Desire for Sugary Foods
Sleep time is related to Car Crash Risk
Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep period nearly double their risk for a crash.
Read the full article Missing 1-2 Hours of Sleep Doubles Crash Risk
Sleep quality linked to cancer genes
Read the full article Protein That Regulates Sleep Cycle May Offer Cancer Protection
Snoring can be serious: socially & medically
It can disrupt marriages and cause sleepless nights for bed partners. Medically, snoring can be the precursor of obstructive sleep apnea that has been linked to heart failure, high blood pressure and stroke and earlier onset of dementia. In its own right, snoring has been linked to Type II Diabetes. Sleep apnea usually interrupts loud snoring with a period of silence in which no air passes into the lungs.
What to Try If CPAP Doesn’t Work for You
Read the full article Unmasking Sleep Apnea Treatments: What to Try If CPAP Doesn’t Work for You
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Raises Osteoporosis Risk
A new study has confirmed a link between obstructive sleep apnea and bone health.
Read the full article Obstructive Sleep Apnea Raises Osteoporosis Risk, May Impact Bone Health
Impact of Sleep Duration and Quality on Your Cancer Survival Rate
Read the full article Sleep Duration, Quality May Impact Cancer Survival Rate
Snoring can ruin your sex life, and more…
Living with a snorer can strain even the most dedicated relationship leading to dissension and in some case, divorce.
If you are kept awake night after night by a bed partner’s snoring, you are not getting the sleep you need. Sleep deprivation can lead to irritability, muddled thinking, illness, poor performance at work and drowsy driving.
When a spouse is disturbed by snoring, he or she will move to a separate bedroom. A recent study pointed out that 80% of snoring couples slept apart. If you sleep in separate rooms, even Viagra won’t help.
The effect of the noise on a sleeping partner of a snorer can raise blood pressure in direct relation to the intensity of the noise. High blood pressure is a known risk factor for stroke, heart disease, kidney disease and dementia.
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