Latest severe sleep apnea Stories

2012-02-03 06:23:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Here´s an eye-opener for those suffering from severe sleep apnea. It may  increase your risk of silent strokes and lesions in the brain. People with sleep apnea often experience a lack of oxygen reaching the brain, as well as, other parts of the body. Stokes occurs when blood–supplied by oxygen–doesn´t flow properly to the brain. “We found a surprisingly high frequency of sleep apnea in patients with stroke that underlines its...

2012-02-01 12:33:37

People with severe sleep apnea may have an increased risk of silent strokes and small lesions in the brain, according to a small study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. "We found a surprisingly high frequency of sleep apnea in patients with stroke that underlines its clinical relevance as a stroke risk factor," said Jessica Kepplinger, M.D., the study's lead researcher and stroke fellow in the Dresden University Stroke Center's Department...

2011-06-13 14:44:55

Pregnant women with severe sleep apnea may have an increased risk of gestational diabetes and early preterm birth Sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 13, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). Results show that women with severe sleep apnea had the highest incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes....

2010-04-08 12:43:21

Even mild sleep apnea puts men in danger Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of stroke in middle-aged and older adults, especially men, according to new results from a landmark study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. Overall, sleep apnea more than doubles the risk of stroke in men. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in which the upper airway is intermittently narrowed or blocked,...

2008-08-02 18:05:00

Scientists from the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research reported Friday that people with severe sleep apnea, also known as sleep-disordered breathing, are many times more likely to die from any cause than those without the condition. The 18-year study confirmed previous, smaller studies suggesting an increased risk of death for people with the disorder. "This is not a condition that kills you acutely. It is a condition that erodes your health over time," Dr. Michael J. Twery,...

2006-08-03 17:33:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elderly people who have severe sleep apnea are at more than double the risk of having a stroke, even after accounting for other known risk factors for stroke, according to a new report. Sleep apnea occurs when breathing is briefly but frequently blocked while someone is sleeping. Loud, abrupt snoring is often a sign that this is happening. In a number of studies, sleep apnea has shown to be related to stroke, Dr. Roberto Munoz, from Hospital de Navarra in...

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