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Sleep Apnea Impacts Activity of Older Women

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
A disappointed, elderly woman from her lack of sleep

According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, sleep apnea is associated with a decline in functionality for older women. Older women with sleep apnea are less able to perform daily activities necessary to independent living, which may result in increased need for assisted living and may lead to […]

More FMCSA Sleep Apnea Rules Controversy

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
A semi-truck with a trailer driving on the highway

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently got in trouble for trying to expand sleep apnea testing requirements for truck drivers. Although the agency was largely following its standard operating procedure of updating guidance rather than making a formal rule, the guidance changes were perceived as unduly harsh by the trucking industry and its […]

Sleep Apnea Reduces Exercise Capacity

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
A photo of a gentleman working out on a stationary bike at a gym.

One lifestyle modification that is often recommended to improve sleep apnea is increased exercise. However, a new study suggests that exercise may be harder for people with sleep apnea. A study recently published by researchers at the University of California San Diego found that people with sleep apnea had an impaired ability to take in […]

Snoring Is a Feminist Issue, and Women Need to Take Control

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Photo of a woman covering her ears with a pillow, to avoid her husband's snoring

In an article for Huffingtonpost.uk, Helen Croyden takes aim at the problems snoring causes for women. She talks about the lack of sleep, the health problems, and the lack of productivity that comes from being unable to sleep. She is exactly right about the impact this has on a woman, and she is right that […]

Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Anatomy Of Kidney

New data presented last week at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week confirms a suspicion that sleep apnea seems to have a marked impact on the progress of kidney disease. Researchers looked at the results of sleep apnea screening questionnaires given to 56 patients who had both diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). They […]

Man Calls 911 on Snoring Date

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Police car on the street at night

We know that snoring is still considered our biggest annoyance in bed, but you wouldn’t think that it’d make someone call the cops on you. Especially if that someone was your hot date from just a few hours before. But last week’s episode of Outrageous 911 showed a man calling for police to get rid […]

Doctor Demonstrates New Snoring Surgery on Self

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Woman covering her ears due to her husband snoring

We’ve said it before: snoring drives people so crazy they’re prepared to operate on themselves. At least this time the person performing the surgery is an actual surgeon and there is at least some method here and not just madness. Tongue-Based Problem Chinese surgeon Dr. Zhang Xiangmin decided he needed to have surgery for his […]

CPAP Helps Heart Patients, Sort of

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
CPAP mask with tubes

A new study shows that when cardiovascular patients with sleep apnea use CPAP adequately, they aren’t readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. But the study also shows that most of these patients don’t actually use CPAP, highlighting both the promise and shortcomings of CPAP treatment. How CPAP Can Help Heart Patients People who find […]

Why Sleep Apnea Affects Memory

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
A man suffering from memory loss

Sleep is important for rest, but even though we’re not aware of it, our brain is working hard during sleep. Among the most important jobs of a good night’s sleep is to help us remember. And sleep isn’t just important for one type of memory: there are multiple sleep stages that all play important roles […]

Fat Tongue Could Play a Role in Sleep Apnea

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Man with tongue out

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, a tongue with a high fat content  may be an important indicator of sleep apnea risk and should be considered when evaluating obese individuals. This may also recommend sleep apnea treatment that specifically treats the position of the tongue. Obesity, Fat, the Tongue, […]