Posts Tagged ‘ sleep apnea ’

Can Jaw Surgery Correct Sleep Apnea?

“Sleep apnea.” You’ve heard the term, but what does it really mean? Simply put, obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue is pushed to the back of the throat, blocking the airway and decreasing the flow of oxygen to the brain during sleep. Once oxygen is low enough, the patient is startled awake and sleep patterns are disrupted. Many patients do not […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, a new study has a dire warning for you. You could be at greater risk for obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study from the department of health care management at the University of Surrey in Surrey, United Kingdom. After studying data from 1.2 million adults registered in the […]

CPAP Therapy Could Alleviate Depression

Living with obstructive sleep apnea or cardiovascular disease can be stressful for anyone, but living with a combination of both can be an even bigger challenge. The combination can also be the source of clinical depression – especially for patients who have suffered a cardiac event such as a heart attack or stroke. But now, […]

Treating OSA May Help Weight Loss

Obstructive sleep apnea is a looming health crisis in the United States that many people don’t know about or simply aren’t talking about. In fact, an estimated 22 million Americans have sleep apnea – and about 80 percent of those cases are believed to be obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing disturbance […]