Researchers have found that people with coronary heart disease who experience insomnia two to 36 months after a cardiac event have an increased risk of a major adverse cardiovascular event.
Participants were categorized as dippers when blood pressure decreased 10% or more during the night compared to daytime hours.Read More
A new statement from the American Heart Association means more cardiologists, as well as more parents, will be attuned to cases of possible pediatric sleep apnea—and may be more willing to treat it.Read More
STOP-BANG Plus Home Sleep Test Can Find Most Stroke Patients Who Have Sleep Apnea Before They Leave the Hospital
Researchers have developed a simple, fast hospital-based screening and testing method that correctly identified most patients with sleep apnea.Read More
A new study has found that sleeping badly can reduce your lifespan. But doing strenuous activity, including exercise such as running and going to the gym, may counter some of the adverse health effects.Read More
Can Inspiratory Muscle Training Lower Blood Pressure in Sleep Apnea Patients? Clinical Trial Aims to Find Out
A five-year, $3.4 million grant builds on research that showed a respiratory workout entailing 30 breaths a day can lower blood pressure.Read More
Sleep Apnea Screening in Heart Failure & COPD Patients Reduces Readmissions at West Virginia Hospital
If the questionnaire suggests the patient may have sleep apnea, they receive further in-hospital screening using one of two devices: high-resolution pulse oximetry and ResMed ApneaLink.Read More
Children with obstructive sleep apnea are nearly three times more likely to develop high blood pressure when they become teenagers than children who never experience sleep apnea.Read More
The effects of CPAP were stronger in patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea, as well as in patients who used it greater than 4 hours per night.Read More
CPAP Use in Non-Sleepy Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients: Who Is Likely to Get Cardiovascular Protection?
Some patients with coronary artery disease and non-sleepy OSA may be protected against serious cardiac events by CPAP therapy.Read More
Pulse rate variability could serve as a useful biomarker for stroke risk stratification in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.Read More
Researchers explore the effects of poor sleep on people’s ability to focus.Read More