Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are seen in the early stages of dementia.
CPAP use for obstructive sleep apnea may be associated with improved sexual quality of life.
Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no detrimental long-term effects and even improves some neurologic measures.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the mainstay of medical treatment for OSA.
The combined analysis of the neurofunctional scales demonstrated an overall neurofunctional improvement with CPAP.
In this population-based study, researchers found that Mexican Americans had a greater risk for recurrent stroke and death than non-Hispanic whites.
Home sleep apnea tests are designed to help diagnose OSA in adults.
Older adults with sleep-disordered breathing have a 26% greater risk for developing cognitive impairment and a small risk for deteriorating executive function.
Cognitive deficits can be caused by sleep-disordered breathing.
There may be a relationship between sleep disordered breathing and Alzheimer's disease caused by biological changes in the brain.
Risks of adverse cardiovascular-related outcomes or mortality are not reduced with CPAP treatment.
Patients with sleep apnea are more likely to use their CPAP after watching themselves struggle with breathing at night.
Obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes is a predictor for diabetic retinopathy.
The guideline contains updated recommendations from previous practice parameters and guidelines published in 2005 and 2007.
Prior research has speculated that PTSD may be caused in part by an underlying REM sleep dysfunction that is amplified by OSA.
The USPSTF concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the reported risks and benefits of OSA screening in asymptomatic adults.
The ResMed AirMini is meant to be used as a secondary CPAP device conducive to travel.
Reduced REM sleep was correlated with a 23% increased risk of atrial fibrillation, while insomnia was associated with a 29% increased risk.
The researchers graded their findings A, B, or C based on study quality.
Patients with untreated OSA face an increased risk of complications.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a more difficult time keeping their lane while driving.
The researchers noted that CPAP users may not be using the device long enough to see benefits for their cardiovascular health.
Several studies have also suggested that sleep-wake disorders may also negatively impact neuroplasticity and stroke recovery.
There was no difference in risk of stroke or mortality between hypertensive groups.
The study could not prove that OSA caused cognitive deficits.
Breathing trouble may increase risk of heart attack and stroke following percutaneous coronary procedures.
Some patients who are approaching seizure control can achieve improvement or seizure freedom by addressing sleep issues.
Surprisingly, the researchers found that snoring alone has an impact on cognitive function.
A study was performed to identify the underlying mechanisms by which patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) gain weight after initiating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment.
After 6 months, the CPAP group saw a greater decrease in HbA1c levels compared to controls.
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