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Month: January 2012

Sleep and Quality of Life

Sleep and Quality of Life

Repairing Sleep is synonymous of quality of life, improves health and depletion of the accidents. Disorders arising from the lack of quality or quantity of sleep now represent a global epidemiological problem. In one of the corners of this problem, sleep breathing disorders are a recognized public health problem. Aware of the high prevalence of SBD, mainly from OSA in today’s society, the last twenty years have been marked by an effort and priority concern of the medical community, which…

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Sleep Apnea Tied to Fatal Heart Issues for Women, Too

Sleep Apnea Tied to Fatal Heart Issues for Women, Too

Severe obstructive sleep apnea was associated with a risk of cardiovascular death in women, but continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) seemed to reduce the risk, according to a small Spanish study. In a 116-patient, observational study, those with severe obstructive sleep apnea had a cardiovascular mortality rate of 3.71 per 100 person-years compared with the control group’s rate of 0.28 per 100 person years (P< 0.001), Francisco Campos-Rodriguez, MD, from Valme University Hospital in Seville, Spain, and colleagues found. Women…

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Treating Women’s Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Death Risk

Treating Women’s Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Death Risk

People who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stop breathing many times during the night. It is much more common in men than in women. The struggle to start breathing again causes sufferers to snore loudly, snort, or gasp. That often keeps their bed partners from getting rest. But there’s a greater danger to sleep apnea. It’s a major stress for the heart. Studies in men have shown that OSA greatly increases the risk of events like heart attacks and strokes….

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Sleep Apnea: Hidden Illness For Women Can Lead to Real Dangers

Sleep Apnea: Hidden Illness For Women Can Lead to Real Dangers

ABC News’ Claire Shipman, Catherine Cole and Matthew Rosenbaum report: Cathy Rossi, 57, had never had never had trouble sleeping, but when she started experiencing mental blank outs on her morning drive to work she knew something was wrong. “I was on my way to work and I was on one interstate and next thing I knew I was on another road and I had no idea where I was,” she said. After a barrage of medical tests Rossi was…

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THE FIRST YEAR: How To Silence Your Snoring Husband

THE FIRST YEAR: How To Silence Your Snoring Husband

Now that you’ve unpacked those honeymoon bags, climbing into your brand new marital bed can reveal some discomfiting truths about your partner’s sleeping habits: Ahem, that chainsaw next to you? Even if you lived together before tying the knot and knew he wasn’t exactly a silent sleeper, the permanency of marriage may be making the prospect of tackling his snoring seem insurmountable. If Breathe Right strips or nasal sprays (or, you know, sharp jabs to the ribs) aren’t doing the…

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