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Sleep Apnea: Daytime Sleepiness Signals Heart Risk

A new study shows that adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive daytime sleepiness have a significantly higher risk for heart disease.

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea Pose a Greater Risk for Women

Women with sleep apnea are at higher risk for heart problems related to the sleep disorder than men with sleep apnea. Snoring is a common sign of OSA.

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The New Antidepressant on The Block Proves to Help With Sleep Disorders

Solriamfetol was initially developed as an antidepressant, but after patients saw an increase in wakefulness they thought, wait a second, would this help with sleep disorders such as narcolepsy? And they were right.

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If You Have Sleep Apnea, Chances Are You Have High Cholesterol Too

Obstructive sleep apnea, characterized by snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, daytime sleepiness, etc. is strongly associated with high cholesterol.

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No More Cold and Clammy Night Sweats

Although night sweats isn’t a sleep disorder, they can still wreak havoc on your life — and sheets. There are a few culprits that could be eliminated so you sleep soundly — and dry.

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Alcohol and Sleep Apnea: A Dangerous Cocktail

Norman’s bouts with sleep apnea seemed to worsen when he was drinking. His snoring grew worse. He’d awaken frequently, gasping for breath.

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Exploring the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Psoriasis

Psoriasis and sleep apnea share a common link — inflammation. Does this mean these two conditions are connected?

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Understanding How Heart Failure and Sleep Apnea Contribute to Mortality

Based on what is already known about sleep disorders and how they complicate heart disease, little effort has been made to aggressively identify and then treat these sleep disorders.

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A Public at Risk: DOT Rejects Sleep-Apnea Testing

This decision to remove sleep-apnea screening comes as a surprise, given recent high-profile incidents involving drowsy truck drivers.

Sleep apnea increase depression?

Does Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increase Depression Risk?

Research suggests timely psychiatric intervention to improve quality of life for those with OSA and regular screening of depression as part of OSA management to reduce mental health risks.