A new oral device, dubbed the mandibular advancement appliance, can improve the quality of sleep for those with sleep apnea. The device increases retroglossal airway space three-dimensionally.
Researchers say there is currently insufficient evidence for the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana as a treatment for sleep apnea.
A new study reports on a surprising link between OSA and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report people who suffer a number of apneas per hour have increased accumulation of amyloid beta in the brain over time.
Researchers have identified a mechanism that helps rouse the brains of mice suffering from simulated sleep apnea. The findings could help develop new treatments for people with obstructive sleep apnea and provide new insights into SIDS.
A new study links sleep problems with increased biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers discovered those who report low sleep quality, daytime sleepiness and other sleep problems had elevated levels of Alzheimer's related biomarkers in their spinal fluid than those who reported no sleep problems. However, no abnormalities were found in the spinal fluid of people with obstructive sleep apnea.
Researchers stress more research needs to be conducted to determine a link between sleep disorders and cognitive impairment in the elderly.
A new study reports on an association between sleep apnea and cognitive dysfunction in people with MS.