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.
A potential link has been identified between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and major depressive disorder. Treating OSA may help to improve depressive symptoms, as well as reduce suicidal thoughts and improve sleep for those with insomnia.
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Using 3D imaging and artificial intelligence, researchers discovered the shortest distance between two points on the curved surface of the face predicted, with 89% accuracy, which patients had sleep apnea.
Regular exercise reduces the risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea, a new study reports. Adding twenty minutes to a daily walk, and increasing vigorous daily activities by eight minutes significantly lower sleep apnea risk.
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.
Severe obstructive sleep apnea is linked to an increase of the amyloid beta protein, resulting in a greater risk of sufferers developing dementia.
Poor sleep and inadequate oxygen supply associated with obstructive sleep apnea appears to affect cytokines. This could explain the link between OSA and an increased risk of autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis.