Two existing medications have been repurposed to treat sleep apnea. Researchers report the medications reduce symptoms of sleep apnea by 30%.
Children who snore while they sleep have thinner gray matter in several areas of the frontal lobes. Significantly, the reduction in gray matter correlated with behavioral problems associated with sleep apnea. Some behavioral problems experienced include hyperactivity, increased aggression, and attention deficits.
Obstructive sleep apnea is common in people with cognitive impairment, researchers report. The severity of obstructive sleep apnea correlated with the degree of cognitive impairment.
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.
Severe obstructive sleep apnea is linked to an increase of the amyloid beta protein, resulting in a greater risk of sufferers developing dementia.
Amyloid plaques form in the same location and spread in the same way in the brains of people with both obstructive sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease.
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.
Recovered stroke patients who suffer from sleep-wake disruptions are more likely to experience another stroke, researchers report.
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