Tag Archives: Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea and heart problems

Sleep apnoea is a condition in which one’s airways collapse temporarily while one is asleep causing one to wake up with a start. In this study Diego Mazzotti, from the University of Pennsylvania, led a team of researchers looking into … Continue reading

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Apples, pears and sleepless nights

Sleep apnoea – a condition in which one’s airway collapses temporarily while one is asleep causing one to wake up with a start – is more common in fat people. However, fatness comes in many shapes, albeit only one size, … Continue reading

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Keeping up the pressure in sleep apnoea

In sleep apnoea people’s airways collapse while they are asleep leading them to wake up with a start gasping for breath. Not surprisingly this has all sorts of consequences for people’s health. One of the ways of treating it is … Continue reading

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Sleep, snoring and sex differences

Women who snore could be at a higher risk of heart problems than men who snore. Adrian Curta, from Munich University Hospital, led a team of researchers who took images of the hearts of 4,500 British adults. Loud snoring is … Continue reading

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Continuous positive airway pressure and quality of life

Sleep apnoea occurs when people’s windpipes collapse while they are asleep causing them to wake up with a start. One of the ways of treating it is using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) – i.e. blowing air at a higher … Continue reading

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Sleep apnoea and dementia

Sleep apnoea occurs when the soft-tissue walls of the throat relax and impede airflow, reducing the amount of oxygen in the blood and causing people to wake up with a start before nodding off again.¬†Sharon L. Naismith, from the University … Continue reading

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Mandibular advancement – is made-to-measure better than off-the-peg?

Mandibular advancement devices (MADs) hold the lower jaw and tongue forward making more space to breathe and preventing snoring – they are one of the ways of treating sleep apnoea, a condition in which breathing is temporarily interrupted while people … Continue reading

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