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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Sleep apnoea and epilepsy

Many people with epilepsy have sleep apnoea and it turns out that the therapy used to deal with sleep apnoea can also reduce the number of seizures people have. In sleep apnoea people’s airways collapse while they are asleep causing … Continue reading

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Dronabinol for sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea occurs when people’s airways collapse while they are asleep leaving them gasping for breath as they wake up. This can happen many times over the course of a night leaving sufferers with disturbed sleep and a host of … Continue reading

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Anxiety, depression and sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea happens when people’s airways temporary collapse while they are asleep. People wake up with a start gasping for breath which can have serious effects on people’s health and doesn’t exactly make for a good night’s sleep. You would … Continue reading

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