Every year, a growing number of Americans is diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that causes partial or complete blockages in the airway leading to disrupted sleep and drops in blood oxygen levels. In severe OSA, the sleeper has more than 30 such events every hour, and
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Q: My husband snores terribly and I am losing sleep! Is there anything that actually works to stop snoring?
A: Snoring is so common that many new homes now include dedicated snore rooms, additional rooms off of the master bedroom that provide a place for a noisy sleeper—or an exhausted spouse—to
Infections May be Common Cause of Falls
Falls among older adults may be precipitated by an underlying infection, rather than by frailty, balance issues, or other age-related factors. Falls are a common cause of head injuries and disability in the elderly. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed data on 161 patients
Treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with either continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or a mouth-guard-like device may help reduce blood pressure, a recent meta-analysis suggests. Investigators reviewed data from 51 studies involving a total of 4,888 patients. Most of the studies examined the use of CPAP, which uses forced air