Articles on Sleep Apnea
SINGAPORE - According to a study conducted by Jurong Health Services, one in three Singaporeans suffers from moderate to severe sleep apnoea , and one in 10 is afflicted with severe sleep apnoea. Click to read more on The Straits Times Page
The connection between sleep apnea and heart disease is evolving very rapidly. People with cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure, heart failure, and stroke have a high prevalence of sleep apnea. Click to read more on National Sleep Foundation page
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease: Role of the Metabolic Syndrome and Its Components
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. It is characterized by repeated cessation of breathing while sleeping, due mostly to complete or partial pharyngeal obstruction. Click to read more on NCBI Page
At the American Sleep Apnea Association, we are quick to point out that one’s body weight is not the only reason why someone might develop sleep apnea.
- Some people, for instance, are born with upper airways that are crowded by oversized organs (like the tongue or the tonsils).
- Others may have high, narrow arches in their oral cavities which can create problems with breathing while asleep.
- Still others may have health concerns that lead to central sleep apnea, a sleep breathing disorder caused by a miscommunication between the brain and the respiratory system. Click to read more on sleepapnea.org
DARIEN, IL – A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, and this risk is reduced when sleep apnea is treated effectively using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Click to read more on AASM page