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CPAP Therapy Rapidly Improves Health of Sleep Apnea Patients

CPAP Therapy Rapidly Improves Health of Sleep Apnea Patients

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most common recommended treatment for people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). While OSA increases serious health risks such as heart disease, a new study is suggesting that CPAP therapy may rapidly decrease those risks as it quickly improves arterial tone and blood pressure. On Wednesday, June 4, […]

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Poor Sleep Linked to Poor Academic Performance In College

Poor Sleep Linked to Poor Academic Performance in College

College students are notorious for poor sleep habits between maintaining classes, social lives, and possibly a job. However, a new small study was presented this week at SLEEP 2014 indicating that students who sleep poorly are more likely to get perform poorly academically and withdraw from courses, compared to students with healthy sleep habits. Data […]

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Sleep Apnea May Be Common After Acute Respiratory Failure

Sleep Apnea May be Common After Acute Respiratory Failure

It’s important to recognize that sleep apnea could develop after other serious health conditions.  A new study was just presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference, pointing out that sleep apnea may be common among patients who have survived acute respiratory failure. Involving 21 patients with acute respiratory failure, which was defined as […]

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