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Sleep Apnea Reduces Effectiveness of Antidepressants

In one of the first conclusive studies covering major depressive disorder (MDD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it was found that sleep apnea may decrease the effectiveness of antidepressants.

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Traffic Accidents

With an estimated 25 million adult sufferers, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) impacts a large number of people in the United States. There are many side effects of this disorder which can impact daily life.

Do You Have Asthma or Sleep Apnea? Pay Attention to Both

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a style that found a connection between asthma and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These two conditions often exist alongside one another and knowing this valuable information can potentially help patients diagnosed for one condition remain conscientious about the development of the other condition.

Sleep, Weight Gain, & Diabetes Found to be Linked

Did you know weight gain and poor sleep lead into each other in a way that creates a cycle? Eating unhealthy food causes weight gain but weight gain leads to sleep problems.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased Chances of Diabetes

People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea could have increased risks of developing diabetes according to a new study of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Sleep Apnea Can Mean Bad News for Diabetics

Do you suffer from diabetes? If you suffer from both diabetes and sleep apnea you may be inadvertently progressing faster into kidney disease. 

Reduce Depressive Symptoms with Sleep Apnea Treatment

Not only does sleep refresh your body, it can also change your mental state. New research indicates that getting the right amount of sleep will actually improve depressive symptoms

Spatial Memory Problems Linked to Sleep Apnea

Although sleep apnea is completely treatable sleep disorder, it goes untreated far too often. Yet another link has been found between sleep apnea and the brain. A study conducted by the NYU Langone Medical Center found that sleep apnea can affect your spatial memory.

Get Screened for Sleep Apnea Before Surgery

If you are scheduling a surgery in the near future, it is important to schedule a sleep apnea screening prior to undergoing the surgery. According to a study released in the October 2014 issues of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should get tested and treated for the condition prior to the surgery.

Study Shows Loss in Brain Function

Researchers have been looking into the exact effects of sleep apnea on various functioning systems of the body, within various age groups and demographics. According to a study released in June 2014, there is evidence showing sleep apnea is associated with neurocognitive dysfunction in adult Hispanic women.