Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy

The risk of dying in the hospital is more than five times higher for pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea than for those without the sleep disorder, a new study suggests.

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Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests.

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Even Modest Weight Loss May Combat Sleep Apnea

A small amount of weight loss might help combat sleep apnea, a new study suggests. Finnish researchers said losing as little as 5 percent of body weight seems to lead to significant improvement in the condition, in which breathing pauses frequently while people are asleep, resulting in disrupted sleep and daytime fatigue.

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Study: Treating Sleep Disorder May Thwart Heart Disease

People with obstructive sleep apnea have the same early cardiovascular damage as people with diabetes, a small new study finds. Obstructive sleep apnea — a common disorder marked by disrupted breathing during sleep — increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death and heart failure.

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Does Sleep Apnea Offer Some Protection During Heart Attack?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) — In a surprising finding, people with sleep apnea appear to suffer less heart damage during a nonfatal heart attack than those without the condition, researchers report.
In obstructive sleep apnea, a person’s breathing is disrupted during sleep because their airway becomes narrowed or blocked, causing pauses or decreases in air [...]

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