Category Archives: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Is Your Wife Sleep Deprived? Are You to Blame?

A happy wife means a happy life! While the saying is old it still holds true especially according to a recent study. It showed that when women were deprived of sleep it affected their relationships. When the men had sleep issues it didn’t seem to impact the marriage. Lets leave it to another study to… Read More »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer in Mice

A study done at the University of Barcelona showed that the breathing interruptions that occur in people with obstructive sleep apnea increased proliferation of melanoma cells and amplified tumor growth in mice. The study also suggested that the tumors contained cells that indicated a more aggressive form of cancer. Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder… Read More »

Sleep Disorders Associated With Impotence

Researchers at Mount Sinai Medical Center examined the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction. They looked at middle-aged men who were also overweight. After adjusting for age and other health conditions, the scientists found that men with erectile dysfunction were more than twice as likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than those without.… Read More »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Differs Depending on Sex and Age

The journal Sleep and Breathing reviewed obstructive sleep apnea symptoms among different age groups and gender. The study looked at medical histories, age and sex data and patient complaints. The ages ranged from 21 to 80. The researchers found that obstructive sleep apnea characteristics are not the same in everyone, instead they differ by age… Read More »

Sleep Deprived? Don’t Visit the Casino

We all just take for granted that if we are tired or sleep deprived our attention span and decision making abilities will suffer. Since patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea and their long-suffering bed partners are usually extremely sleep deprived I thought I would pass along the findings of a new study.  Neuroscientists at Duke… Read More »

Sleep Apnea Complicates Diabetes

Diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea are both serious, chronic conditions that affect millions of Americans – and many of them don’t know it because they have not been diagnosed! Recent research has shown that when patients with Type 2 diabetes also have obstructive sleep apnea they are at higher risk of blindness and foot problems.… Read More »

Gotta "Go" at Night – Might Be Sleep Apnea

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have shown that many older men who thought they were waking in the night to go to the bathroom because of enlarged prostates were actually being awakened by obstructive sleep apnea! This is great news for those men because getting the sleep disorder diagnosed and treated can probably allow them a… Read More »