Screening for obstructive sleep apnoea in an early psychosis cohort: a pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Screening indicates OSA may be more prevalent in EP populations than age-equivalent cohorts, but ongoing research is required. PMID: 31595776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
If your bed partner complains about your loud snoring, it might be a disruptive nuisance — or something more serious. High-volume snoring punctuated by snorts, gasps, and brief pauses in breathing is the hallmark of obstructive sleep apnea. Although this condition occurs most often in men over 40 who are overweight or obese, it can affect people of all ages and sizes. The resulting daytime sleepiness — a direct result of not getting enough high-quality sleep — can leave people moody and forgetful. Even more worrisome: car accidents are two to three times more common in people with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea...
CONCLUSION: Higher frequency of MetS and OSAS risk should be kept in mind on clinical follow-up of patients with epilepsy receiving monotherapy. PMID: 32769040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract AIM: We aimed to assess if snoring and ambient air pollutants were jointly associated with prevalent hypertension in a cross-sectional study. METHODS: A total of 28440 participants aged 18-79 years were obtained from the Henan Rural Cohort. Snoring evaluated using Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scale was classified into 'Never', '
CONCLUSIONS: Aberrant DNA methylation patterns of the FPR1/2/3 gene promoters contribute to disease severity and diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease in OSA patients, probably through regulating FPR1/2/3 gene expressions. PMID: 32655788 [PubMed]
This study aims to demonstrate the ability of the STOP-Bang (Snoring, Tiredness, Observed apnea, high blood Pressure, Body mass index, Age, Neck circumference, and Gender) questionnaire in identifying subjects with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Syndrome, highlighting the role of dentists as epidemiological sentinels. Materials and methods: the STOP-Bang questionnaire was administered to a cohort of 1000 patients, assessing three private dental clinics in Italy. Excessive daytime sleepiness was measured using Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and defined as ≥ 10. Subjects were considered at risk of OSA if they had three or ...
ConclusionsIn the context of systolic hypertension and snoring, referral for polysomnography to rule out moderate-to-severe OSAS is a clinically productive practice.
CONCLUSIONS: OSA symptoms and risk were relatively common among Saudi pregnant women. Increasing the awareness among physicians about this association is essential to improve early detection of the disorder.
This study supports a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment of mild OSA. While all people with mild OSA may not need to be treated with CPAP, there are patients who can greatly benefit from it. Treatments may be trial and error until you and your doctor get it right When sleep apnea is mild, treatment recommendations are less clear-cut, and should be determined based on the severity of your symptoms, your preferences, and other co-occurring health problems. Working in conjunction with your doctor, you can try a stepwise approach — if one treatment doesn’t work, you can stop that and try an alternat...
CONCLUSION: Snoring is associated with impaired glucose metabolism even in otherwise metabolically healthy adults. Habitual snorers may require lifestyle modifications and pharmacological treatment to improve glycemic profile. PMID: 32431103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: The relationship between snoring and obesity has not been well explored. This study among slum-dwelling Indian women found a significant relationship between snoring and obesity. Future research should explore the underlying mechanisms connecting snoring to BMI.