Snoring increases the risk of heart attack more than smoking or being overweight

Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say even 'plain' snorers - i.e. not those with sleep apnoea - are at risk because the vibrations cause a major artery to harden.
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Authors: Dutra JDM, Lisboa QC, Ferolla SM, Carvalho CMML, Mendes CCM, Ferrari TCA, Couto CA Abstract Some epidemiological evidence suggests an inverse correlation between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) frequency and vitamin D levels. Likewise, a beneficial effect of vitamin D on diabetes mellitus (DM) and insulin resistance has been observed, but this is an unsolved issue. Thus, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in a NAFLD Brazilian population and its association with disease severity and presence of comorbidities. In a cross-sectional study, the clinical, biochemical and histo...
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Amir I. Bassiony, Mohammed K. Nassar, Osama Shiha, Ahmed ElGeidie, Alaa Sabry
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: JACC: Heart FailureAuthor(s): Ryan J. Tedford, Brian A. Houston
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Liu SY, Riley RW, Yu MS Abstract Sleep surgery is part of a continuum of care for OSA that involves medical, pharmacologic, and behavioral therapy. Upper airway surgery for OSA can significantly improve stability by way of modulating the critical negative closing pressure. This is the same mechanism of action as PAP or oral appliance therapy (OAT). The updated surgical algorithm in this review adds precision in 3 areas: 1) patient selection, 2) identification of previously unaddressed anatomic phenotypes with associated treatment modality, and 3) improved techniques of previously established procedures. Wh...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Absence of proper resting is crucial on performance even if nurses perceived a good quality sleep. The relationship between shift work, poor sleep quality, and risk of medication errors represents crucial point for all health professionals' community, and web-survey represents a valuable information in order to capture the risk of medication errors. Health care organizations should encourage such a type of research in order to show a more proactive approach towards patient safety. PMID: 32633400 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The down-regulation of miR-126 will lead to the over-activation of myocardial autophagy induced by Beclin-1, which is an autophagy related protein. The plasm expression of miR-126 may be a clinical marker of autophagy after AMI. PMID: 32633391 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Fitbit or Apple Watch for running? Garmin or Misfit for swimming? Sleep Cycle or Sleep as Android for sleep tracking? What about measuring heart rate, blood pressure, or tracking how to cut out stress from your life? Dozens of gadgets on the healthcare wearable market promise you a healthier lifestyle, but it’s easy to go astray in the jungle of digital health gadgets. Let me show you my top choices when it comes to health wearables and trackers. Guidance in the health wearable universe By now, I have tested and used more than a hundred devices and gadgets that measure health parameters or vital signs. Thus,...
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Conclusion This relatively large cross-sectional analysis has found a link between certain measures of breathing problems during sleep and poorer cognitive function in middle-aged to older adults. The strengths of this study include its size and use of a prospective sleep study to assess whether people had sleep apnoea or other problems with breathing during sleep. The use of standard cognitive tests is also a strength. However, the study does have its limitations: The study did have mixed findings – while certain measures of problems with breathing during sleep (e.g. oxygen levels) were associated with cognitive o...
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There are thousands of devices and gadgets on the healthcare wearable market which could help you live a healthier and better life, although it is not easy to choose. Let me show you my top choices when it comes to health wearables and trackers. I started measuring details of my life in 1997 and have been doing so without missing a day for the past 7000 days. I log the times when I go to bed or wake up; projects I worked on and a score between 1 and 10 for my mental, physical and emotional status. By now, I have tested and used about 40 devices and gadgets that measure health parameters or vital signs. Thus, I know ...
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Americans took 2.1 billion trips for business or pleasure in 2014. That's a lot of time away from the comforts of home. For people with sleep apnea, travel creates the dilemma of what to do about their CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines: Do I lug it with me or try to struggle through sleep without it? Fortunately, there's good news with more choices in treatments and devices to help apnea sufferers sleep soundly while on the road. You don't want to be tired during your business trip. Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing stops and starts during sleep (sometimes up to hundreds of times per night) because ...
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