Study links sleep apnea in children to increased risk of high blood pressure in teen years
(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) Children with obstructive sleep apnea are nearly three times more likely to develop high blood pressure when they become teenagers than children who never experience sleep apnea, according to a new study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Untreated Sleep Apnea Tied to COVID-19 Infections, More Severe Cases
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased rates of COVID-19 infection, while positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is associated with lower COVID-19 infection rates, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New AHA Statement Urges Attention to Sleep Apnea New AHA Statement Urges Attention to Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is common in adults with CVD, but is often under-recognized and treated, the AHA says in a statement encouraging increased awareness, screening, and treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA Advises OSA Screening for Those With CV Risk, Conditions
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 -- People with cardiovascular risk factors or conditions should be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a scientific statement issued by the American Heart Association and published online June 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: My wife's snoring is horrific... should I take pills to sleep? 
DR ELLIE CANNON: Today's reader wants to know whether he should take sleeping pills to help him at night because he is kept awake by his wife who snores loudly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between snoring and depressive symptoms in adolescents - Jeong H, Cho SJ, Jeon S, Lee J, Lee YJ, Kim SJ.
This study aimed to demonstrate the as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More Than a Snore? Recognize the Signs of Sleep Apnea
Title: More Than a Snore? Recognize the Signs of Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - June 14, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Telemedicine program improves access to sleep care for rural veterans
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) More veterans are receiving important sleep care, especially those living in rural areas where access to sleep medicine specialists can be difficult. The Veterans Health Administration's TeleSleep Program launched telehealth services in 2017 to support the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. More than one million veterans who received care from VHA in 2020 have sleep apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Than a Snore? Recognize the Signs of Sleep Apnea
SATURDAY, June 12, 2021 -- Does your bed partner claim that you snore? If so, don't just tune him or her out. It may mean you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Untreated sleep apnea -- which causes repeated breathing interruptions during sleep --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treating sleep apnea with CPAP therapy is associated with lower risk of heart problems
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Findings from a recent study show that patients with untreated, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, but the risk of incident heart problems was decreased in those who used CPAP therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Separate Beds Are a Bad Sign’ and 5 Other Sleep Myths That Are Hurting Your Relationship
Larry and Elyse never imagined they’d end up being one of those “fuddy-duddy” couples who sleep in separate beds. But Larry’s snore was epic. The sheer volume of his snore is why, when Elyse and Larry finally made the decision to sleep in separate beds, Elyse moved into their spare bedroom in the basement. Even then, she slept with ear plugs. Choosing to sleep apart wasn’t a decision they came to easily. She and Larry had been married for 15 years before they made the switch. It wasn’t something either of them wanted. They assumed sleeping apart meant dooming themselves to a loveless (an...
Source: TIME: Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wendy Troxel Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

For Sleep Apnea, a Mouth Guard May be a Good Alternative to CPAP
People with sleep apnea who can ’t tolerate the noise and discomfort of a CPAP machine might benefit from a mouth guard or surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sleep Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Snoring Surgery and Surgeons Source Type: news

OSA: Heart Rate Change May Signal CPAP Benefit OSA: Heart Rate Change May Signal CPAP Benefit
Some nonsleepy patients with coronary artery disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may receive cardiovascular benefit from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to COVID-19 Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to COVID-19 Risk
Greater severity of obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, and positive airway pressure treatment may counter that risk, according to a retrospective analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

The social and economic cost of sleep disorders - Streatfeild J, Smith J, Mansfield D, Pezzullo L, Hillman D.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To estimate economic cost of common sleep disorders in Australia for 2019-2020. METHODS: Costs were estimated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia, and restless legs syndrome (RLS) using prevalence, financial, and nonfinanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

AHA News: Kids With Sleep Apnea Into Teen Years Could Develop High Blood Pressure
FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Children with obstructive sleep apnea who don't outgrow it by adolescence have nearly three times the risk of high blood pressure as teens compared to those without the breathing issue, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children's sleep and adenotonsillectomy
(University of South Australia) While a pint-sized snorer may seem adorable, studies shows that children with sleep disordered breathing are likely to show aggressive and hyperactive behaviours during the day. The recommended treatment is an adenotonsillectomy - not only to fix the snore, but also the behaviour - yet new research from the University of South Australia, while the surgery can cure a child's snoring it doesn't change their behaviour, despite common misconceptions by parents and doctors alike. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19
TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 -- People suffering from severe obstructive sleep apnea are at a greater risk of catching COVID-19, a new study finds. But researchers at Kaiser Permanente Southern California also found that the longer patients used a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: CPAP machine cuts heart attack, stroke risk in some apnea patients
Using a CPAP machine could cut the risk for heart attack and stroke, even among those with non-sleepy obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study presented during the American Thoracic Society conference. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Importance of Screening for OSA Prior to Surgery Importance of Screening for OSA Prior to Surgery
The process for obstructive sleep apnea screening of all patients heading into the operating room should be standardized.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Determinants of sleepiness at wheel and missing accidents in patients with obstructive sleep apnea - Fanfulla F, Pinna GD, Marrone O, D'Artavilla Lupo N, Arcovio S, Bonsignore MR, Morrone E.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Motor-vehicle crashes are frequent in untreated OSA patients but there is still uncertainty on prevalence as well as physiological or clinical determinants of sleepiness at the wheel (SW) in OSA patients. We assessed determinants of SW or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of difficult intubation and difficult mask ventilation. How should anesthesia technique be adapted to accommodate these patients?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea and fractures in children and adolescents - Matlen LB, Whitney DG, Whibley D, Jansen EC, Chervin RD, Dunietz GL.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To examine, among girls and boys, associations between site-specific extremity fracture and sleep apnea diagnosis or treatment. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of claims data from 2016-2018 for children aged 2-18. Children wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation cost effective in the UK for severe obstructive sleep apnoea
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Simple snoring cure could also slash risk of dementia by more than a third, researchers say 
CPAP involves wearing a mask at night connected to a bedside machine, costing around £500, that pumps pressurised air into the throat. This stops soft tissue in the throat from collapsing during sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ’m Awash In Pandemic-Fueled Gratitude and Taking a Solitary Cross-Country Road Trip
Well hello! A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday for free. And write to me at Susanna@Time.com A Solitary Road Trip and Some Hope For Grace Next week I’m going to pack up my little snoring dog and drive from Brooklyn to Los Angeles all by my vaccinated self. It’s somewhat insane, especially if you know how slowly I drive. But like lots of things we’ve been waiting months to do, the idea of seeing any vista beyond my neighborhood is ridiculously thrilling. I’m awash in pandemic-fueled gratitude. There ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and reaction time in commercial vehicle drivers- an exploratory study - Kamalesh R, Krishnakumar M, Mathangi DC.
Context Road traffic accidents [RTA] are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in India. Obstructive sleep apnea [OSA] has been identified world over as one of the risk factors in vehicle collisions. The estimated death due to RTA attributable to OSA i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Snoring in children linked to brain changes, behavior problems, study finds
Children who snore regularly show signs of structural changes in their brains that perhaps contribute to symptoms such as trouble focusing, hyperactivity and learning difficulties at school, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Kids Snore, and It Could Affect Behavior
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- Snoring just isn't for adults, and behavior problems in kids who regularly snore may be due to changes in their brain structure, researchers say. Prior studies have found a link between regular snoring and behavior... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study links structural brain changes to behavioral problems in children who snore
The findings support early evaluation of children with habitual snoring (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Some Kids Snore, and It Could Affect Behavior
Title: Some Kids Snore, and It Could Affect BehaviorCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 13, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Study links structural brain changes to behavioral problems in children who snore
Behavioral problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain ’s frontal lobe (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 13, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: ABCD, Children, News Release, Researchers, Brain Source Type: news

Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) People with obstructive sleep apnea who treat their apnea with the commonly-prescribed positive airway pressure therapy were less likely to be diagnosed with dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Severity of OSA Does Not Influence Ambient IGF-I Levels The Severity of OSA Does Not Influence Ambient IGF-I Levels
A new study examines the potential impacts of obstructive sleep apnea severity on insulin-like growth factor-I levels.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea, Cognitive Impairment Common Bedfellows Sleep Apnea, Cognitive Impairment Common Bedfellows
A new study correlated obstructive sleep apnea with lower cognition and poorer sleep quality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Long-term CPAP Use Linked With More Physical Activity Long-term CPAP Use Linked With More Physical Activity
Long-term use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was associated with higher self-reported physical activity levels in adults with co-occurring obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Postural stability and fall risk in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a cross-sectional study - Yilmaz Gokmen G, Gurses HN, Zeren M, Ozyilmaz S, Kansu A, Akkoyunlu ME.
This study investigates the effect of disease severity on postural stability and whether or not  it poses a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Heart attack: Snoring and sleep apnoea could indicate your risk of the deadly condition
HEART attacks are commonly attributed to unhealthy lifestyle decisions but there are other risk factors to watch out for. Snoring and sleep apnoea are lesser-known signs you may be at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housing Insecurity Is Associated With Poor Sleep: Study
Sleep disorders are a national concern, and include too few hours per night, frequent nighttime wakening, obstructive sleep disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, and more. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

FDA OKs Marketing of New Device to Reduce Snoring, Mild OSA
The removable eXciteOSA device, to be used when a patient is awake, delivers neuromuscular stimulation to the tongue (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, ENT, Pulmonology, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

FDA Clears Novel Daytime Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea FDA Clears Novel Daytime Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
eXciteOSA, a prescription-only, neuromuscular tongue stimulator worn for 20 minutes during the day, has been shown to reduce snoring and mild OSA by improving muscle function of the tongue.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA OKs Marketing of New Device to Reduce Snoring, Mild OSA
MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2021 -- A new device to reduce snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea has received marketing authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday. The eXciteOSA device, available only by prescription... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First daytime treatment for obstructive sleep apnea receives De Novo authorization
The eXciteOSA strengthens tongue muscles through electrical stimulation, and comes with a companion app for tracking and sharing progress. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA Approves'Tongue Strengthening' Device for Certain Sleep Apnea Patients
MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the marketing of a new " tongue strengthening " device to cut down on snoring in patients with mild obstructive sleep apnea. Unlike devices used during sleep, this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - February 2021
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. A monthly update of NIDCR-supported science advances, as reported by grantee institutions and NIH. Surgical Adhesive Inspired by Slug Slime Stretchy, sticky gel may benefit oral surgery NIDCR • January 28, 2021 New Genetic Disease Identified Scientists trace cause of disorder affecting brain, facial features NIDCR • January 20, 2021 Obese, Snoring Mini Pigs Show How Air Flows Through th...
Source: NIDCR Science News - February 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Association of presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome with accident risk in city bus drivers - Celikhisar H, Ilkhan GD.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between frequency of traffic accidents and presence and severity of the disease in bus drivers who are at risk of having obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS: In the present study, polysomnograp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Altered K-complex morphology during sustained inspiratory airflow limitation is associated with next-day lapses in vigilance in obstructive sleep apnea - Parekh A, Kam K, Mullins AE, Castillo B, Berkalieva A, Mazumdar M, Varga AW, Eckert DJ, Rapoport DM, Ayappa I.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Determine if changes in K-complexes associated with sustained inspiratory airflow limitation (SIFL) during N2 sleep are associated with next-day vigilance and objective sleepiness. METHODS: Data from thirty subjects with moderat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea: a sharp increase in the prevalence of patients treated with nasal CPAP over the last decade in France - Mandereau-Bruno L, Leger D, Delmas MC.
The objectives of this study were to describe the characteristics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Clinical use of STOP-BANG and ESS questionnaires in the evaluation of obstructive sleep apnoea-related risk factors for motor vehicle accidents among public transport drivers in Delhi, India - Sebastian SK, Vaghela JF.
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical use of Epworth Sleepiness Score (ESS) and STOP-BANG questionnaires in the evaluation of sleep apnoea-related risk factors for motor vehicle accident (MVA) among public transport drivers in Delhi, India. METHODS: The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news