Sleepy driving and risk of obstructive sleep apnea among truck drivers in Saudi Arabia - Alahmari MD, Alanazi TM, Batawi AA, Al-Osaimi EA, Alrabeeah S, Jebakumar Z, Olaish AH, Almeneessier AS, Bahammam AS.
Objective: Truck drivers represent a group at a particularly higher risk of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). Sleepy driving and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among truck drivers are major risk factors for MVAs. No study has assessed the prevalence of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The association of insomnia and sleep apnea with deployment and combat exposure in the entire population of US Army soldiers from 1997-2011: a retrospective cohort investigation - Caldwell JA, Knapik JJ, Shing TL, Kardouni JR, Lieberman HR.
Since 2001, the United States (US) has been engaged in the longest and most expensive overseas conflict in its history. Sleep disorders, especially insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), are common in service members, and appear related to deployment ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer Diagnosis in Women
Increased odds ratios for cancer observed in different categories of OSA for women, not men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer Diagnosis in Women
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with cancer diagnosis, especially among women, according to a research letter published online May 20 in the European Respiratory Journal. Athanasia Pataka, M.D., Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Video: What happens during obstructive sleep apnea?
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with sleep apnea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men
(European Lung Foundation) A study of more than 19,000 people has found that women with obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Post surgery cardiovascular risk doubles with sleep apnea
People with severe obstructive sleep apnea have a 50 percent higher risk of dying 30 days after major surgery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea Ups Risk for Postop CV Events Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea Ups Risk for Postop CV Events
Experts say obstructive sleep apnea should be seen as a perioperative risk factor for patients who undergo major noncardiac surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How zapping the legs with tiny electric currents could help ease heavy snoring 
Figures show that 41 per cent of UK adults regularly snore. The characteristic rasping sound is caused by tissues in the throat vibrating as we breathe in and out while we sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Detecting sleep apnoea syndrome in primary care with screening questionnaires and the Epworth sleepiness scale - Senaratna CV, Perret JL, Lowe A, Bowatte G, Abramson MJ, Thompson B, Lodge C, Russell M, Hamilton GS, Dharmage SC.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the utility of apnoea screening questionnaires, alone and in combination with the Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS), for detecting obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in primary care. DESIGN, SETTING: Prospective validation study in an Austra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Self-reported driving violations as a putative mirror measure of real-world driving quality in individuals with and without obstructive sleep apnea - Rizzo D, Lavigne G, Libman E, Rompr é P, Creti L, Bailes S, Fichten C.
This study explores whether self-reported driving violations can be used as an accurate assessment of driving risk in individuals with obstructive sleep apn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The role of fatigue and sleepiness in drivers with obstructive sleep apnea - Rizzo D, Lavigne G, Creti L, Baltzan M, Rompr é P, Bailes S, Fichten C, Libman E.
Background The present investigation examines the role of daytime sleepiness and fatigue and how these relate to driving behaviors and risk assessment in people newly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Methods We recruited 47 individuals, (2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Snoring can make it harder to swallow by damaging your airways, finds study
Researchers from Umea University in Sweden studied muscles in the airways of 22 people to find snoring had caused damage to the fibres and nerves, increasing the risk of swallowing difficulties. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPAP Adherence and Cognitive Decline in Adults With MCI, OSA CPAP Adherence and Cognitive Decline in Adults With MCI, OSA
This study demonstrated a beneficial effect of CPAP adherence on multiple domains of cognitive function in persons with mild cognitive impairment and obstructive sleep apnea.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Snoring damages your airways and the 'recurrent vibrations' slows down healing, finds study
Researchers from Umea University in Sweden studied muscles in the airways of 22 people to find snoring had caused damage to the fibres and nerves, increasing the risk of swallowing difficulties. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Women Snore Than Is Reported
The underreporting may contribute to the underdiagnosis in women of obstructive sleep apnea, which can lead to high blood pressure, stroke and other health issues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoring Not Just a Male Problem
MONDAY, April 29, 2019 -- New research shows that snoring is not the sole domain of men. " We found that although no difference in snoring intensity was found between genders, women tend to underreport the fact that they snore and to underestimate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Snoring Not Just a Male Problem
Title: Snoring Not Just a Male ProblemCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - April 29, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Women snore too - and just as loudly
(Reuters Health) - It's long been assumed that snoring is a man's problem. But a new study finds that women snore too and often don't own up to it. And even when they do admit to snoring, they insist, incorrectly, that theirs isn't as loud as men's. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

St. Louis is a city of early-risers, report says
Women are half as likely as men to be heavy snorers, but a new study confirms that there's a significant correlation between body mass index and snoring for both sexes. On average, Americans snore around 2.65 times a night for a total of 22 minutes, according to data compiled by wellbeing electronics manufacturer Withings. For women, the average is 2.29 times a night with a duration of 17 minutes and 47 seconds, while men average 2.75 times a night for 24 mins and 7 seconds.  But the higher… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study debunks 3 common sleep myths
From how many hours of sleep we need each night to whether or not loud snoring is normal, new research examines widespread beliefs about sleep. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

10 Biggest Myths About Sleeping, According To Researchers
(CNN) — Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream. Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. “There’s such a link between good sleep and our waking success,” said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. “And yet we often find ourselves debunking myths, whether ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Mistaken beliefs about sleep are common and pose a significant health threat, a new study warns. Among these myths: some people only need five hours of sleep; snoring is harmless; a drink before bedtime helps you fall... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common sleep myths compromise good sleep and health
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. These are, in fact, among the most widely held myths about sleeping that not only shape poor habits, but may also pose a significant public health threat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Denver is a city of early-risers, report says
Women are half as likely as men to be heavy snorers, but a new study confirms that there's a significant correlation between body mass index and snoring for both sexes.   On average, Americans snore around 2.65 times a night for a total of 22 minutes, according to data compiled by well-being electronics manufacturer Withings. For women, the average is 2.29 times a night with a duration of 17 minutes and 47 seconds, while men average 2.75 times a night for 24 mi ns and 7 seconds.  But the higher… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

The association between health conditions in World Trade Center responders and sleep-related quality of life and sleep complaints - Ayappa I, Chen Y, Bagchi N, Sanders H, Black K, Twumasi A, Rapoport DM, Lu SE, Sunderram J.
Background: World Trade Center (WTC) dust-exposed subjects have multiple comorbidities that affect sleep. These include obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), gastroesophageal-reflux disorder (GERD) and post-traumatic stress di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Short Sleep Duration, Not OSA, Linked to Daytime Sleepiness
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- Short sleep duration (SSD) is associated with daytime sleepiness, while obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, according to a study published online April 1 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Effect of positive airway pressure therapy in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: does positive airway pressure use reduce pedestrian injury risk? - Avis KT, Gamble KL, Schwebel DC.
This study investigated whether treatment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Short sleep duration, not sleep apnea, linked to daytime sleepiness
Daytime sleepiness is associated with short sleep duration, not obstructive sleep apnea, according to new research. Sleep apnea was, however, linked to higher incidences hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The state of sleep: Who snores more and stays up latest?
Women are half as likely as men to be heavy snorers, but a new study confirms that there's a significant correlation between body mass index and snoring for both sexes.   On average, Americans snore around 2.65 times a night for a total of 22 minutes, according to data compiled by wellbeing electronics manufacturer Withings. For women, the average is 2.29 times a night with a duration of 17 minutes and 47 seconds, while men average 2.75 times a night for 24 min s and 7 seconds.  But the higher… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

CPAP machine improves weight loss in dieting adults with obesity, sleep apnea
(The Endocrine Society) When trying to lose weight by cutting calories, people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in addition to obesity can lose more weight if they treat their sleep disorder with an overnight CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine. This finding of a new study will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Morning Break:'Snapchat Dysmorphia'; Snoring Life Away; A Fertility First
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 22, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

FDA Clears Solriamfetol (Sunosi) for Narcolepsy, OSA FDA Clears Solriamfetol (Sunosi) for Narcolepsy, OSA
The dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor showed durable effects in reducing excessive sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Sleep apnoea warning - does your breathing sound like this? When to see a doctor revealed
SLEEP apnoea symptoms include loud snoring, gasping for air, and difficulty breathing while asleep. You could be at risk of the condition, and may need a sleep apnea machine, if your breathing sounds like this. Should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Jazz Pharmaceutical sleep disorder drug
The Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceutical's new drug application for Sunosi, a once-daily medicine designed to improve wakefulness in adult patients suffering from narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. Sunosi is expected to be commercially available in the United States following the final scheduling decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which is typically rendered within 90 days of FDA approval. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Dublin, Ireland,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA approves Jazz Pharmaceutical sleep disorder drug
The Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceutical's new drug application for Sunosi, a once-daily medicine designed to improve wakefulness in adult patients suffering from narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. Sunosi is expected to be commercially available in the United States following the final scheduling decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which is typically rendered within 90 days of FDA approval. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Dublin, Ireland,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA Approves Sunosi (solriamfetol) for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Associated with Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea
DUBLIN, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sunosi (solriamfetol) to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive daytime sleepiness associated... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nyxoah sleep apnea neuro-stim therapy gains CE Mark
Nyxoah said it has won the CE Mark for its novel hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Genio system is a battery-free, leadless and minimally invasive neurostimulator designed to deliver bilateral hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea patients who have failed conventional continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Nyxoah sleep apnea neuro-stim therapy gains CE Mark appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Patients With Diabetes at Increased Risk for Sleep Apnea
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Patients with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), independent of other factors, according to a study published online March 12 in Diabetes Care. Anuradhaa Subramanian, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss
(American Geriatrics Society) A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or 'sleep-disordered breathing,' is associated with a higher risk for memory problems and for problems with thinking and making decisions. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a pressurized mask worn during sleep, eliminates obstructive sleep apnea. Now researchers in a new study examined whether using CPAP treatment had an effect on slowing cognitive decline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty May Help Some With Sleep Apnea Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty May Help Some With Sleep Apnea
Expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty could be a useful surgical option in certain patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a retrospective study from South Korea hints.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

From snoring to vivid dreams: Things you're doing in your sleep that reveal a bigger health problem
Sleep specialist Olivia Arezzolo revealed the things you're doing in your sleep that could reveal a bigger health problem - and the major signs you need to see a professional now. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highland Hospital Offers Implantable Device as Cutting Edge Treatment for Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Highland Hospital is now the first hospital in the Rochester region to offer an implantable device called a hypoglossal nerve stimulator (Inspire ®) as a treatment for patients who suffer from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea: from the beginnings, to the risk factors and to occupational medicine assessment - Trenchea M, Rascu A, Arghir OC.
Over the last thirty years, the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has begun to be elucidated worldwide due to the presence of standardized diagnostic and treatment. In adults, the clinical diagnosis may be suggestive of OSAS when symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Influence of the braking system that is contrary to legislation on breaking characteristics of passenger car - Skr úcaný T, Synák F, Semanová.
Over the last thirty years, the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has begun to be elucidated worldwide due to the presence of standardized diagnostic and treatment. In adults, the clinical diagnosis may be suggestive of OSAS when symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Study of young athletes suggests snoring and sleep apnea are linked to sudden cardiac death
(European Lung Foundation) A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man. The study also showed that the athletes who experience this problem are also more likely to have low levels of oxygen in their blood and higher pulse rates during the night, suggesting that athletes with sleep disordered breathing may be at risk of heart abnormalities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Common in MS-Related Fatigue Sleep Apnea Common in MS-Related Fatigue
The study, involving overnight sleep studies of more than 200 patients with multiple sclerosis, shows obstructive sleep apnea to be common even with lower BMI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can't stand the rain? How wet weather affects human behaviour
Rainfall affects our mood, our propensity to commit crime and how hungry we feel – but why?It ’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. He bumped his head when he went to bed, and he couldn’t get up in the morning. This was possibly because in the absence of sunlight his body was still producing the hormone melatonin, which makes you sleepy. There are many ways that rainfall af fects human behaviour. Why do crime levels drop when the heavens open? How much does rain really affect people’s moods and behaviour?In 2008 university researcherspublished a paper proposing that weak summer mon...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Flook Tags: Science Source Type: news