A study has found an elevated risk of death in men with a complaint of chronic insomnia and an objectively measured short sleep duration. The results suggest that public health policy should emphasize the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of chronic insomnia. Compared to men without insomnia who slept for six hours or more, men with… [Continue Reading]
According to research, severe obstructive sleep apnea raised the risk of heart failure for middle-aged and older men – and significantly raised the risk of coronary heart disease in men up to age 70. After adjusting for known heart risk factors, researchers found that men with the most severe obstructive sleep apnea faced a 58… [Continue Reading]
According to a study, the average academic grades of children and teens with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea are worse than the grades of students who have no sleep-disordered breathing. Results indicate that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea was linked to both lower academic grades and behavioral concerns expressed by parents and teachers…. [Continue Reading]
According to researchers, obstructive sleep apnea adversely affects glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. The study “demonstrates for the first time that there is a clear, graded, inverse relationship between obstructive sleep apnea severity and glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes,” wrote lead author Renee S. Aronsohn.