Sleep apnea common after acute respiratory failure

Sleep apnea is common after acute respiratory failure – Clinically important sleep apnea is common among survivors of acute respiratory failure. Insomnia is a frequent complaint among survivors of critical illness.

Tonsil surgery improves behaviors in children with sleep apnea

Tonsil surgery improves some behaviors in children with sleep apnea syndrome — NIH-funded clinical study may help inform decisions about this common surgical procedure – Children with sleep apnea syndrome who have their tonsils and adenoids removed sleep better, are less restless and impulsive, and report a generally better quality of life.

Sleep apnea treatment reduces hypertension and heart disease risk

Studies examine CPAP treatment and cardiovascular outcomes in adults with obstructive sleep apnea — Treatment of Obstructed Sleep Apnea With CPAP Therapy Associated With A Lower Risk Of Hypertension – Two studies that included adults with obstructive sleep apnea examined the effectiveness of reducing the risk of cardiovascular outcomes, including high blood pressure, by treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

Bariatric surgery better for obese with type 2 diabetes

Study compares sleeve gastrectomy with medical treatment in obese patients with type 2 diabetes – A study comparing a bariatric surgical procedure with conventional medical treatment in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus suggests that surgery was associated with remission or improvement in diabetes-related outcomes.

Abnormal breathing during sleep may cause behavioral difficulties in kids

Kids’ abnormal breathing during sleep linked to increased risk for behavioral difficulties — Risk of problems later in childhood can double with snoring and apnea – Young children with sleep-disordered breathing are prone to developing behavioral difficulties such as hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships.

Poor sleep leads to health and behavior problems in young diabetics

Poor sleep linked to increased health and behavior problems in young diabetics – Lighter sleep and breathing problems lead to trouble controlling blood sugar, despite adherence to diabetic health guidelines – Young diabetics may be struggling to get a good night’s sleep, resulting in worse control of their blood sugar, poorer school performance and misbehavior, according to a study appearing in the January edition of the journal Sleep.

Poor sleep quality increases blood pressure

Poor sleep quality increases risk of high blood pressure – People with the lowest level of slow wave sleep (SWS) had an 80 percent increased risk of developing high blood pressure. Sleep disorders and poor quality sleep are more common in older adults than in younger ones.

Weight loss may improve memory and concentration

Weight loss improves memory, according to Kent State researcher – John Gunstad, an associate professor in Kent State University’s Department of Psychology, and a team of researchers have discovered a link between weight loss and improved memory and concentration. The study shows that bariatric surgery patients exhibited improved memory function 12 weeks after their operations.

Sleep apnea OSA decreases frequency of nightmare recall

Severe sleep apnea decreases frequency of nightmare recall — This is the first large study to address both reported dream and nightmare recall frequency in a clinically evaluated sample of patients with a high frequency of severe OSA. – Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) report a significantly lower frequency of nightmares than patients with mild or no sleep apnea, indicating that OSA suppresses the cognitive experience of nightmare recall.

Restless leg syndrome linked with erectile dysfunction in older men

Study links restless leg syndrome with erectile dysfunction in older men – Erectile dysfunction was more common in older men with restless leg syndrome (RLS) than in those without RLS, and the magnitude of this association increased with a higher frequency of RLS symptoms, revealed by researchers.

Obesity increases the risk for obstructive sleep apnea

Obesity increases the risk for obstructive sleep apnea in adolescents, but not in younger children – Being overweight or obese increases the risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adolescents but not in younger children, revealed by researchers.