Dangers of Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea Treatment May Protect Against Heart Failure

March 26, 2012 | Co-authored by Mehmood Butt, M.R.C.P.; Girish Dwivedi, M.D., Ph.D.; Alena Shantsila, M.D., University of Birmingham Center for Cardiovascular Sciences; and Omer Khair, M.D., with the Department of Respiratory Medicine at City Hospital in Birmingham. A nightly breathing treatment may do more than help people with obstructive sleep apnea get a good night’s rest [...]

Sleep Apnea Tied to Depression

By Nancy  Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: March 30, 2012 Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston and Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, Nurse Planner Both men and women with obstructive sleep apnea are at elevated risk for major depression, a large nationwide survey revealed. Men [...]

Car Accidents and Sleep Apnea

By Dr. Steven Park, May 13, 2010 It’s commonly known that if you have obstructive sleep apnea, your risk of getting into a car accident is anywhere from 3 to 10 times normal. But if you don’t have sleep apnea, can injuries from a car accident lead to obstructive sleep apnea? In certain situations, yes. Just [...]

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