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Bad Sleep Is Different for Men and Women
Bad Sleep Is Different
for Men and Women

Bad Sleep Is Different for Men and Women

Research finds males and females often experience different sleep patterns and disorders

(Newser) - Sleep issues differ for men and women, with women more likely to struggle with insomnia and poor sleep quality, while men suffer from sleep apnea more often, according to a new study in Sleep Medicine Reviews . Sleep patterns and disorders don't discriminate by sex, but a few factors are...

Eli Lilly: Zepbound Worked Wonders for Sleep Apnea

Its weight-loss drug was found to reduce sleep events, the company announced

(Newser) - Eli Lilly's Zepbound doesn't just lead to weight loss, per the company. A 52-week study found a reduction in obstructive sleep apnea in adults with obesity, the company said Wednesday. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which an upper airway blockage during sleep restricts airflow. People with...

Philips to Halt Sales of CPAP Devices, Could Lose $400M

Global recall of 5M sleep apnea machines came about from risk of users inhaling particles, fumes

(Newser) - The company behind a global recall of sleep apnea machines said Monday it will stop selling the devices in the US, under a tentative agreement with regulators that could cost it nearly $400 million. Device maker Philips has recalled more than 5 million pressurized breathing machines due to risks that...

Marks on Biden's Face Lead to CPAP Reveal

President has been using it for weeks, White House announces

(Newser) - President Biden is using a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea, the White House announced Wednesday. The news was revealed after reporters noticed marks on the president's face, the BBC reports. The marks are from the mask he wears at night as part of the continuous positive airway pressure...

Simple Steps Could Cure Sleep Apnea
Simple Steps
Could Cure Sleep Apnea

Simple Steps Could Cure Sleep Apnea

30% of study participants saw condition resolve after lifestyle changes

(Newser) - Obstructive sleep apnea is as common as a sexually transmitted disease, affecting about 1 in 5 people. But unlike with STDs, the fix could be as easy as changing one's diet. In a study out of Spain, 89 overweight and obese men with moderate to severe sleep apnea—a...

Recall of Sleep Apnea Device Is Not Going Well

Millions affected by exposure to potentially harmful chemicals

(Newser) - A massive recall of millions of sleep apnea machines has stoked anger and frustration among patients, and US officials are weighing legal action to speed a replacement effort that is set to drag into next year. Sound-dampening foam in the pressurized breathing machines can break down over time, leading users...

CPAP Recall Puts Sleep Apnea Sufferers in a Scary Position

Millions struggle to replace device that keeps them breathing at night

(Newser) - As many as 2 million people in the US use CPAP breathing machines made by Philips that have been recalled—and they're struggling to get the machines fixed or replaced. The company recalled a number of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines as well as BiPAP (bilevel positive airway...

To Avoid Premature Births, Women Should Sleep Well

Women with insomnia, sleep apnea more likely to deliver early

(Newser) - A new study suggests that one way to cut down on premature births is to make sure pregnant women get good sleep. The observational study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that women diagnosed with some kind of sleep disorder were more likely to give birth early, reports...

High-Fat Diet May Keep You Drowsy During the Day

Study also sees link to lousy sleep at night

(Newser) - If fat is satisfying, there is a price to be paid—and not just in one's weight. Australian researchers are reporting in the journal Nutrients that a diet high in fat appears to increase daytime sleepiness, as well as poorer sleep quality at night. After electronically monitoring 1,800...

Scalia Had a Slew of Health Issues

Justice suffered from diabetes, obesity, other ailments: doctor

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suffered from a host of ailments that contributed to his death, including coronary artery disease, obesity, and diabetes, according to a letter from his physician. The letter—addressed to Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara, who determined Scalia died of a heart attack and no autopsy...

Sleep Apnea, Heavy Snoring Linked to Memory Decline
Sleep Apnea, Heavy Snoring Linked to Memory Decline

Sleep Apnea, Heavy Snoring Linked to Memory Decline

But breathing machines may slow that loss

(Newser) - If you're prone to heavy snoring or sleep apnea, you could also be prone to something a lot more serious: memory and mild cognitive decline, including Alzheimer's, at a much earlier age. So say researchers out of New York University in the journal Neurology . They studied 2,470...

Dementia Linked to Bad Night's Sleep
 Dementia Linked 
 to Bad Night's Sleep 

Dementia Linked to Bad Night's Sleep

Researchers say low oxygen levels cause abnormalities in brain

(Newser) - We're all familiar with that sluggish feeling after a bad night's sleep. Now researchers believe sleep disturbances spark changes in the brain that may lead to dementia, according to a new study. The key to this connection is low oxygen in the blood during sleep. The culprit? Conditions...

Best Positions for a Good Night's Sleep

Aches and pains require that you sleep a certain way

(Newser) - Getting enough sleep is one thing, but it's vital to sleep in the right position if you suffer from certain pains and medical conditions. The Wall Street Journal sums up the experts' advice:
  • Obstructive sleep apnea/snoring: This condition can cause dangerous narrowing or blockage of the airway—and sleeping

Strange and Scary Things We Do While Sleeping

Sleepers have been known to eat, text, and make whoopie

(Newser) - So you think mumbling in your sleep is weird? Hold on to your pillow, because the BBC reports on some of the truly weird things people do while sleeping:
  • Sleep texting: If you're glued to your smartphone during the day, you may end up sending incomprehensible texts while sleeping.

Studies: Sleep Apnea May Boost Cancer Risk

But researchers don't know why

(Newser) - Sleep apnea afflicts some 28 million Americans, and now two new medical studies are indicating it might do far worse than ruin a night's sleep; it could also increase one's cancer risk, reports the New York Times . Those with severe sleep apnea have a 65% greater chance of...

Sleep Apnea Tied to Depression
 Sleep Apnea Tied 
 to Depression 
study says

Sleep Apnea Tied to Depression

Nightly breathing troubles can affect mental health: researchers

(Newser) - Sufferers of sleep apnea—a disorder that causes difficulty breathing while asleep—may face a mental health risk. A new CDC study associates the sleep disorder with depression, ABC News reports. In a study involving almost 10,000 adults, researchers saw higher rates of depression among those who reported breathing...

Could Sleep Apnea Cause Dementia?

Study links sleep disorder to cognitive degeneration in older women

(Newser) - Sleep apnea disrupts the sleep of 10% to 20% of middle-aged and older adults—and the damage may not end there. Older women who suffer from the condition are twice as likely to face memory decline and other symptoms of dementia, according to a new study that followed 289 women...

Doctor: Snoring Can Kill Your Sex Life—and You

Times medic warns that snoring can signal serious health problems

(Newser) - Surveys show that snorers have less sex, writes the Times of London’s resident doctor, and snoring can ruin health as well as relationships. Heavy snorers often don’t breathe properly as they sleep, Mark Porter cautions, and end up waking momentarily hundreds of times a night, leading to fatigue...

Reasons You're Losing Snoozes
 Reasons You're Losing Snoozes 

Reasons You're Losing Snoozes

Forbes explains why Americans aren't getting enough sleep

(Newser) - The health benefits of sleep are well-documented, but catching Zs isn't so easy in a society all about hard work and an active lifestyle. Forbes runs down some reasons Americans aren't getting enough quality time with their pillows.
  • Marital problems: A bad marriage makes for poor shut-eye. Happy wives fell

Sleep Apnea May Cause Heart Attack at Night: Study

Disorder may increase chance of blockage

(Newser) - Sleep apnea could cause heart attacks to occur at night, Reuters reports. The disorder, in which breathing is temporarily blocked during sleep, causes changes in blood pressure and hormone levels that might increase arterial blockage, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds.

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