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The Biggest Loser Contestant Sherry Johnston on CPAP Therapy

When The Biggest Loser contestants Sherry Johnston and her daughter Ashley arrived at The Biggest Loser's Ranch (Couple's Edition), they already knew they had sleep apnea. They just hadn't been able to treat it.

The Biggest Loser's Sean Algaier Talks Sleep Apnea

People may not automatically connect sleep to NBC's reality show The Biggest Loser, but sleep is an increasingly important part of this highly successful show.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Heart Disease

A new study found that obstructive sleep apnea is linked to an increased risk of heart failure and coronary heart disease in middle-aged and older men. "Men with severe obstructive sleep apnea were 58 percent more likely to develop new congestive heart failure over eight years of follow up compared to men without sleep apnea," says Daniel Gottlieb, study author and associate professor at Boston University's School of Medicine. Researchers monitored 1,927 men and 2,495 women over 40 years of age.

More Veterans Suffer from Sleep Apnea

Veterans are four times more likely than other Americans to suffer from sleep apnea, according to Max Hirshkowitz, director of the Sleep Disorder Center at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Claims for sleep apnea as a disability among veterans revealed that they are disproportionately affected by the disorder. Roughly 5% of Americans have sleep apnea, but up to 20% of veterans suffer from the disorder.

Treating Sleep Apnea – A Good Idea for Truckers

According to a recent study, treating sleep apnea is beneficial to truck driver’s health and their health insurance budget.

Sleep Apnea - A Risk for Stroke

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine is reporting that sleep apnea poses an increased risk for stroke in middle-aged and older Americans. Researchers looked at stroke risk in over five thousand participants without a history of stroke in the Sleep Heart Health Study. Their findings suggest that participants aged 40 years and older are at a greater risk of having a stroke.

Sleep apnea linked to eye disorder

A recent study published in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reporting that the condition known as floppy eyelid syndrome (FES) is strongly associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Floppy Eyelid Syndrome is caused by weakened muscles or decreased elastin in eyelids and is more prevalent in overweight males over sixty years old.

Sleep Apnea and Dream Recall

Ever had a nightmare or a dream worth remembering but just can't? Chances are you could be suffering with sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea and Progressive Brain Damage

Researchers have found yet another reason why people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) should get tested and treated for the disease. According to a recent study published in the journal SLEEP, patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome demonstrated reduced brain gray matter concentration. "Gray matter" refers to the cerebral cortex, where most information processing in the brain takes place.

Treating Sleep Apnea: What's New for CPAP Masks?

CPAP machines have definitely changed over the years and they are going to continue to change. See what is in store for the future of CPAP machines.


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