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Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Chicago recently found that if someone has Type 2 diabetes, it is likely that this condition could worsen if they also have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). According to the researchers, obstructive sleep apnea adversely affects glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes and is often undiagnosed.

Sleep Apnea and the Biggest Loser Contestant

If you have sleep apnea and are overweight, the most important action you can take to cure your sleep apnea is weight loss.

Ecstasy Use Tied to Sleep Apnea

Prior use of the drug methylenedioxymethamphetamine, known as ecstasy, could increase the risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.

People with Apnea More Vulnerable to Effects of Alcohol

It is clear that drinking and driving is dangerous, but what happens when you throw in a life-threatening sleep disorder like sleep apnea?

Weight Loss Can Improve Sleep Apnea

Obese patients with type 2 diabetes who experience obstructive sleep apnea saw an improvement in their condition after losing weight, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

NTSB Makes Recommendations on Sleep Apnea

Adequate sleep for pilots is important in keeping all travelers safe.

OSA More Prevalent in Patients with Severe Asthma

Researchers have found obstructive sleep apnea to be more common in patients with severe asthma compared with patients with moderate asthma, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

NPR Piece Examines Snoring, Sleep Apnea

A recent piece on NPR examines snoring and how it can be a strong indicator of obstructive sleep apnea.

Post Writer Talks About Apnea Diagnosis

A recent article in the Washington Post highlights Post staff writer Valerie Strauss' experience with being diagnosed with sleep apnea.

Going on Vacation? Don’t Forget CPAP Equipment

Even when you’re on vacation, you can’t take a break from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.

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