Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

Snoring causes damage and prevents healing in the upper airway tract, reveals study

The recurrent vibrations caused by snoring can lead to injuries in the upper airways of people who snore heavily. This in turn, can cause swallowing dysfunction and render individuals more vulnerable for developing the severe condition obstructive sleep apnoea

Snoring causes damage and prevents healing in the upper airway tract, reveals studyThese findings are reported by researchers at Umeå University, Sweden. Their on-going research focuses on the processes behind vibratory damage and healing of the upper airway tract. The data generated will help identify people at high risk of developing sleep apnoea and to find novel treatment strategies. “Besides the disturbing effects, constant snoring can be […]

More than eight hours of sleep can increase heart disease and death risk

Scientific study reveals a 47% higher risk of heart disease and strokes. The new study involved more than 3.3 million people from around the world. It was led by the universities of Keele, Manchester, Leeds and East Anglia. Scientists said excessive sleep should be considered a ‘marker’ of poor health. One explanation could be getting too much sleep means too little exercise

More than eight hours of sleep can increase heart disease and death riskThe study also showed that sleeping for ten hours is associated with a 30% increased risk of dying, compared with sleeping for seven hours. As reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, lead author Chung Shing Kwok and colleagues studied the link between self-reported sleep duration and quality, cardiovascular outcomes and mortality across […]

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that's punctuated by periods of silence. With obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring usually is loudest when you sleep on your back, and it quiets when you turn on your side

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  Pune doctors state that ‘Obstructive Sleep Apnoea’ (OSA) is a potentially serious condition, and doctors have underlined that a lack of awareness about the same is a major hindrance in tackling it. It is the most common type of sleep apnoea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. It causes […]