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 […]

New research reveals: Not all insomnia is the same, in fact, there may be 5 types

Rather than just considering sleep-related symptoms, a new study from the Netherlands branches out to look at personality traits and emotions, and finds there are five types of insomnia

New research reveals: Not all insomnia is the same, in fact, there may be 5 typesThere’s a new way of looking at insomnia. The findings may pave the way for a better understanding of the causes of insomnia, as well as the development of more personalised treatments for the condition, the researchers said. The study, conducted by researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam, was published online Jan. […]

What are the long-term risks of using sleeping pills?

Insomnia, the difficulty in falling or staying asleep, is a common problem. When it is a long-term problem, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends cognitive behavioural therapy rather than medication. But if someone is experiencing short-term insomnia, they may be prescribed sleeping pills

What are the long-term risks of using sleeping pills?These medications, often classified as sedative-hypnotics, should not be used for long. Not only because the body can build up a tolerance after a while but also in order to reduce the likelihood of associated health risks. Here are a few of them you should know about. Unintentional sleep behaviours Parasomnia refers to an action […]

Child sleep disorders on the rise due to social media and obesity, finds UK study

Sleep apnoea is increasingly being diagnosed in children. Previously, this disorder typically only affected overweight and middle-aged individuals. This is a breathing problem that causes repeated night-awakenings and poor quality of sleep due to repeated airway obstructions

Child sleep disorders on the rise due to social media and obesity, finds UK studyThe information comes from NHS Digital, who showed that sleep problems that once affected only the middle-aged and elderly are now being diagnosed even among babies and pre-school children. According to the latest research, more and more children and teenagers in England are being diagnosed with sleep problems, including nightmares, sleepwalking, and insomnia. Nearly 88 […]

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 […]

Treatment for sleep apnea is crucial, don’t overlook its symptoms

Anyone who has certain symptoms -- such as loud snoring, sudden awakening and being short of breath, waking with a dry mouth or throat, waking with a headache, not being able to stay asleep or being very sleepy during the day, may have sleep apnea and should see their doctor

Treatment for sleep apnea is crucial, don’t overlook its symptomsLast week, actress Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the “Star Wars” actress’ death. Fisher also had cocaine, methadone, ethanol and opiates in her system. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing while sleeping, for 10 seconds to a minute […]

Sleep apnoea can lead to diabetes, hypertension and heart disease

It has been observed that more than 53 per cent sleep apnea suspects are already suffering from either diabetes or high blood pressure but remain unaware of sleep apnoea. In such a scenario, there is a critical need for effective treatment and management of sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea can lead to diabetes, hypertension and heart diseaseA good night’s sleep is a need for healthy body and mind. But many of the people are now suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is the health condition in which when a person sleeps, air passage’s muscle collapse by which the airways in the windpipe get narrow. Because of the person feels problem […]

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 […]

Why snoring can be harmful to your health

Snoring may disrupt your sleep, or that of your partner. Even if it’s not bothering you too much, it’s not a condition to ignore. In fact, snoring may be a sign of a serious health condition

Why snoring can be harmful to your healthIf you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]