News About Sleep Apnea
Types of Sleep Apnea
There are three types of sleep apnea:
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) - happens when the brain fails to send a signal to the muscles to take a breath and there is no muscular breathing response. (Read more)
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder where there is a reduction or pause in breathing while sleeping. Sleep apnea is common among adults and not children. The sleep disorder may be suspected based upon a person’s medical history and confirmed by testing. Treatment of sleep apnea may be surgical or non-surgical. (Read more)
Losing Weight Can Cure Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Overweight Patient.
ScienceDaily (Feb. 9, 2009) — For sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Read more)
Association Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Weight Gain Found
ScienceDaily (June 25, 2009) — According to a research abstract that will be presented on June 11, at Sleep 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, a link exists between the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and weight gain. (Read more)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Worsen Diabetes
Newswise — Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) adversely affects glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago. (Read more)
Falling Asleep Driving Commercial Truck With Sleep Apnea
Staying awake means staying alive. This is a slogan used to describe a research study on sleep apnea sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the American Transportation Research Institute of the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The research project addressed the prevalence of sleep apnea among commercial truck drivers, potential risk factors, and its impact on driving performance. (Read more)
DOT Health and Safety Guidelines
Are your drivers compliant with current medical fitness standards?
The Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently proposed updates to existing guidelines regarding compliance with medical fitness standards related directly and indirectly to respiratory dysfunctions, including sleep apnea. (Read more)