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  • Untreated sleep apnea puts heart health at risk

    Feb 04 2020...
    February is American Heart Month. Did you know that sleep apnea impacts heart health? READ MORE>>
  • Death of Carrie Fisher is a warning about sleep apnea

    Jun 20 2017...
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has issued a statement following the announcement that actress Carrie Fisher’s cause of death was “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors.” READ MORE>>
  • Aaron Taylor warns young football players to be aware of sleep apnea risk

    Aug 08 2013...
    CBS sports college football analyst Aaron Taylor understands the urgent need to detect and treat obstructive sleep apnea. Two of his close friends had OSA and died prematurely. One of those friends was Reggie White, his teammate on the Green Bay Packers. White died in 2004 at the age of 43. Sleep apnea contributed to the heart condition that took his life.

    “Even at a young age, ignoring the symptoms of sleep apnea leads to dangerous consequences – as I’ve seen firsthand for fellow players and friends who have struggled with this condition,” said Taylor.

    As elite lineman, both White and Taylor had the size and strength to excel on the football field. But their size also put them at risk for sleep apnea. Excess body weight is the major risk factor for OSA. READ MORE>>
  • How you sleep can impact your heart

    Nov 21 2011...
    A study in The Netherlands observed the relationship between sleep and heart disease among 20,432 men and women. Researchers found that short sleep contributes to cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. READ MORE>>
  • Did Sleep Medicine Help Boost U.S. Life Expectancy?

    Mar 17 2011...
    Life expectancy hit an all-time high in 2009, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An American born in 2009 can now expect to live about 78 years and two months, a two month increase compared to 2008. READ MORE>>
  • What Disease is the #1 Killer of Women?

    Feb 11 2009...
    Did you guess cancer? You’re close, but wrong. Diabetes? You’re getting colder. The answer: In the U.S. heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. Surprised? READ MORE>>
  • Can CPAP save your life?

    Aug 20 2008...
    People with obstructive sleep apnea often report that it’s been years since they’ve gotten a good night of sleep. Usually CPAP therapy is their best chance to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed again. Once they adjust to sleeping with CPAP, many users feel like they can’t live without it. New research shows that they may be exactly right. READ MORE>>
  • New studies add to evidence that CPAP helps the heart

    Jul 13 2007...
    New studies provide more good news for people who use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Results show that using CPAP to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is good for the heart. READ MORE>>