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  • Race, community a factor in CPAP compliance

    Dec 06 2011...
    African-Americans and residents in poor areas are least likely to stick with their prescribed use of CPAP. A study in the December issue of SLEEP compared CPAP use by residents in five U.S. cities. Comparisons were based on ethnicity and socioeconomics. READ MORE>>
  • Is Sleep Apnea Risk Higher for Asians?

    Aug 07 2010...
    As obesity rates climb to epidemic levels in nearly every U.S. state, one population may need to be especially weary of a serious sleep disorder linked to weight gain. People of Asian descent tend to have more severe obstructive sleep apnea than Caucasians of similar age and BMI. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep disturbance symptoms differ by race

    Apr 19 2010...
    New research shows the exact effects of sleep disturbances differ by race. A study published this month in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine compared symptoms for white, black and Hispanic people. READ MORE>>