Sleep apnea and sudden cardiac death

Sleep apnea and sudden cardiac death

There’s important news for people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing: new research has shown OSA may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. A large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults over a period of 15 years found...
Abdominal fat in men linked to sleep apnea

Abdominal fat in men linked to sleep apnea

Obesity has long been considered one of the most important risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in adults. In particular, visceral fat—a type of fat that collects in the abdomen—is increasingly regarded as a particularly significant risk factor for sleep apnea....
Asthma—a risk factor for sleep apnea?

Asthma—a risk factor for sleep apnea?

There are several risk factors associated with obstructive sleep apnea that are long-standing and well known. They include lifestyle and health factors such as obesity or excess body weight, high-blood pressure, and alcohol and tobacco use, as well as genetic and...
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