With Persistent Treatment, Epigenetic Age Acceleration In Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Be Reversed.

With Persistent Treatment, Epigenetic Age Acceleration In Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Be Reversed.

Researchers from the Child Health Research Institute, the School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, (USA), the Translational Research Unit, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Aragón (Spain), and the Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, (Spain) published an article in early 2022 showing that Epigenetic age acceleration in obstructive sleep apnea is reversible with the…

Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Is Linked to Sleep Disordered Breathing

Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Is Linked to Sleep Disordered Breathing

Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who have undiagnosed sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) are twice as likely to relapse as those who are diagnosed with SDB, according to research published in the International Journal of Cardiology and Vascular Biology. Patients having Atrial Fibrillation catheter ablation (OSA-AF) at a Dutch center from December 2018 to February 2020 were included…

Girardin Jean-Louis Receives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award

Girardin Jean-Louis Receives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award

A joint venture between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society has awarded Girardin Jean-Louis Ph.D., director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Center for Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences, with this year’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award for his work in fostering successful academic careers….

Could Artificial Intelligence Help Diagnose OSA?

Could Artificial Intelligence Help Diagnose OSA?

We know that in the absence of treatment, sleep apnea can have a devastating effect on a patient’s well-being. Polysomnography is the current gold standard for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, but it is time-consuming, expensive, and difficult to get. There are also difficulties in the primary care setting in identifying obstructive sleep apnea. Patients will…

How Much Sleep Is Required For Our Brain To Function Properly?

How Much Sleep Is Required For Our Brain To Function Properly?

How much sleep does our brain require to function effectively over time? A recent study published in the journal Nature, offers an explanation. In a group of approximately 500,000 adults from the UK BioBank, the researchers discovered that both insufficient and excessive sleep contributed to decreased cognitive function. The main finding was that seven hours…

Cardiologists Have A Unique Opportunity To Boost OSA Screening And Diagnosis

Cardiologists Have A Unique Opportunity To Boost OSA Screening And Diagnosis

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is linked to a variety of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) conditions, including hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and stroke. Unfortunately, most occurrences of OSA in the United States go unnoticed and untreated, which means patients may be affected by this comorbid disorder. To address this health-care issue…

Even Two Hours Of PAP Therapy Per Night Can Be Beneficial to Those Who Suffer From Sleep Apnea

Even Two Hours Of PAP Therapy Per Night Can Be Beneficial to Those Who Suffer From Sleep Apnea

According to a study led by ResMed and presented at the American Thoracic Society‘s annual International Conference, sleep apnea sufferers can benefit from PAP (positive airway pressure) treatment in as little as two hours each night. The study looked at the deidentified usage data of 180,000 PAP users in the United States to see what…