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Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment Doesn’t Work

When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn’t working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say. That’s true even when these individuals don’t seem to fit the usual profile of obstructive sleep apnea, which includes males who are overweight, snore […]

Sleep Apnea Linked To Increased Alzheimer’s Risk For Elderly

Elderly people with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. In the study, researchers found that biomarkers for amyloid beta, the plaque-building peptides associated with Alzheimer’s disease, increase over time in elderly adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in proportion to OSA severity. Therefore, those with more […]

Poor Sleep Leads To Increase In Amyloid Beta

Disrupting just one night of sleep in healthy, middle-aged adults causes an increase in amyloid beta, a brain protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a small study suggests. And a week of tossing and turning leads to an increase in another brain protein, tau, which research has linked to brain damage in Alzheimer’s and other neurological […]

Statins May Lower Heart Disease Risk In Sleep Apnea Patients

A new study has revealed some of the underlying mechanisms that may increase the risk of heart disease in sleep apnea. The study, conducted at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), also found that statins, the cholesterol-lowering medications commonly prescribed to combat heart disease, may help reverse this process. More than 18 million adults have obstructive […]