Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a major health problem with potentially dangerous consequences. For instance, truck drivers with this sleep disorder who did not get or did not follow treatment had a five times higher rate of preventable crashes than truckers without sleep apnea, according to researchers of a large-scale 2016 study of the U.S….

Undiagnosed sleep apnea was recently cited as a probable cause in the crash of two New York City commuter trains. The engineers, who were diagnosed after the crashes, had no memory of the events that killed one person and injured more than 200 others. The National Transportation Safety Board reported that sleep apnea is a…

Mothers-to-be with sleep apnea may have a higher risk of pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and admission to the ICU than those without the sleep disorder, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million U.S. women found sleep apnea linked to significantly higher odds for problems such as heart failure, hysterectomy, preeclampsia…

While the U.S. continues its battle with the bulge, side effects of the obesity epidemic are also on the rise — some of which can be life threatening. One of these conditions is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common chronic disorder that not only disrupts our much-cherished slumber time, but also affects our health…

As many as half of adults sometimes snore. Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe, which creates those irritating sounds. Sometimes snoring may indicate a serious health condition. In addition, snoring can be a nuisance to your partner. Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight,…