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OSA and Cognitive Impairment

It is well known that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common cause of excessive daytime sleepiness. How common is demonstrable impairment of cognition in patients with OSA?

OSA and American Diabesity

The increase in obesity has become an epidemic in America. What is the relationship among weight, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type II diabetes mellitus? Weight is a clear risk factor for the development of obstructive sleep apnea OSA as well as for Type II diabetes.

The Sleeping Heart

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common medical condition that has been documented to occur in approximately 5% to 15% of the population. However, more recent estimates from the 2005 National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America poll indicate that as many as one in four American adults could benefit from evaluation for OSA.

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common sleep disorder that affects about ten percent of the general population. It is characterized by uncomfortable sensations in the legs described as creepy, crawly, tingling, pulling, but rarely painful.

Why do patients eat in the middle of the night?

Have you ever wondered why some patients get into the habit of waking up in the middle of the night to eat? For the majority of these cases, the patient is fully aware of what they are doing. Recently “Sleep Eating” has been in the media.

Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for Continuous and Non-Continuous Ventilators (certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices) due to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in these devices. For information on the Recall Notice, a complete list of impacted products, and potential health risks, visit philips.com/src-update.

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