Category: Sleep Apnea

  • Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea (i.e. I’m screwed)

    There is a new, alarming (to me) study that suggests a link between Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea: The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention has warned that recent research demonstrates that type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are closely related… The study is quick to point out […]

  • Holy crap! Sleep Apena causes brain damage!

    Now, I don’t know why this surprises me as much as it does. After all, sleep apnea leads to a whole lot of medical issues. Heart problems, lung problems, high blood pressure…. sleep apnea is Bad Stuff. But I am totally and completely freaked out to find out that sleep apnea can lead to brain […]

  • More bad news about sleep apnea

    There’s no surprise here, but SLEEP has published another study linking obstructive sleep apnea with cardiovascular disease (via “There is abundant physiologic evidence implicating OSA in perpetuating, if not inticing, heart failure. In addition to their association with systemic hypertension, OSA-related stressors, including hypoxemia, increased sympathetic drive, acute surges in blood pressure, and mechanical […]