Sleep apnea

Fat in blood could be linked to obstructive sleep apnea

New research by the Freemason's Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing (FCMHW) at SAHMRI has found a potential link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and a type of fat found in the blood known as triglycerides. OSA is a ...

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Genes and sleep apnea associated with risk for severe COVID-19

Half of all COVID-19 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea require hospitalization. Moderate to severe sleep apnoea predisposes to severe COVID-19. In contrast, indications are that sleep apnoea does not predispose to COVID-19 ...


Obstructive sleep apnea puts a strain on the heart, too

Longer nocturnal respiratory events in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) cause higher immediate heart rate variability, and greater changes in beat-to-beat intervals are associated with reduced daytime alertness, ...

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