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Sleep and Depression

Sleep disruption is a very common finding in patients with psychiatric difficulties. A large community study found that a much higher proportion of people with insomnia or hypersomnia (sleeping more than usual) have a major psychiatric illness when compared to people who do not have these sleep complaints. Furthermore, when someone has insomnia early in life he or she is more likely to develop depression in later life. Over 70% of patients who are acutely ill with a psychiatric condition have insomnia and unfortunately the sleep disruption may not improve even when the illness is in remission. Do psychiatric disorders...

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Living with Sleep Apnea

Ways you can be your healthiest and improve your sleep apnea You have no control over the shape of your face, or the size of your jaw or airway, but there are things that you can control that might help your sleep apnea. You can control: Your diet and weight How much you exercise What medications you take How you use alcohol and caffeine Whether you smoke Changing your diet and weight to improve sleep apnea symptoms Many people with sleep apnea are overweight. If you lose weight, your sleep apnea symptoms may improve. Some people find it easier to...

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Sleep Apnea and Hypertension

What is the connection between sleep apnea and PH? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been identified as a significant cause of and/or contributor to cardiovascular disease. OSA has been shown to increase the risk for hypertension, pulmonary vascular disease, ischemic heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and arrhythmias. The true relationship remains controversial despite the growing body of evidence that links OSA to the development of cardiovascular disease. Many risk factors for OSA are also known risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as age, male gender, obesity, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Therefore, it is difficult to prove whether OSA independently...

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common and frequently unrecognized disorder. It is often found in patients with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, and there is growing evidence that sleep apnea is independently associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity. This article reviews the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of OSA and its related health risks. It also discusses the proposed associations between OSA and diabetes and insulin resistance. Diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are common disorders that often coexist. One explanation for this overlap is the presence of shared risk factors such as obesity. There may also be a more complex...

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