Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Associated With Increased Motor Vehicle Accidents

A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, and this risk is reduced when sleep apnea is treated effectively using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. [More…]

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New Guidelines on Sleep Apnea

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has released new clinical practice guidelines on sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk on non-commercial drivers. Published in the June, 2013 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the new guidelines, are an update of a 1994 ATS statement on sleep apnea. It is estimated that up to 20 […]

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Alice in Wonderland and Sleep Apnea

An interesting review in the Oxford University Press blog by Edward Shorter, MD, Professor in the History of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Susan Bélanger, Research Coordinator with the History of Medicine Program discusses “Alice in Wonderland in Psychiatry and Medicine.” The authors describe that since Lewis Carroll published Alice’s Adventures […]

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By R Kennedy | History . Sleep . Sleep Apnea
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