HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Mayo Clinic study is first to scientifically document that bed partners lose an hour of sleep per night due to snoring spouse

uses' arousals during sleep were related to patient snores and that arousals decreased by 39 percent after the snoring stopped.

"If people tell you that you have a distinctive snoring pattern -- you snore so loudly that you can be heard in the next room, but then you suddenly stop breathing to the point that it frightens them, and then you suddenly resume breathing with a snort or choking sound -- you may have sleep apnea," says Dr. Shepard. "Most often, the person you sleep with will bring this to your attention."

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when muscles that support soft tissues in the back of the throat relax during sleep, causing the airway to close. Respiration is momentarily cut off, and the level of oxygen in the blood drops. It's considered a serious medical condition because sudden drops in blood oxygen levels raise blood pressure and strain the cardiovascular system. In addition, the repeated awakenings associated with sleep apnea make normal, restorative sleep impossible -- for patients and their bed partners.

One study reports habitual snoring in 44 percent of men and 28 percent of women. Obstructive sleep apnea affects approximately four percent of women and nine percent of men between the ages of 30 and 60 years.

"Until proven otherwise, we should simply double the numbers for the prevalence of sleep disorders in the United States and say that a problem we have called "the largest health problem in America" is twice as big as we previously thought," write William Dement, M.D., Ph.D., and Clete Kushida, M.D., Ph.D.; Sleep Disorders Research Center; Palo Alto, Calif.; in an accompanying editorial. "We should also keep at the front of our minds that for every snoring patient we evaluate and treat, we are improving the lives of two people."


'"/>

Contact: Shelly Plutowski
rplutowski@mayo.edu
507-284-2417
Mayo Clinic
4-Oct-1999


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic discovers new pathway against pancreatic cancer
2. Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
3. Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
4. Mayo Clinic researcher calls for improved newborn screening
5. Mayo Clinic study finds obese kidney donors face few increased risks
6. Mayo Clinic identifies key cellular process in prostate and other cancers
7. Clinical breast examination offers modest benefit to breast cancer screening program
8. Mayo Clinic researchers create obedient virus; First step to use measles virus against cancer
9. Clinicians report missing patient information is common
10. Mayo Clinic discovers a key to low metabolism and major factor in obesity
11. Clinical trial of Etanercept for Wegeners disease shows no benefit

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/29/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... in many scientific laboratories. The assembly protocols involve many repetitive steps and often ... for automation, which enables the high-throughput needed, and results in a lower error ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... Hills of Pittsburgh now have easier access to the robotic-assisted total-hip and ... Health Network (AHN). Orthopaedic surgeons at Forbes Hospital and Jefferson Hospital recently ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... AvePoint , the ... American office location in Richmond, Virginia, located at the Riverfront Plaza, 901 East Byrd ... Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Ralph S. Northam and Mayor of Richmond Levar M. Stoney. ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... Tuesday, ... asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if ... the Los Angeles World Airports will light up the evening sky by programming the ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... CARTERSVILLE, Georgia (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 ... ... analyst to its award-winning team. Ruel Williamson brings his extensive knowledge of appraisals, ... been a leader in the real estate valuation industry for more than 40 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... 2017 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ... second quarter of fiscal year 2017 following the close of ... will be followed by a teleconference available to all interested ... link to the conference call webcast will be available on ... teleconference call and replay: ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017   Royal Philips ... in health technology, and PathAI, a company that ... with the aim to develop solutions that improve ... cancer and other diseases. The partnership aims to ... this form of artificial intelligence to be applied ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017 Neurim Pharmaceuticals ... Exeltis will obtain exclusive marketing rights for Neurim,s new Rx PedPRM ... ... targeted to treat sleep disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ... sleep medication approved for children. The collaboration with Exeltis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: