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Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason depression treatment doesn't work

When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn't working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Scientists link frequent use of sleep medication with changes to risk of developing dementia

Many older adults who have trouble sleeping take medication to help them sleep. New research, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2019, suggests certain groups of people who take sleep medication ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

CPAP provides relief from depression

Researchers have found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

Health

Breathing new life into respiratory support

New research from Massey University's College of Health has shed light on how an emerging therapy for respiratory support works—something that could benefit patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Sleep apnea

Vital signs can now be monitored using radar

A radar system developed at the University of Waterloo can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need to hook them up to any machines.

Sleep apnea

This oral appliance could help you (and your partner) sleep better

Researchers measured a novel treatment for sleep apnea developed at Hiroshima University Hospital with positive results. By measuring patients lying down flat, the researchers simulated sleep conditions and measured the patient's ...

Sleep apnea

Facing sleep apnoea

A 3-D scan of your face could be all it takes to detect your risk of sleep apnoea.