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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Alcohol and Sleep Apnea

Alcohol and Sleep Apnea

I have a question for you. If you have sleep apnea, can you mix a small amount of alcohol (less than would make you legally drunk in most states) and still drive your car? It turns out that this question became the basis of a study just released Down Under… Australia for short.

A group of researchers wanted to know if any amount of alcohol or sleep reduction would affect the simulated driving performance in patients […]

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Could Sleep Apnea be Behind the Falls That Elderly People Experience?

Could Sleep Apnea be Behind the Falls That Elderly People Experience?

Most of us have heard of elderly persons falling down and severely injuring themselves. In some cases the resulting injury may involve broken bones and long recuperation times. Eldercare facilities have for some time reported on the incidents of falling-asleep-related injured falls and are concern to control these occurrences.

We now know that some of the benefits of treating obstructive sleep apnea include: improve attention, daytime vigilance, and consequently gait and balance control.

Therefore, researchers wanted to […]

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