Sleep Apnea

Dramatic Increase in Sleep Apnea Among Deployed Troops

We know that diagnoses of sleep apnea are increasing. Partly, people are at a great risk of the condition because we are growing heavier. And partly diagnoses are increasing because people are more aware of the condition than they used to be. But it’s unclear which if either of those conditions are [...]

Engineers Study the Fluid Dynamics of Snoring, Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a problem in fluid dynamics. At least, that’s how one engineer at the University of Virginia is approaching it. The problem is turbulence, so it’s perfectly logical that Haibo Dong, a professor in aerospace engineering, should be able to provide some important insight into the issue. Dong and his students [...]

Urinating at Night? It Could Be Sleep Apnea

If you experience frequent urination, you might think the problem is benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), or, more simply, an enlarged prostate. This common condition has been the subject of numerous advertising campaigns, and since prostate cancer screenings are done regularly, we’re already trained to think about that organ. But what if you’re What’s Waking You Up at Night?

Neglected by Doctors, Some CPAP Users Hack Their Machines

Sleep apnea is not an easy condition to diagnose and treat. If it were, we wouldn’t have an epidemic of undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea in this country. Unfortunately, the challenge of treating sleep apnea can be made even harder by the indifference or ignorance of doctors. Many people with clear symptoms [...]