Diabetes, Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

This is a recommendation recently issued for the first time by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine . This new guideline could have a significant impact on diagnostic procedures for tens of millions of adults in the United States. Type 2 diabetes and hypertension are all-too-common conditions among U.S. adults, and their numbers are rising alarmingly. More than 25 million people in the U.S. have diabetes , and approximately 90 to 95% of these are cases of type 2 diabetes. Hypertensionhigh blood pressure affects a third of American adults, roughly 67 million people.
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ADHD and Sleep Disorders

Children who snore tend to score worse on tests of attention, language abilities, and overall intelligence. Some studies have shown that taking out the tonsils and adenoids may result in better sleep and improved behavior without the need for medications. Sleep Apnea People with sleep apnea have brief episodes when they stop breathing, though they don’t know it. These episodes can happen frequently throughout the night. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the most common causes of sleep apnea in children. But obesity and chronic allergies can also be a cause. As with adults, children with sleep apnea will be tired during the day. They may have problems concentrating and might have other symptoms related to lack of sleep.
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Sleep Disorder Specialist: ‘Set Up More Sleep Clinics’

Top Ten Health Concerns for Children Revealed

Also you need to have specialists who can look after their issues. Sleep disorder is a broad term and there is a range of problems,” said Noel Wheeler at a talk organised by the Mercy Hospital here. Wheeler, attached to the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital located in Dover, New Hampshire, highlighted the menace of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – a type of sleep disorder that results from obstructed upper airways in the human body. “OSA has been identified as an independent risk factor for hypertension.
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