Treating sleep apnea key to reviving overall health

A sleep apnea diagnosis can often be the start to a healthier and better life.

Many options available to treat wide range of sleep disorders

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which people experience repetitive obstructions of their breathing multiple times per night. It is a common condition, and has been associated with many health problems including daytime tiredness, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke, said David Kent, M.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology.

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Study examines sleep apnea’s role in lung diseases

Vanderbilt’s idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis research group is embarking on a study to determine the prevalence of sleep apnea in people with other interstitial lung diseases.