sleep apnea

Treating sleep apnea key to reviving overall health

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

New nerve stimulation treatment helps ease sleep apnea

Jessica Wilson struggled for a year with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask that she used to treat her obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Despite her best intentions, wearing the mask that delivers oxygen and prevents airway obstruction didn’t work for her.

My Southern Health: Sleep apnea – what you need to know

Feeling tired during the day? Excessively tired, even after a night’s sleep? That and loud snoring at night could be signs of a bigger problem, said Beth Malow, director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Center.

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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Undiagnosed sleep apnea among women on rise

Many women currently have undiagnosed sleep apnea, leading to potentially serious health effects, a Vanderbilt sleep expert says.

Sleep Center helps barge pilots stay on course

At the helm of a towboat navigating more than 20,000 tons of cargo down ever-shifting river channels, feeling sleepy is not an option for pilot Darrell Koontz.