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A prospective study of self-reported sleep duration and incident diabetes in women.
The data suggest that the association between a reduced self-reported sleep duration and diabetes diagnosis could be due to confounding by BMI, or sleep restriction may mediate its effects on diabetes through weight gain. Expand
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Continuous positive airway pressure, the treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnoea, reduces sleepiness and improves hypertension. Expand
Association between reduced sleep and weight gain in women.
It is suggested that short sleep duration is associated with a modest increase in future weight gain and incident obesity and further research is needed to understand the mechanisms by which sleep duration may affect weight. Expand
Pathogenesis of obstructive and central sleep apnea.
  • D. White
  • Medicine
  • American journal of respiratory and critical care…
  • 1 December 2005
Individual variability in several phenotypic characteristics may ultimately determine who develops apnea and how severe the apnea will be and patients may respond to different therapeutic approaches based on the predominant abnormality leading to the sleep-disordered breathing. Expand
CPAP for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Therapy with CPAP plus usual care, as compared with usual care alone, did not prevent cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea and established cardiovascular disease. Expand
A prospective study of sleep duration and coronary heart disease in women.
Short and long self-reported sleep durations are independently associated with a modestly increased risk of coronary events. Expand
A prospective study of sleep duration and mortality risk in women.
Findings confirm previous findings that mortality risk in women is lowest among those sleeping 6 to 7 hours, and further research is needed to understand the mechanisms by which short and long sleep times can affect health. Expand
Waking genioglossal electromyogram in sleep apnea patients versus normal controls (a neuromuscular compensatory mechanism).
It is postulate that during wakefulness, increased pharyngeal dilator muscle activity in apnea patients compensates for diminished airway size thus maintaining patency, and that this neuromuscular compensation present during wakeful in Apnea patients may be lost during sleep leading to airway collapse. Expand