Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment – Snoring Destroys This One Sense You Need
Snoring is not only upsetting for a person sharing a bedroom with you; it can also be dangerous for your health.
A number of studies, including one published in the Turkish journal KBB-Forum: Elektronik Kulak Burun Boaz ve Ba Boyun Cerrahisi Dergisi, have found that snoring can actually drastically harm one of your senses.
We know that noise-induced hearing loss can result from loud music through earphones or in clubs and from prolonged exposure to machinery in factories.
But now, researchers claim snoring can also trigger hearing loss.
Researchers recruited 72 subjects, all of whom had been diagnosed with sleep apnea.
The loudness of sound is measured in decibels (DB). The scientists divided their subjects by the loudness of their snoring: above and below 65 dB.
They then tested these people’s hearing on different frequencies of tones and on speech recognition.
Loud snorers had much worse hearing than light snorers.
This was true for sounds in both their ears, for pure tones at various frequencies, and for speech recognition.
They were especially bad at hearing high frequency sounds at 4,000 and 8,000 hertz, which had to be turned up very high before they could hear them.
Unless it is caused by one big explosion, noise induced hearing loss is normally gradual and most people who suffer from it cannot detect its progress.
Because snoring continues for approximately 8 hours a day (or night) and it is a sound that is so close to you, it is no surprise that 65 dB is enough to gradually affect your hearing.
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment – Why Sleep Apnea Cures Don’t Work (and the solution)
It’s terrifying how few people actually benefit from traditional sleep apnea treatments, such as the CPAP mask.
But some do.
So, why does it work for some but not all?
Australian researchers recently found the answer to this question and published their findings in the journal Sleep.
And with those findings, we have a solution that could help everyone suffering from sleep apnea.
From previous research, the researchers identified a problem often overlooked: at least one-third of sleep apnea patients also suffers from insomnia. These people respond poorly to sleep apnea treatment, partly because sleep apnea is not their only problem and partly because they adhere very poorly to sleep apnea treatment programs, such as continuous positive airway pressure.
Another problem is that where doctors diagnose the problem correctly by identifying both insomnia and sleep apnea, they often prescribe sedatives to help the patient sleep better. But such drugs aggravate the sleep apnea, as they relax the airway muscles too much, leading them to collapse, which causes sleep apnea.
In response, the Australian research team decided to investigate whether people with this debilitating double whammy of insomnia and sleep apnea would respond better if insomnia were treated first with cognitive behavioral therapy before the sleep apnea was tackled with continuous positive airway pressure.
They first divided them into two groups: one group that received four sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy followed by continuous positive airway pressure, and another group that received their treatments as usual followed by continuous positive airway pressure. Some of the usual treatments involved no treatment at all, and others involved drugs.
After these treatments, the researchers followed their study subjects for six months to see what would happen.
Firstly, they noticed an increase of 87 percent in acceptance of continuous positive airway pressure by the cognitive behavioral therapy group, leading to 61 minutes per night longer use of the airway pressure devices when compared to the treatment-as-usual group.
This lasted for four months.
After six months, combined cognitive behavioral therapy and continuous positive airway pressure had led to a 52 percent improvement in insomnia severity (compared to 35 percent in the other group).
It had also led to a 48 percent improvement in night time insomnia complaints, versus 34 percent in the other group, and a 30 percent improvement in negative sleep-related beliefs, compared to 10 percent in the other group.
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment – Sleep Apnea – Unexpected, Deadly Consequences
But a new study reveals more subtle consequences of sleep apnea. And one that’s more fatal than all the others put together.
Fortunately, it also reveals a possible cure for this horrendous disease.
Treatment-resistant depression and suicidal major depressive disorder are two of the worst conditions that you can possibly have, as anyone who has had them will tell you.
A study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research now offers sleep apnea as a possible cause for these conditions, and that link might lead to a solution.
The team behind the research didn’t set out to look at sleep apnea at all. They were interested in whether combining insomnia treatment with depression treatment could reduce suicidal thoughts. But, once research got underway, it struck them that a lot of their subjects with major depression also had sleep apnea.
So, they started a new study. They looked at major depressive disorder sufferers but excluded those who were at risk of sleep apnea, so think people on sleeping tablets, people with obesity and also restless leg syndrome.
But even after excluding people with these risk factors, they still found that 17 of the 125 subjects they tested either in the laboratory or at home had sleep apnea, which makes it 14 percent.
That’s nearly the same as the average occurrence of sleep apnea in the general population, even though the high-risk subjects had been excluded.
So, even though they excluded men who snored, were overweight and felt sleepy during the day, the percentage remained roughly the same. In other words, it was high.
This does not mean that depression causes sleep apnea, or that sleep apnea causes depression, but it does mean that the percentage of sleep apnea sufferers in a population of patients with major depressive disorder with suicidal thoughts is much higher than you might expect.
It’s not known why this happens, but it could be that many cases of major depressive disorder, including treatment-resistant ones (which make up half of all cases), might respond to sleep apnea treatment.
The researchers point out that people with sleep apnea are quite likely to be depressed, too, so depression treatments are unlikely to work for them because their problem is to do with sleep. They don’t have a problem with the neurotransmitters that antidepressants aim to treat, and they don’t have the kind of psychological problem that therapy might be able to help.
This means that if there are lots of hidden cases of sleep apnea among major depressives with suicidal thoughts, it might be better to treat them for sleep apnea than for depression.
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