Confusing Results Regarding OSA in Healthy Seniors

It's generally accepted that the higher your sleep apnea score (the apnea-hypopnea index, or the AHI), the worse off you'll be in terms of your health or cognitive abilities. However, a recent study from France challenges this viewpoint. The study authors recruited 857 healthy men and women (average age 68) and followed them for 2 […]

Does Having Sleep Apnea Prolong Life in the Elderly?

Here's a twist to the typical story about sleep apnea you don't see every day. A prominent sleep researcher in Israel discovered that elderly people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea where less likely to die than their counterparts who didn't have sleep apnea. Their explanation is that years of hypoxia promoted increased collateral […]