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News and articles from inside Atlantic Health Sleep Centers, the research they are involved in and news of interest from around the world of sleep medicine.

More Children With Sleep Problems Seek Overnight Tests

As new research raises awareness of the impact of poor sleep in children, more are finding their way to pediatric sleep clinics for testing. Andrea Petersen and Children’s National Medical Center Director of Sleep Medicine Dr. Judith Owens explain read more

Sleep's Surprising Effects on Hunger

Getting too little sleep often makes people feel hungrier than normal, leading to overeating and weight gain. A study in the journal Sleep found a biological reason read more

Can Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) cause cancer?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a problem that occurs during sleep. A person's upper airway is blocked usually due to some structural issue. read more

Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

Two new studies have found that people with sleep apnea, a common disorder that causes snoring, fatigue and dangerous pauses in breathing at night, have a higher risk of cancer. The new research marks the first time that sleep apnea has been linked to cancer in humans. read more

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Blood Vessel Abnormalities

Study Highlights: Sleep apnea can cause changes in blood vessel function that reduces blood supply to the heart in people who are otherwise healthy. Continuous positive airway pressure treatment reverses blood vessel abnormalities. read more

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