Sleep Apnea Patients at Risk for Pneumonia
Sleep apnea affects about a fifth of Americans and has been linked to heart disease and brain dysfunction. It's possible that this condition is associated with lung disease as well.
Possible Hidden Risks in Sleeping Pills
One type of sleeping pill can treat several other conditions, like insomnia, epilepsy and anxiety. But it may also weaken the immune system.
Tonsil Removal May Affect Breathing
Sleep studies are being used to study children who have undergone tonsil and adenoid removal surgery to detect possible respiratory complications.