New tests show sleep apnea is a more serious issue than previously thought.
Severe sleep apnea raises the risk of dying early by 46 percent, U.S. researchers reported on Monday, but said people with milder sleep-breathing problems do not share that risk. They said people with severe breathing disorders during sleep were more likely to die from a variety of causes than similar people without such sleep disorders. The risks are most obvious in men aged 40 to 70, Naresh Punjabi of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and colleagues found. – From Reuters