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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Caused By Allergies Rhinosinusitis Deviated Septum And Obstructed Nasal Passages

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Caused By Allergies Rhinosinusitis Deviated Septum And Obstructed Nasal Passages

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(Best Syndication) People with nasal problems are more likely to suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), according to a study from Japan. Certain conditions, including obstructed nasal passages and sleep-disordered breathing, allergies, rhinosinusitis, or a deviated septum are possible reasons why people have trouble staying awake during the day.

The research, published in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, involved 6,790 patients. Although these breathing maladies are not life threatening, the condition can “severely impact a person’s quality of life by negatively affecting their work and social activities.”

Stomach Virus may cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Stomach Virus may cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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[Best Syndication] Researchers believe they have identified a stomach virus that may cause chronic fatigue syndrome. This infection is called chronic enterovirus infection of the stomach. The study will be published in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.

The researchers decided to investigate the stomach as a source of problem for people that suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome because it is often a common location of complaints and discomfort. The digestion problems of chronic fatigue syndrome patients include chronic and persistent indigestion along with irritable bowel syndrome. Another name for chronic fatigue syndrome is myalgic encephalitis or ME. Other viral infections that create similar symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are Epstein Barr virus (glandular fever), cytomegalovirus, and parvovirus as well as others.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children may also have increased levels of C-reactive Protein with Cognitive Impairment

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children may also have increased levels of C-reactive Protein with Cognitive Impairment

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A study of children found that those who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were found to have increased levels of c-reactive protein which is a measure of inflammation that helps detect cardiovascular disease. The researchers reported their study in the month of July’s second issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

“Children with OSA have increased levels of hsCRP [high-sensitivty C-reactive protein] and also exhibit decreased cognitive performances,” said lead researcher David Gozal, M.D., of the University of Louisville in Kentucky. “Furthermore, hsCRP levels are significantly increased among patients with OSA and cognitive dysfunction.”

The researchers asked parents from the Jefferson County Public School system to complete a questionnaire about their child’s sleep habits. They were able to distinguish which children would be likely to have OSA were randomly selected to participate at a sleep research center. The researchers excluded obese children from the study.

Children who snore at night could have Rhinitis Allergies

Children who snore at night could have Rhinitis Allergies

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[Best syndication] Children that snore could have rhinitis, an allergic disease which is an inflammatory problem. A study published in the current issue of the medical journal, Pediatric Pulmonology explained the risk factors for children and snoring.

The study found that children with rhinitis were often exposed to maternal tobacco smoke during the first year of life. There was also an increased risk of snoring if the child had asthma and/or eczema by the age of five years of age. The researchers did not find any link to increased snoring with breastfeeding, birth weight, body mass index when the child was 4.5 years of age.

The researchers studied 219 children that were diagnosed with rhinitis that were from the Australian Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS) which was to study dust mite avoidance and dietary intervention for the first five years of life.

Sleep Apnea patients using CPAP will Improve Daytime Awakeness and Functioning

Sleep Apnea patients using CPAP will Improve Daytime Awakeness and Functioning

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[Best Syndication] Getting a good night sleep is important to restore the daytime functions, and when a person that has obstructive sleep apnea, using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment can improve normal daytime functioning. A study reported about the importance of CPAP for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the June issue of the journal Sleep.

E. Weaver, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania led the study that researched 149 patients that suffered from severe OSA. The patients were at seven different sleep centers across the United States and Canada. The study measured daytime sleepiness and functional status before CPAP treatment and after using the equipment for 3 months. The testing was a complete day to assess how the individuals faired during the daytime.

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