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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Tied to Accelerated Aging

SAN ANTONIO — Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and the disruption in nightly sleep it causes, speeds up the aging process, according to preliminary research.

SDB is a common disorder that results in oxidative stress and inflammation and is associated with several age-related health disorders. However, it hasn't been well studied with respect to epigenetic aging.

"To our knowledge, this study is the first empirical study that has linked sleep-disordered breathing with epigenetic age acceleration," Xiaoyu Li, ScD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, told Medscape Medical News.

The study was presented here at SLEEP 2019: 33rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.



Anonymous said...

After years of being a sniper it’s hard to sleep. 96 hours was my longest non sleep mission.. unfortunately its all classified. I agree with this study I look older then I am.

Anonymous said...

@1021 96 hours awake wow that’s crazy!! How did you do it?

Anonymous said...

If not for CPAP I'd be dead by now. Once I had the sleep study done it explained twenty years of bad sleep, snoring, morning headaches, all day fatigue, weight gain and a general sense of being half a person. In my sleep study (8 hours) before CPAP mI stopped breathing 197 times. Yeah, really, 197 times. 30 days after starting CPAP, I had another 8 hour overnight assessment. This time it wan 3 times. Three.
This was ten years and fifty pounds ago. Life is so much better now.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the use of a CPAP. I was struggling to breath at night and was diagnosed with sleep apnea and was told as we age the soft pallet tends to sag closing the airway. I too had horrific stoppage of breathing during mu sleep study. The CPAP is a life saver.

Anonymous said...

This might be the reader with registered hands but won't say how or where he registered them, so don't expect an answer about 96 hours of non-sleep

Anonymous said...

Will CPAP stop my dog from waking me up to go outside at 3 am?

Anonymous said...

There is no way I could sleep with one of those contraptions on. Just no way.