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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SLEEP APNEA & KIDNEY DISEASE?

from University of Illinois Chicago and Northwestern University

Poor sleep is known to be associated with several health issues, including chronic kidney disease. Now researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and Northwestern University reviewed sleep duration and sleep quality on the progression of kidney disease. They observed that sleep is seriously impaired in these patients and they found that each hour less of sleep increases the risk for steeper deterioration of kidney function over time. Sleep apnea is suspected as a cause of poor sleep reported by so many patients with chronic kidney disease, since they may have other health issues, including diabetes and hypertension. If confirmed, the researchers say treating sleep apnea may improve overall health outcomes.

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