Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sleep Apnea Information

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. In central sleep apnea, the airway is not actually blocked; however the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe. Mixed apnea, as the name implies, is a combination of the other two. With each apnea event, the brain briefly arouses the person with sleep apnea in order for them to resume breathing, but accordingly sleep is extremely fragmented and of very poor quality.

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Scientist Confessed Fabrication of Data in Sleep Study

Fabrication and falsification of data has again been tried to mislead human minds and this time it was attempted by a former assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, Robert Fogel.
Robert Fogel spoiled the study data and cooked it in a manner that desired results could come out in certification. The study was conducted on sleep apnea among the severely obese patients.
Results of this research study were published in an internationally reputed journal “Sleep” in the year 2003 and were titled as “anatomic and physiologic predictors of apnea severity in morbidly obese subjects”. The journal has now retracted the publication.

Read the full story at Sleep Apnea Disorder.