Posts Tagged "breathing problems"

Air Pollution Tied to Breathing Problems in Sleep

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Rising temperature may also play a role, study finds (HealthDay News) — A new study has found a link between air pollution and breathing-related disruptions during sleep. Conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the authors say this the first attempt to document a link between exposure to pollution and sleep-disordered breathing. Breathing-related sleep disruptions come in several forms, of which the best known is sleep apnea. It causes people to repeatedly wake up when their airways constrict and breathing is cut off. In many cases,...

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