The role of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)-related systemic and airway neutrophilic inflammation in asthma bronchial inflammation or remodelling has been hardly investigated. The study sought to compare the hallmarks of inflammation in induced sputum and features of airway remodelling in bronchial biopsies from adult patients with severe asthma with and without OSA. Researchers found that mild OSA in patients with severe asthma is associated with increased proportion of neutrophils in sputum and changes in airway remodelling.

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hypertensionA study reveals that patients with resistant hypertension have a higher incidence of sleep apnoea. Resistant hypertension (high blood pressure) that stays elevated even with the strongest therapy - three antihypertensive agents of different classes.

The resistant hypertensive patients with sleep apnoea are at a high risk of ischemic heart disease and congestive heart failure. However, their risk of stroke and premature...

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sleep debtMissing your bedtime is easy when you catch a favorite program on TV late in the night, stay up to complete a project, or join friends for a drink.

The result is sleep debt -- the difference between the sleep you need and the amount that you’re actually getting. Sleeping in over the weekend doesn’t make up for the lost hours of sleep.

Extra sleep over the weekend will only help reduce daytime sleepiness and...

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