7Healthcast: Snoring and sleep apnea

A new study reveals snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to earlier onset of age-related memory loss.

Researchers looked at the medical histories of nearly 2,500 older adults.

They found people with sleep breathing problems were diagnosed with mild cognitive decline about 10 years earlier than people without apnea.

However, seniors who treated their apnea with a CPAP machine delayed memory loss by about 10 years.