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CPAP Withdrawal Leads to Negative Outcomes for Sleep Apnea Patients
In a new study presented at ATS, investigators find CPAP withdrawal worsens the augmentation index.
Empagliflozin Reduces Cardiovascular Outcomes Despite Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea were more frequently male, obese, and had more coronary heart disease when compared to those without OSA.
More Sleep Apnea Patients Reverse Metabolic Syndrome with CPAP
A six-month study shows the common OSA therapy could have long-term benefit for reducing eventual cardiovascular risk.
Sleep Duration Linked to More Asthma Attacks
Investigators find individuals with asthma who slept less than 5 hours per night had increased asthma attacks and overnight hospitalizations.
Narcolepsy Associated With Increased Risk of Bone Fractures
The use of stimulants can result in a decrease in bone fracture risk for narcolepsy patients.
Worsening Sleep Increases Depression Persistence in Older Patients
Older patients with worse sleep patterns who are treated for depression need further clinical attention.
Sleep Problems Common for Adopted Children
New study finds adopted children spend more time awake after sleep onset than children who weren’t adopted.
Sleep Apnea Could Contribute to Development of Diabetes in African-Americans
New research suggests severe sleep apnea was linked to increased blood glucose levels in African-Americans.
Personalized Approach Best for Infants with Sleep Problems
Infant separation anxiety moderated treatment efficacy with greater benefits to infants where parental presence is maintained.
Tailored Smartphone Application Helps Treat Insomnia
Worker productivity also increased from brief behavioral therapy for insomnia through a smartphone application.
COVID-19 Ventilator Innovation from Mount Sinai
David Rapoport, MD, explains his institutions development of emergency ventilators through a common sleep apnea device.
Healthcare Workers Face Increased Insomnia Risk Due to COVID-19
Medical staff members with insomnia also had higher levels of depression than healthcare workers without insomnia.
Untreated Sleep Apnea Doubles COPD Hospital Readmission Risk
COPD patients with unnoticed OSA are at a greater risk of hospital readmission and even all-cause mortality.
CBT App Improves Sleep Quality in Insomnia Patients
Using the app improved sleep hygiene and outcomes for patients with insomnia.
Asymptomatic Sleep Disordered Breathing Could Forecast Alzheimer Disease
Better testing for SDB and other sleep disorders are needed for the older population.
Concern Over Sleep Apnea and Coronavirus Transmission
Telemedicine could be a particularly useful tool for sleep doctors as the COVID-19 outbreak continues.
Normal Sleep Patterns Reduce Arterial Thickness
In a new study, investigators discover 7-8 hours as the optimal sleep duration for reducing the risk of strokes and heart disease.
COVID-19 Affects Mental Health of Nurses, Frontline Workers More Than Others
It is essential to immediately roll out interventions to promote the well-being of women, nurses, and frontline workers exposed to COVID-19.
Sleep Linked to Depressed Moods in Adolescents
Investigators discover individual differences in perfectionism could amplify the association between repetitive negative thinking and mood.
Responders to Iron Supplements Improve Symptoms of Sleep Movement Disorders
In a new study, investigators identify the correlation between treatment duration and ferritin level changes in responders to oral iron supplementation.
Sleep Characteristics Vary Across Different Countries
In a new sleep study, investigators find no link between device-measured sleep time and health-related quality of life.
Regular Exercise Helps Maintain Cognitive Function During Sleep Deprivation
Exercise training could help individuals in the military maintain function despite a lack of regular sleep.
Irregular Sleep Patterns Linked to Two-Fold Increase in Heart Disease
New data from Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests sleep irregularity could be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Neurodegenerative Biomarkers in Cerebrospinal Fluid Not Linked to Narcolepsy
Cerebrospinal fluid storage time did not influence the tested biomarker levels in narcolepsy type 1 patients.
Dream Experiences Shed Light on Neurophysiology of Narcolepsy
In a new study, investigators found that sleep-onset REM period sleep dream experiences are organized as hierarchically ordered sequences of events.
Hyperarousal Helps Normalize Sleep in Individuals with Frequent Nightmares
In a new study, investigators find individuals suffering from frequent nightmare experience a lower amount of slow-wave sleep.
Digital CBT Effective for Insomnia in Pregnant Women
Digital cognitive behavioral therapy for pregnant women is a safe and effective alternative to medications for the condition.
Medical Marijuana Could Improve Sleep Quality for Chronic Pain Patients
A new study is shedding light on the potential impact of medical marijuana on sleep quality in patients who suffer from chronic pain, regardless of pain levels and other medication use.
Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea an Economic Burden for Older Adults
Patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea have increased health care utilizations with increased costs across all points of service.
Disrupted Sleep Increases Risk of Alzheimer Disease
New research emphasizes importance of sleep in decreasing the odds of developing Alzheimer disease.
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