Sleep-Wake Disorders Archive

Sleep Apnea Patient Adherence to CPAP Increased After Watching Video

Sleep Apnea Patient Adherence to CPAP Increased After Watching Video

Patients with sleep apnea are more likely to use their CPAP after watching a video of themselves struggling to breathe.

Erythrocytosis Uncommon in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Erythrocytosis Uncommon in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

In patients with suspected or confirmed OSA, clinically significant erythrocytosis appears uncommon.

Poor Sleep Quality for Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Poor Sleep Quality for Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Quality of sleep was associated with various aspects of life, especially pain, vitality, and emotional health.

Sleep Abnormalities Highly Prevalent Among Individuals With Substance Use Disorder

Sleep Abnormalities Highly Prevalent Among Individuals With Substance Use Disorder

Long-term abstinence after cocaine dependence was shown to be associated with improved sleep quality after an initial worsening period.

OSA Linked to Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes

OSA Linked to Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes

OSA is associated with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy and with progression to pre-/proliferative DR for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Patients With Sleep Apnea Do Not Respond Favorably to Positive Airway Pressure

Patients With Sleep Apnea Do Not Respond Favorably to Positive Airway Pressure

Positive airway pressure therapy does not improve outcomes in patients with both sleep apnea and hypoxia related to pulmonary embolism.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Medication Leads to Skin Rash in Patient

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Medication Leads to Skin Rash in Patient

A patient with persistent daytime sleepiness developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome within 2 weeks of armodafinil use.

Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors Improved Using Tai Chi Chih as CBT

Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors Improved Using Tai Chi Chih as CBT

Insomnia for survivors of breast cancer was improved using ai chi chih as cognitive behavioral therapy.

New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Guidelines Announced

New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Guidelines Announced

Six recommendations were developed to guide clinicians in diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in adults.

Sleep Quality Affects Postsurgical Pain in Children

Sleep Quality Affects Postsurgical Pain in Children

Impaired sleep in the week before surgery predicts greater acute postoperative pain in children.

Sleeping Pills May Not Aid Insomnia

Sleeping aids may be more appropriate for occasional sleeplessness than insomnia.

Insomnia Treatments Often Rely on Same Medication

Insomnia Treatments Often Rely on Same Medication

Doctors who prescribed a particular insomnia medication in the past were 3 times as likely to continue prescribing the same drug.

Neurobehavioral Performance Impaired by JIA and Comorbid OSA

Neurobehavioral Performance Impaired by JIA and Comorbid OSA

The study's lead investigator said prior research shows a high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in school-age children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Sleep Disorders: How to Manage Headaches in Patients?

Sleep Disorders: How to Manage Headaches in Patients?

Some well-known sleep disorders are associated with headaches, including sleep apnea and parasomnias.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Demonstrates Uncertainty

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Demonstrates Uncertainty

The USPSTF found insufficient evidence regarding the accuracy of screening tools for obstructive sleep apnea in adults.

Sleep Quality, Duration Linked to Gestational Diabetes Risk

Sleep Quality, Duration Linked to Gestational Diabetes Risk

Addressing problems with sleep health may help prevent gestational diabetes.

Fatigue Levels Vary for Patients With Psoriatic Disease

Fatigue Levels Vary for Patients With Psoriatic Disease

Patients with psoriatic arthritis have higher levels of fatigue than patients with psoriasis treated with phototherapy or systemic treatment.

Depression, Poor Sleep Affects Hemodialysis Patients

Depression, Poor Sleep Affects Hemodialysis Patients

Those with depression had significantly more disturbed sleep quality, more daytime sleepiness, and had more problems sleeping due to restless leg syndrome.

Online Insomnia Treatment Appears Effective

Online Insomnia Treatment Appears Effective

Over 56% of the participants were still in full remission at 1-year follow-up.

Lack of Sleep Costs US Economy $411 Billion Annually

Lack of Sleep Costs US Economy $411 Billion Annually

Even changing sleep habits by 1 hour can make a big difference.

Delayed Sleep Onset May Affect Insulin Resistance in Women

Delayed Sleep Onset May Affect Insulin Resistance in Women

The study supports previous findings that hyperarousal of the inflammatory system may contribute to insulin resistance.

Sleep Duration May Affect Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Sleep Duration May Affect Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Every decrease in standard deviation of the amount of REM sleep was correlated with a 23% increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

Effect of Surgical Menopause on Insomnia Symptoms

Effect of Surgical Menopause on Insomnia Symptoms

After 10 years follow-up, researchers found that women who experienced surgical menopause were more likely to suffer worse insomnia symptoms.

Home-based CBT Improves Sleep During Pregnancy

Home-based CBT Improves Sleep During Pregnancy

Sleep duration was significantly longer and there was less sleep disruption for pregnant women in the sleep enhancement training group compared with that of women in control groups.

Review Highlights Sleep-Emotion Research Gaps, Uses Process Model to Integrate Findings

Review Highlights Sleep-Emotion Research Gaps, Uses Process Model to Integrate Findings

Dysfunctional sleep has been identified as a potential risk factor for emotional dysfunction and psychopathology.

Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is Beneficial for Insomnia in Menopause

Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is Beneficial for Insomnia in Menopause

Telephone-based CBT significantly improves symptoms of insomnia in menopausal women.

ACP Recommends CBT Treatment for Chronic Insomnia Disorder

ACP Recommends CBT Treatment for Chronic Insomnia Disorder

American College of Physician researchers have released 2 recommendations for treatment of chronic insomnia disorder.

Young Adults with Sleep Problems May Have Higher Risk of Chronic Pain

Young Adults with Sleep Problems May Have Higher Risk of Chronic Pain

Young adults with sleep problems may be at higher risk for developing chronic pain or worsening pain severity.

Clonazepam Fails as Sleep Disorder Treatment

Clonazepam Fails as Sleep Disorder Treatment

Researchers suggest that there are more effective or adjunctive interventions to resolve symptoms of RBD.

Lead Exposure Contributes to Sleep Problems in Children

Lead Exposure Contributes to Sleep Problems in Children

Children who had high blood lead levels reported insomnia and use of sleeping pills much higher than those with low lead levels.

Sleep Interruption Worse For Mood Than Less Sleep

Sleep Interruption Worse For Mood Than Less Sleep

Interrupted sleep affects different aspects of positive mood, leading to diminished energy levels, as well as less feelings of sympathy.

CPAP Therapy Reduces Depression in Sleep Apnea

CPAP Therapy Reduces Depression in Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea may be misdiagnosed as depression.

Is Narcolepsy Med Modafinil Also A 'Smart' Drug?

Is Narcolepsy Med Modafinil Also A 'Smart' Drug?

Modafinil (Provigil) may actually improve attention, learning and memory.

Starting with Lower Doses of Sleep Meds May Not Be Better

Starting with Lower Doses of Sleep Meds May Not Be Better

The results are in contrast to current "low and slow" treatment strategies for insomnia.

Sleep Apnea Associated With Increased Panic Disorder Risk

Sleep Apnea Associated With Increased Panic Disorder Risk

Patients with sleep apnea appear to be predisposed to panic disorder, based on a study conducted in Taiwan.

Narcolepsy Symptoms Increase Risk of Falls in Seniors

Narcolepsy Symptoms Increase Risk of Falls in Seniors

About 15% of seniors experience excessive daytime sleepiness, which can be related to sleep apnea or comorbid psychiatric conditions.

CBT Effective for Insomnia Comorbid With Psychiatric Disorders

CBT Effective for Insomnia Comorbid With Psychiatric Disorders

Patients with mental illness who received CBT for insomnia saw symptom improvements in both insomnia and their psychiatric condition.

Drug Improves Excessive Sleepiness in Narcolepsy With or Without Cataplexy

Drug Improves Excessive Sleepiness in Narcolepsy With or Without Cataplexy

Sodium oxybate, alone or in combination with modafinil, improved excessive sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy both with and without cataplexy.

Novel Narcolepsy Drug Demonstrates Improvement in Daytime Sleepiness

Novel Narcolepsy Drug Demonstrates Improvement in Daytime Sleepiness

Post-hoc analysis of Phase IIb trial finds both clinician and patient-reported improvements in disease status with JZP-110.

CBT for Insomnia May Also Help Relieve Comorbid Depression Symptoms

CBT for Insomnia May Also Help Relieve Comorbid Depression Symptoms

CBT for insomnia can effectively treat insomnia in patients with comorbid major depression taking antidepressants.

First Study to Examine Narcolepsy Drug in Children, Adolescents

First Study to Examine Narcolepsy Drug in Children, Adolescents

The first trial to evaluate sodium oxybate for the treatment of children and adolescents with narcolepsy and cataplexy has started patient enrollment.

Internet-Based CBT for Insomnia Lowers Depressive Symptoms

Internet-Based CBT for Insomnia Lowers Depressive Symptoms

Adults in the CBT-I group achieved much bigger reductions in depressive and anxiety symptoms than peers using control website.

Avoid Antipsychotics As First-Line Insomnia Therapy, Groups Say

Avoid Antipsychotics As First-Line Insomnia Therapy, Groups Say

A group of psychiatric associations is recommending that behavioral changes and other nonpharmacological interventions be used instead.

Sleep Disorders in Childhood May Portend Later Mental Illness

Sleep Disorders in Childhood May Portend Later Mental Illness

Young children who had trouble sleeping had a higher risk of developing psychiatric disorders two years later.

Insomnia Linked to Increased Pain Sensitivity

Insomnia Linked to Increased Pain Sensitivity

People who said they had insomnia or other sleep difficulties had less tolerance to pain than those who slept normally.

Depression, Insomnia Associated with Frequent Nightmares

Depression, Insomnia Associated with Frequent Nightmares

Symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest indicators of frequent nightmares.

Excessive Sleeping May Increase Stroke Risk

Excessive Sleeping May Increase Stroke Risk

More than eight hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved.

IOM Proposes New Criteria, Name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

IOM Proposes New Criteria, Name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Name change to "Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease" emphasizes the condition is a physiological, not psychological, condition.

Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Sleep For Older Adults

Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Sleep For Older Adults

Mindfulness practices, which encourage focusing attention on present moment, helped older adults with sleep problems get a better night's sleep.

Treating Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans

Treating Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia reduced symptoms of insomnia and suicidal ideation in veterans.

Better Sleep While Young Improves Cognitive Functioning Later in Life

Better Sleep While Young Improves Cognitive Functioning Later in Life

Getting better quality sleep in early adulthood can lead to better cognitive functioning later in life.

Insomnia Linked to Elevated Risk of Hypertension

Insomnia Linked to Elevated Risk of Hypertension

Chronic insomniacs who took longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep had a 300% higher risk of hypertension.

Better Work-Family Balance Improves Sleep

Better Work-Family Balance Improves Sleep

Employees who took part in an intervention to resolve work-family conflicts had improved sleep quality and duration.

Genetic Factors Influence Insomnia in Children and Adolescents

Genetic Factors Influence Insomnia in Children and Adolescents

Insomnia in youth is moderately related to genetic factors.

Electronics in Bedroom Mean Less Sleep for Children

Electronics in Bedroom Mean Less Sleep for Children

Electronic screens, whether a television, smart phone or video game, in a child's bedroom associated with less sleep.

Tablets, E-Readers May Hamper Sleep

Tablets, E-Readers May Hamper Sleep

The light emitted from the electronic devices appears to suppress melatonin, a hormone that helps to promote sleep.

Insomnia Boosts Risk of Death in Motor Vehicle

Insomnia Boosts Risk of Death in Motor Vehicle

Difficulty falling asleep was found to be a factor in more than one-third of motor vehicle deaths.

Sexsomnia: A New DSM-5 Diagnosis

Sexsomnia: A New DSM-5 Diagnosis

Patients with sexsomnia engage in sexual activity, including intercourse, while asleep.

Mindfulness-Based Therapies Can Benefit Those With Insomnia

Mindfulness-Based Therapies Can Benefit Those With Insomnia

Adults with insomnia who engaged in meditation-based therapies were more likely to see sleep improvement than doing nothing.

CBT Can Help Reduce Insomnia

CBT Can Help Reduce Insomnia

Patients that engaged in cognitive behavioral therapy experienced less insomnia compared with doing meditation or attending a sleep seminar.

Widespread Pain Increases Risk of Insomnia

Widespread Pain Increases Risk of Insomnia

Older adults with widespread pain twice as likely to develop insomnia compared to those who don't suffer from pain.

Seniors with Daytime Sleepiness Benefit From CPAP

Seniors with Daytime Sleepiness Benefit From CPAP

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment lowers daytime sleepiness and health care costs.

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Resistant Hypertension

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Resistant Hypertension

Despite aggressive antihypertensive treatment, those with severe sleep apnea four times as likely to have resistant, elevated blood pressure.

Efficacy of Drugs to Treat Excessive Sleepiness Questioned

Efficacy of Drugs to Treat Excessive Sleepiness Questioned

More research needed on risk-benefit of drug therapy for shift work sleep disorder.

ACP Releases New Guidelines for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

ACP Releases New Guidelines for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

New practice guideline addresses the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.

Insomnia in Teens Can Worsen Depression and Anxiety

Insomnia in Teens Can Worsen Depression and Anxiety

A tendency to be active at night may be a risk factor for insomnia and depression.

Disturbed Sleep A Dementia Risk Factor in U.S. Veterans

Disturbed Sleep A Dementia Risk Factor in U.S. Veterans

Veterans who suffered from sleep disturbances had a 30% higher risk of being diagnosed with dementia during the following eight years compared with those who did not.

Marijuana Use May Contribute to Insomnia

Marijuana Use May Contribute to Insomnia

It's possible that insomnia leads some people to turn to marijuana, study authors say

FDA Recommends Lower Start Dose for Lunesta

FDA Recommends Lower Start Dose for Lunesta

Daytime drowsiness could interfere with driving, daily activities.

Suspect Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Nocturia

Suspect Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Nocturia

The severity of sleep apnea has been correlated with frequency of nighttime bathroom visits.

CPAP Improves Mortality in COPD, Sleep Apnea

CPAP Improves Mortality in COPD, Sleep Apnea

Time spent on continuous positive airway pressure therapy improves mortality risk in 'overlap syndrome.'

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