Sleep-Wake Disorders

AASM Publishes New Statement on Home Sleep Apnea Testing

AASM Publishes New Statement on Home Sleep Apnea Testing

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Home sleep apnea tests are used to help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in adults.

Poor Sleep Quality Mediates Relationship Between Stress, Chronic Pain

Poor Sleep Quality Mediates Relationship Between Stress, Chronic Pain

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In pediatric patients, poor sleep quality partially mediates PTSS and chronic pain relationships.

Sleep Apnea Implant Device Receives FDA Approval

Sleep Apnea Implant Device Receives FDA Approval

The FDA has approved the Remede sleep system.

Sleep Disturbance May Be Causal Factor in Psychotic Experiences

Sleep Disturbance May Be Causal Factor in Psychotic Experiences

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To date, it has not been clearly established whether sleep problems are a consequence of or a contributory factor to mental health disorders.

Online Insomnia Therapy Associated With Improved Mental Health

Online Insomnia Therapy Associated With Improved Mental Health

Digital CBT is associated with reductions in insomnia, for university students.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Predict Cognitive Decline in Older Patients

Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Predict Cognitive Decline in Older Patients

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There is a greater risk in older adults with SDB for developing cognitive impairment.

Short-Term Benefits to Sleep Quality With Tibetan Yoga Program During Chemotherapy

Short-Term Benefits to Sleep Quality With Tibetan Yoga Program During Chemotherapy

For patients undergoing chemotherapy, participating in a Tibetan yoga program may result in short-term sleep quality benefits.

Role of Stress, Sleep Examined in Obesity Study

Role of Stress, Sleep Examined in Obesity Study

Impaired sleep and obesity may be caused by stress.

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Linked to Headache Frequency But Not Severity

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Linked to Headache Frequency But Not Severity

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There is an established link between excessive daytime sleepiness and headache frequency.

Daily Dose Thresholds: Sedatives-Hypnotics

Sedative-hypnotic medications daily dose threshold chart.

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.

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

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

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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

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

Suicide Attempts, Sleep Disturbance Associated With Internet Addiction

Suicide Attempts, Sleep Disturbance Associated With Internet Addiction

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Suicide attempts and sleep in adults are associated with Internet addiction.

New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Guidelines Announced

New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Guidelines Announced

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

Sleeping Pills May Not Aid Insomnia

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

Sleep Quality, Duration Linked to Gestational Diabetes Risk

Sleep Quality, Duration Linked to Gestational Diabetes Risk

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Addressing problems with sleep health may help prevent gestational diabetes.

Better Cognition for Older Adults Who Nap After Lunch

Better Cognition for Older Adults Who Nap After Lunch

Post-lunch napping is tied better cognition for older adults.

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

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

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Provides Pain Relief Independent of Improvements in Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Provides Pain Relief Independent of Improvements in Depression

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right secondary somatosensory motor cortex produces relief from chronic neuropathic orofacial pain.

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

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

Drug Therapy Guidance Lacking for Sleep Disorders in Dementia

Drug Therapy Guidance Lacking for Sleep Disorders in Dementia

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A Cochrane systematic review found a clear lack of evidence for pharmacologic guidance of sleep problems in dementia.

Sleep Duration May Affect Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Sleep Duration May Affect Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

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

Unique Chemical Signature in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Identified

Unique Chemical Signature in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Identified

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This study provides the first comprehensive, quantitative demonstration of the metabolomic deficiencies in chronic fatigue syndrome.

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression in Meta-Analysis

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression in Meta-Analysis

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Overall, 26 of the 34 studies suggested a positive relationship between insomnia and depression.

Assessing Beliefs and Treating Insomnia and Chronic Pain

Assessing Beliefs and Treating Insomnia and Chronic Pain

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The Pain-Related Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep (PBAS) scale offers a tool to assess the interaction between sleep, insomnia and chronic pain.

Effect of Surgical Menopause on Insomnia Symptoms

Effect of Surgical Menopause on Insomnia Symptoms

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

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