Sleep-Wake Disorders

Sleep Apnea Rarely Investigated in Older Adults

Sleep Apnea Rarely Investigated in Older Adults

A high risk of OSA is common among older adults but is seldom investigated, though when it is investigated, it is almost always confirmed.

Review Examines the Effectiveness of Antidepressants for Insomnia

Review Examines the Effectiveness of Antidepressants for Insomnia

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Despite the widespread use of antidepressants for treating insomnia, the evidence for their effectiveness remains limited.

Circadian Rhythm Disruptions Associated With Mood Disorders, Adverse Quality of Life

Circadian Rhythm Disruptions Associated With Mood Disorders, Adverse Quality of Life

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This study had a sample size large enough to assess the effect of circadian disruption on mental health disorders, and was the first to objectively measure patterns of rest and activity (using accelerometers).

The Relationship Between Sleep, Chronic Pain, and Mood Disorders in Children

The Relationship Between Sleep, Chronic Pain, and Mood Disorders in Children

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The presence of sleep disorders in children with chronic pain may result in greater pain levels and pain interference, a relationship that may in part be mediated by anxiety and depressive symptoms.

Insomnia Evaluation

Information on characteristics and duration of particular insomnia types.

Sleep Disturbances, Trauma Associated With Psychosis-Like Experiences

Sleep Disturbances, Trauma Associated With Psychosis-Like Experiences

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These findings may be helpful in developing treatment strategies for patients with past trauma and sleep disturbances to attenuate the possibility of future psychosis-like experiences.

Depression, Vasomotor Symptoms Tied to Poor Sleep in Menopause

Depression, Vasomotor Symptoms Tied to Poor Sleep in Menopause

Risk factors for poor sleep in menopause include depression and vasomotor symptoms.

Association Between PTSD, Pain Intensity Mediated by Sleep Quality in Pediatric Patients

Association Between PTSD, Pain Intensity Mediated by Sleep Quality in Pediatric Patients

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For pediatric patients with chronic pain, PTSD symptoms may be linked with higher levels of pain intensity.

Safely Improving Sleep Bruxism With Onabotulinum Toxin-A

Safely Improving Sleep Bruxism With Onabotulinum Toxin-A

Sleep bruxism may be improved with onabotulinum toxin-A injections.

Amber Lenses Before Bed Improve Insomnia Symptoms

Amber Lenses Before Bed Improve Insomnia Symptoms

Wearing amber lenses rather than clear lenses for 2 hours before bedtime was associated with improved sleep for individuals with insomnia symptoms.

Sleep Disruption May Lead to Increased Beta Amyloid Production

Sleep Disruption May Lead to Increased Beta Amyloid Production

Disrupted sleep is linked to an increase in amyloid-β production in adults.

Understanding the Links Between Schizophrenia and Sleep Disorders

Understanding the Links Between Schizophrenia and Sleep Disorders

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A growing body of research consistently shows that patients with schizophrenia often suffer from sleep disturbances.

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.

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