Sleep-wake Disorders

Patients with sleep apnea achieve similar outcomes when receiving care from a sleep specialist or nonspecialist

January 31, 2018

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients have similar outcomes regardless of sleep specialist or non-specialist care.

Sleep Apnea: Can Non-Specialists Provide Sufficient Care?

January 31, 2018

Care provided by NSSs and SSPs resulted in similar quality of life, adherence, and symptom scores (low-strength evidence), based on results from five randomized trials and three observational studies (1,515 participants; mean age, 52 years; 68% male).

Trends in Sleep Duration Evaluated Among U.S. Adults Over 14-Year Period

By January 19, 2018

Sleep duration increased across survey years both on weekdays and weekends.

Wearing Amber Lenses Before Bed May Benefit Patients With Insomnia

December 21, 2017

Improvements in Pittsburgh Insomnia Rating Scale and significant delay in reported wake-up time

CPAP vs. Gastric Band for Severe Sleep Apnea

November 09, 2017

The researchers found that LGB was associated with a greater drop in BMI. In intention-to-treat analyses, the effective apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) at nine months was 29.5 and 20 events/hour in the LGB and CPAP groups, respectively (P=0.02), while at 18 months, the effective AHI was 20.9 and 21.4 events/hour, respectively.

AASM: Position Statement on Home Sleep Apnea Testing

By October 16, 2017

HSATs are ordered by healthcare providers to help diagnosis obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults.

Perfect Timing: Nobel Winners Highlight Significance of Circadian Rhythms

October 04, 2017

Understanding the powerful regulation of biology by circadian rhythms is beginning to lead to far-reaching changes in policy.

Older Patients Often Use Rx and OTC Meds to Help with Sleep

By September 27, 2017

Overall among each medication type (prescription, over-the-counter and herbal/natural aids) 36% reported using some type of medication to aid their sleep.

Sleep Deprivation: An Effective Antidepressant?

By September 21, 2017

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed 66 studies to determine the antidepressant effects of sleep deprivation.

Impact of CPAP Telemonitoring with Feedback on Adherence

September 19, 2017

"The use of CPAP telemonitoring with automated feedback messaging improved 90-day adherence in OSA patients," the authors wrote.

Do Pets in the Bedroom Impact Sleep Quality?

By September 12, 2017

When data was stratified for dogs who slept their pet-owner's bed and dogs who just slept in the room human sleep efficiency decreased to 80.1%±7.2%, while efficiency for the dog increased from 83.3%±19.8% to 85.4%±12.1% (P=0.003).

Stress, Sleep, Obesity Connection Explored in New Study

September 05, 2017

Stress linked to impaired sleep, increased emotional rewarding of palatable foods, leading to obesity

Risky Business: Study Finds Sleep Deprivation May Impact Behavior

By August 29, 2017

The results showed that as the week of 5 hours of sleep a night progressed, the participants increasingly started to choose the riskier option.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Elevated Blood Coagulability: Is There a Link?

August 18, 2017

Significant differences were identified in PT seconds for the control group versus the moderate and severe OSA groups (mean, 11.26 versus 10.74 and 10.67, respectively).

CPAP Adherence Increases After Patients View Video of Themselves

July 25, 2017

"People who watched themselves gasping and struggling to breathe with sleep apnea used their CPAP machines three hours more per night than those who saw no video," said Mark Aloia, PhD, National Jewish Health in Denver.

PANS/PANDAS Treatment Guidelines Released

By July 20, 2017

"Immunomodulatory therapy should be considered early, because NSAIDs or a short course of oral corticosteroids may be sufficient for symptom remission in recent-onset cases, whereas those with long-standing symptoms often require more intensive and prolonged immunotherapeutic interventions," the authors write.

More Sleep May Help Stave off Alzheimer's in Those At Risk

July 07, 2017

The researchers found an association between greater AD pathology and worse subjective sleep quality, more sleep problems, and daytime somnolence.

Day Sleepers May Be More Susceptible to Oxidative DNA Damage

June 28, 2017

The researchers also saw evidence that lower melatonin levels correlated with lower 8-OH-dG. The 50 workers in the latest study were those who'd shown the biggest drop in melatonin during night work versus night sleep.

Insomnia Drug May Help Patients with Disorders of Consciousness, Movement

By June 26, 2017

Researchers reviewed a total of 2,314 articles for zolpidem used to treat neurologic disorders across various databases.

Anti-TNF-α Evaluated for Sleep Quality Effects in Ankylosing Spondylitis

June 23, 2017

The researchers found that 57.9% of all patients had impaired SQ in baseline evaluation. Obstructive apnea syndrome, snoring, and periodic leg movements were seen with PSG in 73.7, 74.4, and 26.3% of patients, respectively.

Antihistamine Overdose in Patient with Insomnia and RLS

By June 13, 2017

In this case, a 57-year-old Caucasian woman presented with hypersomnolence and altered mental status after having ingested 20-30 diphenhydramine 25mg tablets.

Sleep Disorder Treatment Linked to Serious Skin Side Effect

By June 12, 2017

Serious rash, including SJS, is a reported adverse event in the prescribing information for both modafinil and armodafinil.

Delayed Eating Linked to Increases in Weight, Cholesterol, Fasting Glucose

June 08, 2017

Compared with daytime eating, delayed eating also linked to increases in respiratory quotient

'Social Jet Lag' May Contribute to Acute Health Outcomes

June 08, 2017

Researchers found the disrupted sleep pattern to be linked with cardiovascular disease, depression, fatigue, and daytime sleepiness.

Old Anti-Nausea Agent May Be Effective for Sleep Apnea

By June 07, 2017

"Expanded and pivotal clinical trials must still be conducted to fully establish the best approach to cannabinoid therapy in obstructive sleep apnea," said lead author Professor David Carley.

JZP-110 Effective for Excessive Sleepiness in OSA Patients

By June 06, 2017

Significant overall improvements were also noted on the key secondary endpoint of improved Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIc) scale, with 90% of patients in the 150mg and 300mg arms reporting overall improvement at Week 12.

Diagnostic Patch Effectively IDs Sleep Apnea

By June 05, 2017

This lightweight skin-adhesive diagnostic patch is able to record nasal pressure, blood oxygen saturation, pulse, respiratory effort, sleep time, and body position.

Sleep Duration Linked to Tx Response in Depressed Patients with Insomnia

By June 05, 2017

Findings from the study suggest that a shorter sleep duration may be a risk factor for refractory depression.

Stair Walking Beats Caffeine in Sleep Deprived Adults

May 05, 2017

A 10-minute climb can increase both fitness and motivation, researcher says

Hip Fracture Risk Up in New Users of Sleep Aids

May 03, 2017

New users of sleep aids have fracture rate 2.5 times greater than peers not taking these drugs