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Adopting Quality Care Measures for Sleep Medicine

Adopting Quality Care Measures for Sleep Medicine

With an increasing emphasis on value, health care providers who treat sleep disorders should focus on adopting quality measures to ensure patient-centered care.

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Acupressure May Help Improve Sleep Quality in Nursing Home Residents

Acupressure May Help Improve Sleep Quality in Nursing Home Residents

Acupressure may help significantly improve sleep quality index scores in the elderly.

Weight Loss Linked to Improvements in Daytime Sleepiness

Weight Loss Linked to Improvements in Daytime Sleepiness

A marked improvement in daytime sleepiness was observed in patients who underwent surgical weight loss procedures.

Insufficient Evidence for Sleep Apnea Screening, USPSTF Says

Insufficient Evidence for Sleep Apnea Screening, USPSTF Says

The USPSTF concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the reported risks and benefits of OSA screening in asymptomatic adults.

Poor Sleep Quality, Short Duration May Increase Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Poor Sleep Quality, Short Duration May Increase Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Women who were pregnant and slept for less than 6 hours per night or had poor sleep quality had a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Smallest CPAP Device Approved by FDA

Smallest CPAP Device Approved by FDA

The ResMed AirMini is meant to be used as a secondary CPAP device conducive to travel.

Internet-Based Insomnia Treatment Appears Effective

Internet-Based Insomnia Treatment Appears Effective

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

Delayed Sleep Onset Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

Delayed Sleep Onset Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

The study supports previous findings of hyperarousal of the inflammatory system as a mechanism of insulin resistance.

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression

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

Sleep Duration, Quality Impacts Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Sleep Duration, Quality Impacts Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Reduced REM sleep was correlated with a 23% increased risk of atrial fibrillation, while insomnia was associated with a 29% increased risk.

Underlying Drug Reactions in Sleep Apnea

Underlying Drug Reactions in Sleep Apnea

The researchers graded their findings A, B, or C based on study quality.

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