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Home Sleep Apnea Testing: AASM Position Statement

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: AASM Position Statement

Home sleep apnea tests are designed to help diagnose OSA in adults.

Prescription, OTC Sleep Medications Often Used in Older Adults

Prescription, OTC Sleep Medications Often Used in Older Adults

Over 33% of older adults have reported using medication to help them sleep.

Implant for Central Sleep Apnea Approved

Implant for Central Sleep Apnea Approved

The device stimulates a nerve in the chest that is involved in transmitting signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing.

Hypoxia During Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Benefit Bone Health in Menopausal Women

Hypoxia During Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Benefit Bone Health in Menopausal Women

The risk of bone health decline in menopausal women is reduced with intermittent hypoxia in OSA.

Restless Leg Syndrome Equally Responsive to Multiple Drug Classes

Restless Leg Syndrome Equally Responsive to Multiple Drug Classes

Few head-to-head trials have been conducted that have compared different classes of drugs for treatment of RLS.

Mental Health Improved with Online Therapy for Insomnia

Mental Health Improved with Online Therapy for Insomnia

Digital CBT is linked to reduced insomnia, paranoia, and hallucinations for university students.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Predicts Risk for Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Predicts Risk for Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

Older adults with sleep-disordered breathing have a 26% greater risk for developing cognitive impairment and a small risk for deteriorating executive function.

Impaired Sleep Caused by Stress Linked to Obesity

Impaired Sleep Caused by Stress Linked to Obesity

Stress is linked to impaired sleep and increased cravings for unhealthy foods which can ultimately lead to obesity.

Insufficient Sleep May Lead to More Risk-Taking Behavior

Insufficient Sleep May Lead to More Risk-Taking Behavior

Risk-seeking behavior may result from chronic sleep restriction.

Moderate, Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With Hypercoagulability

Moderate, Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With Hypercoagulability

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with elevated blood coagulability.

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