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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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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.

Sleep Apnea Boosts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Clots Post-Op

Sleep Apnea Boosts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Clots Post-Op

Patients with untreated OSA face an increased risk of complications.

Menopause Transition Associated With Worsening Insomnia

Menopause Transition Associated With Worsening Insomnia

Women who experienced surgical menopause were more likely to suffer worse insomnia symptoms after 10 years of follow-up.

Sleep Apnea Takes a Toll on Driving Skills

Sleep Apnea Takes a Toll on Driving Skills

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a more difficult time keeping their lane while driving.

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