Sleep-Wake Disorders

Parkinson's: Sleep Disturbances Affect Clinical Motor Subtypes, Disability

Parkinson's: Sleep Disturbances Affect Clinical Motor Subtypes, Disability

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Patients with postural instability and gait disturbances had worse sleep scores than those with tremor-dominant Parkinson's.

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.

Dementia Risk Increased in Elderly With Less REM Sleep

Dementia Risk Increased in Elderly With Less REM Sleep

Seniors may be more likely to develop dementia as they age if they spend less time in REM sleep.

Parkinson's, REM Sleep Disorder Combination Linked to Cognitive Decline

Parkinson's, REM Sleep Disorder Combination Linked to Cognitive Decline

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Patients with both Parkinson's and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder were much more likely to experience mild cognitive impairment.

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.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction

Cognitive deficits can be caused by sleep-disordered breathing.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing, OSA Associated With Amyloid Deposition

Sleep-Disordered Breathing, OSA Associated With Amyloid Deposition

There may be a relationship between sleep disordered breathing and Alzheimer's disease caused by biological changes in the brain.

Headache Frequency Linked to Daytime Sleepiness

Headache Frequency Linked to Daytime Sleepiness

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Excessive daytime sleepiness and headache frequency were found to be linked, however there was no link between EDS and migraine or CTTH.

CPAP Does Not Benefit Risk of Cardiovascular Events, Death

CPAP Does Not Benefit Risk of Cardiovascular Events, Death

Risks of adverse cardiovascular-related outcomes or mortality are not reduced with CPAP treatment.

Self-Perception May Improve CPAP Adherence in Sleep Apnea

Self-Perception May Improve CPAP Adherence in Sleep Apnea

Patients with sleep apnea are more likely to use their CPAP after watching themselves struggle with breathing at night.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Complications of Diabetes

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Complications of Diabetes

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Obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes is a predictor for diabetic retinopathy.

Poor Quality of Sleep, Quality of Life in Patients With Lupus

Poor Quality of Sleep, Quality of Life in Patients With Lupus

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Quality of sleep was associated with various aspects of life, especially pain, vitality, and emotional health.

Case Report: Sleep Disorder Treatment Linked to Serious Skin Rash

Case Report: Sleep Disorder Treatment Linked to Serious Skin Rash

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The patient presented with daytime sleepiness persisting since childhood even with 9 hours of sleep

Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder May Improve Sleep Quality

Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder May Improve Sleep Quality

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Patients receiving buprenorphine maintenance therapy for their opioid use disorder may have impaired sleep, although they report improvements in both quality and duration of sleep.

In Schizophrenia, Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation Not Helped By Eszopiclone

In Schizophrenia, Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation Not Helped By Eszopiclone

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Interventions to improve memory in schizophrenia might need to both increase spindle density as well as boost their coordination with NREM oscillations.

Sodium Oxybate May Be Effective for Cataplexy in Pediatric Patients With Narcolepsy

Sodium Oxybate May Be Effective for Cataplexy in Pediatric Patients With Narcolepsy

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The US Food and Drug Administration requested that sodium oxybate be studied in pediatric patients.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity Not Associated With Hematocrit Level, Erythrocytosis

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity Not Associated With Hematocrit Level, Erythrocytosis

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Hematocrit levels and presence of erythrocytosis were associated with awake and nocturnal hypoxemia, according to the study.

Short Sleep Duration Linked to Increased Risk for CVD and Stroke Mortality

Short Sleep Duration Linked to Increased Risk for CVD and Stroke Mortality

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Shorter sleep duration may increase mortality risks associated with both cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.

Mortality Evaluation of PAP for Sleep Apnea and Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Evaluation of PAP for Sleep Apnea and Pulmonary Embolism

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The clinical impact of positive airway pressure in patients with pulmonary embolism is not well known.

Increased Rates of Narcolepsy, Hypersomnia Linked to H1N1 Vaccine

Increased Rates of Narcolepsy, Hypersomnia Linked to H1N1 Vaccine

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After influenza infection, the risk for narcolepsy was increased by 2- to 3-fold overall.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affects Cognition in Parkinson's Disease

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affects Cognition in Parkinson's Disease

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A significant association was found between the apnea-hypopnea index and Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores.

Treating Headaches in Patients With Sleep Disorders

Treating Headaches in Patients With Sleep Disorders

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Some well-known sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and parasomnias, are associated with headaches.

New Sleep Apnea Clinical Practice Guidelines

New Sleep Apnea Clinical Practice Guidelines

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The guideline contains updated recommendations from previous practice parameters and guidelines published in 2005 and 2007.

Past Behavior Influences Prescribing of Insomnia Drugs

Past Behavior Influences Prescribing of Insomnia Drugs

A doctor who prescribed a particular insomnia medication in the past was 3 times as likely to continue prescribing the same drug

Can Too Much Sleep Increase Dementia Risk?

Can Too Much Sleep Increase Dementia Risk?

Researchers found that people who slept 9 or more hours per night were at an increased risk of dementia.

CPAP for Sleep Apnea May Also Improve PTSD in Veterans

CPAP for Sleep Apnea May Also Improve PTSD in Veterans

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Prior research has speculated that PTSD may be caused in part by an underlying REM sleep dysfunction that is amplified by OSA.

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.

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery May Improve Insomnia, Pain

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery May Improve Insomnia, Pain

Interventions with clinical massage or guided imagery may help ease pain and anxiety in patients in a progressive care unit.

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

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

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