Sleep-Wake Disorders

Daily, Recurring Headache Linked to Sleep Disturbances in Children

Daily, Recurring Headache Linked to Sleep Disturbances in Children

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Pediatric patients with NDPH experience more sleep disturbances than those with migraine or tension-type headaches.

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: AASM Position Statement

Home Sleep Apnea Testing: AASM Position Statement

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

OSA Screening Advised for Fatigued Patients With MS

OSA Screening Advised for Fatigued Patients With MS

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Patients with multiple sclerosis who experience severe fatigue should be screened for obstructive sleep apnea.

Prescription, OTC Sleep Medications Often Used in Older Adults

Prescription, OTC Sleep Medications Often Used in Older Adults

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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

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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

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

Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating Insomnia

Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating Insomnia

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There are guidelines that should be followed when treating patients with insomnia.

Restless Leg Syndrome Equally Responsive to Multiple Drug Classes

Restless Leg Syndrome Equally Responsive to Multiple Drug Classes

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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

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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.

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.

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