Sleep-Wake Disorders

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.

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

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

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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

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

Treatment Guidance for Sleep Disorders in Dementia Lacking

Treatment Guidance for Sleep Disorders in Dementia Lacking

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There is a clear lack of evidence in the pharmacologic guidance of sleep problems in dementia.

Delayed Sleep Onset Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

Delayed Sleep Onset Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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