Sleep-Wake Disorders

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.

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.

Benefit of CPAP Not Apparent for Cardiovascular Disease

Benefit of CPAP Not Apparent for Cardiovascular Disease

The researchers noted that CPAP users may not be using the device long enough to see benefits for their cardiovascular health.

Sleep Disturbance Common in Chronic Pain

Sleep Disturbance Common in Chronic Pain

Opioid usage may exacerbate the problem.

FDA Elevates Warning for Psychomotor Impairment With Ambien

FDA Elevates Warning for Psychomotor Impairment With Ambien

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Vehicle drivers and machine operators should be warned that there may be a possible risk of adverse reactions the morning after taking the medication.

Role of Melatonin in Epilepsy Inconclusive

Role of Melatonin in Epilepsy Inconclusive

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A total of 6 publications enrolling 125 patients were included in the review, however evidence was deemed insufficient.

Sleep Disorders and Stroke: Impact and Treatment Review

Sleep Disorders and Stroke: Impact and Treatment Review

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Several studies have also suggested that sleep-wake disorders may also negatively impact neuroplasticity and stroke recovery.

Sleep Apnea Risk Elevated in Resistant Hypertension

Sleep Apnea Risk Elevated in Resistant Hypertension

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There was no difference in risk of stroke or mortality between hypertensive groups.

Antidepressants Often Prescribed to Treat Insomnia, Pain

Antidepressants Often Prescribed to Treat Insomnia, Pain

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The drugs are also prescribed to treat fibromyalgia, among other ailments.

Too Little, Too Much Sleep May Impair Men's Insulin Sensitivity

Too Little, Too Much Sleep May Impair Men's Insulin Sensitivity

However, this association was not found in women.

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