Sleep-Wake Disorders Feature Archive

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.

Narcolepsy and Autoimmune Response: The Missing Link

Narcolepsy and Autoimmune Response: The Missing Link

Researchers are nearly convinced narcolepsy is the result of an autoimmune response, but one crucial factor is still missing.

Get Some Shut Eye: Are the New Sleep Recommendations Safe?

Get Some Shut Eye: Are the New Sleep Recommendations Safe?

Sleep experts weigh in on whether the NSF's new sleep recommendations are appropriate and beneficial for the general population.

Can People Be Predisposed to Insomnia?

Can People Be Predisposed to Insomnia?

Results of a twin study showed that insomnia was moderately heritable, but in childhood, it was thought to be a result of behavior.

Treating Comorbid Sleep, Neurological Disorders

Treating Comorbid Sleep, Neurological Disorders

The broad pathology of sleep disorders can make diagnosis and treatment complicated.

Hypnotherapy as a Natural Treatment of Insomnia

Hypnotherapy as a Natural Treatment of Insomnia

Hypnotic suggestion nearly doubled slow wave sleep in suggestible females, researchers found.

Sleep Disorders in Geriatric Patients

Sleep Disorders in Geriatric Patients

As the U.S. population ages, clinicians can expect to evaluate and treat more geriatric patients for sleep disorders.

How to Identify Obstructive Sleep Apnea

How to Identify Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep-related breathing disorders are often underdiagnosed and need to be recognized and treated before harm comes to a patient or those around them.

Sleep Problems Often Accompany Psychiatric Disorders

Sleep Problems Often Accompany Psychiatric Disorders

Patients should be counseled on sleep hygiene before considering prescription sleep aides.

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