Sleep Disorders News Archive
For high school students, sleeping less than eight hours on an average school night is associated with increased odds of selected unsafe behaviors.
More than one-quarter of older adults newly prescribed benzodiazepine by an non-psychiatric clinician transition to long-term use.
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are seen in the early stages of dementia.
Acute insomnia is common among good sleepers, and about three-quarters of those with AI recover good sleep.
Insomnia is common in older community-dwelling adults, but usually mild.
CPAP use for obstructive sleep apnea may be associated with improved sexual quality of life.
For this study, researchers identified 23 randomized controlled trials that included a total of 2806 adults with a primary diagnosis of insomnia to examine the relationship between antidepressant use and insomnia treatment.
Primary care management of obstructive sleep apnea is as effective and more cost-effective than in-laboratory diagnosis.
A team of investigators assessed the effect of intravenous administration of methylprednisolone on duration of episodes in adolescent and young adult patients with Kleine-Levin syndrome.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the mainstay of medical treatment for OSA.
Comorbid disorders of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and insomnia are all associated with nightmares.
Female OSA patients had multiple regions of reduced cortical thickness in superior frontal lobe.
New data for lemborexant, a drug being studied for the treatment of sleep disorders, has been announced.
The FDA has accepted the New Drug Application for solriamfetol for the treatment of sleep disorders.
For youth, poor sleep worsens the associations between PTSD symptoms and chronic pain.
Male gender, excessive daytime sleepiness, and presence of metabolic syndrome were among the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in major depression.
CPAP therapy shows to reduce PTSD symptoms in veterans with PTSD and OSA.
Wearing amber lenses for 2 hours before bedtime is associated with improved sleep, for individuals with insomnia symptoms.
Increased amyloid-β production in adults can lead to disrupted sleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea and intermittent hypoxia may be mechanisms that are associated with marker of increased amyloid burden.
Home sleep apnea tests are designed to help diagnose OSA in adults.
Over 33% of older adults have reported using medication to help them sleep.
The device stimulates a nerve in the chest that is involved in transmitting signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing.
The risk of bone health decline in menopausal women is reduced with intermittent hypoxia in OSA.
Few head-to-head trials have been conducted that have compared different classes of drugs for treatment of RLS.
Digital CBT is linked to reduced insomnia, paranoia, and hallucinations for university students.
Older adults with sleep-disordered breathing have a 26% greater risk for developing cognitive impairment and a small risk for deteriorating executive function.
Stress is linked to impaired sleep and increased cravings for unhealthy foods which can ultimately lead to obesity.
Risk-seeking behavior may result from chronic sleep restriction.
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with elevated blood coagulability.
Cognitive deficits can be caused by sleep-disordered breathing.
Risks of adverse cardiovascular-related outcomes or mortality are not reduced with CPAP treatment.
Patients with sleep apnea are more likely to use their CPAP after watching themselves struggle with breathing at night.
Obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes is a predictor for diabetic retinopathy.
Quality of sleep was associated with various aspects of life, especially pain, vitality, and emotional health.
The patient presented with daytime sleepiness persisting since childhood even with 9 hours of sleep
After influenza infection, the risk for narcolepsy was increased by 2- to 3-fold overall.
The guideline contains updated recommendations from previous practice parameters and guidelines published in 2005 and 2007.
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 significantly improve sleep quality index scores in the elderly.
A marked improvement in daytime sleepiness was observed in patients who underwent surgical weight loss procedures.
The USPSTF concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the reported risks and benefits of OSA screening in asymptomatic adults.
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.
The ResMed AirMini is meant to be used as a secondary CPAP device conducive to travel.
Over 56% of SHUTi patients were still in full remission at 1-year follow-up.
The study supports previous findings of hyperarousal of the inflammatory system as a mechanism of insulin resistance.
Overall, 26 of the 34 studies suggested a positive relationship between insomnia and depression.
Reduced REM sleep was correlated with a 23% increased risk of atrial fibrillation, while insomnia was associated with a 29% increased risk.
The researchers graded their findings A, B, or C based on study quality.
Patients with untreated OSA face an increased risk of complications.
Women who experienced surgical menopause were more likely to suffer worse insomnia symptoms after 10 years of follow-up.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a more difficult time keeping their lane while driving.
The researchers noted that CPAP users may not be using the device long enough to see benefits for their cardiovascular health.
Vehicle drivers and machine operators should be warned that there may be a possible risk of adverse reactions the morning after taking the medication.
Several studies have also suggested that sleep-wake disorders may also negatively impact neuroplasticity and stroke recovery.
There was no difference in risk of stroke or mortality between hypertensive groups.
However, this association was not found in women.
Breathing trouble may increase risk of heart attack and stroke following percutaneous coronary procedures.
Sleeping too long can also have adverse effects on health.
The telephone-based treatment would allow for broader patient utilization.
Surprisingly, the researchers found that snoring alone has an impact on cognitive function.
Drugs should only be considered in insomnia if CBT is not successful.
Primary insomnia patients have lower FA values in regions in the right brain.
The study included 1,750 participants and had a 3-year follow up period.
A study was performed to identify the underlying mechanisms by which patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) gain weight after initiating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment.
Sleep duration has previously been linked to hypertension and stroke risk.
Researchers suggest that there are more effective or adjunctive interventions to resolve symptoms of RBD.
After 6 months, the CPAP group saw a greater decrease in HbA1c levels compared to controls.
Researchers identify connection between disordered sleep, cardiovascular health, and subcortical infarcts in older adults.
Still, those with a higher income had a 27% greater chance of CPAP acceptance.
Gabapentin enacarbil (Gen) administered once daily to patients with severe primary RLS significantly improved sleep, mood, pain, and quality of life.
The preliminary study indicates that statins may help reduce the chronic inflammation of blood vessels seen in sleep apnea.
Only 42% with diagnoses OSA report adherence to CPAP treatment.
Patients with expiratory snoring had increased odds of having evidence of lower airway obstruction.
CPAP has a much higher probability of being the most strongly associated with SBP reduction.
The benefits of CBT and exercise can last over 2 years.
A-fib was associated with central apnea, Cheyne Stokes respiration, apnea hypopnea index in older men.
Even those who ingested more than the recommended amount of oily fish servings saw further improvement of sleep quality.
Due to new diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS, the NIH is renewing efforts to understand the disease.
Tasimelteon, when sustained, effectively entrains circadian rhythm in blind patients with non-24 disorder.
Research suggests other obstacles are primarily responsible for low CPAP uptake.
Decreased rs-functional connectivity across brain regions was strongly correlated with fatigue severity.
In mice, the process can be reversed with nutritional supplementation.
In some patients, CNS worked better than CPAP therapy.
Obstructive sleep apnea may be misdiagnosed as depression.
Continuous positive airway pressure was linked with restored sympathetic drive.
Sleeping less than five hours per night resulted in a 4.5 times greater risk of rhinovirus taking hold.
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation was significantly more effective at reducing fatigue vs. cognitive behavioral therapy.
Participants' sleep habits, especially those of men, benefited from spending time outdoors.
Poorer sleep continuity was noted for intermittent dosing with 10 mg zolpidem.
Only one-third of adolescents get at least 8 hours of sleep on weeknights.
The results are in contrast to current "low and slow" treatment strategies for insomnia.
The evaluation and use of pulse ox may be a more efficient method of detecting sleep apnea.
The link is dose dependent, with risk increasing with less sleep duration.
Patients with sleep apnea showed a predisposition to develop panic disorder.
The intervention did not seem to resolve existing sleep issues, however.
Patients with psychiatric disorders who received CBT for insomnia saw symptom of both conditions improve.
Daytime sleepiness is common in older adults as quality and quantity of sleep changes with age.
REM sleep helps make changes to brain circuitry permanent.
People with restless leg syndrome may have an increased stroke risk.
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