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December 9, 2019

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Chronic Opioid Therapy Can Disrupt Sleep, Increase Risk of Sleep Disorders

Patients and medical providers should be aware that chronic opioid use can interfere with sleep by reducing sleep efficiency and increasing the risk of sleep-disordered ... read more

Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Problems in Midlife Women

Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women's sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and ... read more

Treat Insomnia Before Sleep Apnea

The 'double whammy' of co-occurring insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea is a complex problem best managed with non-drug targeted psych interventions, a new study has found. By following ... read more

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment Doesn't Work

When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn't working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, ... read more

Poor Sleep Quality and Fatigue Plague Women With Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Sleep disturbances are a frequent complaint of women in the menopause transition and postmenopause. A new study demonstrates that women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) who are receiving ... read more

Study Links Sleep-Disordered Breathing to Age Acceleration

Increasing severity of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep disruption are associated with epigenetic age acceleration, according to preliminary results of a new ... read more

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Higher Levels of Alzheimer's Biomarker in Brain

People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer's disease biomarker called tau in an area of the brain that helps ... read more

Study Affirms Self-Reported Sleep Duration as a Useful Health Measure in Children

While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children and their parents, there has been a lack of data comparing the validity of these self-reported sleep parameters. A new study indicates ... read more

Poor Sleep and Heart-Related Death

Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good ... read more

Sleep Apnea More Deadly When Patients Experience Short Interrupted Breaths

Patients with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk for death than those with longer interruptions, according to a new study. The finding could ... read more

New Screening Tool Can Improve the Quality of Life for Epilepsy Patients With Sleep Apnea

Researchers have developed a tool to help neurologists screen for obstructive sleep apnea in people with epilepsy whose seizures can be magnified by sleep ... read more

Sleep Disorder Linked With Changes to Brain Structure Typical of Dementia

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a new ... read more

Sleep Deficiency Increases Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash

Individuals may be unaware of their degree of impairment from sleep deficiency, which raises the question of whether these individuals are at an increased risk of motor vehicle ... read more

Sleep Apnea Study Finds Male-Female Differences in Cerebral Cortex Thickness, Symptoms

Researchers examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning ... read more

Specific Neurons Trigger Waking Due to Inhaled Carbon Dioxide

Researchers have shown that a group of neurons responsible for arousal are directly triggered by carbon dioxide and cause mice to wake up without any changes to ... read more

Amid ADHD Spike, Doctors Urge Closer Look at Sleep Issues

Amid a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, debate is brewing whether the condition may be a sleep ... read more

Synthetic Cannabis-Like Drug Reduces Sleep Apnea

A synthetic cannabis-like drug in a pill was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large multi-site study of a drug for ... read more

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new ... read more

Sleeping Through the Snoring: Researchers ID Neurons That Rouse the Brain to Breathe

A common and potentially serious sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea affects at least one quarter of U.S. adults and is linked to increased risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. ... read more

Severe Hot Flashes Linked to Greater Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Many menopausal women complain about poor sleep. Should the problem be blamed simply on menopause or on a more serious underlying sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? What, if any, ... read more

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