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December 3, 2020

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk Varies in Patients With Different Types of Epilepsy

People with generalized epilepsy who have seizures arising from both sides of the brain simultaneously, have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to patients who have focal ...

3D Face Photos Could Be a Sleep Apnea Screening Tool

Facial features analyzed from 3D photographs could predict the likelihood of having obstructive sleep apnea, according to a new ...

Artificial Intelligence Could Enhance Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve efficiencies and precision in sleep medicine, resulting in more patient-centered care and better outcomes, according to a new position ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Can Weekend Sleep Make Up for the Detriments of Sleep Deprivation During the Week?

In a recent study, short, but not long, weekend sleep was associated with an increased risk of early death in individuals under 65 years of ...

Snorers Suffer from Nerve and Muscle Damage in the Palate

People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. ...

Position Statement: Avoid Using Medical Marijuana to Treat Sleep Apnea

Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep ...

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 ...

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 ...

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