Lack of sleep increases a child's risk for emotional disorders later
Jul 22, 2016
When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered. While many jokes are made about how sleep deprivation turns the nicest of people into a Jekyll and Hyde, not getting ...
Hard-to-treat hypertension may jeopardize sleep apnea patients' heart health
Jul 18, 2016
In a study of patients with hypertension, those with resistant hypertension—meaning that their blood pressure remained elevated despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents of different classes—had a higher ...
Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders has risen among US veterans
Jul 15, 2016
A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among U.S. veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with post-traumatic stress ...
USPSTF finds evidence lacking for sleep apnea screening
Jun 15, 2016
(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has found insufficient evidence for the benefit of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening in asymptomatic populations. These findings form the basis of a draft ...
Implantable device cuts obstructive sleep apnea symptoms
Jun 10, 2016
Since the 1980s, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) - in which positive pressure is pushed through the nasal airways to help users breathe while sleeping - has been by far the most widely used treatment for obstructive ...
New implantable device eases sleep apnea
Jun 06, 2016
Mike Freeman's backpacking buddies did not want their tents near his, and his wife was tired of waking in the middle of the night to get him to roll over and stop snoring. Mike has sleep apnea, a pretty dramatic case, he ...
US military members who report poor sleep were less resilient in recent study
May 27, 2016
A new study found that military service members who reported insomnia symptoms or short sleep durations were less resilient than members who reported healthy sleep hygiene. Several physical and mental variables were evaluated ...
Heart failure patients with predominant central sleep apnea at higher risk for serious complications
May 18, 2016
Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with predominant central sleep apnea (CSA) are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), whether or not they ...
Sleep disorders underreported, commonly untreated among cerebral palsy patients
May 18, 2016
When people think of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), images of middle aged adults likely come to mind. However, a recent study by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare sheds light on another population ...
Sleep apnea may raise risks for angioplasty patients
May 17, 2016
(HealthDay)—Scientists say they now have more evidence that sleep apnea might worsen heart disease.