Link between schizophrenia and sleep apnoea
6 hours ago
New University of Adelaide research at the Lyell McEwin Hospital has shown that people with schizophrenia are 3.4 times more likely to have severe obstructive sleep apnoea than people without.
When you don't feel valued in a relationship, sleep suffers
Aug 17, 2016
We spend up to one-third of our life asleep, but not everyone sleeps well. For couples, it turns out how well you think your partner understands and cares for you is linked to how well you sleep. The results are published ...
Study suggests ways to block hypertension in those with sleep apnea
Aug 16, 2016
Obstructive sleep apnea - a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 - is a common cause of high blood pressure. In the Aug. 17, 2016, issue of the journal Science Signaling, researchers ...
Economic burden of undiagnosed sleep apnea in US is nearly $150 billion per year
Aug 08, 2016
Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released a new analysis, titled "Hidden health crisis costing America billions," that reveals the staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. A companion report ...
A simple treatment for a common breathing problem among premature infants
Aug 05, 2016
As humans evolved over many thousands of years, our bodies developed a system to help us when we start running and suddenly need more oxygen. Now, using that innate reflex as inspiration, UCLA researchers have developed a ...
Researchers identify gestational sleep apnea, a diagnosis for pregnant women
Jul 27, 2016
Recent studies reveal that approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing during sleep. In addition to being the cause ...
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 ...