Sleep Disorders News


Feb 19, 2019
AASM publishes clinical practice guideline on use of PAP therapy for sleep apnea
An estimated 30 million adults in the United States have obstructive sleep apnea.
Feb 12, 2019
Up to 15 percent of children have sleep apnea, yet 90 percent go undiagnosed
Sleep disordered breathing can impair brain development, cause cognitive and behavior problems.
Jan 29, 2019
Sleep loss heightens pain sensitivity, dulls brain’s painkilling response
Study finds neural glitches in the sleep-deprived brain intensify and prolong the agony of sickness and injury.
Dec 31, 2018
Kicking, yelling during sleep? Study finds risk factors for violent sleep disorder
Taking antidepressants for depression, having post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety diagnosed by a doctor are risk factors for a disruptive and sometimes violent sleep disorder.
Dec 12, 2018
Study examines disruption of circadian rhythm as risk factor for diseases
A clash between modern lifestyles and our biological clock can lead to the development of obesity and breast cancer.
Nov 29, 2018
Snoring poses greater cardiac risk to women
Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men.
Nov 15, 2018
Insomniac prisoners sleeping better after one-hour therapy session
Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements to their sleep and wellbeing after receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to treat their insomnia.
Nov 14, 2018
Surgical menopause leads to increased sleep issues
Study documents worse sleep quality and greater risk of insomnia in women who undergo surgical menopause versus natural menopause.
Nov 01, 2018
Inflammation can lead to circadian sleep disorders
Novel technology turns inflammation on and off, affecting body clock in mice.
Oct 26, 2018
A new therapeutic avenue for treating insomnia
Study finds that enhancing endogenous signaling of adenosine A2A receptors may be an alternative strategy for treating insomnia.
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