Poor control of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea can feed off one another, according to Michelle Zeidler, MD, pulmonologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Sleep Fellowship Program.
Elderly individuals without dementia who have elevated daytime sleepiness may be at greater risk for β-amyloid accumulation.
Therapeutics to cool the brain may someday be a safer alternative to hypnotics.
Findings based on a portable monitor and use of a semi-automatic treatment algorithm
In patients with paradoxical insomnia, also called sleep state misperception, there is a significant discrepancy between objective sleep quality and subjective perception of sleep.
Parasomnias usually occur in healthy children, but the differential can include neurologic, psychiatric, and mental disorders, so careful observation and a good history and physical are important.
Patients with progressive supranuclear palsy may have difficulty with sleep/wake regulation that can lead to profound sleep deprivation.
The quality of sleep partly relieved the correlation between PSTD and pain intensity, interference.
Prazosin does not alleviate distressing dreams or improve sleep quality among veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder
Sleep complaints among individuals with psoriasis warrant greater clinical attention, as they have a greater chance for developing obstructive sleep apnea.
Six guidelines establish updated clinical practice recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
Some well-known sleep disorders are associated with headaches, including sleep apnea and parasomnias.
Evidence shows strong support for prescribing pramipexole, rotigotine, cabergoline, or gabapentin enacarbil to treat adults with restless legs syndrome symptoms.
Patients who experience nocturia, or frequent urination during the night, may have increased mortality rates.
The USPSTF gave existing evidence an "I" recommendation.
Patients presenting with depression should be evaluated for sleep disorders.
Hyperarousal is linked to an increased likelihood of a patient using prescription sleep aids.
No adverse stress reactions or long-term effects on parent-child attachment were noted.
The sleep concerns of female patients are often diagnosed as depression rather than obstructive sleep apnea, leading to increased risks for certain diseases.
Patients who are sedentary, obese, or smokers have an increased risk of developing restless leg syndrome.
Young adults with sleep problems have increased risks of developing chronic pain and experiencing worsening in pain severity.
Understanding the link between vitamin D deficiency and obstructive sleep apnea can be challenging.
The CPAP group had a larger decrease in HbA1c levels after 6 months.
Although people who sleepwalk may injure themselves, they often do not feel pain until they are awake.
The Mallampati score is a simple, quick test that can be a good predictor of obstructive sleep apnea.
Look for symptoms like headaches, daytime sleepiness, and forgetfulness when diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea.
Insomnia can be treated via nonprescription medications and modalities.
Incident atrial fibrillation in older men can be predicted by central sleep apnea but not by obstructive apnea or hypoxemia.
For patients who are gaining weight seemingly without cause, consider sleep-related eating disorders for a diagnosis.
Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels may benefit sleep and cardiovascular health in African-American patients.