REM sleep behavior disorder is commonly seen in older men, and symptoms include violent muscle movements or fighting during the night.
Benefits include better functional health, sleep-related quality of life, psychological well-being.
Short sleep duration linked to reduced risk for black men; risk up for white men with long sleep duration.
Light treatments successfully corrected abnormal timing of melatonin circadian rhythms in perimenopausal women with depression and improved mood and sleep within 2 weeks.
Discussing alcohol use with patients is important as alcohol consumption before bedtime is shown to negatively affect patient sleeping patterns.
Although literature indicates bidirectional associations between sleep disturbances and pain, few longitudinal studies have examined the role of sleep disturbances in contributing to chronic pain.
The majority of patients with cancer who are being treated with World Health Organization Step III opioids were found to experience poor sleep quality, often due to pain.
Although the beneficial effects of drinking coffee include increased mental alertness, stamina, muscle recovery, and wakefulness, unwanted effects can include restlessness, palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, tremors, and increased urine output.
Poorer quality sleep for children, parents attributed to high levels of noise.
Respiratory polygraphy can accurately diagnose sleep apnea in patients hospitalized with heart failure.
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.