Six guidelines establish updated clinical practice recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that the new pharmacologic guidelines be used in conjunction with other AASM guidelines for insomnia.
The USPSTF found that there is uncertainty about the accuracy of screening tools for obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
Evidence shows strong support for prescribing pramipexole, rotigotine, cabergoline, or gabapentin enacarbil to treat adults with restless legs syndrome symptoms.
The USPSTF gave existing evidence an "I" recommendation.
No adverse stress reactions or long-term effects on parent-child attachment were noted.
Teens who have insufficient sleep are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drunk driving.
Young adults with sleep problems have increased risks of developing chronic pain and experiencing worsening in pain severity.
The CPAP group had a larger decrease in HbA1c levels after 6 months.
Incident atrial fibrillation in older men can be predicted by central sleep apnea but not by obstructive apnea or hypoxemia.
Daytime sleepiness and long naps may be associated with significantly increased risks of developing type 2 diabetes.
People who get six hours of sleep have a 4.2 times risk of catching a cold compared with people who get seven hours of sleep a night.
Dose-response association, with 1.5-fold increase among those sleeping less than five hours
Excess weight and sleep issues are more common among those with changing schedules.
Overall, women with longer average sleep duration reported better genital arousal than women with shorter average sleep length.
For every 30 minutes of lost weekday sleep, the risk of obesity and insulin resistance increased substantially.
Animal research suggesting that melatonin affects reproductive and endocrine health raises questions about its safety in children with sleep disorders.
Participants who reported being long sleepers faced double the risk of stroke when compared to those who reported average sleep times.
Patients with chronic insomnia who took longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep had a 300% higher risk of hypertension.
Patients who slept more or less than the recommended seven to eight hours per night had higher incidence of ulcerative colitis.
At five years, the cumulative incidence of diabetes was 9.1% among patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients with sleep apnea were found to be 2.7 times more likely to develop osteoporosis.
Although OSA has been linked to increased stroke risk in men, a new study finds equal incidence of stroke in female OSA patients.
Recent studies add to the evidence demonstrating the detrimental health effects of troubled sleep.
Insomnia, fatigue, depression and a reduced quality of life more common in patients with hepatitis C.
The condition, non-24-hour sleep wake disorder, stems from inability to govern sleep from light-dark cycles.
Patients with high scores on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale were significantly more likely to have severe hypoglycemia.
Compromised sleep may be one pathway to spousal caregivers' increased risk of health problems.
Study shows a significant correlation between men with restless legs syndrome and mortality.
Management of obstructive sleep apnea in a primary care setting is noninferior to care at specialist sleep centers.
Blood levels of zolpidem at current recommended bedtime dosages may be high enough the next morning to impair activities that require alertness, such as driving.
The FDA is warning against taking sodium oxybate with alcohol or CNS depressant drugs, due to increased risk for impaired consciousness and respiratory distress.
Not getting enough sleep increases adolescent athletes risk for sports injuries.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released revised clinical practice guidelines for treating children with obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea in women was linked to age, obesity, hypertension, not daytime sleepiness.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be at higher risk for diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Spatial extent of pain, pain aftersensation and negative mood were better predictors of pain variance than measures of poor sleep.
Prolonged inadequate sleep and circadian disruption lower resting metabolic rate and reduce pancreatic insulin secretion, study results indicate.
Sleeping pill use was associated with a three- to five-fold higher mortality risk compared to nonuse, even among patients taking relatively few pills a year.
Difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep and sleeping too much may pose significant risk factors for obesity, myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary artery disease and diabetes.
Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure reduces sleep apnea cardiovascular mortality risk among women.
Although low serum testosterone is associated with increased adiposity, an adverse metabolic risk profile, and atherosclerosis, few studies have shown a protective link between endogenous testosterone and cardiovascular events, until recently.
Women who experienced 15 or more apnea or hypopnea events per hour of sleep had higher rates of mild cognitive impairment and dementia after five years than those without, study findings indicate.
Testosterone levels were lower after sleep loss than after more appropriate rest intervals, with the effect of restricted sleep especially apparent between 2 pm and 10 pm.
Around 60% of women are tired during the day. A presenter at the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 39th Annual PA Meeting spoke about the causes and offered clinicians tips for treating patients with sleep disorders.
A cognitive behavioral intervention improved insomnia for up to six months.
Screening for common sleep complaints in routine clinical practice may help identify patients at risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Cognitive fluctuations significantly affect dementia severity and neuropsychological performance.
Nuvigil promotes wakefulness in patients with various sleep disorders
Lack of sleep may be at the root of hypertension in some middle-aged patients
Researchers have isolated heavy snoring as an independent risk factor for carotid atherosclerosis