Higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in algae and seafood, are associated with better sleep, according to a randomized placebo-controlled study by the University of Oxford.
“Patients with RLS [restless legs syndrome] had a higher mortality rate than similar men, and showed an especially strong tendency toward cardiovascular disease and hypertension,” says Sanford H. Auerbach, MD.
Infant sleep white noise machines are capable of producing hazardous sound levels that may be damaging to infant hearing and auditory development, according to a study led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Key features of Umbian’s U-Sleep compliance monitoring solution have been integrated into Universal Software Solutions’ Healthcare Data Management System (HDMS) billing management platform. The end result is a more efficient mechanism for merging practice management and billing-related activities with patient usage compliance.
The company’s founder has raised awareness of sleep-disordered breathing to new heights and continues to fund research that delves into the comorbidities of sleep apnea.
Although sleep problems persist among many American children, parents can make a difference by setting boundaries around electronics use, enforcing rules, and setting a good example. These are the latest findings from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Sleep in America poll, an annual study that began in 1991.
At least 12 governors nationwide have recently signed sleep apnea awareness proclamations, which acknowledge the dangers of the sleep disorder and declare “Sleep Apnea Awareness Day” in the given state.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc, maker of Hetlioz, has partnered with Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind person to climb Mount Everest, to raise awareness of Non-24 Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder. Weihenmayer will support the Non-24 Share More Campaign and launch the expert podcast series available at Non-24.com.
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel said it believes that Inspire Medical’s Upper Airway Stimulation Treatment System is safe and effective and that its benefits outweigh the risks.
People with sleep apnea appear to be at higher risk of pneumonia than people without, according to a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). To determine whether sleep apnea is linked to the development of pneumonia, Taiwanese researchers followed 34,100 patients (6,816 who had sleep apnea and 27,284 controls) for 11 years.