CPAP benefits
A study in the Journal of Neurophysiology supports the use of CPAP as a sleep apnea treatment, finding that it reverses the health changes that result in cardiovascular disease if the disorder is left untreated.
sleep technology
Sixty percent of sleep technology owners say they’re more aware of their sleep patterns, according to the results of a consumer research study released today at the inaugural Sleep Technology Summit & Expo in Santa Clara, Calif.
senior coffee
A survey of sleep patterns and habits by Sleep Health Foundation, an Australia-based advocate for sleep health, has revealed consumption of caffeine and alcohol increases steadily with age.
According to The Huffington Post, emerging research suggests that subjecting oneself to consistent jet lag can have significant consequences for health due to the disruption in circadian rhythms.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices such as smartphones. VTT says sleep quality will be measurable with greater precision, using mobile healthcare applications that gauge carbon dioxide quantities.
Patients with combat-related PTSD and obstructive sleep apnea had worse quality of life and sleep-related symptoms, according to Healio.
The Forsyth Medical Center in North Carolina has expanded its sleep center, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
A report from the Psychiatric Times examines sleep disorders and dementia, including assessment and interventions.
andre iguodala
According to The Huffington Post, Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors partially attributes his success on the court to sleep and changing and analyzing his sleeping habits.
breathing disorders
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine investigators will be leading a $15 million, 5-year federal initiative to manage national clinical trials aimed at developing new treatments for breathing disorders. The effort is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
weight gain
Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a study from the University of California, Berkeley, that has found a correlation between sleep and body mass index.
A team of scientists from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor have discovered a molecular switch that regulates the body's circadian clock and allows it to keep time. This switch could be a potential drug target to treat circadian rhythm disorders caused by jet lag, shift work, or metabolic disorders.
An ingenious questionnaire with a high predictive value may improve OSA treatment times, according to a study published in Chest.
According to Pharmacy Times, a survey showed a number of children who presented to a pediatric emergency department had sleeping issues and had been given over-the-counter sleep aids.
io9 provides an in-depth explanation of sleep bruxism.
A recent study reveals that sleep disturbances are associated with insulin resistance and incidence of type 2 diabetes in senior adults, as reported by Diabetes In Control.
Poor work-life balance is blamed in part for increasing numbers of women in South Korea seeking help for sleep disorders, reports The Korea Herald.
A new website called The Never Ending Stories is fueled by sleepers and sleep data, according to CNET.
For Infant Mortality awareness month in October, Fox 28 reports that Adena Medical Center in Ohio is giving new parents a safe crib for their newborn.
The Times of India reports that estimates show almost 9% of Indians ages 50 years and up suffer with sleep disorders in addition to psychiatric conditions.