Narcoleptics Face Increased Risk for Weight Gain

People with narcolepsy are not only excessively sleepy, but they are also prone to gaining weight. In fact, narcoleptic patients will often pack on pounds even as they eat considerably less than the average person. Now researchers reporting in

Research Shows Link Between BMI and Sleep Patterns

New research has emerged relating to the role gender and weight management play in overall sleep patterns. The abstract, Gender Differences in a Naturalistic Observational Study of Sleep and BMI, was presented during a poster session at the annu

Restless Legs Syndrome May Raise High Blood Pressure Risk

If you’re a middle-aged woman with restless legs syndrome, you may have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, according to new research reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found that women

ACHC Listed as Accrediting Body in PAP LCD

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care Inc received notice on September 20, 2011, from the Medical Directors of the four DME MACs, approving the addition of ACHC as an accreditation body in the DME MAC local coverage determination (LCD) (

National Sleep Foundation Accepting Abstracts

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is now accepting abstracts for the Sleep Health & Safety 2012 conference. The abstract submission deadline is November 11. The NSF invites researchers to submit abstracts in the area of sleep health and

Cyberonics Invests in ImThera Medical

Cyberonics Inc has made an initial investment of $4 million in ImThera Medical, an early-stage company developing a novel, implantable neurostimulation device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The investment in ImThera can tota

Poor Sleep Quality Increases Risk of High Blood Pressure

Reduced slow wave sleep (SWS) is a powerful predictor for developing high blood pressure in older men, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from the Outcomes of Sleep Disorders in Olde

US Physicians Believe Their Own Patients Receive Too Much Care

A survey of US primary care physicians shows that many believe that their own patients are receiving too much medical care and many feel that malpractice reform, realignment of financial incentives, and having more time with patients could reduc