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cerebralpalsy
A recently published study by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare found that children who have cerebral palsy (CP)—especially when the condition is severe or combined with epilepsy—are more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
cry sleep
Letting babies cry themselves to sleep may not cause the emotional, behavioral, or parent-child attachment issues many parents fret about, a study led by Flinders University has found.
CharlesMorinPhD
Charles M. Morin, PhD, has helped systemize psychological and behavioral treatments for the most prevalent sleep disorder. His ongoing quest is to distribute this information to clinicians and patients worldwide.
sleepmemory
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a brain circuit that governs how certain memories are consolidated in the brain during sleep.
bipolar
Results of a study link abnormalities in circadian rhythms to changes in specific neurotransmitters in people with bipolar disorder.
mapping circadian rhythm
If you've ever felt groggy the morning after traversing time zones, you can thank the temporary mismatch between your body's 24-hour circadian rhythm and your new local time. In mammals, this rhythm is governed on a neuronal and hormonal level by the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), a tiny region of the brain's nestled directly above the two optic nerves.
military sleep resilience
A study found that military service members who reported insomnia symptoms or short sleep durations were less resilient than members who reported healthy sleep hygiene.
ATRI
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) this week released the results of its sleep apnea survey, which highlights a number of issues related to truck driver screening and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
circadianrhythmprotein
At noon every day, levels of genes and proteins throughout your body are drastically different than they are at midnight. Disruptions to this 24-hour cycle of physiological activity are why jet lag or a bad night’s sleep can alter your appetite and sleep patterns for days—and even contribute to conditions like heart disease, sleep disorders, and cancers.
ResMed announces result of a study that assessed whether the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing with ASV therapy could improve cardiovascular outcomes.
An advanced software integration project will allow Somnoware to pull data from 3B Medical's iCodeConnect cloud based patient management platform.
Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC will acquire XenoPort Inc for $7.03 per share in cash, or a total equity value of approximately $467 million. The purchase price per share represents a 60% premium to the closing price of XenoPort shares on May 20, 2016.
There are some moments in life that take your breath away, but if those moments are happening while you’re asleep, it might be time to see a sleep expert, according to a sleep specialist at Baylor College of Medicine.
menopause
Chatting on the phone with a “sleep coach” and keeping a nightly sleep diary significantly improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia in women through all stages of menopause, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
fatigue
A study shows a variety of stress, fatigue, and quality of life measures can be improved through functional medicine, a field utilizing lab-based supplement programs, including lifestyle and nutritional counseling.
24hour
A 24-hour rhythm of cellular detoxification in flies and mammals is coordinated by a neuropeptide that also drives feeding in both organisms, found a team led by Amita Sehgal, PhD.
central sleep apnea
Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with predominant central sleep apnea (CSA) are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), whether or not they receive adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy.
sleepy
Studying fruit flies, whose sleep is remarkably similar to that in people, Johns Hopkins researchers say they've identified brain cells that are responsible for why delaying bedtime creates chronic sleepiness.
cat hf
ResMed announced primary results from a multicenter, randomized controlled Phase II trial known as CAT-HF presented at the European Society of Cardiology's 2016 Annual Heart Failure Congress.
oklahoma
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) urges the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) to reinstate coverage for diagnostic sleep studies and CPAP for adult Medicaid patients.