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.
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.
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.
XenoPort Inc announced yesterday a strategic shift to focus on and maximize the value of its commercial product, Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) Extended Release Tablets.
Advanzeon Solutions Inc's wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacy Value Management Solutions Inc (PVMS), has signed an agreement with All Med Medical and Rehabilitation Centers, whereby All Med adds PVMS' sleep apnea program to its multiple medical locations specializing in medical examinations, specialty care, ambulatory surgery, diagnostics, and urgent care services.
Philips Respironics showcased its latest portfolio of sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory solutions September 26 to 29 at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2015 in Amsterdam. The following new sleep-disordered breathing solutions were on display during ERS 2015.
A dentist finds that the pulse oximeter is an effective tool to evaluate the response to OAT prior to sending patients back for follow-up PSG testing at a sleep lab.
Mark Rosekind, PhD, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will deliver the annual government keynote address at the 2016 Washington Auto Show's Public Policy Day  on Jan 21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The American Sleep Apnea Association is preparing for Sleep Apnea Awareness Week, a campaign designed to increase awareness about sleep apnea.
Brightree, a provider of cloud-based clinical, billing, and business management software solutions for the post-acute care industry, announced enhanced integration capabilities from its home medical equipment (HME) billing and business management solution with ResMed’s U-Sleep compliance solution.
In Erie, Pa, AcousticSheep is developing software and phone apps that, when coupled with its latest generation of SleepPhones, will help people get a good night’s sleep without using other solutions or medication, according to a press release.
Edward-Elmhurst Health and the University of Chicago Medicine have reached an agreement to expand access to advanced subspecialty care for infants and children in west and southwest suburban communities.
sleepy student
A study by researchers from the University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Nevada, published in Learning, Media and Technology, has found that current school and university start times are damaging the learning and health of students.
liver disease
Previous studies have supported that chronic drinking damages the liver by compromising the mitochondria, the site in cells where molecules that power the body’s processes are made, slowing down the production of these molecules.
Airing across a number of Sky channels in the United Kingdom is a two-minute TV ad that is intended to lull viewers to sleep. During the ad, the viewer is simply taken through five relaxing scenes-a mountain view, waves crashing onto a beach, rainfall in a forest, a lakeside sunset, and underwater-with only the natural sounds of those scenes to disturb them.
sleep apnea devices
The sleep apnea devices market is currently witnessing a strong focus on innovation, according to a Research and Markets report.
bright schools
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are kicking off the inaugural year of the Bright Schools Competition with registration now open. Through the competition, students in grades 6-8 located in the United States and Canada will explore the correlation between light and sleep and how it influences student health and performance.