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Shahrokh Javaheri, MD, is charting a new course in cardiovascular sleep medicine.
Amy Amara, MD, PhD, a neurologist and sleep medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) says there are a host of factors that can disrupt sleep; but she also offers some suggestions that can help you catch those elusive Zzzs.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)’s ban on certain hypnotic medications, including Stilnox (zolpidem; brand name Ambien in the United States), remains in place for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio and will come into effect earlier.
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Shalini Paruthi, MD, an adjunct associate professor in Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and director of the Pediatric Sleep and Research Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, has joined Sleep Review's editorial advisory board.
Mobility between different physical environments in the cell nucleus regulates the daily oscillations in the activity of genes that are controlled by the internal biological clock, according to a study that is published in the journal Molecular Cell. Eventually, these findings may lead to novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of diseases linked with disrupted circadian rhythm.
Genes that express in precisely timed patterns, known as oscillatory genes, play an essential role in development functions like cell division, circadian rhythms, and limb formation. But without a time-lapse view of genetic expression, these genes have gone largely undiscovered.
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Whether it's the green space of a nearby park or a sandy beach and an ocean view, men and persons age 65 and older who have access to natural surroundings report sleeping better, finds a University of Illinois (U of I) study published in Preventive Medicine.
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A study clearly establishes a partial genetic basis underlying racial differences in slow-wave sleep, suggesting that it may be possible to develop sleep-related therapies that target specific genetic variants.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd's managing director and CEO Michael Daniell has advised the company’s board that he intends to retire by the end of the current financial year. He will remain as a director on the Fisher & Paykel Healthcare board.
SleepSafe Drivers, a provider of sleep apnea testing and treatment for the transportation industry, has selected Steven Garrish as senior vice president of business development and new ventures.
modafinil
The drug modafinil was developed to treat narcolepsy, but it is widely used off-license as a "smart drug" to promote cognitive enhancement, where qualities such as alertness and concentration are desired to assist someone with, for example, exam preparation.
2015 salary survey
Sleep medicine practitioners are making the same, or slightly less, than they made in 2014. Here are the median salaries for sleep professionals by title in 2015.
A study including researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago found evidence that gut microbes affect circadian rhythms and metabolism in mice.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic pain from no clear source. Patients with fibromyalgia frequently have sleep problems: Their deep sleep brain wave patterns are often disrupted by brain waves that correspond to wakefulness.
DisruptedEnvironmentalCycles
The fertility cycle in mammalian females becomes more irregular during the transition to menopause. The aging of the circadian clock may be a main driver of this change, argues a study published August 20 in Cell Reports.
traumatic brain injury
Kessler researchers found preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of ramelteon for the treatment of sleep disturbances after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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Bedding topper brand Airweave has signed a partnership agreement with the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) to become an Official Partner of the 17th FINA World Championships (2017) and the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (2016).
elderly
New research into the effects of age on sleep suggests the elderly sleep less, but report better quality sleep, and feel more awake during the day.
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.7 million to the Women's Medicine Collaborative to study the placenta and its function to determine whether changes in the placenta are linked to sleep abnormalities.
Sleep Review Sleep Center Survey
Patient volume growth continues to improve, on average 20% of obstructive sleep apnea tests are done with HSTs, 19% of patients use APAP, finds Sleep Review’s semi-annual survey.