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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.
Exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism, finds a Northwestern Medicine study.
Sleep assessments in young children showed that, in the context of habitual snoring and enlarged tonsils and adenoids, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased the likelihood and magnitude of cognitive deficits.
Drive|DeVilbiss Healthcare, which designs, manufactures, and markets respiratory medical products, and WillowTree, an app development company, announce the launch of Drive|DeVilbiss’ new SmartLink App. SmartLink enables patients to engage with the IntelliPAP 2 CPAP device for the treatment of sleep apnea, and allows them to play an interactive role in their own therapy through an enhanced user experience.
Compared to non-shift workers, shift workers needed more time to complete a test that is frequently used by physicians to screen for cognitive impairment, finds a study from Uppsala University.
A Finnish study shows that systematic measures can improve the sleep of professional athletes.
brightschoolswinner
Three teams of middle school students from Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania have been named national winners in the inaugural year of the Bright Schools Competition. The competition is a collaborative effort of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) that encourages students in grades 6-8 to explore the correlation between light and sleep and how it influences student health and performance.
NOCDURNA (desmopressin) has received approval in the European Union (EU), for the symptomatic treatment of nocturia due to idiopathic nocturnal polyuria in adults, announced Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
drowsy driving consensus
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) published the conclusions of its Drowsy Driving Consensus Panel in the June 2016 online edition of its journal Sleep Health.
REM sleep
For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is directly involved in memory formation. The link between REM sleep and memory has been long been considered, but the transient nature of REM sleep, along with the ethical concerns of experimentally depriving humans of REM sleep, make it difficult to study.