Poor Sleep Quality, Care Management Linked With Worsening of Seizure in Patients With Epilepsy

July 28, 2020


Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in Italy, a significant number of patients with epilepsy reported difficulties managing their condition, especially those who reported greater use of antiseizure medications for chronic therapy and poor sleep quality, according to study findings.

FDA Approves Novel Therapy for Cataplexy, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy

July 23, 2020


This week, the FDA approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ XywavTM (calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates), an oral solution for the treatment of cataplexy or excessive daytime sleepiness in patients 7 years and older with narcolepsy.

How Can Snoring Patterns Help Predict Risk of Stroke in High-Risk Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

July 21, 2020


Increases in different aspects of snoring, such as frequency and loudness, among patients with obstructive sleep apnea and established cardiovascular disease were associated with greater risks of cerebral but not cardiac events, according to study findings.

What Can Improve Outcomes in Patients With Comorbid OSA, HFrEF?

July 17, 2020


Automatic positive airway pressure was found to significantly improve peak oxygen uptake, left ventricular function, and quality of life in patients with comorbid obstructive sleep apnea and heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, according to study findings.

Insufficient, Excessive Sleep Linked With Increased Risk of Mortality in Patients With Diabetes

July 16, 2020


Patients with type 2 diabetes who sleep too much (≥ 10 hours) or too little (≤ 5 hours) were found to exhibit a higher mortality rate. Those at a younger age of diabetes onset who reported longer sleep duration were also associated with greater risks of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to study findings published today.

What Implications Does Stress Have in Development of Sleep Apnea?

July 09, 2020


In medical and nursing staff experiencing insomnia while working in Wuhan, China, during the coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic, stress was a notable predictor in those with comorbid sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome, according to study findings.

Hospitalized Patients With COPD at Greater Risk of OSA, Insomnia

July 07, 2020


Hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were shown to be at greater risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and insomnia than those without COPD, with worse outcomes for in-hospital sleep quality and quantity also observed, according to study findings.

Behavioral Sleep Problems in Childhood May Increase Risk of Psychosis, Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence

July 01, 2020


Behavioral sleep problems in childhood, such as impaired sleep duration and irregular routines, were associated with the onset of either psychosis or borderline personality disorder later in adolescence, signaling potentially different pathways based on personalized sleep issues.

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Sleep Quality in Health Care Workers?

June 30, 2020


Both frontline and nonfrontline health care workers were found to experience stark levels of stress and poor sleep quality amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, with being female and having a professional background indicated as predictors of these effects, according to study findings.

Sleeping With a Partner Associated With Increased REM Sleep, Synchronization of Sleep Architecture

June 25, 2020


Couples sleeping together, as opposed to separately, was associated with increased rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep and greater sleep synchronization, potentially caused by a positive feedback loop, according to study findings published today.