Sleep

Pandemic Linked With Increase in Nocturnal Sleep Time, Daytime Napping in Patients With Narcolepsy Type 1

January 25th 2021, 7:20pm

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Patients with narcolepsy type 1 who are working or studying from home amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic exhibited an increase in nocturnal sleep time and reduced daytime sleepiness. These patients also presented with significant weight gain.

How CPAP Masks Impact Adherence, Sleepiness in Long-Term Users

January 23rd 2021, 3:00pm

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Among patients with long-term usage of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, several mask-related adverse effects were associated with CPAP nonadherence and residual excessive sleepiness.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked With Higher Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalization, Complications

January 18th 2021, 10:29pm

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Obstructive sleep apnea was identified as an independent risk factor for severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) resulting in hospitalization.

Dr Krishna Sundar: Airway Collapse, Upper Airway Trauma Contribute to the Co-occurrence of Chronic Cough, Sleep Apnea

January 16th 2021, 12:45pm

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There is a greater prevalence of acid reflux disease in patients with both of these conditions, and treating the sleep apnea in turn may improve the acid reflux, which then may improve the cough, stated Krishna M. Sundar, MD, clinical professor, Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, and medical director, Sleep-Wake Center, University of Utah.

Sleep Difficulties, Muscle Weakness May Persist 6 Months After COVID-19

January 13th 2021, 6:24pm

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Among patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, fatigue and muscle weakness, as well as sleep difficulties, were shown to persist in more than 1 in 4 patients after 6 months.

Sleep Disorders Prominent Among Patients With COPD

January 9th 2021, 2:00pm

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Among patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the pathophysiology for disturbed sleep consists of physiological changes, ventilatory disturbances, and inflammation.

New AASM Guidelines Support Behavioral, Psychological Treatments for Insomnia

January 5th 2021, 5:32pm

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In recent clinical practice guidelines issued by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), authors established recommendations for the use of behavioral and psychological treatments for chronic insomnia disorder in adults.

Top 5 Most-Read Sleep Articles of 2020

December 30th 2020, 12:00pm

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The top 5 most-read sleep stories of 2020 on AJMC.com spotlighted the role of sleep hygiene among children and adolescents, changes in sleeping habits amid the pandemic, and how a rare gene mutation may cause people to require less sleep to achieve wakefulness.

Understanding the Relationship Between Sleep Apnea, Atrial Fibrillation

December 28th 2020, 1:00pm

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Researchers discuss recent insights on the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and atrial fibrillation (AF), particularly how proper SDB management can reduce the incidence, burden, and recurrence of AF.

Contributor: Coping With Insomnia During COVID-19

December 18th 2020, 5:35pm

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