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Study finds that sleep disorders affect men and women differently

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study suggests that men and women are affected differently by sleep disorders. Results show that women are more likely than men to have more severe symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping at night, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Women also have a higher degree of difficulty concentrating and remembering things due to sleepiness or tiredness. In contrast, male snoring was more likely than female snoring to force bed partners to sleep in different rooms.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Conclusion This relatively large cross-sectional analysis has found a link between certain measures of breathing problems during sleep and poorer cognitive function in middle-aged to older adults. The strengths of this study include its size and use of a prospective sleep study to assess whether people had sleep apnoea or other problems with breathing during sleep. The use of standard cognitive tests is also a strength. However, the study does have its limitations: The study did have mixed findings – while certain measures of problems with breathing during sleep (e.g. oxygen levels) were associated with cognitive o...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news
Study Objectives:To measure differences in functional status between men and women presenting with sleep-related health problems.Methods:A retrospective clinical audit of 744 Australian patients across 7 private general practices between April 2013 and January 2015 was conducted. Patients completed an electronic survey as part of their routine consultation, which included the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), the Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire 10 (FOSQ-10), and other questions relating to the effect of their sleep problem. The proportion of males and females with ESS and FOSQ-10 scores associated with disorders o...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions:EDS in non-demented elderly was associated with an increased rate of β-amyloid accumulation particularly in areas associated with the default mode network (DMN). DMN regions are vulnerable to increased amyloid accumulation, suggesting that treating sleep disorders underlying EDS may be a targetable pathway towards prevention of β-amyloid accumulation in these areas.Study Supported by: NIHDisclosure: Dr. Carvalho has nothing to disclose. Dr. St. Louis has received personal compensation for activities with Axovant, Inc. and Inspire, Inc. Dr. Knopman has received personal compensation for activities with...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Highlights in Sleep Science Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Many Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) have implemented home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) in lieu of traditional in-lab testing to establish a timely and cost-sensitive diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, concern remains for the sensitivity and specificity of said technology in this population as many veterans are at increased risk for many of the comorbid conditions that can limit the accuracy of HSAT results. Hence, the purpose of this study is to evaluate rate of incongruent outcomes (e.g., negative HSAT results despite high clinical symptomology) as well as differences i...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeMany Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) have implemented home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) in lieu of traditional in-lab testing to establish a timely and cost-sensitive diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, concern remains for the sensitivity and specificity of said technology in this population as many veterans are at increased risk for many of the comorbid conditions that can limit the accuracy of HSAT results. Hence, the purpose of this study is to evaluate rate of incongruent outcomes (e.g., negative HSAT results despite high clinical symptomology) as well as differences in study qual...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Following my post on my recent depression setback, I heard from many readers who were comforted to know that they were not alone. As I said in that piece, if you suffer from chronic depression, you know all too well that setbacks happen — even to those of us who think we’re doing everything right to protect our limbic systems from intense sadness and anxiety. I thought I would follow up, then, by listing some nuggets and things to remember that help me when I’m in a bad place. I hope they might help you, too. 1. Watch the Panic When my son was about 9 months old, loving to climb on everything but not yet ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Depression Inspiration & Hope Personal Self-Help Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder Mood Disorder Seasonal Affective Disorder Suicidal Thoughts Suicide Risk Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: In OSAS patients CPAP treatment has positive effects on psychological parameters like depression, anxiety, and perceived stress. We suggest that possible psychogenic benefits should be considered when deciding to start CPAP treatment, particularly in patients with pronounced and extended snoring who may also have social problems. PMID: 28046193 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Turk Psikiyatri Dergisi - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research
I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). I am also bipolar. Now which of the above statements shocked/ surprised you more? If I am guessing correctly the latter statement about my being bipolar came across as more of a shock/ surprise/ concern. Now what does that say about your own reactions to mental illness and your own involvement in perpetuating the stigma against mental illness? Embed from Getty Images Both of the above are chronic diseases to an extent. My OSA (snoring in popular parlance) cannot be treated by surgery, so the only viable option I have is to use a CPAP machine while sleeping to get a good night&rsq...
Source: The Mouse Trap - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: bipolar personal Bipolar disorder Mental disorder Mental health self-disclosure Source Type: podcasts
CONCLUSIONS: We found that several pregnancy, perinatal and postpartum complications may have an adverse effect on maternal mood at the early postpartum period. These findings have considerable implications for developing effective prevention and early psychoeducational intervention strategies for women at risk of developing PPD. PMID: 28004625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
By Brandon R. Peters, MD As my 81-year-old grandma likes to remind me on occasion, "It's hell to get old." More than a nuisance, the cumulative decline that comes with aging can significantly compromise one's quality of life and health. What if some of the problems so often associated with growing older didn't need to occur? Better yet, what if some of these physical and mental impairments could be reversed? Consider the role of sleep apnea as an unexpected contributor to many ailments erroneously attributed to aging and the reversals possible with effective treatment. Sleep Changes with Age It is clear that s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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