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ABC News' Paula Faris tests the new Smart Nora device and offers less expensive suggestions for a better night's sleep.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: news

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A 48-year-old man, with a history of systemic light-chain amyloidosis and heart failure, presented with snoring during sleep. He underwent sleep examination by portable monitor, which revealed sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) 45.4/h. He started auto-adjusting continuous positive airway pressure (auto-CPAP) treatment. The memory stick of the CPAP machine showed that he used auto-CPAP for an average 5.5  h/night, and that the AHI was 48.3/h. The 4% oxygen desaturation index determined from pulse oximetry was 6.05/h during auto-CPAP treatment.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to examine slow wave activity (SWA), a marker of homeostatic regulation, as a potential mechanism linking sleep disordered breathing (SDB) with executive dysfunction in children. METHODS: Executive function domains of working memory, spatial planning, information processing, and sustained attention were assessed using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) in children (N = 40; 5-12 years) referred for clinical diagnosis of SDB. Polysomnography records of non-snoring, age-matched controls (N = 34) were retrospectively examined for comparison of SWA. Po...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
This study aimed to examine slow wave activity (SWA), a marker of homeostatic regulation, as a potential mechanism linking sleep disordered breathing (SDB) with executive dysfunction in children.MethodsExecutive function domains of working memory, spatial planning, information processing, and sustained attention were assessed using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) in children (N = 40; 5–12 years) referred for clinical diagnosis of SDB. Polysomnography records of non-snoring, age-matched controls (N = 34) were retrospectively examined for comparison of SWA. Powe...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Experts say not to ignore it if you hear your child snoring.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Summary Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a recurrent depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern. In addition to some specific symptoms such as sad mood, low energy or carbohydrate craving, this mood disorder is also characterized by the presence of sleeping problems and alcohol disorders. Interestingly, there is a strong link between alcohol use and sleeping deficits. Although previous studies have focused extensively on the sleep patterns in SAD patients and patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD), no research has yet been conducted on subjects with comorbid SAD and AUD. The aim of this study was to examine the diff...
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Regular Research Paper Source Type: research
In conclusion, several non‐CPAP therapies to treat OSA are currently available.
Source: Respirology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Invited Review Series: Respiratory Sleep Disorders Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) — We could be sitting ourselves to death, reports WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall. Researchers at Columbia University looked at nearly 8,000 middle age and older adults and found they sat on average 11 to 12 hours a days. They also found that sitting for more than 12 hours on a given day increased the risk of death, regardless of how much they exercised. But people who kept periods of sitting to less than 30 minutes had a lower risk of death. This isn’t the first study to find that sitting is dangerous, but it is the largest to link sedentary time with the risk of death. And now some experts co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
Good news, dog lovers: Letting your four-legged friend into the bedroom does not worsen your sleep, according to a new Mayo Clinic study—and it may actually help you rest easier. But before you cuddle up too close, know this: Researchers still caution against snoozing in the same bed. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, included 40 adults, all of whom slept with a dog either in their bed or elsewhere in their bedroom. Both humans and canines wore motion-tracking devices for seven nights, and humans answered questions about their quality of sleep and where their dogs spent the night. The researchers foun...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized animals cats Dog insomnia is my dog ruining my sleep pet health Pets should i sleep with my dog should i sleep with my dog in bed sleep hygiene sleep problems sleep study Source Type: news
A 63-year old male with recently diagnosed paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) was evaluated for suspected sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Sleep history was positive for loud snoring, infrequent snort arousals and an inability to extend sleep duration beyond 6-6.5 hours. Epworth Sleepiness Scale score was 7/24. He was on diltiazem 120 mg daily. Past medical history included impaired fasting glucose, diverticulitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. He was a nonsmoker and did not endorse recreational drug or excessive caffeine/alcohol use.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Images in Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Subjective and objective diagnostic tools revealed that sleep-disordered breathing is a common problem among young adults. PMID: 28877768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
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