Sleep - Disordered Breathing Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction
Hypoxemia and sleepiness associated with cognitive deficits, with strongest effect in APOE - ε 4 carriers
CONCLUSION: Except for the STOP-BANG questionnaire, subjective evaluation of sleepiness, sleep quality, perception of onset, and total sleep time are not important parameters for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, which reinforces the need for an active search for better management of these patients.
(Reuters Health) - Hospital patients get a lot less sleep, wake up more frequently during the night, and rise earlier in the morning than they would in bed at home, a Dutch study suggests.
The device, which you breathe through normally, keeps the airway open during sleep to prevent sleep apnoea, a condition that causes snoring. But would you try it?
HOW TO get to sleep in a heatwave: The UK ’s record summer heatwave is expected to continue into August. But while sun worshippers rejoice, those who struggle to get a good night’s rest in hot weather may be wondering how to get their forty winks over the next few weeks.
The heat and humidity are now on the rise again after a quite pleasant respite. But the last heatwave was exceedingly uncomfortable and prompted an examination of just how miserable Mid-Atlantic summers can be. My own weather equipment, in Marshall VA, showed the maximum heat index —a weighted combination of temperature and humidity that’s akin to heat stress—topped out at an astounding 125°F late in the afternoon of July 3.This wasn ’t a nationwide event, unlike the dust-bowl summers of 1934 and 1936. Instead, as shown on climatologist Roy Spencer’sblog, the unusual heat was rather circum...
In the first 10 days of July, at least 10 drugmakers and biotechnology companies raised prices on at least 20 brand-name medicines, a review of pricing data from Rx Savings Solutions and Bloomberg Intelligence shows. The increases, for medications for cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and liver disease, were generally each less than 10 percent. But the price of one little-prescribed sleep aid was raised by more than 700 percent. (Robert Langreth and Cynthia Koons, Bloomberg News)
CONCLUSION: After concussion, irritability and impulsivity may be more likely than headaches in overweight and obese patients. There was no difference in recovery time between obese and healthy-weight teens. These findings may have importance in the evaluation, treatment, and anticipatory guidance of patients with concussions. PMID: 30005723 [PubMed - in process]
This study is especially thought-provoking, given that more and more people are taking medications with depression or suicidal thoughts as possible side effects. The CDC just released updated data showing a troubling recent rise in suicide rates, and that 54% of those who die from suicide do not have a known mental health disorder, so this is an important public health issue. That said, it is important to note: in this study, people who used these medications were more likely to be widowed and have chronic health problems, both of which are associated with a higher risk of depression. And many (but not all) of these medica...
Wulf R össler, Jules Angst, Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Helene Haker, Sofian Berrouiguet, Mariam Ujeyl, Nicholas Glozier, Michael P. Hengartner
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. Patients could also lower their risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this dessert treat.