Wake up, America: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, Americans aren't very good at separating myths from facts, a new study finds.
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Abstract Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disease. It can cause many serious complications. OSA may increase the risk of hypertension. However, the exact mechanism of OSA causing hypertension is not fully understood. YKL-40/chitinase-3-like protein-1 plays an important role in vascular injury, repair, and generation. We sought to explore the role of YKL-40 in endothelial dysfunction and hypertension in OSA patients. Methods: All subjects were examined by polysomnography (PSG) and the expression of YKL-40 in the plasm of the subjects was measured by luminex. Carotid intima-media thickness ...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS SD decreases learning and memory through damage to the hippocampus. Higher concentrations of orexin-A had a major negative effect on hippocampal neurons via OX1R and PARP-1 through inhibition of the ERK1/2 signaling pathway. PMID: 31002658 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: VAN DEN Berg MJ, Signal TL, Gander PH Abstract Knowledge about cabin crew fatigue associated with ultra-long range (ULR) flights is still limited. Current ULR scheduling for cabin crew is therefore predominantly based on flight crew data. Cabin crews' views on fatigue, and their strategies for mitigating it, have seldom been sought. To better understand the causes and consequences of cabin crew fatigue, semi-structured focus group discussions were held. Thematic analysis was undertaken with data from 25 cabin crew. Participants indicated that the consequences of fatigue are twofold, affecting 1) cabin crew...
Source: Industrial Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Ind Health Source Type: research
Obese people with sleep apnea may live longer with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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Authors: Bilotta F, Giordano G, Pugliese F PMID: 30997176 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Comment to the Editorial by KS Park and EW Kang "Is only fixed positive airway pressure a robust tool for kidney protection in patients with obstructive sleep apnea?" J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar;11(Suppl 3):S480-S482 Authors: Marrone O, Cibella F, Pépin JL, Grote L, Verbraecken J, Saaresranta T, Kvamme JA, Basoglu OK, Lombardi C, McNicholas WT, Hedner J, Bonsignore MR PMID: 30997253 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
According to a 2013 study published in JAMA Psychiatry, one out of seven mothers suffers from postpartum depression (PPD). That’s 14 percent of all new moms. Katherine Stone, founder of Postpartum Progress, makes a good point that more women will suffer from postpartum depression and related illnesses this year than the combined number of new cases for men and women of tuberculosis, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Even though, according to Dr. Ruta Nonacs of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, PPD is the most common comp...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Pregnancy Self-Help Women's Issues Apathy Depressive Episode Postpartum Source Type: blogs
Authors: Kalkbrenner C, Brucher R, Kesztyüs T, Eichenlaub M, Rottbauer W, Scharnbeck D Abstract The current gold standard for assessment of most sleep disorders is the in-laboratory polysomnography (PSG). This approach produces high costs and inconveniences for the patients. An accessible and simple preliminary screening method to diagnose the most common sleep disorders and to decide whether a PSG is necessary or not is therefore desirable. A minimalistic type-4 monitoring system which utilized tracheal body sound and actigraphy to accurately diagnose the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome was previously develo...
Source: GMS German Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ger Med Sci Source Type: research
This study aimed to examine the prevalence of REM-related OSA in narcolepsy patients. Methods From January 2013 to April 2018, 141 adult patients were diagnosed with narcolepsy using nocturnal polysomnography and the multiple sleep latency test. The prevalence of REM-related OSA in narcolepsy patients was retrospectively reviewed. Three criteria were used to determine REM-related OSA: Definition #1, an overall apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥5 and AHI during REM (AHIREM)/AHI during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) (AHINREM) ≥2; Definition #2, an overall AHI ≥5 and AHIREM/AHINREM≥2 and AHINREM
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between sleep problems and suicidal ideation in depressive patients. BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Evidence from diverse settings and populations indicates that sleep problems are associated with...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
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