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Pensioner suffering from rare medical condition endures three years of sleepless nights because she hears How Much is that Doggie in the Window? on a loop in her head

Susan Root, 63, from Essex, suffers from a form of tinnitus where music plays constantly in her head - meaning she struggles to sleep and sometimes cannot hear others speak.
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Authors: Pirec V Abstract This case report describes a primipara without documented psychiatric history prior to complicated delivery. Onset of severe insomnia and anxiety was right after childbirth but not treated. Obsessive thinking pattern became more prominent. The patient became depressed and sought psychiatric help four months after delivery. Insomnia was then treated pharmacologically. Anxiety and depression persisted, suicidal ideation emerged, and the patient became confused, indecisive, overwhelmed, and delusional regarding her child's health. Medications for depression and anxiety were started six months...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The HBI considers both hypoxia duration and severity during sleep. It may have potential value in predicting the clinical outcomes of OSA based on its correlation with ESS scores and morning blood pressure as well as its independent association with the prevalence of CVDs, whereas the AHI is not significantly associated with CVD prevalence. PMID: 29676667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
(Natural News) Because of various technological advances, we now have gadgets and devices that can help us track anything from our heartbeat to our sleep patterns. Now, researchers from Tufts University have unveiled a new sensor that can be worn on teeth and records what a person eats or drinks in one day. The sensor can be...
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The coming of spring always feels like a time of renewal and awakening. People often use it as a reason to spring clean their homes and offices, making things feel fresh, clean and new. Reorganizing all your closets, cupboards, and drawers can help you feel re-energized in the moment, but don’t dismiss or neglect your mind — that needs a clean up, too. A cleanup of your mind can really help you feel like you are starting the spring season with a clean slate, and a de-cluttered brain. If you are looking for a fresh start, begin by doing a little less spring cleaning of your closets and more spring cleaning of yo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Exercise & Fitness Habits Happiness Health-related LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Self-Help Sleep Stress Breathing Exercise declutter Meditation Productivity Relaxation stress reduction Vitamin Deficiency Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurposeObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased levels of systemic inflammatory markers, increased arterial stiffness, and endothelial dysfunction, which may lead to increased cardiovascular risk. We aimed to quantify the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on cardiovascular biomarkers and to establish predictors of response to CPAP.MethodsWe searched PubMed and the Cochrane Library from inception to May 31, 2017. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy of CPAP on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor- alpha (...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe Bahasa Malaysia version of SBQ is a valid tool for the identification of OSA. It is useful to detect patients at risk for further investigation and management.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research
A unique track at this year’s Health 2.0 Fall Conference is a SleepTech Summit focusing on innovations that enhance or improve a person’s ability to achieve a quicker, longer, and more refreshing sleep. As part of the main exhibit hall, s...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Medicine Neurology OTC Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
Conclusion There are few studies with polysomnography for the evaluation of patients with sleep disorders caused by tinnitus. This shows the need for more studies on this subject. [...] Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Have you ever heard a high pitched buzzing or ringing in your ears but nothing around you is the cause? Then you have experienced something called tinnitus. The incidence of tinnitus peaks between 60 and 69 but it can happen at any age. A recent study of 170 students aged 11 - 17 revealed an astoundingly high level of tinnitus at 55%. This is a sign that these adolescents are at serious risk for developing hearing loss as young adults. Some 50 million US adults have reported having tinnitus. Sixteen million had it frequently while 2 to 3 million have tinnitus severe enough to be d...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
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