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: Jacob JE, Cherian A, Gopakumar K, Iype T, Yohannan DG, Divya KP Abstract Chaotic analysis is a relatively novel area in the study of physiological signals. Chaotic features of electroencephalogram have been analyzed in various disease states like epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, sleep disorders, and depression. All these diseases have primary involvement of the brain. Our study examines the chaotic parameters in metabolic encephalopathy, where the brain functions are involved secondary to a metabolic disturbance. Our analysis clearly showed significant lower values for chaotic parameters, correlation dimensi...
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Conclusions This study demonstrates that severe OSA patients have cortical impairments which are likely contributing to their reduced knee extensors strength and endurance. Both cortical impairments and neuromuscular function are not improved after 8 wk of CPAP treatment.
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Isn't that a good question? I think it's to relieve the guilt on the part of the visitor, not anything for the patient. My last post was Wednesday. Thursday, both of his daughter, son, his wife and 3 of 4 kids came to visit. My sister, her hubby, my brother, his wive and 2 kids came. It was a complete total zoo.....and NOT what he needed that day.But I can't deny them. I can't tell them this is not a good time. So I let groups of 4 in at a time. UGH!His son, the PharmD - the guy who has a doctorate in pharmacology, acted like I didn't exist. Seriously! He told his dad that ...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in insular cortex metabolites and the correlation with clinical manifestations in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA). Lateral insular metabolite levels were measured and relevant ratios were calculated in OSA patients and healthy individuals, including N-acetyl aspartate/creatine (NAA/Cr), choline/creatine (Cho/Cr), inositol/creatine (Ins/Cr), glutamate compound/creatine (Glx/Cr), N-acetyl aspartate/choline (NAA/Cho), and lactic acid (Lac). Participants’ scores on the Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA), the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD), the Pittsbu...
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Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: J Sleep Res 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...
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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...
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