Will Science Ever Give Us a Better Night ’s Sleep?

Unraveling the mysteries of sleep might depend on studying the genes of people who don ’t get much.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Sleep Genetics and Heredity Research Brain Ptacek, Louis Fu, Ying-Hui Source Type: news

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Authors: Taylor CR, Dominguez JE, Habib AS Abstract Obesity is a significant global health problem. It results in a higher incidence of complications for pregnant women and their neonates. Cesarean deliveries are more common in obese parturients as well. The increased burden of comorbidities seen in this population, such as obstructive sleep apnea, necessitates antepartum anesthetic consultation. These patients pose unique challenges for the practicing anesthesiologist and may benefit from optimization prior to delivery. Complications from anesthesia and overall morbidity and mortality are higher in this population...
Source: Local and Regional Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Local Reg Anesth Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to ascertain masticatory efficiency by evaluating electromyographic activity in the masseter and temporalis muscles in subjects with sleep bruxism of varying severity, as determined by BiteStrip. Thirty-four subjects with sleep bruxism were divided into two groups: a mild sleep bruxism group with a mean (± standard deviation) age of 31.3 ± 6.2 years (n = 15) and a severe sleep bruxism group with a mean age of 29.8 ± 7.1 years (n = 19). Full-night polysomnography (PSG) was performed in eligible subjects. The linear envelope integral was used to determine masticator...
Source: Archives Italiennes de Biologie - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Arch Ital Biol Source Type: research
(New York University) Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are published in Sleep Health, the journal of the National Sleep Foundation.
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This study included 119 OSA patients who underwent velopharyngeal surgery. Based on the results of postoperative pulse oximetry, the patients were divided into 3 groups: intervention, control, and observation. Patients with oxygen desaturation index (ODI) > 10 and lowest SpO2 
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
DiscussionThere is growing evidence that disruptions in sleep and circadian rhythms may contribute to the maintenance of OCD. Further work is warranted.
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: 10 December 2019Source: Cell Reports, Volume 29, Issue 11Author(s): Seul Ki Lee, Takuma Sonoda, Tiffany M. SchmidtSummaryLight influences various behaviors and physiological processes that occur outside of our conscious perception, including circadian photoentrainment, sleep, and even learning and mood. The M1, melanopsin-expressing, intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) relay a combination of rod/cone and melanopsin signals to drive these functions. However, little is known about how M1 ipRGCs integrate these signals in low light. We measure the dim light response of M1 ipRGCs and ...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Excessive sleeping or taking long naps was tied to an increased risk of having a stroke.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Sleep Stroke Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 -- The risks for incident stroke are increased with long sleep duration, long midday napping, and poor sleep quality, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Neurology. Lue Zhou, M.D., from the Hubei University of...
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What are the Signs of Opioid Use? Opioids are a group of drugs derived naturally from the poppy plant, or are man-made in a laboratory, also known as synthetic opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed to individuals suffering from chronic pain, whether from surgery, a major injury or other health issues. Legally prescribed opioids include morphine, codeine, and oxycodone, while illegal opioids include heroin. It is easy to know if an individual is using opioids if they’ve been prescribed, but it is also important to know the signs of opioid use if it has crossed the line into an addiction. Signs and Symptoms There a...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Painkiller opioid opioids prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescription drug detox prescription drugs prescription medication signs of addiction Source Type: blogs
Improved quality of life seen at three months in those receiving CPAP in addition to standard care
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
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