Sleep problems worsen health-related quality of life and participation during the first 12  months of stroke rehabilitation.

CONCLUSION: Self-reported poor sleep adversely effects post-stroke functional recovery. PMID: 32602376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

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This study showed an association between reduced REM and increased mortality, but it did not demonstrate the cause of the association. REM deprivation could independently contribute to the development of numerous other diseases. The results apply more clearly to older adults, given that the age groups studied averaged in the 50s and 70s. Short REM may also be a marker of a sick or aging brain; less REM sleep has already been tied to a greater risk of dementia. Overall, ensuring adequate REM sleep is important to protecting your long-term health. Getting better sleep in middle age and beyond Maintaining good sleep should re...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Brain and cognitive health Fatigue Memory Sleep Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Eight biased TCM constitutions were closely related to specific diseases, and could be used to guide individualized prevention and treatment. More rigorously designed studies are recommended to further verify the constitution-disease relationship. PMID: 32744037 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: J Tradit Chin Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study will provide a high-quality evidence to evaluate the efficacy and adverse reactions of acupuncture for PSI. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42020157865.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
I’ve been wearing my Fitbit for a couple of years and only remove it when I shower. I use it to track my sleep and its smart alarm wakes me up at the optimal time every morning. With the pocketable Kardia, I regularly check my ECG at home to detect any anomalies. For an in-depth analysis of what my genetic makeup predisposes me to, I had my whole genome sequenced. And I bring relevant data to my general practitioner during my checkups so that we can decide on preventive measures. In short, I’m trying to live like the patient of the future. However, posing as such a patient is not feasible for many among us. ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Lifestyle medicine E-Patients Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Medical Education Personalized Medicine sleep stress food scanner sleep apnea Apple Watch Dr. Vernes Baylor ACLM Source Type: blogs
This study supports a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment of mild OSA. While all people with mild OSA may not need to be treated with CPAP, there are patients who can greatly benefit from it. Treatments may be trial and error until you and your doctor get it right When sleep apnea is mild, treatment recommendations are less clear-cut, and should be determined based on the severity of your symptoms, your preferences, and other co-occurring health problems. Working in conjunction with your doctor, you can try a stepwise approach — if one treatment doesn’t work, you can stop that and try an alternat...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Ear, nose, and throat Sleep Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs
(Spink Health) The study, conducted in Switzerland, found that having multiple sleep-wake disturbances such as sleep-disordered breathing, extreme long or short sleep duration, insomnia and restless leg syndrome independently and significantly increased the risk of a new cardio-cerebrovascular event in the two years following a stroke.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ga OT Abstract Zolpidem is widely used to treat insomnia of older adults despite that few randomized controlled studies were conducted in this group. We systematically reviewed the relevant literature on efficacy/effectiveness and safety of zolpidem use by elderly individuals in relevant databases completed with a manual search of key journals. Studies were required to include individuals aged ≥60 years under intervention with zolpidem compared to placebo or other hypnosedatives. Outcomes were either objectively- or subjectively-assessed improvements in specific sleep parameters and safety for clinical use. T...
Source: Experimental Gerontology - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Exp Gerontol Source Type: research
Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in the general population and may be linked in a bidirectional fashion to stroke, which is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Four major scientific societies established a task force of experts in neurology, stroke, respiratory medicine, sleep medicine and methodology, to critically evaluate the evidence regarding potential links and the impact of therapy. 13 research questions were evaluated in a systematic literature search using a stepwise hierarchical approach: first, systematic reviews and meta-analyses; second, primary studies post-dating the systematic reviews/...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: EAN/ERS/ESO/ESRS statement Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the clinical efficacy of the Governor Vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating acupuncture method plus repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of post-stroke insomnia.MethodsA total of 72 patients with post-stroke insomnia were randomly divided into 2 groups, with 36 cases in each group. The control group received rTMS treatment with a frequency of 1 Hz and a motion threshold value of 90%. The observation group received acupuncture with Governor Vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating method based on the rTMS treatment of the control group. The points were Baihui (GV 20)...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Stroke Interventions:   Behavioral: Digital cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia;   Behavioral: Sleep hygiene information Sponsors:   University of Oxford;   Big Health Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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