Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

Type 1 Narcolepsy in anti-Hu antibodies mediated encephalitis: a case report
Type 1 Narcolepsy (NT1) is a central hypersomnia due to an immune hypotalamic hypocretin neurons destruction,[1] with a peak of incidence in childhood.[2] Infrequently, NT1 has been reported in the context of paraneoplastic encephalitis.[3-4] Here we report on an elderly acute onset of symptomatic NT1, related to anti-Hu antibodies. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Maria Vitiello, Elena Antelmi, Fabio Pizza, Emanuela Postiglione, Rosalba Poggi, Rocco Liguori, Giuseppe Plazzi Tags: Video-Clinical Corners Source Type: research

Effect of Kidney Transplantation on Sleep Disordered Breathing in End Stage Renal Disease Patients: A Polysomnographic study
Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is seen at an increased rate in patients suffering from End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). This SDB is multifactorial with associated comorbidities like hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity interplaying with metabolic derangements in the form of uremia, acidosis, and hypervolemia. The renal transplant has been observed to correct most of these metabolic derangements and control progression of co-morbidities. While SDB is highly prevalent among patients in thepre-transplant stage, it remains to be seen whether the beneficial aspects of transplant are extended to improvement in SDB in ESR...
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Sanjiv Mahajan, Kartik Gupta, Sanjeev Sinha, Atul Malhotra, Sandeep Mahajan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Distal muscle activity alterations during the stance phase of gait in restless leg syndrome (RLS) patients
To assess if there is a circadian variation in electromyographical (EMG) muscle activity during gait in restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients and healthy control participants. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Chloe Dafkin, Andrew Green, Benita Olivier, Warrick McKinon, Samantha Kerr Source Type: research

Persistence of deep-tendon reflexes during partial cataplexy
Deep-tendon reflexes are abolished during generalized cataplexy, but whether this is the case in partial cataplexy has remained unknown. Partial cataplexy may mimic other neurologic/psychiatric phenomena, and knowledge of the reflexes status may provide information for differential diagnosis. We assessed whether deep-tendon reflexes are persistent during partial cataplexy. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Lucie Barateau, Fabio Pizza, R égis Lopez, Elena Antelmi, Giuseppe Plazzi, Yves Dauvilliers Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research

Patients with Chronic Insomnia Disorder Have Increased Serum Levels of Neurofilaments, Neuron-Specific Enolase and S100B: Does Organic Brain Damage Exist?
The aims of this study were to investigate whether serum levels of neurofilaments heavy chain (NfH) and light chain (NfL), neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100 calcium binding protein B (S100B): (1) change, (2) alleviate in post-therapy and (3) are associated with sleep quality and cognitive dysfunction, in patients with chronic insomnia disorder (CID). (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Ping Zhang, Cheng-Wen Tan, Gui-Hai Chen, Yi-Jun Ge, Jing Xu, Lan Xia, Fang Wang, Xue-Yan Li, Xiao-Yi Kong Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Night-shift work increases cold pain perception
This study investigates the impact of NSW on cold pain perception considering the impact of mood and sleepiness. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Christoph Pieh, Robert Jank, Christoph Wai ß, Christian Pfeifer, Thomas Probst, Claas Lahmann, Stefan Oberndorfer Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Comparison of two exhaled biomarkers in children with and without sleep disordered breathing
Airway oxidative stress and inflammation are likely to be involved in sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children. We aimed to measure concentrations of 8-isoprostane (8-IsoP) in the exhaled breath condensate (EBC) and exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) in patients with SBD and healthy children, in order to assess the relationship between these two biomarkers, disease severity, and overnight changes. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Mario Barreto, Paolo Montuschi, Melania Evangelisti, Susanna Bonafoni, Manuela Cecili, Rugia Shohreh, Giuseppe Santini, Maria Pia Villa Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty reduces the incidence of cardiovascular complications caused by obstructive sleep apnea: Results from the National Insurance Service Survey 2007 −2014
The objective of this study was to investigate whether uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) reduced the risk of cardiovascular complications for patients with OSA. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Heung Man Lee, Hyo Yeol Kim, Jeffrey D. Suh, Kyung-Do Han, Jin Kook Kim, Young Chang Lim, Seok-Chan Hong, Jae Hoon Cho Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A Randomised Controlled Trial of Bright Light Therapy and Morning Activity for Adolescents and Young Adults with Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder
A randomised controlled trial evaluated bright light therapy and morning activity for the treatment of Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder (DSWPD) in young people. 60 adolescents and young adults (range= 13-24 years, mean= 15.9 ±2.2 y, 63% f) diagnosed with DSWPD were randomised to receive three weeks of post-awakening Green Bright Light Therapy (∼507nm) and Sedentary Activity (sitting, watching TV), Green Bright Light Therapy and Morning Activity (standing, playing motion-sensing videogame), Red Light Therapy (∼643nm ) and Sedentary Activity or Red Light Therapy and Morning Activity. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: C. Richardson, N. Cain, K. Bartel, G. Micic, B. Maddock, M. Gradisar Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Cognitive and behavioral effects of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children: A systematic literature review
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is a common respiratory sleep disorder in children that is believed to adversely affect quality of life and cognition. The purpose of the present systematic review was to obtain evidence of the impact of OSA on children's cognitive/behavioral abilities from primary studies published in MEDLINE/PubMed, LILACS, SciELO, ISI Web of Science, and PsycINFO databases from 2002 to 2016. Of the 649 articles found, only 34 met the eligibility criteria: studies that evaluated cognition, behavior, and/or academic achievement of children meeting clinical criteria for OSA to compare their data to th...
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Thiago da Silva Gusm ão Cardoso, Sabine Pompéia, Mônica Carolina Miranda Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Poor Sleep During Menopause: Results from the Midlife Women ’s Health Study
The objective of this study was to describe the dynamics of poor sleep among participants of the Midlife Women ’s Health Study and to identify risk factors associated with poor sleep during the menopausal transition. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Rebecca L. Smith, Jodi A. Flaws, Megan M. Mahoney Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Occurrence of nocturia is not mediated by nocturnal hypoxia length and severity in patients with sleep-disordered breathing
Nocturia is highly prevalent in subjects with respiratory sleep disturbances (ie obstructive sleep apnea). The aim of our study is to evaluate whether nocturia is associated with intermittent desaturations or hypoxia length and severity in people undergoing polysomnography. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: P. Finamore, S. Scarlata, A. Laudisio, F. Galdi, M.E. Pipita, I. Chiarella, R. Giua, L. Cortese, C. Rivera, R. Antonelli Incalzi Source Type: research

Trazodone for the treatment of insomnia: a meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials
To assess the efficacy and tolerability of trazodone compared with placebo in patients with insomnia. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Xiao-yan Yi, Shi-fen Ni, Mahammad Rasoul Ghadami, Hua-qing Meng, Ming-yan Chen, Li Kuang, Yu-qing Zhang, Li Zhang, Xin-yu Zhou Source Type: research

Prevalence and characteristics of sleep-disordered breathing in familial dysautonomia
Familial dysautonomia (FD) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by impaired development of sensory and afferent autonomic nerves. Untreated sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has been reported to increase the risk of sudden unexpected death in FD. We aimed to describe the prevalence and characteristics of SDB in FD. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Kanwaljit Singh, Jose-Alberto Palma, Horacio Kaufmann, Nataliya Tkachenko, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Christy Spalink, Mikhail Kazachkov, Sanjeev V. Kothare Source Type: research

Association of sleep habits with behavior problems and resilience of 6- to 7-year-old children: results from the A-CHILD study
Childhood sleep habits are associated with mental health development; however, little is known about the impact of irregular bedtimes on the mental health of early school-aged children. The aims of this study were to examine the effect of weekday sleep habits (varying bedtimes depending on the night of the week and later than 22:00 h. bedtime) on behavior problems, prosocial behavior, and resilience of children aged 6 –7 years. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Satomi Doi, Takeo Fujiwara, Manami Ochi, Aya Isumi, Tsuguhiko Kato Source Type: research

Gender-specific independent and combined dose –response association of napping and night sleep duration with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Chinese rural adults: the RuralDiab study
The aim of this study was to explore the independent and combined dose –response association of napping and night sleep duration with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among different genders in Chinese rural population. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Ruihua Liu, Yuqian Li, Zhenxing Mao, Xiaotian Liu, Haiqing Zhang, Kaili Yang, Honglei Zhang, Runqi Tu, Xinling Qian, Jingjing Jiang, Ronghai Bie, Chongjian Wang Source Type: research

Characteristics of napping in community-dwelling insomnia patients
We aimed to determine napping characteristics of community-dwelling patients with insomnia disorder (ID) compared to characteristics of normal controls (NC), and to examine the effect of napping on nocturnal sleep. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Kwang Ho Jang, Jung Hie Lee, Seong Jae Kim, Hyo Jeong Kwon Source Type: research

RBD: a red flag for cognitive impairment in Parkinson ’s disease?
The increasing evidence indicates that there is a strong association between rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and Parkinson ’s disease - cognitive impairment (PD-CI). Numerous longitudinal and cross-sectional studies have shown that RBD may be an important risk factor and predictor of Parkinson’s disease – mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI) and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD), which may be explained by associa tion of mechanisms between RBD and PD-CI including neurotransmitter alterations, genetic mutation, neuroinflammation, alpha-synuclein inclusion, abnormal cerebral metabolism...
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 4, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Yiqi Lin, Shengdi Chen Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Insomnia and Complementary Medicine Use in Children: Results of a National Survey
Sleep difficulties are a serious health problem in children, and interest in using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to treat sleep is growing. We aimed to identify: a) the prevalence of sleep difficulties in children, and b) the prevalence and patterns of CAM use among children with trouble sleeping. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 4, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Ezra M. Cohen, Michelle L. Dossett, Darshan H. Mehta, Roger B. Davis, Yvonne C. Lee Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Joint effects of OSA and self-reported sleepiness on incident CHD and stroke
Although excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and both EDS and OSA have separately been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), their joint association with CVD risk is unknown. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Rachel P. Ogilvie, Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, Conrad Iber, Sanjay R. Patel, Pamela L. Lutsey Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Exploring Sleep Quality of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Disruptive Behaviors
and purpose: Sleep disturbances in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are common and may impair daytime functioning and add to parental burden. In this well characterized sample of young children with ASD and disruptive behaviors, we examine the association of age and IQ in sleep disturbances using the Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire modified for ASD (CSHQ-ASD). We also test whether children with poor sleep have greater daytime behavioral problems than those with better sleep. Finally, we examine whether parental stress is higher in children with greater disruptive behaviors and sleep disturbances. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Cynthia R. Johnson, Tristam Smith, Alexandra DeMand, Luc Lecavalier, Victoria Evans, Matthew Gurka, Naomi Swiezy, Karen Bearss, Lawrence Scahill Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research

Childhood sleep and adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): evidence of associations in a UK birth cohort
/Background: Sleep abnormalities are characteristic of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as ‘ME’), but it is not known whether sleep might be a causal risk factor for CFS/ME. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Simon M. Collin, Tom Norris, Paul Gringras, Peter S. Blair, Kate Tilling, Esther Crawley Source Type: research

Restless legs syndrome: A rarity in the Nigerian pregnant population?
The prevalence of RLS in pregnancy is higher when compared with the general population however it remains unknown among indigenous black Africans. Available data indicate that RLS is uncommon in sub-Saharan Africa. We embarked on this study to determine the prevalence and characteristics of RLS in an antenatal clinic sample of Nigerian pregnant women compared with a primary care sample of non-pregnant women. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Michael B. Fawale, Ismaila I. Alani, Abubakar A. Kullima, Morenikeji A. Komolafe, Omotade A. Ijarotimi, Samuel Anu Olowookere, Rotimi Oluyombo, Tewogbade Adeoye Adedeji Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Prevalence of restless legs syndrome in Parkinson ’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson ’s disease (PD) are common neurological disorders that respond to dopaminergic therapy. RLS prevalence among people with PD varies widely (0-38%) in the literature, complicating efforts to understand whether the two diseases might be associated. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Xinglong Yang, Bin Liu, Hao Shen, Shimei Li, Quanzhen Zhao, Ran An, Fayun Hu, Hui Ren, Yanming Xu, Zhong Xu Source Type: research

The Effect of Light Exposure on Insomnia anssd Nocturnal Movement in Parkinson ’s Disease:An Open Label, Retrospective, Longitudinal Study
Insomnia, hypersomnia and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RSBD) during sleep are major problems for patients suffering from Parkinson ’s disease (PD) but they are also used to predict its onset. While these secondary symptoms detract from the quality of life in PD patients, few treatment options are available due to limited efficacy or risk of complicating the treatment regimen. Light therapy (LT) has been suggested as a strateg y for sleep disorders but it has only been implemented recently for use in PD. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Jessica T. Martino, Christopher B. Freelance, Gregory L. Willis Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Candidate Gene Analysis in the S ão Paulo Epidemiologic Sleep Study (EPISONO) Shows an Association of Variant in PDE4D and Sleepiness
This study explored the associations between subjective sleepiness and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in candidate genes within oxidative stress, inflammatory and neuronal pathways, which may contribute to sleepiness and downstream cardiovascular disease risk: Cytochrome B-245, Alpha Polypeptide (CYBA), Cytochrome B-245, Beta Polypeptide (CYBB), Neutrophil Cytosolic Factor (NCF2), Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha (TNFA) and Phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D). (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 12, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Victoria M. Pak, Diego R. Mazzotti, Brendan T. Keenan, Camila Hirotsu, Philip Gehrman, Lia Bittencourt, Allan I. Pack, Sergio Tufik Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A personal reminiscence of Michel Jouvet: the poet of paradoxical sleep
Others will surely write about the scientific accomplishments of Michel Jouvet, his appointments to many scientific academies, his time in the French underground movement during World War II, as well as the awards he received from around the world. However, I would like to present another side of one of the great figures of our time. He was born in Lons-le-Saunier, a town in the eastern part of  France, and died in Villeurbanne, which borders Lyon. Michel Jouvet's teenage years were spent under Nazi occupation. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 11, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Christian Guilleminault Source Type: research

Sex-specific associations between extreme sleep duration and prevalence of cardio-cerebral vascular disease: a community-based cross-sectional study
Most previous studies on sleep duration and cardio-cerebral vascular disease (CCVD) association have not adequately controlled for many confounders. The current study prospectively examined the association of sleep duration with CCVD prevalence in a Chinese community population; cardiovascular risk factors, chronic diseases, and sleep quality were taken into consideration. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Juzhong Ke, Xianfeng Zhou, Hua Qiu, Siyu Yu, Kang Wu, Xinyi Rui, Xiaonan Wang, Xiaolin Liu, Tao Lin, Xiaonan Ruan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sleep-disordered breathing is associated with disturbed cardiac repolarization in patients with a coronary artery bypass graft surgery
This study evaluates cardiac repolarization in patients with and without SDB who underwent CABG. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Christina Schmidleitner, Michael Arzt, Maria Tafelmeier, Sarah Ripfel, Miriam Fauser, Teresa Weizenegger, Bernhard Fl örchinger, Daniele Camboni, Sigrid Wittmann, Florian Zeman, Christof Schmid, Lars S. Maier, Stefan Wagner, Christoph Fisser Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Stridor combined with other sleep breathing disorders in multiple system atrophy: A tailored treatment?
To determine the frequency of sleep breathing disorders in multiple systemic atrophy (MSA, combining Parkinsonism, cerebellar syndrome and dysautonomia) and evaluate the benefit/tolerance of various modes of ventilation. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Saleheddine Rekik, Francis Martin, Pauline Dodet, Stefania Redolfi, Smaranda Leu-Semenescu, Jean-Christophe Corvol, David Grabli, Isabelle Arnulf Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sleep Disturbance as a Predictor of Time to Drug and Alcohol Use Treatment in Primary Care
Sleep Disturbances (SDs) are a symptom common to mental health disorders (MHD) and substance use disorders (SUD). We aimed to identify the value of SD as a predictor for subsequent treatment of illicit drug and alcohol use disorders (SUDs) in primary care and relative to the predictive value of mental health disorders (MHDs). (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Lisa R. Fortuna, Benjamin Cook, Michelle V. Porche, Ye Wang, Ana Maria Amaris, Margarita Alegria Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Profiling insomnia using subjective measures: where are we and where  are we going
Over the last decades, significant advances have been made in the conceptualization, diagnosis and treatment of insomnia [1]. Despite this progress, the “gold standard” for diagnosing insomnia is still a comprehensive clinical interview. Moreover, subjective and objective tools are available to evaluate multiple aspects of insomnia experience [2]. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Daniel Ruivo Marques, Vanda Clemente, Ana Allen Gomes, Maria Helena Pinto de Azevedo Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Differences in sleep problems between Japanese and Chinese preschoolers: a cross-cultural comparison within the Asian region
Previous studies have performed cross-cultural comparisons of differences in childhood sleep problems between Asian and Western countries. However, whether such differences can be observed among Asian countries remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate differences in the pattern of sleep problems between Japanese and Chinese preschoolers. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Michio Takahashi, Guanghai Wang, Masaki Adachi, Fan Jiang, Yanrui Jiang, Manabu Saito, Kazuhiko Nakamura Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Alcohol and the risk of sleep apnoea: A systematic review and meta-analysis
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between alcohol consumption and risk of sleep apnoea in adults. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Evangelia Simou, John Britton, Jo Leonardi-Bee Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Profiling insomnia using subjective measures: Where are we and where are we going
Over the last decades, significant advances have been made in the conceptualization, diagnosis and treatment of insomnia [1]. Despite this progress, the “gold standard” for diagnosing insomnia is still a comprehensive clinical interview. Moreover, subjective and objective tools are available to evaluate multiple aspects of insomnia experience [2]. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Daniel Ruivo Marques, Vanda Clemente, Ana Allen Gomes, Maria Helena Pinto de Azevedo Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Sleep Duration on Workdays or Non-workdays and Cardiac-cerebral Vascular Diseases in Southern China
This study aimed to assess the relationship between sleep duration on work or non-workdays and myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke in Southern China. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Lihua Hu, Bing Zhang, Wei Zhou, Xiao Huang, Chunjiao You, Juxiang Li, Kui Hong, Ping Li, Yanqing Wu, Qinhua Wu, Zengwu Wang, Runlin Gao, Huihui Bao, Xiaoshu Cheng Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Sleep disturbances and later cognitive status: A multi-centre study
To investigate the associations between sleep disturbances in mid-life and late-life and late-life cognitive status. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Shireen Sindi, Lena Johansson, Johan Skoog, Alexander Darin Mattsson, Linnea Sj öberg, Hui-Xin Wang, Laura Fratiglioni, Jenni Kulmala, Hilkka Soininen, Alina Solomon, Boo Johansson, Ingmar Skoog, Miia Kivipelto, Ingemar Kåreholt Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Flow cytometry analysis of T-cell subsets in cerebrospinal fluid of narcolepsy type 1 patients with long-lasting disease
Type 1 narcolepsy (NT1) is a central hypersomnia linked to the destruction of hypocretin-producing neurons. A great body of genetic and epidemiological data points to likely autoimmune disease aetiology. Recent reports have characterized peripheral blood T-cell subsets in NT1, whereas data regarding the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) immune cell composition are lacking. The current study aimed to characterize the T-cell and NK-cell subsets in NT1 patients with long disease course. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 3, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Monica Moresco, Mariangela Lecciso, Darina Ocadlikova, Marco Filardi, Silvia Melzi, Birgitte Rahbek Kornum, Elena Antelmi, Fabio Pizza, Emmanuel Mignot, Antonio Curti, Giuseppe Plazzi Source Type: research

Actigraphy data in pediatric research: The role of sleep diaries
When assessing children ’s sleep using actigraphy, researchers usually rely on a sleep diary completed by a parent as an aid in scoring actigraphic data. However, parental non-adherence in completing the sleep diary may significantly reduce the amount of available data. The current study examined the agreement between ac tigraphic data scored with and without a sleep diary in order to evaluate the impact of not using a sleep diary when studying children’s sleep with actigraphy. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 2, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Émilie Tétreault, Marie-Ève Bélanger, Annie Bernier, Julie Carrier Source Type: research

The journal year in review
First, I send my very best wishes and Season's Greetings to all of you who have contributed toward the growth and further development of Sleep Medicine. I acknowledge with gratitude the valiant efforts of the reviewers, field, section, and associated editors, the rest of the editorial board members, the contributors and readers as well as the Elsevier publishing staff in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Exeter, England and the editorial assistant in Edison, New Jersey, USA. I am also grateful to Peter Bakker, the Publishing Director of the Journal at Elsevier in Amsterdam who has been very supportive of all my efforts over the ...
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 1, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Sudhansu Chokroverty Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 1, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research

Acknowledgement to Reviewers
The success of a scientific journal depends on the quality review of manuscripts in a timely fashion. Each manuscript submitted to Sleep Medicine is reviewed by two, and sometimes three, reviewers. Many revised manuscripts are returned to the reviewers for further comment. I am most grateful to all those who have provided the excellent, thorough, and detailed reviews which have helped the authors to enhance the quality of their papers. The journal has been the ultimate beneficiary of these thoughtful reviews from so many distinguished sleep scientists and clinicians. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - January 1, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research

In memoriam Michel Jouvet 1925 –2017
One of the great pioneers in sleep research, Michel Jouvet passed away in Villeurbanne (Rhone), France on October 3rd, 2017 at the age of 91. He grew out of the great tradition of experimental medicine from Claude Bernard that inspired Jouvet's scientific  approach. Born in Lons-Le-Saunier (Jura), France in 1925, Jouvet studied medicine at the Faculte de Medicine, now l’Université Claude Bernard, in Lyon and later became the Director of the Laboratoire de Médicine Expérimentale there in 1966 while also Chief of the Clinical Neurophysiology serv ice at the Hôpital Neurologique from 1963...
Source: Sleep Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Barbara E. Jones Source Type: research

Children ’s Sleep Problems are Associated with Poorer Student-Teacher Relationship Quality
The objective of this study was to examine whether child-rated tot al sleep problems or specific sleep problem domains (bedtime problems, nighttime problems, or daytime sleepiness) were associated with teacher-rated student-teacher closeness and conflict after controlling for student mental health symptoms known to be associated with both greater sleep problems and poorer student-teacher relationship quality. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Alex S. Holdaway, Stephen P. Becker Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

In Memoriam Michel Jouvet 1925-2017
Michel Jouvet 1925-2017. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Barbara E. Jones Source Type: research

Restless Legs Syndrome “Patient Odyssey” Survey of Disease Burden on Patient and Spouses/Partners
Restless Legs Syndrome has been shown to impact quality of life using standardized scales, typically from tertiary referral centers. Little data exists that has evaluated specific life adaptation required by RLS patients, and no survey has ever looked at the impact of RLS on family members. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: William Ondo Source Type: research

Cognitive Mechanisms of Sleep Outcomes in a Randomized Clinical Trial of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
In a randomized clinical trial, to investigate the role of sleep-related cognitive variables in the long-term efficacy of an online, fully automated cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for insomnia (Sleep Healthy Using the Internet [SHUTi]). (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Philip I. Chow, Karen Ingersoll, Frances P. Thorndike, Holly R. Lord, Linda Gonder-Frederick, Charles M. Morin, Lee M. Ritterband Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A comparative study of methods for automatic detection of rapid eye movement abnormal muscular activity in narcolepsy
To evaluate rapid eye movement (REM) muscular activity in narcolepsy by applying five algorithms to electromyogram (EMG) recordings, and to investigate its value for narcolepsy diagnosis. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Alexander Neergaard Olesen, Matteo Cesari, Julie Anja Engelhard Christensen, Helge Bjarup Dissing Sorensen, Emmanuel Mignot, Poul Jennum Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Mortality and use of psychotropic medication in sleep apnoea patients: a population-wide register-based study
This study aimed to evaluate all-cause mortality in relation to the use of benzodiazepines, antidepressants and antipsychotics in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients and matched controls. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Poul Jennum, Lone Baandrup, Philip T ønnesen, Rikke Ibsen, Jakob Kjellberg Source Type: research