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ResMed Elects Karen Drexler to its Board of Directors
A champion of women in leadership, Drexler brings wealth of experience at both commercial-stage and start-up medtech and healthcare companies Also at annual meeting of shareholders, long-serving Director Chris Roberts announced his retirement SAN DIE... Devices, Personnel ResMed, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are our dreams trying to tell us something – or should we sleep on it? | Oliver Burkeman
Night after night, elaborately crazy stories plant themselves in your mind through no choice of your own. Don ’t tell me something intriguing isn’t going onWhat are dreams for? It ’s one of those bottomless questions where the answer tells you mainly about the person doing the answering. Those who pride themselves on being hard-headed and scientific will say they’re meaningless nonsense or, at best, some kind of boring but essential process forconsolidating the memories of the day. Those who think of themselves as spiritual, meanwhile, will insist they ’re messages from beyond. Yet the hard-he...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Burkeman Tags: Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Sleep Source Type: news

Are you anemic? It may be bedbugs
(Natural News) Let’s get this out of the way: Bedbugs are disgusting. But while they don’t transmit diseases, these parasitic insects can cause severe anemia. Aside from causing annoying and itchy bites on your skin, people who have a bedbug infestation might suffer from emotional distress and sleep deprivation. Within the last couple of years,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between nonmedical use of prescription drugs and sleep quality in a large college student sample - Alamir YA, Zullig KJ, Wen S, Montgomery-Downs H, Kristj ánsson AL, Misra R, Zhang J.
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Poor sleep and nonmedical use (NMU) of prescription drugs (NMUPD) are both common among college students. Since lack of sleep adversely influences academic performance, this study examined the association between NMUPD and subjective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alzheimer's found to be a side effect of obstructive sleep apnea, study finds
(Natural News) People with obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This is due to the fact that those with this potentially serious sleep disorder have higher levels of amyloid beta, the peptides that have been strongly implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. This was the conclusion the researchers behind a compelling new study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Navigating Graduate School with a Mental Illness
Psychologist Deborah Serani, Psy.D, was working with a young man who was struggling with a severe bout of social anxiety and chronic depression during his first trimester of grad school. Interacting with his classmates and giving presentations were excruciating. He considered dropping out. This is understandable. Grad school is hard enough. When you have a mental illness, it can feel impossible. Thankfully, it’s not. Below, three psychologists shared their suggestions for success. Learn about your mental illness. Working with a therapist can help you better understand your condition and yourself. What’s also he...
Source: Psych Central - November 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Self-Help Stress Students grad students Graduate School Graduate Students Mental Health Mental Illness Self Care self-compassion success Source Type: news

High stress, lack of sleep, low school performance, and suicide attempts are associated with high energy drink intake in adolescents - Kim SY, Sim S, Choi HG.
This study aimed to evaluate the associ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association between sleep disturbance and new-onset subjective knee pain in Great East Japan Earthquake survivors: a prospective cohort study in the Miyagi prefecture - Hagiwara Y, Sekiguchi T, Sugawara Y, Yabe Y, Koide M, Itaya N, Yoshida S, Sogi Y, Tsuchiya M, Tsuji I, Itoi E.
This study aimed to determine whether sociopsychological factors, such as sleep disturbance and psychological distress, influenced ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Study shows therapy improves quality of life in people who have sleep apnea
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy improves quality of life measures in people who have obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jon Ronson webchat – post your questions now!
The journalist and screenwriter has hunted UFOs with Robbie Williams, hung out with secret US army battalions and played keyboards for Frank Sidebottom. He ’ll be around to answer your questions onWednesday 15 November at 2pm.3.03pmGMTID7573131 asks:On occasions when I can ’t sleep, I listen to you, usuallyJon Ronson On. I ’m practically word-perfect. Your voice has a cosy, comforting sound, and the quality of your thinking has a way of making the world seem less unsettling in the difficult 2-4am slot. What do you do when you can’t sleep? What or who reassures you? Is there anyone whose way of think...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Books Jon Ronson Culture Journalism Stage Film Media Psychology Source Type: news

Heart attack risk: Sleep deprivation linked to poor cardiovascular health
HEART disease risk could be increased by not getting enough sleep, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Stress Can Impact Sleep
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Stress Can Impact Sleep
-- Too much stress may make it difficult to fall asleep or stay that way. The National Sleep Foundation says your body may be offering clues that there's too much stress in your life. Among them: Your mind continues to race after your head hits... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Stress Can Impact Sleep
Title: Health Tip: Stress Can Impact SleepCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - November 15, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Whatever You Think You Know About Napping. Maybe You Should Sleep On It.
Myths about napping abound. But what is true? One sleep expert weighs in, and most of the research backs him up. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Nurses stretched to 'breaking point' over pay, finds RCN survey
Many nurses have struggled to pay bills, missed rent or mortgage payments and say they cannot sleep at night due to money worries, reveals a major survey by the Royal College of Nursing, which paints a stark picture of the personal financial pressures weighing on the profession. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Alzheimer's: Managing sleep problems
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep deprived older women at greater heart disease risk
Older women who try to make up for their sleep debts on weekends are at an elevated risk of developing heart disease, according to a University of California, San Francisco study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and high blood pressure
An app called Cardiogram tracks the body's heart rate and can alert a patient of abnormalities. It can detect sleep apnea with 90 percent accuracy and hypertension with 82 percent accuracy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's the new craze of forest bathing?
One army veteran suffering from PTSD says Forest Bathing is helping him sleep. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Cardiogram's AI, Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea, hypertension, study shows
A new study showed that Cardiogram ’s deep neural network technology, called DeepHeart, can detect hypertension and sleep apnea. The study was recently presented at the American Heart Association.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital media adversely affects children and adolescents twice as much as adults because their brain and eyes are still developing, according to a review of several studies
(Natural News) It looks like as time passes by, parents are becoming more lenient when it comes to monitoring gadget use by their children. However, according to a study, adolescents can experience sleep disruption from electronic screens. Because the brains, sleep patterns, and eyes of children and adolescents are still developing, they are more vulnerable to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers reveal new insights into why sleep is good for our memory
(University of York) Researchers at the University of York have shed new light on sleep's vital role in helping us make the most of our memory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pittsburgh have received a four-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop enhanced infrared light technology (infrared neuromodulation) for potentially treating a variety of diseases, including cardiac arrhythmias, high and low blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea and diarrhea, one of the leading killers of children worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What to eat for a perfect night ’s sleep
Five foods can help you get better sleep, according to National Geographic  Food - but they might not be the ones you expect as the list includes divisive Marmite and turkey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Sleep Makes Bad Memories Harder To Forget
New research presented at Neuroscience 2017 helps explain why sleep makes negative memories come back in vivid detail even when we've tried to forget them. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Human responses to wave slamming vibration on a polar supply and research vessel - Omer H, Bekker A.
A polar supply and research vessel is pre-disposed to wave slamming which has caused complaints among crew and researchers regarding interference with sleep, equipment use and research activities. The present work undertook to survey passenger claims of sl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

REM sleep behavior disorder: diagnosis, clinical implications, and future directions - St Louis EK, Boeve BF.
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is diagnosed by a clinical history of dream enactment accompanied by polysomnographic rapid eye movement sleep atonia loss (rapid eye movement sleep without atonia). Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A feasibility randomized controlled crossover trial of home-based warm footbath to improve sleep in the chronic phase of traumatic brain injury - von Gaudecker JR.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

A feasibility randomized controlled crossover trial of home-based warm footbath to improve sleep in the chronic phase of traumatic brain injury - Chiu HY, Lin EY, Chiu HT, Chen PY.
INTRODUCTION: Sleep disturbance is a common complaint after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a home-based warm footbath intervention on sleep in patients with TBI. METHODS: This was a randomized cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Can't trust your eyes or your memory? Maybe your brain cells are tired new study shows being tired disrupts cellular communication in the brain
(Natural News) Do you ever find yourself out of sorts when you’ve had an all-nighter? If you’re often spacing out or if you’re suffering from eye strain, tired brain cells might be to blame. According to a recent study, which is the first of its kind, sleep deprivation can disrupt the brain cells’ ability to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Investigation - the Terrible State of Primary Healthcare Centres
[Premium Times] Grace Diashe says has not had a sound sleep since November last year when she started work as a nurse at a rural health centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Long Do Late Preterm Infants Need Supplemental Feedings?
Discussion Premature infants have many problems to overcome because they just aren’t ready to live outside the uterine environment. Late premature infants are defined as birth between 34 0/7 weeks and 36 6/7 weeks gestation. In the U.S. this gestational age accounts for ~70% of all preterm births or ~300,000 births/year. Late preterm infants can have delayed oral feeding skills and failure to thrive along with increased hospital readmissions. Breastfeeding can be difficult as infants can have poor coordination and poor tone, along with decreased lactation in the mother. Learning Point Weight gain lags behind intraut...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Inhaler for insomniacs? Inventor of cannabis inhaler says users wake up refreshed
(Natural News) No matter what timezone you’re in, each night millions of people struggle with insomnia. However, ICANSLEEP, a cannabis inhaler, can be the answer to this sleep disorder. The product, which looks like an inhaler, can allegedly help you fall asleep in 10 minutes or less, claims the ICANSLEEP’s inventor. When used, the cannabis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studying sleep's profound and extensive effects on brain function
(Society for Neuroscience) Although the general benefits of a good night's sleep are well established, one-third of American adults do not get a sufficient amount of sleep. Recent research sheds new light on the extensive effects of sleep on the brain, as well as the harms caused by sleep loss. The studies were presented at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Sleeping soundly and seizure-free
After years of dealing with nighttime seizures, an Illinois man found the relief he sought after Mayo Clinic surgeons precisely mapped the source of his seizures. Evan Bachtold's wife, Rachel, used to be afraid of going to sleep. Lying next to her husband, who had epilepsy, each sound he uttered and every move he made [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

SleepScore Labs launches bedside sleep monitor to consumers
SleepScore Labs — a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors — has announced a new non-contact sleep improvement device available for consumer purchase. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
A longitudinal study of cognitively normal older adults shows that biomarkers of increased amyloid burden increased over time in those with sleep apnea and in proportion to the severity of the condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study says sleep disorder may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease - Alzheimer ’s Society comments
Disordered breathing during sleep is linked to a key hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's down the road. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Seniors' Health, Sleep Apnea (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skimping on sleep will cost you your waistline; new study claims we not only eat more to fight fatigue, we eat higher calorie foods as well
(Natural News) Not getting enough sleep at night means you’ll wake up the next day tired and out of sorts. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also cause weight gain? A study by researchers from King’s College London has revealed that if you sleep less than the required seven hours every night, you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 -- If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's down the road. So claims a new study that has linked sleep apnea with an increase in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep apnea is linked to Alzheimer's disease, study finds
A study from New York found that those with sleep apnea are at a higher risk of  developing Alzheimer's disease due to build up of a toxic protein in the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Obstructive sleep apnea linked to higher Alzheimer's risk
Severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with higher levels of amyloid beta, the peptide involved in cerebral plaque buildup in Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
Title: Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - November 10, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease
(American Thoracic Society) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New wake-promoting node pinpointed in brain
(Emory Health Sciences) Neurologists had suspected that a component of the 'ascending arousal system' could be found in this part of the brain for more than 100 years. In mice, activating this region using targeted chemical genetic techniques resulted in prolonged wakefulness during the animals' normal sleep periods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your internal body clock may be able to heal you
Circadian rhythms control your sleep and wake cycles as well as guide essential bodily functions including metabolism, blood pressure and even the individual cell-level work done by your genes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep
The belief that we have insomnia may disrupt physical and emotional health regardless of whether we sleep well or poorly, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news