Category Archives: Sleep Disorders

CPAP May Also Help Hypertension

221 recently diagnosed  sleep apnea patients who also had hypertension or diabetes  were prescribed the  CPAP therapy for the treatment of their sleep apnea.  The results of the study were published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine http://www.aasmnet.org/JCSM/ViewAbstract.aspx?pid=28666 Three … Continue reading

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Teens and Sleep

245 healthy young students participated in a week long study where duration of sleep and resistance to insulin were tracked.  They wore an actigraph in order to record their sleep time which averaged 6.4 hours during school days, less than … Continue reading

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Bedtime for Children with Sleep Disorders

Bedtime struggles could be  related to sleep disorders in children !  About 20% of children suffer from some sort of sleep disorder .  Children could suffer from sleep apnea or behavioral insomnia and that could be a cause for bedtime … Continue reading

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Sleep Health and Safety 2013

The National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health and Safety 2013 will take place march 1=2 at the Gaylord National Harbor DC in Maryland. Health Care professional and Public Health & Safety track will be presented. This track will cover significant developments … Continue reading

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New Tool For Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

Four University of Auckland students have invented an affordable tool to diagnose sleep disorders without the need for expensive lab tests.  The tool is a belt which is to be worn around the chest to monitor breathing patterns during sleep … Continue reading

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Link to Cancer ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiXkLh9d7Ro Dr. Steve Lawson, of the TMJ Sleep Therapy Centre of Winnipeg, Canada says that this study showed nearly a 5x increased rate of cancer with those with sleep disorder breathing. The study, he points out, did not say that … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea , Women, Obesity and Hypertension

A study of 400 women  who underwent sleep study reveals that sleep apnea exists at a rate of 50% in women aged between 20-70 years of age.  Furthermore it was found that there’s a link between age, hypertension and obesity. … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea causes frequent arousals during the night  ; 4.1% of people with sleep apnea reported having sleepwalked two or more times a month.  Meanwhile sleep deprivation and fragmentation tends to trigger sleepwalking. People with major depressive disorder or obsessive-compulsive … Continue reading

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Daytime Sleepiness linked to Obesity and Depression

Dr Alexandros Vgontzas, Psychiatry  Professor at Penn State University , concludes that daytime tiredness is linked to obesity and depression.  Around one-fifth of the adult population of America suffer from this. Among this group, depression and waist circumference were the … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea, Teens and Behavioral Issues

A new study of 263 kids with sleep apnea , who were followed up with 5 years after the initial study,  were found to have double or triple learning and behavioral problems – compared to young people  without sleep apnea. … Continue reading

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