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August 2, 2015

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Reduced Resilience Among Veterans

June 8, 2015 — Poor sleep quality is associated with reduced resilience among veterans and returning military personnel, a new study suggests. Findings suggest that appraisal of sleep quality may contribute to ... read more

Sleep Apnea Linked to Depression in Men

May 18, 2015 — Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and excessive daytime sleepiness are associated with an increased risk of depression in men, according to a new community-based study of Australian ... read more

Depression Predicts Disturbed Sleep Among Stroke Survivors

Feb. 10, 2015 — Depression is a powerful predictor of nighttime sleep disturbances among stroke survivors, according to research. Sleep disturbances -- the duration and time intervals of nighttime sleep, the ... read more

Sleep Problems May Impact Bone Health

Feb. 3, 2015 — The daily rhythm of bone turnover is likely important for normal bone health, and recent research suggests that sleep apnea may be an unrecognized cause of some cases of osteoporosis. Sleep ... read more

Jan. 27, 2015 — An assistance system has been developed by scientists, based on telemedicine using information and communication technologies, that allows an online daily monitoring of people with sleep ... read more

Short Sleep Duration, Sleep-Related Breathing Problems Increase Obesity Risk in Kids

Dec. 11, 2014 — Sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15, according to new research. The good news is that both sleep problems can be ... read more

Can Poor Sleep Lead to Dementia?

Dec. 10, 2014 — People who have sleep apnea or spend less time in deep sleep may be more likely to have changes in the brain that are associated with dementia, according to a new study. The study found that people ... read more

Sleep Disturbance Linked to Amyloid in Brain Areas Affected by Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 9, 2014 — Disturbed sleep could be an early target in preventing cognitive deficits later in life according to a study. Amyloid, a protein which is elevated in the brains of Alzheimer's Disease patients, ... read more

Movements Help Measure Child Sleep Problems

Dec. 3, 2014 — Light has been shed on the complexities of child sleep, and could lead to improved diagnosis of children with sleep-related breathing problems. "Quality sleep is extremely important for ... read more

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatments May Reduce Depressive Symptoms

Nov. 25, 2014 — Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure or mandibular advancement devices can lead to modest improvements in depressive symptoms, according to a ... read more

Sleep Apnea Linked to Poor Aerobic Fitness

Nov. 24, 2014 — People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise, according to a new ... read more

Sleep Disorders Found to Be Highly Prevalent in Firefighters

Nov. 13, 2014 — In a national sample of almost 7,000 firefighters, researchers examined the prevalence of common sleep disorders and their association with adverse health and safety outcomes and found that sleep ... read more

Older Women With Breathing Problems During Sleep More Likely to Experience Decline in Ability to Perform Daily Tasks

Nov. 12, 2014 — Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily activities, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, according to ... read more

Innovative Study Utilizing Video Games Shows Sleep Apnea May Affect Memory of Everyday Events

Oct. 29, 2014 — Sleep apnea may affect your ability to form new spatial memories, such as remembering where you parked your car, new research suggests. The study demonstrates through the playing of a specific video ... read more

Treating Sleep Apnea in Cardiac Patients Reduces Hospital Readmission

Oct. 15, 2014 — A study of hospitalized cardiac patients is the first to show that effective treatment with positive airway pressure therapy reduces 30-day hospital readmission rates and emergency department visits ... read more

Sep. 23, 2014 — Scheduled for surgery? New research suggests that you may want to get screened and treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) before going under the knife. According to a first-of-its-kind study, ... read more

Lack of Sleep Increases Risk of Failure in School

Sep. 23, 2014 — A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night’s ... read more

Sep. 12, 2014 — Widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. This is the conclusion of what may be the largest study of sleep problems among ... read more

Sep. 10, 2014 — Employing a measure rarely used in sleep apnea studies, researchers have uncovered evidence of what may be damaging the brain in people with the sleep disorder -- weaker brain blood ... read more

Brain Damage Caused by Severe Sleep Apnea Is Reversible

Sep. 8, 2014 — A neuroimaging study is the first to show that white matter damage caused by severe obstructive sleep apnea can be reversed by continuous positive airway pressure therapy. The results underscore the ... read more

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