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February 13, 2016

Sleep Disturbances Are Common, Influenced by Race and Ethnicity

June 19, 2015 — Sleep disturbances and undiagnosed sleep apnea are common among middle-aged and older adults in the US, and these sleep problems occur more frequently among racial/ethnic minorities, a new study ... read more

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

High Risk of Sleep Apnea in Young Veterans With PTSD

May 19, 2015 — The probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea increased with increasing severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD), a new study of young US veterans shows. The ... 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

Obesity, Depression Have Role in Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

May 7, 2015 — Obesity and depression – not only lack of sleep – are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to researchers. They say the findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for ... read more

Playing a Wind Instrument Could Help Lower the Risk of Sleep Apnea

Apr. 16, 2015 — Wind instrument players have a reduced risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea, a new study shows. "The findings of our small study present an interesting theory on preventative measures or ... read more

Heavy Snoring, Sleep Apnea May Signal Earlier Memory and Thinking Decline

Apr. 15, 2015 — Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory and thinking decline at an earlier age, according to a new study. The research also suggests that treating the disorders with a breathing machine ... read more

Disruption of Sleep in Children Could Hamper Memory Processes

Apr. 15, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children ... read more

High Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults With Sickle Cell

Mar. 25, 2015 — Adults with sickle cell disease who report trouble with sleep could actually have a clinical diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing which could lower their oxygen levels at night. "Our study ... read more

Groundbreaking Approach to Evaluate Sleep Disorders Developed

Mar. 16, 2015 — "We've developed a non-contact 'breathing sound analysis' algorithm that provides a reliable estimation of whole-night sleep evaluation for detection of sleep quality, snoring ... read more

Risk of Motor Vehicle Accidents Is Higher in People With Sleep Apnea

Mar. 10, 2015 — A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, and this risk is reduced when sleep apnea is treated effectively using ... read more

Sleep Apnea Is Common in Women With Gestational Diabetes

Mar. 8, 2015 — Obstructive sleep apnea is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new study from Thailand finds. Study results also ... 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

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