Sleep

Another Reason Why Asthma Worsens at Night

[ad_1] For hundreds of years, people have observed that asthma severity often worsens in the nighttime. One longstanding question has been to what degree the body’s internal circadian clock—as opposed to behaviors, such as sleep and physical activities—contributes to worsening of asthma severity. Using two circadian protocols, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Oregon …

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Researchers Calculate Insomnia Prevalence in Austria

[ad_1] General data on insomnia from Austria, including the help-seeking behavior of those affected, have been lacking until now. A recent study, led by sleep researcher Stefan Seidel from MedUni Vienna’s Department of Neurology and MedUni Vienna epidemiologist Eva Schernhammer, finds that 7.8% of Austrians between the ages of 18 and 67 suffer from pathological …

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AASM Updates Guidance on the Treatment of Narcolepsy & Other Hypersomnias

[ad_1] A new American Academy of Sleep Medicine clinical practice guideline details “strong” and “conditional” recommendations for the treatment of central disorders of hypersomnolence in adults and children. By Lisa Rapaport It’s been more than a decade since the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) last issued guidelines for the treatment of central disorders of …

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Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea: AASM Releases Guidance for Follow-Up Sleep Studies

[ad_1] When should a treated OSA patient have a repeat PSG or HSAT? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine releases its first statement to guide clinicians. By Jane Kollmer For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has issued guidance for the appropriate use of follow-up polysomnography (PSG) or home sleep apnea …

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Philips: ‘Bacteria Filters Should Not Be Used on CPAP/Bilevel Devices as a Means of Mitigating Risk of PE-PUR Foam’

[ad_1] CPAP filters have been proposed by clinicians and patients as an interim fix to resolve some of the dangers associated with the foam at the center of the Philips CPAP/bilevel/ventilator recall. But new supplemental information released by Philips strongly advises against using bacteria filters for this purpose. Philips states: “Philips does not recommend using …

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Mouse Study Finds Many Physiological Roles of Melatonin

[ad_1] Research led by Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology, unravels the many physiological roles of melatonin. Mention melatonin and many people think of the over-the-counter sleep aid, but the hormone made in the brain’s pineal gland controls much more than just how sleepy one gets, according to researchers in …

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Supermoon Capital Launches Venture Fund Focused on Sleep

[ad_1] Supermoon Capital, formerly SleepScore Ventures, recently launched with its first venture fund of $36 million to invest in early-stage startups across all geographies working on science-backed innovations aimed to improve sleep. Supermoon Capital aims to address the rapidly emerging category of the “Night Market,” the firm’s trademarked name for the budding $488 billion sleep …

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Philips Starts Repair & Replacement Program of First-Gen DreamStation Devices in United States

[ad_1] Royal Philips just announced an update in connection with the June 14, 2021 recall notification for specific Philips sleep and respiratory care devices that was issued to address potential health risks related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam component in these devices. More than half of the affected devices in use globally …

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Sleep ‘Sweet Spot’ Protects the Brain, Study Suggests

[ad_1] CNN: How long older adults sleep could affect their brain health, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology. Disrupted sleep is common in late life, the study authors wrote, and associated with changes in cognitive function — the mental capacity for learning, thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, remembering and paying attention. Age-related changes in sleep …

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CPAP Recall: Philips to Start Replacing Millions of Devices

[ad_1] Philips announced Wednesday that it would begin the process of replacing millions of CPAP devices in the United States after a recall in June left many patients without sleep apnea treatment. According to a report from Reuters, Philips has received a nod from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to repair the affected …

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