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Sleep Disorders

We will talk today only about non-organic sleep disorders. According to ICD [International classification of Diseases] following disorders have been identified. Dyssomnias: basically psychogenic conditions in which patients complaint about disturbance in amount, timing or quality of sleep, due to reasons of primarily due to emotional disturbances, these are  • Increase in sleep time-hypersomnia • … Read more…

Sleep apnea and hospital readmissions: CPAP adherence matters

A new study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea suggests that non-adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy, or CPAP, is tightly linked with an increase in 30-day hospital readmissions. The results showed that non-adherent patients were three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days for any cause. They also were twice … Read more…

Sleep apnea is linked to serious health issues

The minute she sat down to watch television or climbed into the passenger seat of a car, Doreen Henry would nod off. Her husband, Michael, was much the same, heading for the couch and a nap as soon as he got home from work. “I was always tired, I had memory loss and high blood … Read more…

Investigators Blame Sleep Apnea For 2 Train Crashes, Push For Mandatory Screening

The National Transportation Safety Board reported Tuesday that engineers falling asleep at the controls led to two recent New York City area commuter train crashes that killed one person and injured more than 200 others. The investigative agency has sharply criticized the Trump administration for scrapping a proposed regulation aimed at preventing such fatigue-related events. NTSB investigators … Read more…

The low-down on sleep apnea

A look into sleep apnea, what causes it and how you can treat it. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Experts say you may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly, and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. There are three main types, explained … Read more…

8 myths about sleep you need to stop believing in right now

Sleep deprivation is not pretty. From a beauty point of view, it gives you dark circles, and a red, inflamed, and dull complexion. But more than that, there’s nothing worse than tossing and turning all night waiting for sleep to come. Unfortunately sleep disorders are on the rise. “As a society, we are sleeping two to … Read more…

Sleep Problems In Middle Age May Produce Future Cognitive Issues

It’s pretty well known that getting a good night’s rest on a regular basis is very important for your health. It helps in the fight against weight gain and one’s health suffers without adequate sleep. Now we’re learning that overnight disruptions may have detrimental effects on cognitive health. A new meta-analysis published in the journal Sleep Medicine found that middle-aged adults … Read more…