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Sleep Apnea Severity Impacts Risk Of Resistant High Blood Pressure
2014-08-18 03:20:28

American Academy of Sleep Medicine A new study shows a strong association between severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of elevated blood pressure despite the use of high blood pressure medications. The study involved patients who had cardiovascular risk factors or established heart disease and moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea. Among participants prescribed at least three antihypertensives including a diuretic, resistant elevated blood pressure was more...

2014-08-12 08:31:34

Life-Threatening Sleep Illness Afflicts at Least 25 Million Americans - and Counting DARIEN, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's sleep experts agree: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep - is dangerously on the rise. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration launched this year by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control...

2014-08-01 10:44:07

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Researchers who studied 100 twin pairs have identified a gene mutation that may allow the carrier to function normally on less than six hours of sleep per night.  The genetic variant also appears to provide greater resistance to the effects of sleep deprivation. Results show that a participant with p.Tyr362His – a variant of the BHLHE41 gene – had an average nightly sleep duration of only five hours, which was more than one hour shorter than the...

2014-07-02 23:07:17

Academy Diagnostics, a regional leader in pediatric and adult sleep and EEG services, achieves the international gold-standard for quality and safety. For more pediatric sleep & epilepsy news: http://pedzzz.blogspot.com. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Academy Diagnostics Sleep Center in Houston recently received full program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Focusing on infants and children, Academy reaches out to an underserved population for sleep...

2014-06-10 12:29:32

Effects of Drowsiness Similar to Alcohol Consumption DARIEN, Ill., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A highway collision that left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition and killed his mentor is shedding light on the tragic consequences of drowsy driving, which causes more than 100,000 crashes and 1,550 deaths on American roads each year. The tragedy is a reminder that healthy sleep is essential for driver alertness and roadway safety. "Drowsy driving is a threat to personal health and...

2014-06-03 23:09:58

Somnoware Healthcare Systems Inc., the leading provider of cloud based software for the sleep wellness and sleep medicine industry, has reached an exclusive agreement with Welltrinsic Sleep Network, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) funded national network connecting sleep physicians and accredited centers to deliver high-quality, integrated care for individuals with a sleep-wake disorder. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Somnoware Healthcare Systems Inc., the leading provider of cloud...

2014-05-12 08:33:16

Adequate Sleep as Critical to Overall Health as Nutrition, Exercise DARIEN, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide "Sleep Well, Be Well" campaign is being launched today as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The campaign will promote widespread awareness of the dangers of chronic sleep loss and...

Stroke, Cancer And Death More Likely In Those With Severe Sleep Apnea
2014-04-15 07:40:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has released a 20 year follow-up study of sleep apnea which reveals that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death. The results of this study were published in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The findings showed that individuals with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four...

2014-04-01 14:01:26

A new study of older men found a link between poor sleep quality and the development of cognitive decline over three to four years. Results show that higher levels of fragmented sleep and lower sleep efficiency were associated with a 40 to 50 percent increase in the odds of clinically significant decline in executive function, which was similar in magnitude to the effect of a five-year increase in age. In contrast, sleep duration was not related to subsequent cognitive decline. “It...

2014-03-13 08:25:11

AMSTERDAM, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor D.L. Bliwise appointed as Associate Editor to increase multidisciplinary understanding of the causes and treatments of nocturia The joint editors of European Urology's Nocturia Resource Centre [http://nocturia.elsevierresource.com ], a freely accessible educational platform designed for healthcare professionals specialized in urology, are pleased to announce the appointment of sleep medicine...


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