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Newswise: Older adults with insomnia at greater risk for developing depression
Released: 9-Jul-2024 6:05 PM EDT
Older adults with insomnia at greater risk for developing depression
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

'Older people who have insomnia show a very exaggerated risk of becoming depressed'

Newswise: Sleep apnea sufferers more likely to develop heart disease
Released: 9-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Sleep apnea sufferers more likely to develop heart disease
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adults, even those younger than 40, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found.

Newswise:  Brain neurotransmitter receptor antagonist found to prevent opioid addiction in mice
8-Jul-2024 6:15 PM EDT
Brain neurotransmitter receptor antagonist found to prevent opioid addiction in mice
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research led by UCLA Health has found a drug that treats insomnia works to prevent the addictive effects of the morphine opioids in mice while still providing effective pain relief.

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Released: 3-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Pulmonologist Receives National Award from the American Academy od Sleep Medicine
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Iris Perez, MD, a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has received the Excellence in Education Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).Dr. Perez was one of five individuals in the country to be recognized with a 2024 AASM award for contributions to the field of sleep medicine.

Newswise: Tai Chi reduces risk of inflammatory disease, treats insomnia among breast cancer survivors
Released: 26-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Tai Chi reduces risk of inflammatory disease, treats insomnia among breast cancer survivors
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research led by UCLA Health confirms that both Tai Chi and cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce insomnia in breast cancer survivors but also may provide additional health benefits by reducing inflammation and bolstering anti-viral defenses.

Newswise: Study Identifies First Drug Therapy for Sleep Apnea
18-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Study Identifies First Drug Therapy for Sleep Apnea
UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine international study shows new drug improves sleep, health in patients diagnosed with obesity and sleep apnea.

18-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Risk of Heart Complications and Death in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity
Cleveland Clinic

A Cleveland Clinic study shows that bariatric surgery performed in patients with obesity and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly lower risk of death and major adverse cardiovascular events, compared with patients who did not have the surgery. This study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Ali Aminian, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute and primary investigator of the MOSAIC study, said, “The research shows that weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery is significantly associated with a 42% lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and 37% lower risk of death in patients with obesity and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.”

Newswise: The five types of sleep and what they can tell you about your health
19-Jun-2024 7:00 AM EDT
The five types of sleep and what they can tell you about your health
University of California San Diego

Your sleep tracker might give you information about more than just your sleep–specifically, it might give you information about chronic conditions such as diabetes and sleep apnea, and illnesses such as COVID-19. This is one of the findings of a study that analyzed data from 5 million nights of sleep across roughly 33,000 people.

Newswise: Survey shows 12% of Americans have been diagnosed with chronic insomnia
Released: 17-Jun-2024 9:30 AM EDT
Survey shows 12% of Americans have been diagnosed with chronic insomnia
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine will hold 11th annual Insomnia Awareness Night on June 20 to bring awareness to those who suffer from chronic insomnia and its treatments.

Newswise: Bedtime battles: 1 in 4 parents say their child can’t go to sleep because they’re worried or anxious
12-Jun-2024 9:10 AM EDT
Bedtime battles: 1 in 4 parents say their child can’t go to sleep because they’re worried or anxious
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

1 in 4 parents describe getting their young child to bed as difficult – and these parents are less likely to have a bedtime routine, more likely to leave on a video or TV show, and more likely to stay with their child until they’re asleep.

Released: 14-Jun-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Free course shines light on sleep health
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

To fill a gap of the lack of sleep education for the public, a team from Michigan Medicine developed a free, online course that helps individuals learn about sleep disorders and the value of good sleep habits. The course is designed for all ages and professions.

Released: 12-Jun-2024 12:00 PM EDT
Media Tip Sheet: More Men Considering Weight Loss Drugs
George Washington University

Now that weight loss drugs like Wegovy have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and treat sleep apnea, more men are likely to start taking them, according to an analysis by Reuters.​​​​​​​ ...

Released: 31-May-2024 8:15 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Experts Present Research at SLEEP 2024
Mount Sinai Health System

Sleep medicine experts available for interview on breaking and trending news about obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP, and more

Released: 30-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Showcases Groundbreaking Discoveries in Sleep Medicine at SLEEP 2024
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

The studies underscore the critical role of environmental, social, and cultural factors in shaping sleep outcomes and highlight the urgent need for targeted interventions.

Newswise: Expert Panel Says Screen Use Impairs Sleep Health of Children and Adolescents
24-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Expert Panel Says Screen Use Impairs Sleep Health of Children and Adolescents
Stony Brook University

In a review of 574 peer-reviewed published studies on how digital screen time may affect sleep in children and adults, an international panel of sleep experts selected by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has drawn up a consensus statement about digital screen use and sleep.

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Released: 14-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Groundbreaking Data Collection Platform Opens to Accelerate Research in Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence
Sleep Consortium

Sleep Consortium, in partnership with leading sleep-related patient advocacy organizations, the global patient community, and key industry stakeholders, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Sleep Data Collection Platform (DCP).

   
Newswise: New paper examines potential power and pitfalls of harnessing artificial intelligence for sleep medicine
Released: 14-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
New paper examines potential power and pitfalls of harnessing artificial intelligence for sleep medicine
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

In a new research commentary, the Artificial Intelligence in Sleep Medicine Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine highlights how artificial intelligence stands on the threshold of making monumental contributions to the field of sleep medicine.

Released: 13-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Dreaming is linked to improved memory consolidation and emotion regulation
University of California, Irvine

A night spent dreaming can help you forget the mundane and better process the extreme, according to a new University of California, Irvine study. Novel work by researchers in the UC Irvine Sleep and Cognition Lab examined how dream recall and mood affected next-day memory consolidation and emotion regulation.



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