Upper Airway Stimulation Helps Sleep Apnea in Teens With Down Syndrome

Upper airway stimulation appeared safe and effective in improving severe persistent obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adolescents with Down syndrome, a small multi-center cohort study found. In this first study to evaluate upper airway hypoglossal stimulation in a pediatric population, polysomnographic and quality-of-life outcomes improved significantly 1 year after the implant of an upper airway … Read more

The Vicious Cycle of Food and Sleep

The future, my mom used to say, belongs to those who wake up early. L’avenir appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt. She’d say this as we drove to early ice skating practices on those cold winter mornings growing up in Quebec. As it turns out, science may be proving her right — though perhaps … Read more

Supporting your snoring partner through sleep apnea, according to a sleep coach

(Photo: Lux Graves/Unsplash) Cozying up next to your partner at the end of a long day and getting a good night’s rest is something most people are looking forward to. But what if just as you get all comfortable and ready to fall asleep, the deafening chainsaw noises emitted by your partner are jolting you … Read more

Diagnosing chronic respiratory diseases from within the bedroom

For World Sleep Day 2022, News-Medical speaks to Max Sieghold, Co-Founder and CFO of Sleepiz, about their technology and its ability to diagnose sleep apnea from the bedroom. Please can you introduce yourself, tell us about your background in sleep research and chronic respiratory disorders, and what inspired your latest research? My Name is Max … Read more

Do you feel addicted to sleep? Expert on why you may crave too many naps | Health

A deep, restful sleep is important for our overall well-being and one-third of our life is spent dozing in the comfort of our beds. After sleeping for 7-8 hours, most of us feel refreshed and ready to face the day, but not everyone is well-rested after a full night’s sleep. Some of us crave for … Read more

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

Getting enough sleep is the foundation of good health, yet one in three adults say they are chronically sleep-deprived. Regularly falling short of the recommended number of hours will make you feel groggy the following day, and the sleep you do get won’t really feel restorative. Not everyone needs the same amount of sleep, but … Read more

Progress 2022: Sleep disorders affect overall health | News

ASHLAND Fitness conjures images of intense exercise, water drinking and high-protein diets. But something that’s just as important to good health is good sleep. That’s not as easy to get as you might think. As many as 70 million US citizens have some form of sleep disorder. The most common in eastern Kentucky is obstructive … Read more

A Maine expert discusses chronic sleep problems and treatments

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. A lack of sleep can lead to injuries, chronic diseases, mental illness and lost work productivity.Dr. Meagan Moore, Medical Director for the Chest Medicine Associates Center for Interstitial Lung Disease and an attending physician at Northern Light … Read more

Developing a robotic platform to improve the quality of sleep

For World Sleep Day, we speak to Alexander Breuss from the Sensory-Motor Systems Lab about their autonomous robotic sleep platform and how it is helping to improve individuals’ quality of sleep. Please could you introduce yourself and tell us what inspired your career into sleep? I am a doctoral researcher at the Sensory-Motor Systems Lab … Read more