Sleep Disorders Community Forum
Support for patients with sleep disorders and related neurological conditions. Discussions among patients, families, caregivers and professionals on topics related to diagnosis, treatment, and activities of daily living.
Sleep apnea associated with higher mortality from cancer
May 21, 2012
Although previous studies have associated sleep-disordered breathing, commonly known as sleep apnea, with increased risks of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression, and early death, this is the first human study to link apnea with a higher rate of cancer mortality.
Pediatric epilepsy impacts sleep for the child and parents
May 17, 2012
Researchers have determined that pediatric epilepsy significantly impacts sleep patterns for the child and parents. According to the study available in Epilepsia, sharing a room or co-sleeping with their child with epilepsy decreases the sleep quality and prevents restful sleep for parents.
Eyes wide shut: sleepwalking common in adults?
May 15, 2012
New research shows that sleepwalking may be much more common in adults than previously thought and that having depression or anxiety may increase your likelihood of experiencing the condition. The study is published in the May 15, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Insomnia takes toll on tinnitus patients
Apr 19, 2012
A new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit shows a significant association between insomnia and the severity of perceived tinnitus symptoms, with patients with insomnia reporting greater emotional distress from tinnitus.
Study forges link between depression and sleep apnea
Mar 30, 2012
Obstructive sleep apnea and other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are associated with probable major depression, regardless of factors like weight, age, sex, or race, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There was no link between depression and snoring.
REM sleep disorder doubles risk of mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson disease
Mar 14, 2012
People with symptoms suggesting rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, or RBD, have twice the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or Parkinson disease within 4 years of diagnosis with the sleep problem, compared with people without the disorder, a Mayo Clinic study has found.
Blood pressure drug effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder-related nightmares
Mar 06, 2012
Mayo Clinic researchers this week will announce the use of the blood pressure drug prazosin as an effective treatment to curb post-traumatic stress disorder-related nightmares.
National Sleep Foundation poll explores transportation workers’ sleep
Mar 05, 2012
The people we trust to take us or our loved ones from place to place struggle with sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation's 2012 Sleep in America® poll. It is the first poll to ask transportation professionals, including pilots, train operators, truck, bus, taxi, and limo drivers about their sleep habits and work performance.