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Posted December 23rd, 2021

Study Shows Impact of Sleep on Kids’ Academic Achievement and Mental Health

In a preliminary study from the University of Cincinnati, teenaged boys with ADHD showed lasting improvements in behavior, mental health, executive function, and academic achievement after completing a cognitive behavior program aimed at improving sleep. The program, Transdiagnostic Sleep and Circadian Intervention for Youth (TranS-C) was a series of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions and exercises.  […]

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Posted December 23rd, 2021

Where OSA and T2D Go, Money Worries Follow

A recent study looked at the link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Type II Diabetes, and financial status in a group of 209 patients.  The study, published in the journal Chronic Illness, found that financial hardship associated with managing these conditions had a large impact on the overall quality of sleep.  The researchers wanted to […]

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Posted December 23rd, 2021

Want Better Blood Sugar Control? Start with Your Sleep.

Yet another study, this one from the UK, has found a strong link between sleep quality and blood sugar control.   The researchers fed subjects standardized meals to study how lifestyle and time of day affect metabolism.  The meals included a balanced meal, a high carb meal, a high-fat meal, and a high protein meal. Sleep […]

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Posted November 23rd, 2021

Have an ADHD child or patient? Make sure they get a sleep evaluation

https://www.meghnadassani.com/blog/have-an-adhd-child-or-patient-make-sure-they-get-a-sleep-eval/   How do you feel when you don’t get a good night’s sleep? Maybe the kids were sick or a neighbor had a loud party, and now you’re running on four to six hours of sleep instead of your usual eight.  How do you feel the next day? Do you have trouble paying attention? […]

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Posted November 23rd, 2021

Truckers Hit by CPAP Recall and Shortage Turn to Oral Appliances

There’s been a wave of interest in oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea after the big recall of CPAP machines last summer.  One group particularly interested in appliances are long-distance truckers.  Truckers with moderate to severe OSA are required to comply with their treatment plan to drive. If they are not meeting thresholds for […]

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Posted November 23rd, 2021

Don’t blind yourself to this complication of OSA

Several recent studies have shown that, when it comes to OSA, diabetics are at a higher risk for complications, especially in their eyes. Untreated sleep apnea increases the risks for several kinds of diabetic eye disease, including macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. In October 2021, a presentation at the American Society of Retina Specialists Annual […]

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Posted November 23rd, 2021

Children with extreme OSA need extra care after surgery

A recent study published in the journal Sleep Medicine examined how tonsillectomy and adenectomy surgery affects children with extreme sleep apnea. This surgery is often the first line of treatment for children with obstructive sleep apnea.  However, because it’s performed under general anesthesia, it can be especially dangerous for children who already have breathing problems. […]

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Posted July 30th, 2021

Back-to-school pediatric sleep news round-up

We’re fast approaching back-to-school time. Over the summer, kids tend to get more rest even though the days are longer. Mornings move more slowly, there is space for a nap, and there’s no homework to keep kids up late. But as we shift to the school year, sleep can be a big problem again. So […]

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Posted July 30th, 2021

Dry eyes cause CPAP users much sorrow

A new study from Italian researchers suggests that dry eye disease (DED) may be an overlooked complication of CPAP machine use. According to the American Optometric Association, dry eye disease occurs when a person is either not making enough tears to moisten the eye or when the tears they make have the wrong chemical composition […]

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Posted July 30th, 2021

A drug cocktail may improve sleep apnea symptoms, but not in the USA

A team of Australian researchers has discovered that a two-drug cocktail can improve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. The researchers used two already-approved drugs together and found a 30% improvement in patients’ AHI and oxygen saturation. One of the drugs, reboxetine, was a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. The other drug, hyoscine butyl bromide, is an antispasmodic drug. […]

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