How Much Sleep Is Required For Our Brain To Function Properly?

How Much Sleep Is Required For Our Brain To Function Properly?

How much sleep does our brain require to function effectively over time? A recent study published in the journal Nature, offers an explanation. In a group of approximately 500,000 adults from the UK BioBank, the researchers discovered that both insufficient and excessive sleep contributed to decreased cognitive function. The main finding was that seven hours…

Cardiologists Have A Unique Opportunity To Boost OSA Screening And Diagnosis

Cardiologists Have A Unique Opportunity To Boost OSA Screening And Diagnosis

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is linked to a variety of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) conditions, including hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and stroke. Unfortunately, most occurrences of OSA in the United States go unnoticed and untreated, which means patients may be affected by this comorbid disorder. To address this health-care issue…

Even Two Hours Of PAP Therapy Per Night Can Be Beneficial to Those Who Suffer From Sleep Apnea

Even Two Hours Of PAP Therapy Per Night Can Be Beneficial to Those Who Suffer From Sleep Apnea

According to a study led by ResMed and presented at the American Thoracic Society‘s annual International Conference, sleep apnea sufferers can benefit from PAP (positive airway pressure) treatment in as little as two hours each night. The study looked at the deidentified usage data of 180,000 PAP users in the United States to see what…

UK’s National Institute For Health and Care Experience (NICE) Recommends App As An Effective Alternative To Sleeping Pills

UK’s National Institute For Health and Care Experience (NICE) Recommends App As An Effective Alternative To Sleeping Pills

NICE has suggested Sleepio as an effective alternative to sleeping drugs, which would save the NHS money while also cutting prescriptions for potentially addictive medications like zolpidem and zopiclone.According to an economic research, utilizing Sleepio resulted in lower healthcare expenses after one year, owing to fewer Doctor visits and sleeping medicines dispensed. The Sleepio app…

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Improve Memory In People With Cognitive Decline

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Improve Memory In People With Cognitive Decline

Disrupted sleep may increase the risk of dementia, according to growing data. A recent study from the University of Sydney shows that treating sleep apnea in older persons with mild cognitive impairment can enhance memory in the short term, but not other areas of cognition. Because there is currently no therapy or cure for dementia,…

Sleep Apnea Is Linked To More Traffic Accidents For Older People, A New Study Shows

Sleep Apnea Is Linked To More Traffic Accidents For Older People, A New Study Shows

Highlights: Sleep apnea is more common in older people. In a car accident, they are also more likely to be critically hurt or killed. Treatment may help older people drive safely for longer periods of time. Every eight additional breathing pauses per hour increases the likelihood of making a dangerous driving maneuver by 27%. People…

Study Reveals Lack Of Sleep Can Make It Difficult To Maintain Weight Loss

Study Reveals Lack Of Sleep Can Make It Difficult To Maintain Weight Loss

The findings of a randomized trial undertaken by the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and presented at the European Congress on Obesity suggest that better and longer sleep patterns may help people lose weight for good. It is generally recognized that not getting enough or poor quality sleep raises the risk of high blood pressure, high…

More Black Men Have Died As A Result Of Sleep Apnea Than Whites Or Black Women

More Black Men Have Died As A Result Of Sleep Apnea Than Whites Or Black Women

Highlights: OSA mortality was higher in men than women, Blacks than Whites, and in the Midwest. Black men had a continuous OSA mortality increase over the last decade. Blacks with OSA were more likely to have obesity and cardiovascular disease. According to a University of Buffalo peer-reviewed study, during the last two decades, more Black…

Apnimed Raises $62.5 Million To Advance Its Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Medication Into Phase 3 Trials

Apnimed Raises $62.5 Million To Advance Its Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Medication Into Phase 3 Trials

Apnimed believes there is a market for a new pharmaceutical therapeutic option for OSA, which affects 25 million Americans. Muscles that normally maintain the upper airway open collapse periodically during sleep in these people, resulting in occasional low oxygen levels and long-term morbidity. Although continuous positive air pressure can be useful, many patients do not…