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…

The FDA Is Stepping Up Its Pressure On Philips Over PAP Recall
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The FDA Is Stepping Up Its Pressure On Philips Over PAP Recall

The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) suggested this week that the agency issue an order requiring Philips, the manufacturer of recalled PAP devices manufactured after November 2015 to submit a plan for repair, replacement, or refund of the purchase price. Due to potential health hazards, Philips Respironics voluntarily recalled some ventilators last…

How do Sleep Trackers Work?

How do Sleep Trackers Work?

Sleep trackers track our sleep by measuring our movements and heart rate, both of which correspond to our sleeping pattern. Unlike early trackers, which simply monitored movement, modern trackers use much more sophisticated technology. Data based solely on our movement was frequently unreliable because, of course, a person could be lying still but very much…

Hypocretin: A New Sleep Molecule Discovered

Hypocretin: A New Sleep Molecule Discovered

Birgitte Kornum, a brain scientist from the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) , was surprised when she attended one of the world’s largest sleep conferences to see many Pharmaceutical businesses were focused on hypocretin. The protein found in brain cells has recently received a lot of interest in sleep research. This…