Study links insomnia to work impairment in night shift workers
A study in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that insomnia is strongly linked to functional and cognitive impairments in night shift workers, while sleepiness appears to make a smaller contribution.
Study links sleep apnea and depression to crash risk among long-haul truck drivers
Long-haul truck drivers diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea were more than three times more likely to be involved in a crash, according to an Australian study in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Study links sleep disorders to increased risk of autoimmune diseases
A study in the April issue of SLEEP found that people with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea had a significantly higher risk for incident autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, supporting a bidirectional relationship between sleep disorders and autoimmune diseases.
AASM supports AGS-NIA conference on sleep and aging
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is providing conference grant support for “Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging,” the second in a series of a three-part U13 Bedside to Bench Conference sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society and the National Institute on Aging.
Study links maternal symptoms of sleep apnea to fetal telomere length
A study in the April issue of SLEEP provides the first evidence demonstrating that fetuses born to mothers at high risk for sleep apnea or habitual snorers had shortened leukocyte telomere length.