Study finds high rate of unrecognized sleep apnea in obese hospitalized patients
A study in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine suggests that there is a significant burden of unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in obese hospitalized patients.
NIH invites comments on strategic plan framework
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a request for information (NOT-OD-15-118) inviting comments and suggestions on a framework for the NIH-wide five-year strategic plan, which was requested by Congress and is due in late December.
Study shows that specific types of trauma increase the risk of insomnia
Exposure to specific types of trauma - sexual trauma, physical assault, accidents, natural disasters, and sudden violent death - increases the odds of insomnia by two to three times, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Study compares Sleep Time app with polysomnography
A study in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine simultaneously compared the Sleep Time iPhone app with in-lab polysomnography in 20 adult volunteers.
Study uses bench test to compare efficacy of APAP devices for sleep-disordered breathing
A study conducted in France compared the efficacy of 11 commercially available autotitrating positive airway pressure (APAP) devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep-disordered breathing and evaluated the accuracy of the device reports.