The latest news from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Study links poor sleep quality to physical disability in older adults
A study of community-dwelling older adults published in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found an independent association between poor sleep quality and physical disability, which was defined as difficulty in performing basic activities of daily life.
Review examines relationship between sleep disorders and COPD
A review in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine summarizes the prevalence, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of sleep disorders in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.
Sleep disorders highly prevalent among firefighters
According to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, sleep disorders were found to be highly prevalent in firefighters, and were associated with substantially increased risk of motor vehicle crashes and cardiometabolic diseases.
Treating sleep apnea with CPAP reduces risk of motor vehicle accidents
A study in the March issue of SLEEP shows that the incidence of motor vehicle accidents was reduced by 70 percent among sleep apnea patients who used continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for an average of at least 4 hours per night.
NHLBI invites public participation in Strategic Visioning Initiative
This week the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute launched its Strategic Visioning Initiative, inviting public participation in a strategic visioning process that will shape the scientific priorities for the NHLBI and guide its funding strategies across the entire spectrum of heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases.