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Patients with Muscular Dystrophy Benefit from Sleep Disorder Therapy

Most patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) also suffer from respiratory and sleep disorders. DM1 is the most common form of muscular dystrophy found in adults. Recent research published in the Journal of ...
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Sleep Education Reduces Risk of Injury and Disability in Firefighters

Long workweeks and extended shifts have contributed to a high number of firefighters suffering from acute and chronic sleep deprivation, as well as disrupted circadian rhythms, or sleep-wake cycles. Previous studies have shown a ...
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Gestational Diabetes Linked to Insufficient Sleep

New research out of Singapore found a link between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and short sleep duration during pregnancy. For the first time, this study looked at the relationship between GDM and sleep duration ...
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Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Related to Better Sleep

Many traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients also experience sleep disturbances, especially with regard to their sleep-wake cycle. New research reports that these two conditions should be treated simultaneously for optimum recovery. These findings are ...
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Genetic Link between Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome, Schizophrenia, and Obesity

For the first time, scientists have found a genetic connection between sleep disturbance and medical disorders like schizophrenia, restless legs syndrome, and obesity. The team of researchers include: Jacqueline Lane, PhD, first author of ...
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Adolescents Benefit from Later School Start Times

A group of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sleep Research Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine performed an analysis of scientific literature ...
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Sleep May Help with Traumatic Experiences

There is always a question of whether sleep worsens or improves how we process a traumatic event. Does it help, or are emotions and memories intensified because of sleep disturbance? This question is asked ...
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Patients with Asthma are more likely to have Insomnia

New research out of the University of Pittsburgh shows that patients with asthma are highly likely to suffer from insomnia, which puts them at greater risk of decreased asthma control, anxiety, depression, and other ...
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Pulmonary Embolisms May Recur in Patients with Sleep Apnea

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) often comes with the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be fatal. Blood clots are common in people who live sedentary lifestyles, are obese, and/or are advanced in age; however, ...
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Sleep Apnea Awareness Week www.SleepApneaAwarenessWeek.com
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