• Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD

    Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study. Researchers next want to probe whether the sleep disorder might provide an early signal of the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease.

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  • What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?

    New research has explored the link between sleep apnea and depression and suggests that the former may be one reason that depression treatments fail.

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  • Mouth exercises, head position, may improve obstructive sleep apnea

    Myofunctional therapy — previously defined in Sleep as isotonic and isometric mouth exercises geared toward the lips, tongue, soft palate and lateral pharyngeal wall — reduced apnea-hypopnea indices in older patients with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, according to research discussed at the SLEEP annual meeting.

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  • Sleep disorders up health care visits, costs for low back pain

    The presence of a sleep disorder diagnosis has a significant effect on low back pain (LBP)-related health care visits and costs, independent of pain intensity and disability, according to a study published online July 5 in Spine.

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  • Work stress may not impact sleep quality

    The positive sleep changes that older residents of Finland experienced after retirement was likely not caused by the removal of difficult work situations, according to findings recently published in Sleep.

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