A new smart phone app developed at the University of Washington (UW) uses a smartphone to wirelessly test for sleep apnea events in a person’s own bedroom. Unlike other home sleep apnea tests in use today, ApneaApp uses inaudible sound waves emanating from the phone’s speakers to track breathing patterns without needing special equipment or sensors attached to the body.
Register for the free Sleep Review webinar "Insomnia Therapies, from CBT-I to Pharmaceuticals" to be held on Wednesday, May 13 at 1 pm Eastern Time/10 am Pacific time.
A new study finds the orexin-receptor antagonist is effective in the elderly, reports Neurology Advisor.
The American Academy of Neurology today launched a new online medical journal, titled Neurology: Genetics, to provide neurologists and scientists interested in applying findings from basic science with peer-reviewed articles, editorials, and reviews to enhance patient care, education, and clinical research.
A Yahoo! Beauty report examines a new offering from a Miami hotel that involves the use of micro current technology to simulate sleep.
The 9th IBRO World Congress on Neuroscience will take place for the first time in a Latin American country, Brazil. The event will be held from July 7 to 11, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
A comfortable salary, low unemployment rate, and agreeable work-life balance boost dentist to a top position on U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Jobs of 2015. Could this mean more dental sleep medicine practitioners in the future?
Dr Daniel Rubens thinks SIDS could be related to an undetected inner-ear dysfunction, reports The Seattle Times.
Thanks to Sannohe’s sleep counseling, the truancy rate at the town's middle schools was reduced to 2.36% in 2013, down from 7.81% in 2010, reports The Japan News.
Researchers have unraveled the elusive process by which small, highly vascular clusters of sensory cells in the carotid arteries "taste the blood," as a 1926 essay put it—the initial step in regulating blood-oxygen levels.
Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that otherwise would block memory formation, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Images of infants sleeping in unsafe environments are pervasive in women's magazines and on stock photo websites, which could create confusion among parents and put babies at risk, according to a study presented April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.
The global sleep apnea devices market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2019, according to Research and Markets' "Sleep Apnea Devices Market by Segments (Sleep Apnea Therapeutic Devices, Sleep Apnea Diagnostic Devices)—Global Forecast to 2019."
Yaroslav Molkov has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the neuroscience underlying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—specifically targeting how respiration and high blood pressure are linked in the brain.
ResMed Inc's revenue for the third quarter ended March 31, 2015, was $422.5 million, a 6% increase compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
A Teen Life report examines the link between sleep deprivation and obesity in teens.
According to Neurology Advisor, stroke and sleep apnea are linked to lower verbal memory and function scores than sleep apnea or stroke alone.
Sleep Cycle, a smart phone alarm clock app that says it wakers users up in their lightest sleep phase, released some statistics about wakeup times around the globe, day of week with the best sleep quality, and more.
When people need to seek urgent medical attention, they are not often in a position where they have the luxury of choosing their physician. With longer term conditions however, it is possible for patients to choose carefully, and reviews from previous patients are one tool potential patients use in determining whose care has been most effective.
The Sleep Shepherd is a fabric cap with sensors that works with the brain’s natural structure to slow brainwave activity and guide the wearer to sleep, according to Sleep Shepherd LLC.