Clinical

Dr.Harold.Smith
AADSM president-elect Harold A. Smith, DDS, promotes dentists working closely with physicians, unbiased dental sleep medicine education, and mentorship among members.
sleep technologist roles
Night technologist jobs in sleep medicine are likely to decline in the future, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a dearth of opportunities for sleep technologists.
kids sleep disruption
Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study.
sleep breathing cognitive
Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory and thinking decline at an earlier age, according to a study published in the April 15, 2015, online issue of Neurology. The research also suggests that treating the disorders with CPAP may delay the decline.
fasting breast cancer
A decrease in the amount of time spent eating and an increase in overnight fasting reduces glucose levels and may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
homesleepapneatesting
With the integration of HSAT into clinical practice, applying the precise billing and coding is a critical—but often bewildering—task. This article outlines an easy process to facilitate reimbursement.
NightOwlAntiDepress
A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be an inexpensive, safe way to determine which patients with major depressive disorder will respond best to commonly prescribed drugs such as Prozac.
healthcare
Advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants have an increasingly expanding place on multidisciplinary sleep medicine teams and can play a vital role in patient care and education.
APAPAcclimate
An expert reviews the literature on ACPAP adherence and discusses real-world approaches to promoting device usage in obstructive sleep apnea patients who take this increasingly common route.
glucose metabolism
Studies have suggested that losing several hours of sleep can slow the body’s metabolism, but what about losing only a few hours?
nightmares
A new study suggests that symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest predictors of having frequent nightmares.
night owl diabetes
Night owls are more likely to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and sarcopenia than early risers, even when they get the same amount of sleep, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
sleep technologists
Four sleep medicine experts speak to how home sleep testing affects sleep technologist career paths, recommend new skills for technologists to focus on, weigh in on initiatives that may make an impact on the field, share insights as to potential sleep tech shortages, and provide closing thoughts on what technologists should do to thrive.
mental health
The problem may arise when or how we communicate that PAP therapy equipment, both masks and pressurized air, can trigger claustrophobia or panic attacks under a specific set of circumstances.
fatigue
A comprehensive program that encourages proper rest and overall health can improve employee productivity.
pediatricsleep
If you’re seeking additional growth avenues, there is a patient population you should consider accommodating: children.
melatonin ICU
Using melatonin could provide more and better quality sleep compared to using an eye mask and earplugs in a simulated noisy and illuminated environment, according to research published in open access journal Critical Care.
PVDF
Polyvinylidene fluoride is increasingly being used in sleep diagnostics. But what is it exactly?
People exposed to prolonged periods of shortened sleep have significant increases in blood pressure during nighttime hours, Mayo Clinic researchers report in a small study of eight participants.
social jet lag
"Social jet lag," which describes those who have different sleep patterns on weekends versus weekdays, can be an especially big problem for shift workers. Now, researchers report in Current Biology on March 12 that sleep and workers' general well-being could be improved if work schedules took workers' biological clocks into account.