Case Reports

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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Insomnia symptoms affect the risk of suicide among people who drink alcohol, according to a study led by the director of the Mississippi State University (MSU) Sleep, Suicide and Aging Laboratory.
sleep apnea accident
A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with a significantly increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, and this risk is reduced when sleep apnea is treated effectively using CPAP therapy.
Based on the experiences of four highly experienced dental sleep practices, this pilot study sought to determine whether combination therapy, in which a PAP interface and mandibular advancement splint are physically connected, may provide a more acceptable therapeutic modality in obstructive sleep apnea patients who have abandoned conventional PAP therapy.
sleep apnea pregnancy diabetes
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new study from Thailand finds.
teen sleep eating
Day-to-day changes in how long teens sleep at night might be affecting how much they eat, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.
sleep weight gain
Losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day on weekdays can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism, a new study finds. The results were presented yesterday at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego.
Children who have daytime naps beyond the age of two may be poorer sleepers at night, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers have found.
meditation sleep
Mindfulness meditation practices resulted in improved sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbance in a clinical trial comparing meditation to a more structured program focusing on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.
narcolepsy marijuana
A study published by researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital found that 10% of adolescents sent to a sleep center for evaluation of excessive daytime sleepiness with testing results consistent with narcolepsy had urine drug screens positive for marijuana, confounding the results.
Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to new research.