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Sleep Duration, Efficiency and Structure Change in Space

Posted by AASM Staff on Sep 11, 2020 4:59:00 PM

It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep in space. An evaluation of astronauts serving on the Mir space station found that they experienced shorter sleep durations, more wakefulness, and changes in the structure of their sleep cycles while in microgravity.

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Topics: sleep habits, science

Link Found Between Nightmares and Heart Disease in Veterans

Posted by AASM Staff on Aug 26, 2020 4:53:13 PM

A new study found a surprising association between frequent and severe nightmares and cardiovascular disease in veterans, even after controlling for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Topics: nightmares, Military, heart disease, veterans, ptsd

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Posted by AASM Staff on Jul 19, 2020 9:36:00 AM

A study shows that fatigue is significantly reduced and energy increased in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea after 3 weeks of CPAP therapy.1 Most people with obstructive sleep apnea often experience fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness. CPAP therapy is the treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP provides a steady stream of air through a mask that is worn during sleep, which keeps the airway open to prevent pauses in breathing and restore normal oxygen levels.

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Topics: sleep apnea, treatment, bipap, CPAP therapy

Study Suggests 3D Face Photos Could Screen For Sleep Apnea

Posted by AASM Staff on May 21, 2020 9:17:00 AM

Facial features analyzed from 3D photographs could predict the likelihood of having obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, OSA, sleep health

Coronavirus FAQs: CPAP tips for sleep apnea patients

Posted by AASM Staff on May 6, 2020 12:07:58 PM

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is gathering resources for patients and the public about sleep, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP therapy, and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep apnea, coronavirus

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