Poor sleep linked to lower cognitive functioning in people with diabetes and prediabetes

A study reports that people with diabetes and prediabetes who have lower sleep efficiency — a measure of how much time in bed is actually spent sleeping — have poorer cognitive function than those with better sleep efficiency.

Optimal sleep linked to lower risks for dementia and early death

Short and long daily sleep duration were risk factors for dementia and premature death in a study of Japanese adults aged 60 years and older.

Can weekend sleep make up for the detriments of sleep deprivation during the week?

In a recent study, short, but not long, weekend sleep was associated with an increased risk of early death in individuals under 65 years of age.

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate

People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial…

Position statement: Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea

Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Sleep deficiency increases risk of a motor vehicle crash

Individuals may be unaware of their degree of impairment from sleep deficiency, which raises the question of whether these individuals are at an increased risk of motor vehicle crash.

Sleep apnea study finds male-female differences in cerebral cortex thickness, symptoms

Researchers examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning of the brain’s cerebral cortex and apnea symptoms.

Specific neurons trigger waking due to inhaled carbon dioxide

Researchers have shown that a group of neurons responsible for arousal are directly triggered by carbon dioxide and cause mice to wake up without any changes to breathing.

Amid ADHD spike, doctors urge closer look at sleep issues

Amid a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, debate is brewing whether the condition may be a sleep disorder.

Synthetic cannabis-like drug reduces sleep apnea

A synthetic cannabis-like drug in a pill was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large multi-site study of a drug for apnea.