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Obstructive sleep apnea could lead to atrial fibrillation

May 25, 2017

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk for atrial fibrillation, according to findings recently presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

“Evidence for a causal relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is limited and conflicting,” Tetyana Kendzerska, MD, MSc, PhD, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and colleagues wrote.

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Less sleep may increase mortality risk in adults with metabolic syndrome

May 24, 2017
In individuals with metabolic syndrome, short sleep duration during a 1-night sleep lab was associated with increased risk of mortality vs. those with longer sleep…

Q&A: Strategies to address sleep disturbance

May 15, 2017
If left untreated, sleep disturbances are known to have various long-term health consequences. Severe insomnia, one of the more common sleep disturbances, increases the…
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Sleeping pills double the risk for hip fracture

May 4, 2017
Patients who were middle-aged and taking benzodiazepines or nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics for 2 weeks or less were at increased risk for hip fracture, according to a…
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Obstructive sleep apnea could lead to atrial fibrillation

May 25, 2017
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk for atrial fibrillation, according to findings recently presented at the American…

In the Journals

Less sleep may increase mortality risk in adults with metabolic syndrome

May 24, 2017
In individuals with metabolic syndrome, short sleep duration during a 1-night sleep lab was associated with increased risk of mortality vs. those…

Q&A: Strategies to address sleep disturbance

May 15, 2017
If left untreated, sleep disturbances are known to have various long-term health consequences. Severe insomnia, one of the more common sleep…

In the Journals

Sleeping pills double the risk for hip fracture

May 4, 2017
Patients who were middle-aged and taking benzodiazepines or nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics for 2 weeks or less were at increased risk for hip fracture…

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Sleep quality affects emotion in depression, anxiety

April 28, 2017
Recent findings indicated sleep quality affected emotion regulation in individuals with anxiety or depression disorders. “Our research…

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Consistent bedtimes at age 3 years may reduce obesity risk

April 25, 2017
Children with inconsistent bedtimes and poor emotional self-regulation at age 3 years may have a higher risk for obesity at age 11 years compared…

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AASM: Delaying school start time benefits student health

April 21, 2017
Communities should implement start times of 8:30 a.m. or later for middle school and high schools to optimize daytime alertness, reduce tardiness and…

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Greater awareness, education needed in pediatric patients with excessive daytime sleepiness

April 19, 2017
Although narcolepsy typically begins in children and adolescents, they are most likely to experience a delay in diagnosis, suggesting that narcolepsy…

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Insomnia symptoms appear to increase risk for MI, stroke

April 12, 2017
Patients with insomnia symptoms have an increased risk for future cardio-cerebral vascular events, including MI and stroke, according to findings…

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Salt, sleep apnea linked to excessive night urination

April 10, 2017
Salt consumption and sleep apnea may be associated with nocturia, according to findings from two studies presented at the European Association of…

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