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Dronabinol may help treat sleep apnea

June 23, 2017

Patients with sleep apnea displayed lower apnea–hypopnea indexes and improved subjective sleepiness when treated with dronabinol compared with placebo, but clinical trials are warranted to identify the best approach to cannabinoid therapy in these patients, according to data presented at SLEEP 2017, the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

“At the present time there are no approved drug treatments for sleep apnea, and there remains an important unmet need for fully effective and acceptable treatments of the disorder,” David W. Carley, PhD, director of the Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said in a related press release.

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Consider alternative approaches to treat insomnia, nurse says

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Given the limitations of pharmacotherapies in treating insomnia, alternative therapies that do not involve medications should be contemplated to…
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Better understanding needed on differentiating, managing different forms of insomnia

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Insomnia is a poorly understood medical condition, meaning it is often not diagnosed or appropriately treated, according to a presenter here at the…
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SomnaPatch possible tool to detect sleep apnea

June 22, 2017
SomnaPatch, a new skin-adhesive diagnostic patch, provided significant clinical value for the detection of sleep apnea across all severity levels, compared with standard…
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Dronabinol may help treat sleep apnea

June 23, 2017
Patients with sleep apnea displayed lower apnea–hypopnea indexes and improved subjective sleepiness when treated with dronabinol compared with…

Meeting News

Consider alternative approaches to treat insomnia, nurse says

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Given the limitations of pharmacotherapies in treating insomnia, alternative therapies that do not involve medications should…

Meeting News

Better understanding needed on differentiating, managing different forms of insomnia

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Insomnia is a poorly understood medical condition, meaning it is often not diagnosed or appropriately treated, according to a…

Meeting News

SomnaPatch possible tool to detect sleep apnea

June 22, 2017
SomnaPatch, a new skin-adhesive diagnostic patch, provided significant clinical value for the detection of sleep apnea across all severity levels…

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Ultra-pure melatonin supplement provides continuous sleep for up to 7 hours

June 20, 2017
A drug-free, nonprescription sleep product that continuously releases and absorbs melatonin extended melatonin-targeted sleep maintenance levels in…

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Mother-infant room-sharing linked to reduced sleep duration, unsafe sleep practices

June 20, 2017
Despite AAP recommendations that parents share rooms with infants for the first year, room-sharing after 4 months of age was associated with reduced…

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AASM updates recommendations for diagnosing adult obstructive sleep apnea

June 16, 2017
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued a new clinical practice guideline indicating when performing attended polysomnography in an…

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Insomnia associated with increased risk for suicidal thoughts

June 15, 2017
Patients with insomnia are more likely to report thoughts of suicide and death during the past 30 days than those without insomnia, according to…

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New drug shows promise in patients with narcolepsy, sleep apnea

June 13, 2017
Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced that its selective dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, known as JZP-110, showed positive efficacy in adult…

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Information from DVD bests other methods in helping young children sleep

June 8, 2017
Children whose parents used an informational DVD to identify ways to help their children had better sleep results than children whose parents used a…

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