In the Journals

Poor sleep quality increased suicide risk

August 14, 2014
New data published in JAMA Psychiatry suggest that an increased risk for suicide is associated with poor sleep quality in older adults. Rebecca A

In the Journals

ACP issues guidelines for obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis

August 5, 2014
The American College of Physicians recently released evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. …

In the Journals

Adolescent depression, anxiety linked to insomnia

August 5, 2014
Depression and generalized anxiety disorder can predict insomnia, according to recent study findings published in Sleep Medicine. “People…

In the Journals

Sleep deprivation led to symptoms of schizophrenia

July 24, 2014
New study data suggest that 24 hours of sleep deprivation can lead to symptoms similar to schizophrenia among healthy people. “It was clear to…

In the Journals

Sleep quality, duration important for cognition in aging adults

July 11, 2014
Recent data suggest that achieving 6 to 9 hours of sleep per night may help maintain cognition in middle-aged and older adults. “We wanted to…

In the Journals

Insomnia risk increased with certain stress coping behaviors

July 8, 2014
Certain coping behaviors for stress can lead to an increased risk for insomnia, according to study findings recently published in Sleep.

Meeting News Coverage

Sleep improvement seen in patients with greater weight loss

June 21, 2014
CHICAGO — Losing more than 5% of one’s initial body weight improved sleep duration and quality, at least in the short-term, according to…

In the JournalsPerspective

Sleep apnea severity predicted blood glucose levels

April 4, 2014
Adults with obstructive sleep apnea have a heightened risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death based on elevated blood glucose levels…

In the JournalsPerspective

Light exposure at night could play role in obesity epidemic

April 4, 2014
Nighttime light exposure not only disrupts the body’s natural circadian rhythm but may also fuel increasing obesity rates in developed nations…

In the Journals

Poor sleep quality associated with cognitive decline in older men

April 2, 2014
Men who experienced fragmented sleep and lower sleep efficiency were more likely to demonstrate cognitive decline, according to a recent study…

In the Journals

Poor sleep linked to brain deterioration in Gulf War veterans

March 12, 2014
Findings from a recent study showed that poor sleep quality in Gulf War veterans was linked to lower brain tissue volume, with lower brain volume…

Brain scans identify working memory deficits associated with insomnia

September 5, 2013
Abnormal neural function identified in patients with primary insomnia may help explain why those with the sleep disorder have difficulty performing…

In the Journals

Short-term exercise may not help with insomnia

August 19, 2013
Exercise did not improve the total sleep time for patients with insomnia the following night, suggesting that only longer-term commitment to exercise…

In the Journals

CPAP therapy reduced nightmares in patients with PTSD, sleep apnea

July 12, 2013
Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, therapy reduced PTSD-associated nightmares in patients with sleep apnea who were being treated at a VA…

FDA approvals

FDA denies approval of insomnia drug at current dosage

July 3, 2013
The FDA decided not to approve suvorexant, a drug under investigation for the treatment of insomnia, deeming the high dosages unsafe, according to a…

Meeting News Coverage

Binge drinking may cause insomnia in older adults

June 12, 2013
Older adults who engaged in binge drinking were at significantly elevated odds of reporting insomnia symptoms, according to new research. Sarah

Regional anesthesia reduces TJR complications in patients with sleep apnea

May 8, 2013
Using neuraxial anesthesia during total hip or total knee replacement can reduce the complication rate for patients with sleep apnea by 17%…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Countdown to DSM-5

May 16, 2012
Researchers assigned to reviewing proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders met at the 2012 American Psychiatric…

Meeting News Coverage

DSM-5 work group proposes updated sleep disorders

May 7, 2012
Researchers have suggested changes to sleep disorder criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, here at…

Meeting News Coverage

DSM-5 work group proposes updated sleep disorders

May 7, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Researchers have suggested changes to sleep disorder criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders…

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