Sleep Disorders

Pandemic-induced Sleep Disturbance Affects More than Half of US Adults
January 05, 2022

"COVID-somnia," defined as a group of chronic sleep disturbances, has made adequate rest elusive for millions, including health care first responders.

Patients with Severe OSA at Two-fold Higher Risk for Sudden Death, New Study Shows
August 03, 2021

Results of a new systematic review and meta-analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine underscore needs for patient education and additional research on prevention.

Irregular Sleeping Patterns Linked to Depression, Bad Mood in First-Year Medical Students
February 19, 2021

Irregular sleeping patterns can increase risk of depression and lower daily mood over the long term, according to a new study of first-year medical students.

Sleep Disorders and Chronic Pain
November 24, 2020

Pain specialist Steven King, MD, highlights a new review that looks at the complex, bidirectional relationship between sleep disturbance and chronic pain.

Climate Change Health Hazards Quiz
June 15, 2017

Test your knowledge of the products of climate change and the health effects they may have.

Climate Change Is a Health Hazard: 8 Examples
June 07, 2017

Increases in diabetes, insomnia, and skin cancer are just 3 of the hazardous trends identified in recent research. More findings in our slide show.

New OSA Testing Guideline, Summarized
March 23, 2017

Obstructive sleep apnea ups the risk for many other health issues. Click through a 6-slide summary of updated recommendations.

Sleep Apnea Gives Rise to Asthma Exacerbations
November 02, 2016

Obstructive sleep apnea, common in patients who have asthma, may contribute to severe exacerbations.

Hypoxia, Sleep Apnea Linked in Diabetes
May 03, 2016

And the parameters of hypoxemia may be more sensitive than the apnea–hypopnea index.

Sleep Quiz: You Snooze, You Lose
January 28, 2016

Physicians who aren't alert to the perils of sleep deprivation may not be able to give patients the advice they need. Take this test as a wake-up call.