Sleep Disorders

Daily Dose: Benzodiazepines for Sleep Disorders Linked to Increased Risk for Drug Overdose among Youth
December 01, 2022

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Benzodiazepines for Sleep Disorders Linked to Increased Risk for Drug Overdose among Youth
November 30, 2022

New findings suggest that the elevated risk of overdose with benzodiazepine use for sleep disorders is a critical safety consideration when treating young people.

Nocturnal Hypertension: 8 Essential Questions
September 14, 2022

Nocturnal HTN is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. How do you diagnose and treat in your practice? Test your overnight BP IQ.

Sleep & Obesity: How to Prescribe Better Sleep for Patients
August 29, 2022

Educating patients with obesity about the link between poor sleep and weight gain is crucial. Review 5 key elements for achieving better sleep, here.

Poor Sleep Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Middle Adulthood
February 18, 2022

New study showed adults who provided sleep health data and wore a research device during sleep had a 141% increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Sleep Duration May Have Greater Cardiometabolic Impact on Women vs Men
January 27, 2022

Results of a new study that used early clinical surrogate markers of metabolic disease find women at greater risk related to suboptimal sleep.

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.