September 15th 2023
Your daily dose of the clinical news you may have missed.
September 12th 2023
Women with an evening vs morning chronotype were 54% more likely to have unhealthy lifestyles that in turn accounted for a significant increased risk for diabetes.
April 6th 2023
Cluster headache and migraine are described as "highly circadian at multiple levels," suggesting hypothalamus involvement and potential for new treatments, study authors say.
February 28th 2023
ACC 2023. A large study found increased risk for MI regardless of age and detected particularly heightened risk among women and persons with diabetes who have insomnia.
February 15th 2023
Sleep duration irregularity was associated with measures of subclinical atherosclerosis in a racially and ethnically diverse study of more than 2000 adults.
Opioids, Pain, and Sleep: How Do They Interact With Each Other?
A recent study of patients with chronic low back pain sheds light on the association between sleep and opioid use on pain severity and interference.
Screen Patients with Obesity for These 2 CVD Risk Factors, Says One Expert
Obesity medicine specialist and internist Alina Elperin, MD, shares why screening for obstructive sleep apnea and metabolic disease in patients with obesity is crucial.
Daily Dose: Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Certain Cardiovascular Diseases
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Sleep Apnea and Snoring Linked to Higher Risk of Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease in New Study
A 2-sample Mendelian randomization analysis showed that sleep apnea and snoring increased the risk of HTN and CAD, and these associations may partly be driven by BMI.
Daily Dose: Benzodiazepines for Sleep Disorders Linked to Increased Risk for Drug Overdose among Youth
Benzodiazepines for Sleep Disorders Linked to Increased Risk for Drug Overdose among Youth
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
Test your knowledge of the products of climate change and the health effects they may have.
Climate Change Is a Health Hazard: 8 Examples
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
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
Obstructive sleep apnea, common in patients who have asthma, may contribute to severe exacerbations.
Hypoxia, Sleep Apnea Linked in Diabetes
And the parameters of hypoxemia may be more sensitive than the apnea–hypopnea index.
Sleep Quiz: You Snooze, You Lose
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.
Negative 40 Winks: 10 Facts About Sleep Deprivation
Hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity-just a few of the chronic ills that affect persons with sleep insufficiency. Catch up on your sleep facts and figures in these 10 slides.
Sleep Disorders and Glucose Metabolism: What's the Connection?
Common sleep disorders appear to worsen insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and pancreatic endocrine dysfunction. Here, a closer look at how.
Parasomnias: Q & A
Parasomnias result from a blurring between stages of sleep. See if answers to any of these 6 questions are clear to you.
Insomnia and Autism Fuel a Vicious Cycle
Insomnia is the predominant sleep disorder seen in autism spectrum disorder. The deficits of each condition compound those of the other.
Shift Work and Metabolic Disorders
Diabetes, obesity, CVD-all have been linked to disruption of the day-night rhythm caused by shift work. More facts and some tips for your shift-weary patients, here.
Chronic Insomnia: 6 Questions for Primary Care
How much less sleep do insomniacs get? What causes brainstem hyperarousal? Is insomnia heritable? If you snooze, you lose on this quiz!
Sleep Apnea Increases the Risk of Depression in Men
The association remained statistically significant even after adjusting for age, waist circumference, smoking, and other confounders.
First Comes Pain, Then Comes Insomnia
Good physical and social functioning may help avert insomnia in older people with musculoskeletal pain.
Glucocorticoids May Reset Biological Clocks
New therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s various clocks may be opening up.
Sleep Issues Feed Childhood Obesity
The odds of children becoming overweight go up with sleep-disordered breathing and short sleep duration, underscoring the need for early identification of these risk factors.
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