Sleep Medicine in the News – Our Top Picks This Week!

Welcome to our roundup of the week’s best sleep stories and top industry news from around the world, including; all things sleep health, sleep apnea, telemedicine and breakthroughs in these fields:

How Electric Light Affects Your Sleep—And Your Health – Health.com

New research shows limiting electric light exposure—especially at night—can have a positive effect on biological rhythms and metabolic health.

Allergy Or Sleep Apnea: How To Find The Difference Between Them – Techbullion.com

While most people don’t associate allergies with snoring, they are quite common. Allergies can cause nasal congestion and blockage of the airway, causing snoring and restless sleep. This article explains how sleep apnea and allergies can go hand-in-hand.

REM-Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated with Early Signs of Atherosclerosis – HCPlive.com

A new investigation found that rapid eye movement obstructive sleep apnea (REM-OSA) was associated with early signs of atherosclerosis, though the association remained unclear.

Is a Drug for Sleep Apnea on the Horizon? – USnews.com

Researchers believe they have found a sleep apnea drug that can treat the common sleep disorder.

Risky Driving Behaviors Increase as Common Sleep Disorder Worsens – Sleepreviewmag.com

Diagnosing and treating sleep apnea may make driving safer for older adults as well as long-haul lorry drivers or heavy machine operators.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Kids: The Causes And The Symptoms – Newsanyway.com

Sleep apnea can affect children as well as adults, and needs to be treated as early as possible to prevent further health issues from arising.

This Is How Poor Sleep Habits Impact Preteens’ Brains – Sleepreviewmag.com

A large study from Boston Children’s Hospital spells out in detail how inadequate sleep can jeopardize brain organization in early adolescence.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Speeds Up Aging, But Treatment Reverses It – Managedhealthcare.com

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who used continuous positive airway pressure devices were able to slow down their epigenetic age acceleration.

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