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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:

Chicago-Area Man Says Implanted Sleep Apnea Treatment Device Has Changed His Life –

If you feel a CPAP is not for you, read about this new OSA treatment. More Americans are searching for alternatives to CPAP machines to treat their sleep apnea, but one Chicago man is raving about a remote-controlled implant designed to help with the ailment in a unique way.

Sleep Apnea Accelerates Aging, but Treatment May Reverse It –

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that untreated OSA also accelerates the biological aging process and that appropriate treatment can slow or possibly reverse the trend.

Supplementing your sleep: Over-the-counter remedies promise a better night’s rest, but they may not be the best way to improve your shut-eye – Harvard Health 

There is a wide selection of over-the-counter sleep supplements to choose from. Some of the most common are cannabidiol (CBD), synthetic melatonin, valerian, and chamomile. But do they work, and are they good options to solve your sleep struggles?

A portrait of obstructive sleep apnea risk factors in 27,210 middle-aged and older adults in a Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging –

Another recent study on aging estimates the prevalence of individuals at high-risk for OSA in a sex and age-specific manner, and tests the relation with comorbidities, menopause and systemic inflammation

An Overview of Sleep Apnea Devices-

This article discusses sleep apnea devices, including PAP machines, pillows, mouth guards, and implant systems.

Sleep apnea may worsen joint pain, fatigue in postmenopausal women – Contemporary OB/GYN

A study published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), investigated the association between sleep apnea and the various physical and psychological symptoms that occur during menopause.

Black Men at Higher Risk for Mortality From Sleep Apnea –

There has been a flattening of sleep apnea–related mortality rates in the United States over the past 10 years. The exception is among Black men, for whom mortality from sleep apnea has continuously increased over the past 21 years, new research shows.

Struggling with sleep? When is it time to see your doctor? – Houston Business Journal

If you have trouble getting good-quality sleep, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder. This article discusses some common symptoms and when you should see your doctor.

“I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and was dependent on painkillers not addicted”: Shaquille O’Neal on his wake-up call after a recent health checkup – The SportsRush

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal talks about his recent visit to a doctor and being diagnosed with sleep apnea.

The Connection Between Genetics and Sleep Apnea –

There are various risk factors that can lead to sleep apnea, including obesity and smoking, but genetics may also play a role.

What’s the best sleeping position? – Mayo Clinic Minute

The Mayo Clinic discusses various sleeping positions and gives recommendations as to which are the best.

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