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.

How I Dealt With Sleep Apnea and COVID-19 – Web MD

Brian Lamacraft has lived with sleep apnea for over 4 years – “April wasn’t a good month for me, as I contracted COVID-19. Not only did I have to deal with the illness, but I had to combat my sleep apnea, too. Here’s how I dealt with both”.

If You Feel This When Sleeping, it May Be Dangerous – www.eatthis.com

Here are five sleep disorder symptoms doctors want you to be aware of. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these.

How sleep helps to process emotions – Science Daily

Researchers have identified how the brain triages emotions during dream sleep to consolidate the storage of positive emotions while dampening the consolidation of negative ones.

What to know about sleep apnea and heart failure – Medical News Today

Doctors link sleep apnea to heart failure. Repeated pauses in breathing during sleep may damage a person’s heart. Sleep apnea also commonly occurs in people with heart disorders. Read this article to learn more.

Wife Who Wants to Sleep in Separate Bed From Husband Praised: ‘Be Selfish’ – www.newsweek.com

A post on Mumsnet has recently gone viral after a woman shared her concerns about sleeping in the same bed as her husband due to his snoring.

1 in 13 people get morning headaches: Here’s how to stop the pain – News4jax.com

According to the Sleep Foundation, one in 13 people struggle with morning headaches. There are a few common causes behind the dull throbbing, and a few things you can do to stop it.

Study reveals impact of sleep-disordered breathing in adults over 70 – Medicalxpress

A recent study by Monash University researchers found that even mild cases of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), the most common type being obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), associate with lower physical health-related quality of life, and also with lower cognitive function.

Even 2 Hours of PAP Therapy per Night Benefits Sleep Apnea Sufferers – ResMed Study

Sleep apnea sufferers can gain health benefits from PAP (positive airway pressure) treatment in as little as two hours per night, according to a study led by ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) and presented at the American Thoracic Society’s annual International Conference.

Sleep Is Good Medicine – WebMD

David Spero, RN, became a writer and health coach after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1989. He writes books and blogs about living with chronic illness and the social causes of illness. Here he explores the effects of sleep on our health and happiness.

US Sleep Disorder Clinics Market is projected to grow USD 15.92 billion in 2028 – Digital Journal

The US sleep disorder clinics market size was USD 8.62 billion in 2020. The market is projected to grow from USD 9.20 billion in 2021 to USD 15.92 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 8.2% during the 2021-2028 period.

Black Men Are Dying At Increasing Rates From Sleep Apnea Compared To Their White Counterparts, Study Finds – AfroTech

An increasing number of Black men are dying from sleep apnea, according to a University at Buffalo-Catholic Health System study.

Getting enough quality sleep may be the key to weight loss – MedicalNewsToday

A study shows that sleep duration and quality may be the key to managing weight.

A Good Night’s Sleep – Harvard

A surgically implanted device that moves the tongue forward during sleep was found to safely and effectively reduce sleep apnea in adolescents with Down syndrome, according to a study published April 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.

Autism and sleep problems – vumc.org

Sleep problems are common in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and the consequences of poor sleep may be more profound in people with ASD.  

Weight loss and lifestyle interventions significantly decrease obstructive sleep apnea severity – physiciansweekly.com

In this study, comprehensive lifestyle interventions significantly decreased severity of obstructive sleep apnea at end of intervention up to 6 months after.

Women aged 55 and over who snore have higher risk for sleep apnea – www.news-medical.net

A new study from Tel Aviv University found that women aged 55 and over who snore are at increased risk for sleep apnea, which can be fatal.

 

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