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:

Sleep Apnea: Why your Snoring May Be Dangerous – Orlando Health

If you have a snoring problem, you are hardly alone. It’s estimated that nearly half of the people in the United States snore at some point. One in four does regularly.

NeuroVoices: Ruth Benca, MD, PhD, on the Importance of Maintaining Quality Sleep and Lowering Alzheimer Disease Risk – Neurology Live

The professor and chair of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Wake Forest School of Medicine discusses the major talking points regarding sleep quality, sleep disorders, and late-life neurocognitive issues.

New Study to Investigate How Sleep can Aid Stroke Recovery – News-Medical

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are launching a new study to see how sleep can help stroke recovery.

Snoring Pandemic: the Silent Serial Killer – Greater Kashmir

One of the most consistent observations by health care providers across the world during the preceding 2 years of COVID-19 pandemic was that obese people who snore at night were at a much higher risk of morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19.

Continued CPAP use Cuts Risk for Death – Medical Xpress

Ongoing use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment is associated with lower mortality in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published in the June issue of CHEST.

Have Trouble Grinding Your Teeth? Here’s How to Control it – The Washington Post

Dentists reported a 69 percent jump in patients who clench or grind their teeth during the pandemic, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). And most of these people are probably unaware that they’re doing it. “It’s an almost completely unconscious behavior,” says Vicki Cohn, chair of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Dental Assembly.

Nearly 3 in 10 Americans Affected by Insomnia and Many are Self-Medicating – Newswise

Nearly 3 in 10 Americans (28%) say insomnia has a negative impact on their daily lives, according to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Using a CPAP Machine May Decrease Your Dementia Risk – Best Life

A wide body of research exploring the connection between sleep and cognitive health has established a link between sleep disturbances and dementia.

Risk of Death While Sleeping Could be Reduced, Explains Pulmonologist – Nature World News 

According to a study published in 2017, people with obstructive sleep apnea, one type of condition, are more than 2.5 times as likely to die suddenly between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.

Hormones are Linked with Sleep Apnea, Snoring in Menopausal Women – Science Daily

Middle-aged women with low levels of estrogen and progesterone are more likely to snore and to report symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a new study.

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