Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

On August 8, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Simple, inexpensive test could help identify sleep apnea in children who snore. Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could — by itself – provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a…

Hypersomnolence: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

On July 31, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Hypersomnolence is when someone is excessively sleepy, regardless of how much sleep they get. Hypersomnolence is a condition where a person experiences significant episodes of sleepiness, even after having 7 hours or more of quality sleep. Other terms used to describe hypersomnolence include excessive daytime sleepiness, excessive daytime somnolence, and…

Use of benzodiazepines and related drugs common around Alzheimer's diagnosis

On October 26, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Benzodiazepines and related drugs are initiated frequently in persons with Alzheimer’s disease already before the diagnosis, and their use becomes even more common after the diagnosis, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Benzodiazepines and related drugs are used as a sleep medication and for anxiolytic…