Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

On September 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome is a disease in which the airway is blocked to differing degrees, during sleep. Apnea, which is an obstruction of the airway when a person is asleep, or hypopnea, which is a partial blockage, are both features of the syndrome, which is more easily referred…

Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain

UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation – a surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders that do not involve getting a drug into the brain. …

Cancer-related fatigue: Exercise, psychological therapies best treatments

For patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect. Researchers have found that exercise is one of the best ways to reduce fatigue for…

Sundowner's Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

On December 14, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A person with sundowner’s syndrome experiences increased episodes of confusion, agitation, and activity as the day progresses to night. There may be agitation and personality changes that are dramatically unlike the person’s normal behavior. This can be frightening for the individual and their caregiver. …

Treatments for obstructive sleep apnea show similar reductions in blood pressure

On December 2, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a comparison of the treatments continuous positive airway pressure and mandibular advancement devices found both were associated with similar reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, according to a study in the December 1 issue of JAMA. Obstructive sleep apnea is…

Night Terrors: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

On November 2, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Night terrors (or sleep terrors) differ substantially from standard nightmares and can be incredibly distressing for the sufferer and their family. Although night terrors can be genuinely terrifying, they are not normally an indicator of anything more serious and tend to cease of their own accord. What…

Chronic fatigue treatments bring long-term benefits, study shows

On November 2, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A follow-up of chronic fatigue syndrome patients who took part in a trial where they showed improvements after 1 year of cognitive behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy finds that the improvements were sustained for 2.5 years after starting treatment. Graded exercise therapy is where patients…