The relationship between stroke and sleep, including both quantity and quality, is complex. Previous research has indicated that both sleep deprivation and sleeping for more than 9 hours a day can increase the risk of stroke, and experiencing a stroke can also cause changes in sleeping patterns.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops for more than 10 seconds during sleep. Sleep apnea is a major, though often unrecognized, cause of daytime sleepiness.
New guidelines in the treatment of childhood obesity – AAP, US
American Academy of Pediatrics issues its first comprehensive guideline on evaluating, treating children and adolescents with obesity. AAP Issues First Update to Childhood Obesity Guidelines
Sleep apnea common after acute respiratory failure
Sleep apnea is common after acute respiratory failure – Clinically important sleep apnea is common among survivors of acute respiratory failure. Insomnia is a frequent complaint among survivors of critical illness.
Tonsil surgery improves behaviors in children with sleep apnea
Tonsil surgery improves some behaviors in children with sleep apnea syndrome — NIH-funded clinical study may help inform decisions about this common surgical procedure – Children with sleep apnea syndrome who have their tonsils and adenoids removed sleep better, are less restless and impulsive, and report a generally better quality of life.
Sleep apnea treatment reduces hypertension and heart disease risk
Studies examine CPAP treatment and cardiovascular outcomes in adults with obstructive sleep apnea — Treatment of Obstructed Sleep Apnea With CPAP Therapy Associated With A Lower Risk Of Hypertension – Two studies that included adults with obstructive sleep apnea examined the effectiveness of reducing the risk of cardiovascular outcomes, including high blood pressure, by treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
Bariatric surgery better for obese with type 2 diabetes
Study compares sleeve gastrectomy with medical treatment in obese patients with type 2 diabetes – A study comparing a bariatric surgical procedure with conventional medical treatment in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus suggests that surgery was associated with remission or improvement in diabetes-related outcomes.
Abnormal breathing during sleep may cause behavioral difficulties in kids
Kids’ abnormal breathing during sleep linked to increased risk for behavioral difficulties — Risk of problems later in childhood can double with snoring and apnea – Young children with sleep-disordered breathing are prone to developing behavioral difficulties such as hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships.
Poor sleep leads to health and behavior problems in young diabetics
Poor sleep linked to increased health and behavior problems in young diabetics – Lighter sleep and breathing problems lead to trouble controlling blood sugar, despite adherence to diabetic health guidelines – Young diabetics may be struggling to get a good night’s sleep, resulting in worse control of their blood sugar, poorer school performance and misbehavior, according to a study appearing in the January edition of the journal Sleep.
Poor sleep quality increases blood pressure
Poor sleep quality increases risk of high blood pressure – People with the lowest level of slow wave sleep (SWS) had an 80 percent increased risk of developing high blood pressure. Sleep disorders and poor quality sleep are more common in older adults than in younger ones.
Weight loss may improve memory and concentration
Weight loss improves memory, according to Kent State researcher – John Gunstad, an associate professor in Kent State University’s Department of Psychology, and a team of researchers have discovered a link between weight loss and improved memory and concentration. The study shows that bariatric surgery patients exhibited improved memory function 12 weeks after their operations.