Sleep Disorder - Losing Tongue Fat Improves Sleep Apnea
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 Retinal macular damage linked to sleep apnea in diabetesRetinal macular damage linked to sleep apnea in diabetes
 
A new Taiwanese study presented on October 14, 2019, at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, reports that macular edema in diabetes occurs more often in those who have severe sleep apnea. Diabetic macular edema is a complication that affects the retinal area concerned with sharp central vision. As a result, damage to this area can cause vision loss.
 
   Losing Tongue Fat Improves Sleep ApneaLosing Tongue Fat Improves Sleep Apnea
 
Doctors already know that weight loss can be an effective treatment for improving sleep apnea, although the reasons for this have remained unclear. Now, new research has uncovered that a reduction in tongue fat is the key to why fat loss helps in instances of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
 
   Caffeine before bedtime has little effect on sleep quality, but alcohol and nicotine doesCaffeine before bedtime has little effect on sleep quality, but alcohol and nicotine does
 
A new study has found that drinking coffee close to bedtime does not affect the quality of sleep, but that evening alcohol intake and smoking are the main culprits that disrupt sleep. The research is one of the largest longitudinal studies conducted so far to assess how evening use of the substances affects sleep quality.
 
 Does Poor Sleep Worsen Arthritis?
 
Does Poor Sleep Worsen Arthritis?The chronic pain associated with arthritis is well known to negatively impact sleep. However, recent research has implied that a lack of sleep and insomnia can themselves can adversely affect arthritis symptoms.
 
 
 Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depression
 
Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depressionWhen someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn't working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say.
 
 
 Sleep disorders in patients with low back pain linked to increased healthcare visits, costs
 
Sleep disorders in patients with low back pain linked to increased healthcare visits, costsMany patients with low back pain also have sleep disorders, which are linked to increased healthcare visits and higher costs for back pain treatment, reports a study in the journal Spine.
 
 
 People with severe insomnia may benefit from sedatives, shows study
 
People with severe insomnia may benefit from sedatives, shows studyInsomnia is a driver of suicide, and particularly people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces their suicidal thoughts, investigators report.
 
 
 New polysomnography electrode set enables easy, accurate assessment of sleep bruxism severity
 
New polysomnography electrode set enables easy, accurate assessment of sleep bruxism severityAn easy-to-use electrode set can assess sleep bruxism severity as well as a conventional polysomnography, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.