Sleep apnea linked to Alzheimer’s disease
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 Sleep apnea linked to Alzheimer’s diseaseSleep apnea linked to Alzheimer’s disease
 
A new study has revealed that people with obstructive sleep apnea or those who snore at night are more at risk of dementias and Alzheimer’s disease. It has been noted that these individuals may have a high accumulation of the toxic protein tau in their brains. The area involved in these depositions is usually the one which is vital for memory, time perception and navigation.
 
   Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing, research revealsChildren are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing, research reveals
 
Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing, which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to behavior issues, according to research in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
 
   Mild sleep apnea during pregnancy changes sugar levels and may affect infant growth patternsMild sleep apnea during pregnancy changes sugar levels and may affect infant growth patterns
 
A study conducted by Sarah Farabi, PhD, RN, while she was a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Teri Hernandez at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and School of Medicine in 2018 found that mild sleep apnea changed sugar levels during pregnancy and was connected to infant growth patterns related to increased risk of obesity.
 
 Excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients linked to greater risk for cardiovascular diseases
 
Excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients linked to greater risk for cardiovascular diseasesAdults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
 
 
 Study uncovers large-scale brain patterns and networks that control sleep
 
Study uncovers large-scale brain patterns and networks that control sleepAn international study headed by researchers from Aarhus University has for the first time uncovered the large-scale brain patterns and networks which control sleep, providing knowledge which in the future may help the large proportion of people who experience problems sleeping.
 
 
 Autism and Sleep Problems
 
Autism and Sleep ProblemsAutism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterised by impaired social interactions and communications in different settings/multiple contexts.
 
 
 Weekend recovery sleep does not appear to reverse sleep loss induced risks
 
Weekend recovery sleep does not appear to reverse sleep loss induced risksInsufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders put people at increased risk for metabolic problems, including obesity and diabetes. But is extra sleep on the weekends enough to reduce those risks? The short answer, according to new findings reported in Current Biology on February 28, is "no."
 
 
 Loyola expert recommends powering down smart phones to get a good night's sleep
 
Loyola expert recommends powering down smart phones to get a good night's sleepMany Americans are chronically sleep-deprived," said Dr. Kumar, director of Loyola Medicine's sleep program. "Be it social obligations, work or our lifestyles, we are staying awake longer and longer now. We still need seven to eight hours of sleep a night on average. But too many people are getting by on six hours or less.