Automated messages, telemonitoring effective in improving CPAP adherence among OSA patients
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  September 20, 2017  
  Sleep Disorder  
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 Automated messages, telemonitoring effective in improving CPAP adherence among OSA patientsAutomated messages, telemonitoring effective in improving CPAP adherence among OSA patients
 
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
 
 
 New method can offer cost-effective solution to assess OSA risk and severityNew method can offer cost-effective solution to assess OSA risk and severity
 
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) affects approximately 34% of men and 17% of women within the adult population. Although sex, aging, and obesity are the main factors associated with OSA, research has shown that larger tongue, lateral pharyngeal walls, tonsils, soft palate, and total pharyngeal soft tissue volumes can also be considered OSA risks.
 
   Study examines effects of poor sleep on progression of chronic kidney diseaseStudy examines effects of poor sleep on progression of chronic kidney disease
 
People with chronic kidney disease may be especially vulnerable to the deleterious effects of poor sleep, according to a new paper published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
 
   Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disordersStudy may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders
 
Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
 
   Tibetan yoga practice may reduce sleep disturbances in breast cancer patients undergoing treatmentTibetan yoga practice may reduce sleep disturbances in breast cancer patients undergoing treatment
 
Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
 
 New software could allow thermal cameras in mobile phones to track breathing problems
 
New software could allow thermal cameras in mobile phones to track breathing problemsResearchers have developed new software that makes it possible to use low-cost, thermal cameras attached to mobile phones to track how fast a person is breathing.
 
 
 Chronic kidney disease patients may be vulnerable to deleterious effects of impaired sleep
 
Chronic kidney disease patients may be vulnerable to deleterious effects of impaired sleepA new study reveals a potential link between disordered sleep and kidney function loss and early death among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD).