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Children with obstructive sleep apnea who had a common surgery to remove their adenoids and tonsils showed notable improvements in behavior, quality of life and other symptoms compared to those treated with "watchful waiting" and supportive care. However, there was no difference between both groups in attention and executive functioning, as measured by formal neuropsychological tests.
A study by Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, M.Sc, Ph.D., of The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia, and colleagues suggests less sleep per night is associated with a significant increase in the risk for motor vehicle crashes for young drivers. (JAMA Pediatrics)
Low nocturnal melatonin secretion levels are associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Millions of Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, yet the exact causes of diabetes still puzzle scientists. Now, new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) finds that the amount of melatonin a person secretes during sleep may predict their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study appears in the April 3, 2013 issue of JAMA.
ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) announced that effective March 1, 2013, Michael ("Mick") Farrell will succeed Dr. Peter C. Farrell as ResMed's chief executive officer (CEO) and be appointed to its board of directors. Robert ("Rob") Douglas will become ResMed's president and chief operating officer (COO). Current CEO, chairman of the board and founder, Dr. Farrell, will become executive chairman. Together, Mr. Farrell and Mr. Douglas will comprise the office of the CEO and Dr.
Results show each additional hour of sleep is associated with a lower BMI for teens
Understand Sleep Disorders, Provide Correct Diagnosis and Treatment
WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2013-- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive free online sleep disorders resource for all professionals in primary care. “The Sleep Disorders” guide is the updated web version of Dr. Peter Hauri’s book, The Sleep Disorders, first published in 1977.
National Sleep Foundation Launches Non24.sleepfoundation.org
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today, non24.sleepfoundation.org, to help individuals who have Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder, a chronic circadian rhythm disorder. This online resource center helps people understand the disorder’s symptoms, prevalence, and available treatment options, and provides resources to manage the disorder.