Treatment of mild sleep-disordered breathing in women with preeclampsia reverses low fetal activity levels and may improve fetal outcomes
A new study suggests that treatment of mild sleep-disordered breathing with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in pregnant women with preeclampsia improves fetal activity levels, a marker of fetal well-being.
Approximately ten per cent of 6 year olds have sleep-disordered breathing, according to a recent Finnish study. The risk is increased among children with enlarged tonsils, crossbite and convex facial profile. Unlike in adults, excess body fat is not associated with sleep-disordered breathing in this age group. The study was part of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study led by the Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Eastern Finland.
National Sleep Foundation Launches New Website on Excessive Sleepiness
WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2013-- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today to help millions who suffer from excessive sleepiness. This online resource center explains how excessive sleepiness affects health, safety, and everyday performance, and provides free patient resources.
A new drug may bring help for people with insomnia, according to a study published in the November 28, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
The drug, suvorexant, blocks the chemical messengers in the brain called orexins, which regulate wakefulness. This is an investigational drug that is under review by the FDA.
A new study suggests that increasing the amount of sleep that adults get could lead to reduced food intake, but the hormonal process differs between men and women.
Washington, DC, July 17, 2012—The National Sleep Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new “Inside Your Bedroom, Use Your Senses!” website. It is the first site to use sleep science and the five senses to help people create their best individual sleep environment. “This site includes fun, practical information to help people transform their bedrooms into a sanctuary for sleep,” says David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation.