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After an argument with a colleague, a graduate student appears "drunk" in class. What happened on the way to the lecture?
Sleep Disorders and Glucose Metabolism: What's the Connection?
Common sleep disorders appear to worsen insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and pancreatic endocrine dysfunction. Here, a closer look at how.
The Body Clock and Its Discontents
Circadian components are profound in depressive disorders, such seasonal affective disorder. This article introduces a course to be given at this year’s APA Meeting in Toronto, on melatonin and light treatment.
Parasomnias: Q & A
Parasomnias result from a blurring between stages of sleep. See if answers to any of these 6 questions are clear to you.
Insomnia and Autism Fuel a Vicious Cycle
Insomnia is the predominant sleep disorder seen in autism spectrum disorder. The deficits of each condition compound those of the other.
Shift Work and Metabolic Disorders
Diabetes, obesity, CVD—all have been linked to disruption of the day-night rhythm caused by shift work. More facts and some tips for your shift-weary patients, here.
Chronic Insomnia: 6 Questions for Primary Care
How much less sleep do insomniacs get? What causes brainstem hyperarousal? Is insomnia heritable? If you snooze, you lose on this quiz!
Sleep Apnea Increases the Risk of Depression in Men
The association remained statistically significant even after adjusting for age, waist circumference, smoking, and other confounders.
Video: Conducting Spirometry in Children
Prof. Dominic Fitzgerald, a pediatric respiratory and sleep physician, reviews the basics about spirometry, and explains its use in children.
Video: When Ovine Computation Fails to Induce Sleep
When counting sheep fails as first line therapy, what measures can you recommend to help your patient get some sleep?
Five Top Papers From 2014 That Will Impact Your Practice
New drugs that treat stubborn illness seen often in primary care lead this group of Top 5 Papers for 2014. Type 2 diabetes, cryptogenic stroke, and hep-C are key targets.
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