Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Fatigue, excessive sleepiness, and impaired waking ... a significant portion of your patients have some form of sleep disorder, though few present with outright complaints . Here: how to uncover the problem--and how to help.

Sleep Disorders

The prediction of more shallow sleep in overweight and obese men with high testosterone levels is useful because poor sleep quality has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes and hypertension.

Most patients with psychiatric diagnoses present with sleep disturbances that can have as great an impact on health-related quality of life as the mental illness itself. Here, tips on treatment and chronotherapeutic applications for major depression and other disorders.

Depression is a frequent psychiatric comorbidity among patients with restless leg syndrome. The case presented here illustrates the importance of evaluating for RLS symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder who complain of insomnia.

Results of this sleep study help diagnose the specific type of sleep apnea. Evidence of 5 or more predominantly obstructive respiratory events per hour of sleep suggests obstructive disease.

During his annual physical examination, a 54-year-old man has no major complaints, reports restful sleep, and is not tired during the day. Is he at risk for obstructive sleep apnea?

In a US study, diabetes was shown to significantly increase the odds of having restless legs syndrome and a history of diabetes was the most consistent risk factor linked to the disorder.

Inhaled corticosteroids may contribute to the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among patients with asthma, a study showed.


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