By Stephanie Pappas | LiveScience.com – Mon, Aug 29, 2011 American pediatricians want to help their patients with sleep problems, but a new study finds that few have the proper knowledge and training to do so. According to a national random survey of primary care pediatricians, only about 18 percent had ever received any formal training on sleep disorders and less than 20 … [Read more...] about Kids’ Sleep Disorders Perplex Most Doctors, Study Finds
Three Big Questions
The president of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain tackles cost, efficacy, and results. Dentists with experience in sleep medicine hear the same three questions over and over again: 1) Why are oral appliances so expensive?; 2) Are oral appliances ever covered by insurance?; and 3) How do I know if oral appliances are effective? As a fol- low-up to number three, … [Read more...] about Three Big Questions
Can the RST and RPSGT Credentials Co-Exist?
Posted by Anglee Leviner Aug 28, 2011 Introduction The Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) credential from the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) in March 2012 will represent the first time since 1979 that two credentialing bodies are available for sleep technology professionals. The original credential, the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) was introduced … [Read more...] about Can the RST and RPSGT Credentials Co-Exist?
Lack of Deep Sleep Tied to Hypertension
August 31, 2011, 9:00 AM NY Times Article By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Men who get the least deep sleep each night have a higher risk of hypertension, new research shows. Rahav Segev for The New York Times Earlier studies have tied chronic sleep disorders and low levels of sleep to greater risks of heart disease and obesity, and even reduced life span. But the new study,published … [Read more...] about Lack of Deep Sleep Tied to Hypertension
Cardiovascular regulation in different sleep stages in the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Gapelyuk A, Riedl M, Suhrbier A, Kraemer JF, Bretthauer G, Malberg H, Kurths J, Penzel T, Wessel N. Source Department of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Abstract Abstract Heart rate and blood pressure variability analysis as well as baroreflex sensitivity have been proven to be powerful tools for the assessment of autonomic control in clinical … [Read more...] about Cardiovascular regulation in different sleep stages in the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.