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By: Kathleen Doheny
Source: WebMD
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea raises the risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a long-term study that strengthens a link doctors have suspected."The presence and severity of sleep apnea are associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death," said study leader Dr. Apoor Gami, a cardiac electrophysiologist at Midwest Heart Specialists-Advocate Medical Group in Elmhurst, Ill.The new research is published online June 11 in the Journal of the American...
By: By Dr. Emmanuel Mignot
Source: The Huffington Post
Previously, I introduced you to a rare familial disorder baptized Autosomal Dominant Cerebellar Ataxia, Deafness and Narcolepsy or ADCA-DN, first described in a small Swedish family by the Scandinavian Neurologist Dr. Atle Melberg in 1995. This terrible disease -- characterized by narcolepsy evolving into neuropsychiatric problems and dementia -- stayed in my mind until 2010, when Dr. Guiseppe Plazzi called me to ask my opinion regarding a specific case. Dr. Plazzi directs the sleep program at...
Source: DailyMail Online
There are many benefits to getting a good night's sleep - more energy and a better mood being among them.But a new reason for getting a full 40 winks has been discovered - it could stop you cheating on your partner.Scientists have discovered that the part of the brain that rules self-control is affected by a lack of sleep - and can lead to very bad decisions.As self-control heavily determines whether someone can resist temptation, an interrupted sleep can mean people are more likely to indulge...
By: Mike Benner
PORTLAND -- The Oregon Supreme Court tossed out a Portland man's drunk driving conviction.  The ruling allows him to use a sleep driving defense.In 2008, James Newman was driving with a blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit.  Newman went to jail and then to court.  Newman's attorney argued that he was sleep driving.  The judge refused to hear it and convicted Newman.  The Oregon Supreme Court tossed out the conviction."Every criminal defense lawyer must be salivating over this as a...
By: Lynn Celmer
Source: EurekAlert
DARIEN, IL – A new study provides surprising evidence that people with narcolepsy have an increased number of neurons that produce histamine, suggesting that histamine signaling may be a novel therapeutic target for this potentially disabling sleep disorder."The orexin/hypocretin neuropeptides promote wakefulness, and researchers have known for 13 years that narcolepsy is caused by loss of the orexin/hypocretin neurons in the hypothalamus," said principal investigator Thomas Scammell, MD,...