SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.
WHRY Funds Studies on Heart Disease, Insomnia, and Pain
Women’s Health Research at Yale today announced funding for three new studies investigating a method for improving the diagnosis of heart disease in women, a therapy for clinically significant sleep disruption common in Black women, and the influence of biological sex on the underlying brain patterns that link pain and opioid use.
Dr. Yaggi discusses heart risk from sleep apnea on NPR
Soon after many people fall asleep, they have trouble breathing. Their upper airway constricts and chokes them. They wake, startled, take a deep breath, and fall back to sleep. Then it happens again and again and again. This condition, obstructive sleep apnea, affects about a fifth of American adults and triples the risk for cardiovascular disease. How exactly has been unclear.Source: National Public Radio
WATCH: Is Your Child Struggling to Sleep during the COVID-19 Lockdown?
Is your child struggling with sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown? You are not alone. Many parents are struggling with sleep during the quarantine. Dr. Canapari reached out and heard from hundreds of parents about their struggles and found a few types of problems. Here, he reviews them and discusses what you can do about them.Source: YouTube
Too much or too little sleep not good for heart: Study
Getting too much or too little sleep, may be bad for your heart, say researchers, adding that people who get seven or eight hours of sleep per night have less stiffness in their arteries, which is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke.Source: Outlook
Kids and Poor Sleep: A Habit That’s Breakable
Though it’s not easy to change poor sleep habits, it’s not impossible—particularly for children in preschool and elementary school, says Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD, a Yale Medicine psychologist and author of “Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach: The Bedtime Doctor’s 5-Step Guide, Ages 3-10” (Lifelong Books).Source: Yale Medicine
Dr. Henry Yaggi featured on AJRCCM Podcast: Symptom Subtypes of OSA Predict Incidence of Cardiovascular Outcome
Dr. John Fleetham is joined by Drs. Diego Mazzotti and Henry Yaggi to discuss the paper "Symptom Subtypes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Predict Incidence of Cardiovascular Outcomes". Dr. Yaggi explains the importance of phenotyping patients with obstructive sleep apnea regarding different disease symptom that allows for a more personal treatment, better understanding of mechanism, prognosis, and designed clinical trials. The podcast also speaks of two additional models of phenotyping: implementing the supervised learning approach and unsupervised learning approach. Finally, he gives his expertise on the strength of the study, the foundational role it can serve for future studies involving sleep apnea as many previous major studies focused exclusively on non-sleepy patients, strategies to safely/ethically recruit future sleepy patients for clinical studies, and future directions of linking phenotyping to clinically relevant outcomes for personalized treatment.Source: Apple Podcasts
Gut Bacteria Neutralizes Disease-Carrying Tsetse Flies
Yale School of Public Health Research Scientist Brian Weiss, Ph.D., has identified a bacterium that can colonize the gut of tsetse flies and help stop the spread of African trypanosomes, the parasites responsible for causing human sleeping sickness, a potentially fatal disease that threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa every year.
Health and Healing for Our Veterans
Yale School of Medicine has a deep and multifaceted relationship with the West Haven VA that goes back 60 years. Veterans have access to highly specialized Yale Medicine doctors who provide care approaches and treatments that are difficult to find elsewhere.Source: Yale Medicine
CHEST 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH - CHEST Daily News
SESSION: What are My Options for Promoting Sleep in the ICU? Please summarize your session in a tweet: Sleep in the ICU is absent but important and we can impact change to improve sleep and circadian rhythm in the ICU. Come to our case-based session to learn how.Source: CHEST Annual Meeting 2018 Daily News