Sleep Medicine Publications

A systematic comparison of factors that could impact treatment recommendations for patients with Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA)

ABSTRACT Objective/Background: Systematically compare four criteria for Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) based on AASM 2007 and 2012 hypopnea scoring definitions. Patients/Methods: 142 records acquired by in-home polysomnography (Sleep Profiler PSG2™) were retrospectively analyzed using AHI based on the American Academy Sleep Medicine 2007 and 2012 criteria (AHI2007 and AHI2012). Positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) [...]

A systematic comparison of factors that could impact treatment recommendations for patients with Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) 2019-02-19T13:20:13-07:00

Head Position During Sleep: Potential Implications for Patients with Neurodegenerative Disease

Background: The characterization of sleep in those with neurodegenerative disease (NDD) is essential in understanding the potential neurobiological mechanisms that underlie the connection between sleep disruption and NDD manifestations and progression. Objective: Explore the inter-relationships between NDD and age, sex, diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and duration of sleep time with the head in [...]

Head Position During Sleep: Potential Implications for Patients with Neurodegenerative Disease 2019-02-19T13:13:39-07:00

Comparison of EMG power during sleep from the submental and frontalis muscles

Objective: Submentalis electromyography (sEMG) and frontalis electromyography (fEMG) muscle activities have been used to assist in the staging of sleep and detection of disruptions in sleep. This study was designed to assess the concordance between sEMG and fEMG power, by and across sleep stages. Methods: Forty-three records with simultaneous acquisition of differential signals from the [...]

Comparison of EMG power during sleep from the submental and frontalis muscles 2019-02-19T11:07:16-07:00

Head Position During Sleep Has Potential Implications for Neurodegenerative Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Could sleeping on your back increase your brain's risk of developing neurodegenerative disease?  That possibility is revealed in a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. "We compared the in-home sleep patterns of patients with memory impairment resulting from neurodegenerative diseases to a large group of elderly with [...]

Head Position During Sleep Has Potential Implications for Neurodegenerative Disease 2019-02-19T06:41:37-07:00

The Accuracy, Night-to-Night Variability, and Stability of Frontopolar Sleep Electroencephalography Biomarkers

The Accuracy, Night-to-Night Variability, and Stability of Frontopolar Sleep Electroencephalography Biomarkers Daniel J. Levendowski, MBA1; Luigi Ferini-Strambi, MD2; Charlene Gamaldo, MD3; Mindy Cetel, MD4; Robert Rosenberg, DO5; Philip R. Westbrook, MD1 1Advanced Brain Monitoring, Carlsbad, California; 2Department of Clinical Neurosciences, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Sleep Disorders Center, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy; 3Department of [...]

The Accuracy, Night-to-Night Variability, and Stability of Frontopolar Sleep Electroencephalography Biomarkers 2019-02-19T11:17:01-07:00

User Compliance and Behavioral Adaptation Associated With Supine Avoidance Therapy

This study investigates behavioral adaptation to vibrotactile position-avoidance therapy during sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (n =135) across 15 to 52 weeks. The overall compliance, based on nights used ≥ 4 hr, was 71%. Overall regular use, that is, ≥ 4 hr/night over 70% of nights, was 88%. Poor early compliance strongly predicted [...]

User Compliance and Behavioral Adaptation Associated With Supine Avoidance Therapy 2017-12-15T14:36:57-07:00