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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on February 28th, 2020

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Recent Sleep Apnea News, Winter 2020

SLEEP APNEA WIRE final 1Sleep Apnea Wire is an occasional supplemental news report

capturing sleep breathing disorder news of relevant interest to

sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in

our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.


NOTE: Some links might require additional registration or password access. If you work in a sleep clinic, hospital system, or research institution, you should be able to allocate access through them. 
  1. WSLS : ‘It’s not real sexy’: How snoring can lead to relationship problems beyond the bedroom [FEB 17, 2020]
  2. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : An emerging technology for the identification and characterization of postural-dependent obstructive sleep apnea [FEB 15, 2020]
  3. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy does not alter tongue protrusion strength and fatigability in obstructive sleep apnea [FEB 15, 2020]
  4. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Obstructive Lung Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OLDOSA) cohort study: 10-year assessment [FEB 15, 2020]
  5. Sleep Breathing Physiology and Disorders : Motor vehicle accidents in CPAP-compliant obstructive sleep apnea patients—a long-term observational study [FEB 14, 2020]
  6. The Journal of Association of Chest Physicians : Impact of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep parameters on level of asthma control [FEB 11, 2020]
  7. Mercury : MAFS star, 48, claims sleep machine keeps her ‘youthful’ — but does it really work? [FEB 11, 2020]
  8. Sleep Review : How Ultrasounds Could Change How Patients Are Screened for Obstructive Sleep Apnea [FEB 11, 2020]
  9. The Sleep Zone : 9 Experts on the Best Mattress for Sleep Apnea [FEB 10, 2020]
  10. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Positive Airway Pressure Adherence in Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Scoping Review [FEB 8, 2020]
  11. Cureus : Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS)-induced Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Which Resolved After the VNS Was Turned Off [FEB 6, 2020]
  12. The Incidental Economist : Sleep Apnea, CPAP, and Barriers to Care in the US [FEB 6, 2020]
  13. Medicine : Brain functional changes in tibetan with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome: A resting state fMRI study [FEB 1, 2020]
  14. The International Journal of Clinical Sleep Practice : Assessment of obstructive sleep apnoea in primary care: Screening and evaluation strategies [JAN 31, 2020]
  15. Pulmonology : Catathrenia resolved with the lowest CPAP pressure settings [JAN 30, 2020]
  16. Sleep Review : ProSomnus Encourages Dentists, Patients to #ShareYourStory of Oral Appliance Success [JAN 28, 2020]
  17. Dove Press : Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening with a 4-Item Instrument, Named GOAL Questionnaire: Development, Validation and Comparative Study with No-Apnea, STOP-Bang, and NoSAS [JAN 23, 2020]
  18. European Journal of Internal Medicine : Multimorbidity in COPD, does sleep matter? [JAN 21, 2020]
  19. Otolaryngology— Head and Neck Surgery : Preoperative Predictors of Response to Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea [JAN 21, 2020]
  20. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute : Sleep apnea in women: New research could lead to better diagnosis and treatment [JAN 13, 2020]
  21. Journal of Ophthalmology : Alterations in Parafoveal and Optic Disc Vessel Densities in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome [JAN 10, 2020]
  22. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine : Pitolisant for Daytime Sleepiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Refusing CPAP: A Randomized Trial [JAN 9, 2020]
  23. Journal of Sleep Medicine : Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women [DEC 31, 2019]
  24. Journal of Clinical Neurology : Effective Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Changes Related to Sleep Stage and Body Position in Obstructive Sleep Apnea during Upward and Downward Titration: An Experimental Study [DEC 30, 2019]
  25. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Insights into the effects of sleep disordered breathing on the brain in infants and children: Imaging and cerebral oxygenation measurements [DEC 16, 2019]