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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on December 18th, 2020

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Recent Sleep Disorder News, December 2020

SLEEP DISORDER WIRE final 1Sleep Disorder Wire is an occasional supplemental news report

capturing sleep disorder news* of relevant interest to

sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in

our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

*beyond insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and sleep breathing disorders, which appear as separate curations in the Sleep Wire series


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. International Business Times : Three-Year-Old Russian Girl Freezes to Death After Sleepwalking into Hallway [DECEMBER 13, 2020]
  2. Journal of Sleep Research : Tibialis anterior electromyographic bursts during sleep in histamine‐deficient mice (RLS) [DECEMBER 13, 2020]
  3. Health.com : I Have Catathrenia, a Rare Sleep Disorder That Sounds Like the ‘World’s Worst Sex Noise’ [DECEMBER 9, 2020]
  4. Sleep Review : KemPharm Adds Potential Therapy for Idiopathic Hypersomnia to Its Product Pipeline [DECEMBER 9, 2020]
  5. Discover : What Explains Sleep Paralysis and Visions of a Demon on Your Chest? [DECEMBER 8, 2020]
  6. PLoS One: REM sleep behavior in Parkinson disease: Frequent, particularly with higher age [DECEMBER 7, 2020]
  7. Sleep Medicine : Bidirectional association between irritable bowel syndrome and restless legs syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis [DECEMBER 4, 2020]
  8. Sleep Medicine : Prevalence of and factors associated with nightmares in the elderly in a population based cohort study [DECEMBER 4, 2020]
  9. Women's Health : I Have REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Which Causes Me To Sleepwalk Myself Into Scary Situations [DECEMBER 3, 2020]
  10. Journal of Sleep Research : Sleep−wake cycle dysregulation in idiopathic REM sleep behaviour disorder [DECEMBER 1, 2020]
  11. American Journal of Medical Care : Assessing Presentation of Narcolepsy Worldwide [NOVEMBER 29, 2020]
  12. Physician's Weekly : Exploding head syndrome: new observations [NOVEMBER 29, 2020]
  13. SLEEP : Cortical Arousal Frequency is Increased in Narcolepsy Type 1 [NOVEMBER 29, 2020]
  14. Sleep Medicine : A case series and systematic review of rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder outcome after deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease [NOVEMBER 29, 2020]
  15. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Sleep disorders and cancer: State of the art and future perspectives [NOVEMBER 28, 2020]
  16. SLEEP : The Nightmare Disorder Index: Development and Initial Validation in a Sample of Nurses [NOVEMBER 27, 2020]
  17. Sleep Medicine : Depression as a mediator between frequent nightmares and non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents: a 3-wave longitudinal model [NOVEMBER 25, 2020]
  18. Hypersomnia Foundation : Differences in Hypersomnia Disorder Symptoms Among African Americans [NOVEMBER 17, 2020]
  19. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : The diagnostic challenge of dream-enactment behaviors [NOVEMBER 15, 2020]
  20. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Nightmare recurrence in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder is likely a primary feature of central sympathetic nervous activation [NOVEMBER 15, 2020]
  21. Project Sleep : Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Kristyn [NOVEMBER 13, 2020]
  22. Penn State News : Race and ethnicity may not play role in restless leg syndrome during pregnancy [NOVEMBER 12, 2020]
  23. SLEEP : A potential role for Zinc in Restless Legs Syndrome [NOVEMBER 11, 2020]
  24. Hep Magazine : Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Fatty Liver Disease [NOVEMBER 9, 2020]
  25. Minnesota Sleep Society : Parasomnias [NOVEMBER 9, 2020]