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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on March 13th, 2020

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Sleep Disorder News, Early Spring 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. Journal of Health Psychology : Sleep disturbance and cognitive functioning among firefighters [MAR 4, 2020]
  2. Nursing for Women's Health : Examining Sleep Disturbance During the Menopausal Period [FEB 26, 2020]
  3. Mic : I have narcolepsy, and it's nothing like what you see in movies [FEB 24, 2020]
  4. Sleep Medicine : Influence of respiratory allergy and restless sleep on definite sleep bruxism: a cross-sectional clinical study [FEB 24, 2020]
  5. Psychology Today : Is Alzheimer’s Disease Actually a Sleep Disorder? [FEB 25, 2020]
  6. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Sleep disorders in cystic fibrosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis [FEB 19, 2020]
  7. MD Magazine : Dream Experiences Shed Light on Neurophysiology of Narcolepsy [FEB 18, 2020]
  8. Sleep Health : Quantity, timing, and type of childhood adversity and sleep quality in adulthood [FEB 18, 2020]
  9. UT Health : New VA/DoD guidelines address sleep-related issues in military personnel, veterans [FEB 18, 2020]
  10. Columbia University Irving Medical Center : The Skinny on Why Poor Sleep May Increase Heart Risk in Women [FEB 13, 2020]
  11. Sleep Health : Sleep deprivation in an American homeless population [FEB 13, 2020]
  12. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Sleep in the anxiety-related disorders: A meta-analysis of subjective and objective research [FEB 11, 2020]
  13. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Sleep in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of polysomnographic findings [FEB 11, 2020]
  14. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Frequency and Severity of Autonomic Symptoms in Idiopathic Hypersomnia [FEB 10, 2020]
  15. Sleep Health : Disordered sleep is related to delusional ideation and depression during the perinatal period [FEB 7, 2020]
  16. Sleep Review : Traumatic Brain Injury Impairs Hormone Production, Disrupting Sleep, Cognition, Memory [FEB 7, 2020]
  17. CBS Minnesota : Kim Johnson Works With Doctors To Curb Sleepwalking [FEB 3, 2020]
  18. The New York Times : A Guide Dog for Nightmares: How a dog named Bentley helped a young dancer heal from the abuse of the former physician Larry Nassar [JAN 23, 2020]
  19. Sleep Review : Survey: Your Narcolepsy Patients Don’t Necessarily Agree That Their Symptoms Are Controlled [JAN 22, 2020]
  20. University of Toronto : U of T neurobiologists discover switch that turns muscles on and off [JAN 22, 2020]
  21. Hypersomnia Foundation : Is There a Link Between Albinism and Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH)? [JAN 21, 2020]
  22. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Eyes wide open minds shut best identify disorders of arousal in adult sleepwalkers [JAN 15, 2020]
  23. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Images: Facial cataplexy with demonstration of persistent eye movements [JAN 15, 2020]
  24. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : High prevalence of periodic limb movements of sleep in children with Down syndrome [JAN 14, 2020]
  25. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Sleep-Related Movement Disorders In A Population Of Patients With Epilepsy: Prevalence And Impact Of Restless Legs Syndrome And Sleep Bruxism [JAN 14, 2020]