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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on September 25th, 2020

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Recent Sleep Disorder News, Fall 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. Harvard  Health Blog : Shorter dream-stage sleep may be related to earlier death [SEPTEMBER 18, 2020]
  2. The McKendree Review : The Truth About (Sleep) Walkers [SEPTEMBER 18, 2020]
  3. Psychiatry Research : Sleep state instabilities in patients with periodic limb movements in sleep - Detection and quantification with heart rate variability [SEPTEMBER 17, 2020]
  4. The Sun : Bake Off winner John Whaite reveals he suffers from sexomnia [sic] and wakes up groping his boyfriend in the night [SEPTEMBER 17, 2020]
  5. Hypersomnia Foundation : Do I Have IH or NT2? [SEPTEMBER 15, 2020]
  6. PLoS Medicine : Reassessment of the risk of narcolepsy in children in England 8 years after receipt of the AS03-adjuvanted H1N1 pandemic vaccine: A case-coverage study [SEPTEMBER 14, 2020]
  7. Glasgow Times : Sleepwalker cleared of groping woman as she slept beside her partner [SEPTEMBER 13, 2020]
  8. SLEEP : Baseline and One-Year Longitudinal Data from the National Restless Legs Syndrome Opioid Registry [SEPTEMBER 12, 2020]
  9. Discover : Night Terrors: When It's More Than Just a Bad Dream [SEPTEMBER 8, 2020]
  10. Sleep Medicine : Disease symptomatology and response to treatment in people with idiopathic hypersomnia: initial data from the Hypersomnia Foundation registry [SEPTEMBER 2, 2020]
  11. Karolinska Institutet : Narcolepsy drug did not increase risk of fetal malformation [SEPTEMBER 1, 2020]
  12. Psychiatry & Behavioral Learning Health Network : ADHD Appears Genetically Related to Narcolepsy [SEPTEMBER 1, 2020]
  13. SLEEP : Sleep-related head jerks: towards a new movement disorder [AUGUST 29, 2020]
  14. SLEEP : Are serum vitamin D, calcium and phosphorous associated with restless leg syndrome? A systematic review and meta-analysis [AUGUST 27, 2020]
  15. SLEEP : Health, Social and Economic Consequences of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Controlled National Study Evaluating Societal Effects [AUGUST 26, 2020]
  16. SLEEP/2020 : Study finds association between nightmares and heart disease in veterans [AUGUST 26, 2020]
  17. Sleep Medicine : N3 sleep with rapid eye movements in a PCDH19 mutation: a new dissociate state between N3 and REM sleep [AUGUST 26, 2020]
  18. Medical News Today : New therapy may 'dramatically' reduce sleep paralysis events [AUGUST 24, 2020]
  19. SLEEP : NREM Sleep EEG Oscillations in Idiopathic REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A study of sleep spindles and slow oscillations [AUGUST 22, 2020]
  20. Frontiers in Psychology : Cognitions in Sleep: Lucid Dreaming as an Intervention for Nightmares in Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [AUGUST 21, 2020]
  21. American Journal of Managed Care : Has the Prevalence of Sleep Disorders Grown in Recent Years? [AUGUST 18, 2020]
  22. Sleep Medicine : Sleep deprivation and its association with diseases- a review [AUGUST 18, 2020]
  23. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Multimodal assessment increases objective identification of hypersomnolence in patients referred for multiple sleep latency testing [AUGUST 15, 2020]
  24. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Narcolepsy with resolution of cataplexy and persisting orexin deficiency [AUGUST 15, 2020]
  25. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Prevalence of narcolepsy and other sleep disorders and frequency of diagnostic tests from 2013–2016 in insured patients actively seeking care [AUGUST 15, 2020]