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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on January 29th, 2021

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Recent Sleep Disorder News, January 2021

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. Sleep Medicine Review : Cardiovascular Disorders in Narcolepsy: Review of Associations and Determinants [JANUARY 23, 2021]
  2. Pharmacy Times : Study Links Nightmares with Anxiety, Insomnia in Heart Patients [JANUARY 22, 2021]
  3. Quick and Dirty Tips : Parasomnias: 6 Truly Creepy Things that Can Happen While You Sleep [JANUARY 22, 2021]
  4. SLEEP : Cerebrospinal fluid monoamine levels in central hypersomnolence disorders [JANUARY 21, 2021]
  5. Sleep Medicine : Systematic assessment of autonomic symptoms in restless legs syndrome [JANUARY 18, 2021]
  6. Sleep Medicine : A Follow-up Study on Restless Legs Syndrome in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Population [JANUARY 15, 2021]
  7. Sleep Review : Researchers ID Neurons in Mouse Brainstem that Suppress Movement During REM Sleep. It Could Be a Treatment Target for RBD, Narcolepsy, & Cataplexy [JANUARY 15, 2021]
  8. Cleveland Clinic : What You Should Know About Sleep Paralysis and ‘Sleep Demons’ [JANUARY 14, 2021]
  9. Sleep Review : Wearable RLS Therapy Developer Completes $17M Million Series B Financing [JANUARY 12, 2021]
  10. Eminetra : Genes may be associated with sleep disorder narcolepsy [JANUARY 11, 2021]
  11. News-Medical.net : Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors [JANUARY 11, 2021]
  12. Cleveland Clinic : Is It Fatigue or Do You Really Have Narcolepsy? [JANUARY 8, 2021]
  13. Physician's Weekly : Some Hospitalized Heart Patients Report Frequent Nightmares [JANUARY 7, 2021]
  14. Sleep Review : What We Know About Narcolepsy, Sodium Oxybate Use, Salt Intake & Cardiovascular Risk [JANUARY 5, 2021]
  15. SLEEP : Prevalence of idiopathic REM behavior disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis [JANUARY 3, 2021]
  16. Sleep Medicine : Multiple sleep latency test and polysomnography in patients with central disorders of hypersomnolence [JANUARY 2, 2021]
  17. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : A rare presentation of sexsomnia in a military service member [JANUARY 1, 2021]
  18. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Two cases of exploding head syndrome documented by polysomnography that improved after treatment [JANUARY 1, 2021]
  19. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Sleep-related (psychogenic) dissociative disorders as parasomnias associated with a psychiatric disorder: Update on reported cases [DECEMBER 31, 2020]
  20. Nature and Science of Sleep : Orgasmolepsy in Narcolepsy Type 1 Responsive to Pitolisant: A Case Report [DECEMBER 31, 2020]
  21. Neurology Advisor : The Clinical and Polysomnography Characteristics Associated with Hypersomnia [DECEMBER 28, 2020]
  22. Sleep Review : NightWare, First Nation Group Partner to Get Nightmare Therapy to Veterans [DECEMBER 23, 2020]
  23. Sleep Medicine : Developing a biomarker for restless leg syndrome using genome wide DNA methylation data [DECEMBER 21, 2020]
  24. News-Medical.net : Causes of Somniloquy (Sleep Talking) [DECEMBER 18, 2020]
  25. Hypersomnia Foundation : Autonomic Dysfunction and Idiopathic Hypersomnia Study Produces Results [DECEMBER 15, 2020]