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

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Recent Sleep Disorder News, November 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. Metro : This is what it’s like to experience night terrors into adulthood [NOVEMBER 7, 2020]
  2. SLEEP : Association of Proton Pump Inhibitor and Histamine H2-Receptor Antagonists with Restless Legs Syndrome [OCTOBER 29, 2020]
  3. Sleep Review : When Does ‘I’m Tired’ Suggest Narcolepsy? [OCTOBER 26, 2020]
  4. Snopes : Should You Avoid Waking a Sleepwalker? [OCTOBER 24, 2020]
  5. Psychology Today : Why Sleep Paralysis Happens (and How to Prevent It) [OCTOBER 22, 2020]
  6. Sleep Review : What Can PET Scans Teach Us About Narcolepsy? [OCTOBER 21, 2020]
  7. MedPage Today : Narcolepsy Drugs Linked to Fetal Malformations—Modafinil often used off-label to enhance cognitive function [OCTOBER 19, 2020]
  8. The Good Men Project : Revenge of the Sleep Walker [OCTOBER 15, 2020]
  9. Journal of Sleep Research : Relationship between sleep efficacy endpoints and measures of functional status and health‐related quality of life in participants with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea treated for excessive daytime sleepiness [OCTOBER 13, 2020]
  10. Case Reports in Neurology : Exploding Head Syndrome: A Case Series of Underdiagnosed Hypnic Parasomnia [OCTOBER 8, 2020]
  11. Sleep Review : FDA Fast Tracks Xywav for Idiopathic Hypersomnia [OCTOBER 8, 2020]
  12. Sleep-Disorders.net (Narcolepsy) : 5 Tips to Be Successful in College With Narcolepsy [OCTOBER 7, 2020]
  13. Sleep Review : Reducing RLS Augmentation: Scientist Identifies a New Pathway to Maintain Restless Legs Syndrome Treatment Efficacy [OCTOBER 5, 2020]
  14. Sleep Foundation : Parasomnias [OCTOBER 2, 2020]
  15. Sleep Health : Geographically based risk assessment of sleep disorders and disease states impacting medical readiness across active duty army installations from military medical databases in Fiscal Year 2017 [OCTOBER 2, 2020]
  16. Healio : Depression occurs often in narcolepsy, but improves with treatment of sleep disorder [OCTOBER 1, 2020]
  17. Sleep-Disorders.net (Narcolepsy) : Narcolepsy, Dreams, and the “Emotional Hangover” [SEPTEMBER 30, 2020]
  18. Neurology Advisor : Cerebrospinal Fluid Orexin-A Levels Linked to Sleep Stability in Hypersomnolence [SEPTEMBER 29, 2020]
  19. Journal of Sleep Research : Testing the theory of Differential Susceptibility to nightmares: The interaction of Sensory Processing Sensitivity with the relationship of low mental wellbeing to nightmare frequency and nightmare distress [SEPTEMBER 28, 2020]
  20. Physician's Weekly : Sleep state instabilities in patients with periodic limb movements in sleep – Detection and quantification with heart rate variability [SEPTEMBER 28, 2020]
  21. Sleep Review : 4 Small Changes That Can Make a Big Difference for Narcolepsy Patients [SEPTEMBER 28, 2020]
  22. SLEEP : Convergent patterns of structural brain changes in rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder and Parkinson’s disease on behalf of the German rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder study group [SEPTEMBER 25, 2020]
  23. Sleep Review : REM Sleep Behavior Disorder May Be a Symptom of ‘Body-First’ Parkinson’s Disease [SEPTEMBER 24, 2020]
  24. American Academy of Sleep Medicine : A rare presentation of sexsomnia in a military service member [SEPTEMBER 22, 2020]
  25. The Gainesville Sun : UF student lifts narcolepsy message [SEPTEMBER 22, 2020]