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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on April 24th, 2020

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Recent Sleep Disorder News, 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 Clinical Sleep Medicine : Giving a voice to cataplectic experience: recollections from patients with narcolepsy type 1 [APR 15, 2020]
  2. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Media Review: Sleepwalking, criminal behavior, and reliable scientific evidence: a guide for expert witnesses by Mark R. Pressman, PhD [APR 15, 2020]
  3. Trends in Cognitive Science : Sleep Loss and the Socio-Emotional Brain [APR 14, 2020]
  4. SLEEP : The prevalence of common sleep disorders in young adults: a descriptive population-based study [APR 13, 2020]
  5. Physician's Weekly : Comparison of prevalence rates of restless legs syndrome, self-assessed risks of obstructive sleep apnea, and daytime sleepiness among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) [APR 12, 2020]
  6. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association : Association of sleep terror, walking or talking and tinnitus [APR 11, 2020]
  7. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : The Veterans Administration and Department of Defense clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders: what does this mean for the practice of sleep medicine? [APR 10, 2020]
  8. Sleep Review : Have You Talked with Your Narcolepsy Patients About Their Pregnancy Plans? [APR 10, 2020]
  9. SLEEP : Automatic sleep staging using heart rate variability, body movements, and recurrent neural networks in a sleep disordered population [APR 6, 2020]
  10. Chest : Emerging Concepts of the Pathophysiology and Adverse Outcomes of Restless Legs Syndrome [APR 2, 2020]
  11. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology : Age of Diagnosis and Comorbid PLMD Predict Poor Response of REM Behavior Disorder to Clonazepam [APR 1, 2020]
  12. Transcultural Psychiatry : Sleep paralysis in Italy: Frequency, hallucinatory experiences, and other features [MAR 31, 2020]
  13. SLEEP : Topiramate reduces nocturnal eating in sleep-related eating disorder [MAR 30, 2020]
  14. Sleep Review : Paper Reviews Mechanisms of Action of Medications for Narcolepsy [MAR 30, 2020]
  15. SLEEP : Narcolepsy type 1: what have we learned from immunology? [MAR 28, 2020]
  16. Current Vascular Pharmacology : Cardiovascular Complications of Sleep Disorders: A Better Night's Sleep for a Healthier Heart / From Bench to Bedside [MAR 24, 2020]
  17. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Diagnosis of central disorders of hypersomnolence: A reappraisal by European experts [MAR 23, 2020]
  18. PLOS One : The prevalence of insomnia and restless legs syndrome among Japanese outpatients with rheumatic disease: A cross-sectional study [MAR 20, 2020]
  19. European Urology Focus : Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria in Neurological Patients: From Epidemiology to Treatment. A Systematic Review of the Literature [MAR 17, 2020]
  20. European Journal of Neurology : In‐vivo signatures of neurodegeneration in isolated rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder [MAR 14, 2020]
  21. Frontiers of Psychiatry : An Actigraphy-Based Validation Study of the Sleep Disorder Inventory in the Nursing Home [MAR 13, 2020]
  22. Military Medical Research : Sleep disturbances and predictors of nondeployability among active-duty Army soldiers: an odds ratio analysis of medical healthcare data from fiscal year 2018 [MAR 10, 2020]
  23. Neurology Advisor : Solriamfetol Improves Several Quality of Life Markers in People With Narcolepsy [MAR 10, 2020]
  24. Toxins : Botulinum Toxin Therapy for Managing Sleep Bruxism: A Randomized and Placebo—Controlled Trial [MAR 9, 2020]
  25. Venous News: Study establishes correlation between restless legs syndrome and superficial venous insufficiency [MAR 5, 2020]