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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on August 14th, 2020

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Recent Sleep Disorder News, Summer 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. Independent : 'State seems to want to fight all the narcolepsy cases, whatever the cost' [AUGUST 10, 2020]
  2. Time : Scientists Are Learning to Read—and Change—Your Nightmares [AUGUST 6, 2020]
  3. The Standard : Why do people sleepwalk? [AUGUST 2, 2020]
  4. Physician's Weekly : Sleep Disorders in Patients with Functional Dyspepsia: A Multicenter Study from the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility [JULY 30, 2020]
  5. Sleep Review : Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to Sleep Troubles in Menopausal Women [JULY 30, 2020]
  6. Physician's Weekly : Comparison of modafinil and pitolisant in narcolepsy: a non-inferiority meta-analytical approach [JULY 27, 2020]
  7. Psychology Today : Cannabis for Restless Leg Syndrome: A potential way to control dopamine dysfunction. [JULY 27, 2020]
  8. Sleep Review : Why I Evaluate My Neuropathy Patients for Restless Legs Syndrome [JULY 27, 2020]
  9. Punch : Sickle cell and my enuresis story [JULY 25, 2020]
  10. DovePress : Living with Narcolepsy: Current Management Strategies, Future Prospects, and Overlooked Real-Life Concerns [JULY 16, 2020]
  11. Parkinson's News Today : Sleep Problems With Parkinson’s Disease [JULY 16, 2020]
  12. Newsweek : Mysterious Exploding Head Syndrome Makes People Feel Their Head Will Pop as They Sleep [JULY 15, 2020]
  13. Scientific American : Sleep Paralysis and the Monsters Inside Your Mind [JULY 15, 2020]
  14. Gender and the Genome : Three Decades of Progress in Sleep Disorders and Sleep Health for Women [JULY 14, 2020]
  15. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Polysomnographically measured sleep changes in idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis [JULY 13, 2020]
  16. Human Brain Mapping : Loss of frontal regulator of vigilance during sleep inertia: A simultaneous EEG‐fMRI study [JULY 11, 2020]
  17. Frontiers in Neurology : A Neurologist's Guide to REM Sleep Behavior Disorder [JULY 8, 2020]
  18. Pain and Therapy : Sleep Disorders and Headache: A Review of Correlation and Mutual Influence [JULY 3, 2020]
  19. Physician's Weekly : Cannabinoid therapies in the management of sleep disorders: A systematic review of preclinical and clinical studies. [JULY 2, 2020]
  20. SLEEP : Letter to the editor: A patient’s view on reclassifying idiopathic hypersomnia to narcolepsy type-3 [JULY 2, 2020]
  21. SLEEP : Longitudinal associations of nightmare frequency and nightmare distress with suicidal behavior in adolescents: mediating role of depressive symptoms [JULY 2, 2020]
  22. Journal of Sleep Research : Altered structure and functional connectivity of the central autonomic network in idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder [JUNE 30, 2020]
  23. Sleep Review : Restless Legs Syndrome Research Reaches Its Stride [JUNE 30, 2020]
  24. Journal of Community Health Research : Relationship between Demographic Characteristics, Depression and Insomnia with Restless Legs Syndrome: a Case-Control Study of Adults Aged 17-70 Years in Yazd [JUNE 29, 2020]
  25. Neurology Advisor : Night Sleep Architecture and Rhythmic Movement Disorder [JUNE 26, 2020]