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  1. Avoiding supine position can reduce snoring in most habitual snorers. However, devices that restrict the sleeping position cause discomfort or disrupt sleep resulting in low compliance. Therefore, mechanisms, ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Wilhelm, Francesco Crivelli, Nicolas Gerig, Malcolm Kohler and Robert Riener

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  2. Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder is characterized by repetitive gross-motor movements at sleep onset or during sleep, which result in clinical consequences such as impact on daytime functioning and inj...

    Authors: Rachel M. van Sluijs, Elisabeth Wilhelm, Quincy J. Rondei, Lukas Jäger, Markus Gall, Heinrich Garn, Peter Achermann, Oskar G. Jenni, Robert Riener and Catherine M. Hill

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  3. Sleep disorder is a critical problem in cardiac patients. This study aimed to compare the effects of aromatherapy ‌with peppermint and lavender essential oils on the sleep quality of cardiac patients.

    Authors: Somayeh Mahdavikian, Mansour Rezaei, Masoud Modarresi and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:10

    Content type: Research

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  4. Poor sleep is common among older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—a transition stage between healthy cognition and dementia. Objective, reliable, and low-burden field methods to measure older adult ...

    Authors: Ryan S. Falck, Cindy K. Barha, Patrick C. Y. Chan and Teresa Liu-Ambrose

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  5. Disproportionate bulging of the pars membranosa into the central airway on expiration, now termed ‘excessive dynamic airway collapse’ (EDAC), has poorly characterised significance. Despite physiological argume...

    Authors: Thomas David Crowhurst, Petar Tcherveniakov, Brett Lorraine, Jonathan Frederick Polasek, Phan Tien Nguyen and Aeneas Yeo

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  6. Sleep hygiene is a series of behavioral practices that can be performed by individuals with sleep complaints to prevent or reverse sleep difficulties. The feasibility, cost-effectiveness, absence of side effec...

    Authors: Nebiyu Mengistu, Zelalem Belayneh and Seid Shumye

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:9

    Content type: Research

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  7. Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by multiple nocturnal symptoms (sleep onset, maintenance and terminal insomnia). However, these symptoms are assumed to have the same weight in the diagnosis and cons...

    Authors: Daniela Bragantini, Børge Sivertsen, Philip Gehrman, Stian Lydersen and Ismail Cüneyt Güzey

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  8. This study aims to undertake the first critical review of self-care use among adults with sleep disturbances by focusing on the prevalence of self-care—the self-determined and self-administered use of products...

    Authors: Sophie Meredith, Jane Frawley, David Sibbritt and Jon Adams

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:4

    Content type: Review

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  9. Myofunctional therapy (MT) is a therapeutic option with demonstrated efficacy for treating sleep-disordered breathing. We assessed the clinical application of a newly developed m-Health App, which aimed to all...

    Authors: Carlos O’Connor Reina, Guillermo Plaza, Jose Maria Ignacio-Garcia, Peter Baptista Jardin, Maria Teresa Garcia-Iriarte, Juan Carlos Casado-Morente, Eugenio De Vicente Gonzalez and Agustin Rodriguez-Reina

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  10. We developed and implemented a structured clinical documentation support (SCDS) toolkit within the electronic medical record, to optimize patient care, facilitate documentation, and capture data at office visi...

    Authors: Demetrius M. Maraganore, Thomas Freedom, Kelly Claire Simon, Lori E. Lovitz, Camelia Musleh, Richard Munson, Nabeela Nasir, Smita Patel, Joya Paul, Mari Viola-Saltzman, Steven Meyers, Richard Chesis, Laura Hillman, Samuel Tideman, Anna Pham, Rosa Maria Vazquez…

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2020 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  11. Disorders of Arousal  (DOA) are mental and motor behaviors arising from NREM sleep. They comprise a spectrum of manifestations of increasing intensity from confusional arousals to sleep terrors to sleepwalking.

    Authors: Giuseppe Loddo, Régis Lopez, Rosalia Cilea, Yves Dauvilliers and Federica Provini

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2019 3:5

    Content type: Review

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  12. Patients on hemodialysis (HD) commonly suffer from poor sleep quality which in turn compromises their quality of life and well as their mortality risk according to many studies. In Palestine however, no single...

    Authors: Ahmad M. Samara, Moutaz W. Sweileh, Ali M. Omari, Leen S. Omari, Hazar H. Dagash, Waleed M. Sweileh, Nehal Natour and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2019 3:4

    Content type: Research

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  13. Violent behavior during sleep is a common problem, affecting > 2% of the population > 15 years old as found in two large epidemiologic studies. The differential diagnosis of sleep related injury and violence i...

    Authors: Carlos H. Schenck

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2019 3:2

    Content type: Review

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  14. Positive airway pressure is the main treatment modality in obstructive sleep apnea. The level of pressure needed for each patient is defined by a positive airway pressure titration study. Predicting those who ...

    Authors: Javad Setareh, Majid Malekmohammad, Mahnaz Amini, Batoul Khoundabi and Parisa Adimi Naghan

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2019 3:1

    Content type: Research

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  15. High intakes of fruit and vegetable has been shown to protect against diseases and all-cause mortality however, the associations between sleep and fruit and vegetable consumption are not well characterized. Th...

    Authors: Essra A. Noorwali, Laura J. Hardie and Janet E. Cade

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:13

    Content type: Research

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  16. Symptoms of acquired tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) include wheezing, shortness of breath, and chronic cough, and can negatively affect quality of life. Successful treatment of TBM requires identification of the ...

    Authors: Christena A. Kolakowski, Donald R. Rollins, Theodore Jennermann, Allen D. Stevens, James T. Good Jr, Joshua L. Denson and Richard J. Martin

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  17. The Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) and Munich ChronoType Questionnaire (MCTQ) are sometimes used to estimate circadian timing. However, it remains unclear if they can reflect a change in circadian...

    Authors: Helen J. Burgess, Fumitaka Kikyo, Zerbrina Valdespino-Hayden, Muneer Rizvydeen, Momoko Kimura, Mark H. Pollack, Stevan E. Hobfoll, Kumar B. Rajan, Alyson K. Zalta and John W. Burns

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:12

    Content type: Short report

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  18. Actigraphs are widely used portable wrist-worn devices that record tri-axial accelerometry data. These data can be used to approximate amount and timing of sleep and wake. Their clinical utility is limited, ho...

    Authors: Joseph Cheung, Jamie M. Zeitzer, Haoyang Lu and Emmanuel Mignot

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:11

    Content type: Research

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  19. Inadequate sleep quantity and quality is a public health concern with an array of detrimental health outcomes. Portable technological devices have become a ubiquitous part of adolescents’ lives and may affect ...

    Authors: Xi Mei, Qi Zhou, Xingxing Li, Pan Jing, Xiaojia Wang and Zhenyu Hu

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:9

    Content type: Review

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  20. Some sleep disorders are known risk factors for occupational injuries (OIs). This study aimed to compare the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in a population of patients with OIs admitted ...

    Authors: Stig Solbach, Katrin Uehli, Werner Strobel, Stefanie Brighenti-Zogg, Selina Dürr, Sabrina Maier, Michel Hug, Roland Bingisser, Jörg Daniel Leuppi and David Miedinger

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:8

    Content type: Research

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  21. Insomnia is a conspicuous problem in modern 24 h society. In this brief overview, medications used to treat insomnia such as hypnotics, sedatives, medications inducing sedation as a side effect, medications di...

    Authors: J. F. Pagel, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal and Jaime M. Monti

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:5

    Content type: Review

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  22. Insomnia has a high prevalence in modern society. Various tools have been developed to assess insomnia. We performed a direct comparison between the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) and the Athens Insomnia Scale ...

    Authors: Masanori Takami, Hiroshi Kadotani, Kohei Nishikawa, Yukiyoshi Sumi, Takao Nakabayashi, Yusuke Fujii, Masahiro Matsuo and Naoto Yamada

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:4

    Content type: Research

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  23. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is defined by the presence of repetitive obstructive apneas and hypopneas during sleep. While apneas are clearly defined as cessation of flow, controversy has plagued the many def...

    Authors: Q. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, Sukhmani Singh and Susmita Chowdhuri

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:7

    Content type: Review

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  24. The non-image forming system, which conveys light information to circadian and sleep centers in the brain, is optimized to respond to short wavelengths of light (blue). Exposure to white light with reduced blu...

    Authors: Jamie M. Zeitzer, Raymond P. Najjar, Cheng-Ann Wang and Mirelle Kass

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:1

    Content type: Research

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  25. This review describes normal and disordered sleep in the older adult population. Although several distinctive sleep changes across the lifespan are normative, including changes in the amount of time spent in d...

    Authors: Caroline J. Lavoie, Michelle R. Zeidler and Jennifer L. Martin

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2018 2:3

    Content type: Review

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  26. Circadian clocks regulate the daily timing of many of our physiological, metabolic and biochemical functions. The immune system also displays circadian oscillations in immune cell count, synthesis and cytokine...

    Authors: Maria Comas, Christopher J. Gordon, Brian G. Oliver, Nicholas W. Stow, Gregory King, Pawan Sharma, Alaina J. Ammit, Ronald R. Grunstein and Craig L. Phillips

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:18

    Content type: Review

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  27. When considering the benefits of the 6-min walking test (6-MWT) in research fields and the need of treatment for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, research in this field is of great ad...

    Authors: Parisa Adimi Naghan, Oldooz Aloosh, Hamze Ali Torang and Majid Malekmohammad

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:17

    Content type: Research

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  28. This descriptive study was conducted to examine the changes in the symptom frequency in patients with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) without medical intervention, in order to determine ...

    Authors: Yukiyoshi Sumi, Masahiro Matsuo, Takao Nakabayashi, Fumi Masuda, Masahiro Takahashi, Takashi Kanemura, Kenichi Kuriyama, Naoto Yamada, Masanori Takami and Hiroshi Kadotani

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:16

    Content type: Short report

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  29. Older adults frequently suffer from sleep disturbances. In addition, with increasing age such disturbances may accompany mild cognitive changes that are symptomatic of a range of neurodegenerative conditions. ...

    Authors: Erin L. Cassidy-Eagle and Allison Siebern

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:15

    Content type: Review

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  30. Oral appliance (OA) therapy is a promising alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). By holding the mandible in a forward position, an OA keeps ...

    Authors: Hiroko Tsuda, Naohisa Wada and Shin-ichi Ando

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:12

    Content type: Review

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  31. The primary metric extracted from the polysomnogram in patients with sleep apnea is the apnea-hypopnea index (or respiratory disturbance index) and its derivatives. Other phenomena of possible importance such ...

    Authors: Robert Joseph Thomas, Chol Shin, Matt Travis Bianchi, Clete Kushida and Chang-Ho Yun

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:11

    Content type: Research

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  32. The present study aimed to analyze the association among depression, sleep quality, and quality of life using the Japanese version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders Non-Patient E...

    Authors: Tomiko Kadotani, Hiroshi Kadotani, Honami Arai, Masanori Takami, Hiroyasu Ito, Masahiro Matsuo and Naoto Yamada

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:9

    Content type: Research

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  33. Patients are accessing online health information frequently and using it to guide treatment decisions. Few studies have been done assessing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) information, and no studies have examin...

    Authors: Christopher J. Gouveia, Hannan A. Qureshi, Robert C. Kern, Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu and Robson Capasso

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:6

    Content type: Research

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  34. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a known risk factor for postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac surgery. However, whether better management of OSA reduces the risk of POAF remains unknown. The ...

    Authors: Feihong Ding, Jimmy Kar-Hing Wong, Alice S. Whittemore and Clete A. Kushida

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:5

    Content type: Research

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  35. Nasal obstruction is a common problem in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Systematic evaluation of nasal obstruction remains challenging due to the high number of variables and factors that contrib...

    Authors: Carlos Torre, Robson Capasso, Soroush Zaghi, Ryan Williams and Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:8

    Content type: Research

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  36. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been observed to be common among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Sleep scales can be used to screen patients at increased “risk” of OSA who can benefit from polysomnograp...

    Authors: Andreas Ateke Njoh, Eta Ngole Mbong, Valeri Oben Mbi, Michel Karngong Mengnjo, Leonard Njamnshi Nfor, Leonard Ngarka, Samuel Eric Chokote, Julius Yundze Fonsah, Samuel Kingue, Felicien Enyime Ntone and Alfred Kongnyu Njamnshi

    Citation: Sleep Science and Practice 2017 1:4

    Content type: Research

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