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Changing definitions of sleep apnea – should we still treat mild sleep apnea?

Changing definitions of sleep apnea – should we still treat mild sleep apnea? Whether we should treat mild sleep obstructive apnea, may depend on the definition used for scoring hypopneas. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) scoring manual defines hypopneas. This definition has changed several times over the years, sometimes going back and forth…

Sleepy, Tired, Fatigued? You May Have Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Are you tired, sleepy, fatigued? You may have Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Sleep medicine doctors often ignore idiopathic hypersomnia. Many sleep medicine doctors focus exclusively on sleep apnea. Others understand and look for narcolepsy with cataplexy (now called narcolepsy type 1). Narcolepsy with cataplexy is a rare disorder. In my experience, narcolepsy without cataplexy (now called narcolepsy…

Sleep Deprivation Increases Brain Cannabinoids

Sleep Deprivation Increases Brain Cannabinoids Most Americans do not get enough sleep (defined as more than 7 hours for adults, 8-10 hours for teenagers, more for children). When we do not get enough sleep, our brains produce cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids). Without¬†enough sleep, we are more irritable and our brains do not function as well. We…

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