Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sleep Problems May Complicate Many Illnesses

Sleep is such a crucial aspect of health that it can have an adverse impact on some very serious diseases such as:

Parkinson disease (PD)
Alzheimer disease (AD)
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Gastrointestinal tract disorders
Kidney disease
Behavioral problems in children
This is all according to a report in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The report is based on studies presented at annual joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society.

"Many medical illnesses disrupt sleep and impair alertness. Moreover, sleep disorders may coexist with medical disorders in people of all ages. Improving sleep problems in the medically ill, sleep specialists say, may enhance patients' overall health and quality of life," says Lynne Lamberg of JAMA.

Sleep and Problems in Children

A study has found that children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have more sleep apnea than do other children. Researchers conducted a retrospective review of 86 children aged 5 years or older evaluated for snoring in a pediatric sleep laboratory. Of the 40 found to have sleep apnea, five were diagnosed with ADHD. Of the remaining 46 children with primary snoring but no OSA, only one had been diagnosed with ADHD. Read more...

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