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Did You Read Our Editor's Choice from the August issue of SLEEP?


Sleep Research Society
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Prodromal Parkinsonism and Neurodegenerative Risk Stratification in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
This is the largest study to date comparing the clinical characteristics of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients and healthy controls. Read more>>>

Estradiol Protects Against Cardiorespiratory Dysfunctions and Oxidative Stress in Intermittent Hypoxia
Sleep apnea induces constant variation of arterial oxygen levels, leading to oxidative stress, hypertension, and further respiratory disorders. The prevalence of sleep apnea is higher in men than in premenopausal women and increases after menopause in women. Ovarian hormones exert protective roles against sleep apnea, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Read more>>>

Three-Year Follow-Up Comparing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, for Patients With Both Diagnoses
The treatment paradigm for patients with co-occurring depression and insomnia has mostly been to focus on the depression. Research shows that this is not sufficient—untreated insomnia hinders recovery and increases risk for relapse into depression. This randomized controlled trial, with a 3-year follow-up, directly compares insomnia treatment to depression treatment (both cognitive behavior therapy, CBT) for 43 patients with insomnia and depression. Read more>>>