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Dietary Nutrients and Sleep Relations Among Women

women sleepA recently concluded research attempted to describe which dietary nutrient variables are related to subjective and objective habitual sleep and subjective and objective napping.

In this research study performed at the Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA , the participants were 459 post-menopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative.

Objective sleep was estimated using one week of actigraphy. Subjective sleep was prospectively estimated with a daily sleep diary. Dietary nutrients were calculated from food frequency questionnaires. Read the rest of this entry

This report provides critical market data on the patient monitoring and diagnostics sector in India. It includes key market categories- such as wireless hospital ambulatory monitors, multiparameter patient monitors, remote monitoring systems, blood pressure monitors, micro-electromechanical systems, cardiovascular monitoring systems, sleep apnea diagnostic systems, hearing diagnostics and glucose monitoring devices.

The report also provides market size of products in value ($mn), volume (units) at each level of segmentation, average selling price ($) for each product type (last level of segmentation), and market shares (%) of companies at sector and category level.

ResMed, San Diego, announces the release of the Mirage Micro™ for Kids nasal mask. This is ResMed’s second patient interface for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children and now comes in a small headgear size with a small cushion suitable for children. 

The mask features the MicroFit dial, which allows children or their parents to adjust the mask to make the most comfortable and secure fit. In addition to the MicroFit dial, the Mirage Micro for Kids incorporates other child-friendly features that help them adjust to therapy. Read the rest of this entry

GlobalData’s medical equipment report, “Spain Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Market Outlook to 2016″ provides key market data on the Spain anesthesia and respiratory devices market. The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within six market categories – anesthesia disposables, anesthesia machines, respiratory devices, respiratory disposables, respiratory measurement devices, and sleep apnea diagnostic systems. Read the rest of this entry

The aim was to test the hypothesis that the blood serum of rats subjected to recurrent airway obstructions mimicking obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) induces early activation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and enhancement of endothelial wound healing.


We studied 30 control rats and 30 rats subjected to recurrent obstructive apneas (60 per hour, lasting 15 s each, for 5 h). The migration induced in MSC by apneic serum was measured by transwell assays. Read the rest of this entry

If you are sleepless and in southern Utah, you may want to visit the Intermountain Dixie Regional Sleep Disorders Center recently reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Accreditation requires a rigorous evaluation and inspection process to insure that a sleep center meets the highest standards of excellence in proficient care. Many insurance plans require their patients to be seen at accredited center.

Dr. Kirk Watkins, board-certified in Sleep Medicine, and Mark Boyer, nurse practitioner, have a knowledgeable staff and more than a decade of expertise in sleep medicine. Read the rest of this entry

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