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Sleep fragmentation

Shaffi Manchanda, Harpal Singh, Taranjeet Kaur, Gurcharan Kaur
Chronic sleep loss/fragmentation prevalent in the current 24/7 society is associated with irreversible consequences on health and overall wellbeing. Various studies have well documented the ill effects of acute sleep loss on cognitive functions of individuals; however, the underlying mechanism behind the chronic sleep loss is yet to be explored. The present study was aimed to investigate whether chronic sleep deprivation (CSD) triggers anxiety-like behaviour and memory decline in male Wistar rats. Rats were sleep deprived by placing them over slowly rotating drum (2 rpm) for 18 h (between 4 pm and 10 am) followed by 6 h of recovery sleep for 21 consecutive days...
March 16, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Nuria Farré, Ramon Farré, David Gozal
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has emerged as a highly prevalent public health problem that imposes important mid-term and long-term consequences, namely cardiovascular, metabolic, cognitive and cancer-related alterations. OSA is characterized by increased upper airway resistance, alveolar hypoventilation, and recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep. Recurrent collapse of the upper airway develops with sleep onset, and is associated with both intermittent hypoxemia and sleep fragmentation. The microbiome is a vast and complex polymicrobial ecosystem that coexists with the human organism, and has been identified as playing significant roles in the development of host immunological phenotypes...
March 13, 2018: Chest
M Elizabeth Wilcox, Andrew S Lim, Ruxandra Pinto, Sandra E Black, Mary Pat McAndrews, Gordon D Rubenfeld
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated sleep in patients after intensive care despite the possibility that inadequate sleep might further complicate an acute illness impeding recovery. AIMS: Our objectives were to assess the quality and quantity of a patients' sleep on the ward by polysomnography (PSG) within a week of intensive care unit (ICU) discharge and to explore the prevalence of key in-ICU risk factors for persistent sleep fragmentation. METHODS: We enrolled twenty patients after they have been mechanically ventilated for at least 3 days and survived to ICU discharge...
March 9, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
Johan Newell, Olivier Mairesse, Daniel Neu
PURPOSE: Until now, there is no clear consensus on optimal care for mild sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) in general or for positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) in particular. Most proposed treatment options are either invasive and/or expensive. Positional therapy (PT) may therefore present as a valuable first-line intervention in POSA. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients presenting with POSA were enrolled in a prospective cohort study. The protocol consisted of three nights of polysomnography (PSG) in an academic sleep lab...
March 7, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Qian Han, Guihua Li, Mary SiuMan Ip, Yuelin Zhang, Zhe Zhen, Judith ChoiWo Mak, Nuofu Zhang
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) characterized by intermittent hypoxia (IH) is closely associated with cardiovascular diseases. IH confers cardiac injury via accelerating cardiomyocyte apoptosis, whereas the underlying mechanism has remained largely enigmatic. This study aimed to explore the potential mechanisms involved in the IH-induced cardiac damage performed with the IH-exposed cell and animal models and to investigate the protective effects of haemin, a potent haeme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) activator, on the cardiac injury induced by IH...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Sirimon Reutrakul, Eve Van Cauter
A large body of epidemiologic evidence has linked insufficient sleep duration and quality to the risk of obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. To address putative causal mechanisms, this review focuses on laboratory interventions involving several nights of experimental sleep restriction, fragmentation or extension and examining metabolically relevant outcomes. Sleep restriction has been consistently shown to increase hunger, appetite and food intake, with the increase in caloric intake in excess of the energy requirements of extended wakefulness...
March 3, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Adrian Svingos, Sarah Greif, Brittany Bailey, Shelley Heaton
Children with conditions affecting cognitive processes experience high levels of sleep disturbance, which may further compound the cognitive ramifications of their disorders. Despite this, existing studies in this area have been primarily confined to only particular diagnostic groups and/or a limited scope of sleep and cognitive parameters. The current study characterized the nature of sleep problems and examined the relationship between a wide range of sleep-related problems and cognitive functioning in a large ( N = 103) diagnostically heterogeneous sample of youth (aged 6-16) referred for neuropsychological assessment...
February 28, 2018: Children
Mohammad Bani Younis, Ferial A Hayajneh
Investigating sleep disturbances among intensive care unit (ICU) patients and its serious consequences is considered a crucial issue for nurses. The need of sleep increases during hospitalization time to preserve energy for the healing process. Previous studies have demonstrated that sleep disturbance is one of the most common complaints of patients in the ICUs, with a prevalence of more than 50%. Although the total sleep time might be normal, the patients' sleep is fragmented and light in the intensive care settings...
April 2018: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
C-C J J Chen, S D R Ringenbach
BACKGROUND: High prevalence of obesity and features of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are major health issues in individuals with Down syndrome (DS), and both may also affect adversely on their daily activities. Further, lower levels of physical work capacity (PWC) have been reported in this population compared to their peers with intellectual disabilities. However, no study examines the relationships between obesity and sleep problems with PWC in individuals with DS. Thus, this study investigated the influence of body mass index (BMI) and different types of sleep problems on PWC in adolescents and young adults with DS (14-31 years)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
Lieneke van den Heuvel, Andrew S Lim, Naomi P Visanji, Jana Huang, Taneera Ghate, Tiago A Mestre, Amaal AlDakheel, Barbara S Connolly, Carmen Gasca-Salas, Drew S Kern, Jennifer Jain, Elizabeth J Slow, Margarita Pondal, Achinoam Faust-Socher, Ekaterina Rogaeva, George Tomlinson, Anthony E Lang, Connie Marras
BACKGROUND: With recent advances in the search for disease-modifying therapies for Parkinson's disease (PD) the importance of identifying prodromal markers becomes greater. Non-manifesting LRRK2 mutation carriers (NMC) are at risk for developing PD, and provide a population in which to identify possible markers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that NMC have differences in daily activity, fragmentation of sleep, arm swing asymmetry, and movement variability during walking, detectable by actigraphy, as compared to matched control subjects...
2018: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
Jennifer E Dumaine, Noah T Ashley
Obesity and sleep fragmentation (SF) are often co-occurring pro-inflammatory conditions in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Leptin is a peptide hormone produced by adipocytes that has anorexigenic effects upon appetite while regulating immunity. The role of leptin in mediating inflammatory responses to SF is incompletely understood. Male C57BL/6j (lean) and ob/ob mice (leptin-deficient mice exhibiting obese phenotype) were subjected to SF or control conditions for 24 h using an automated SF chamber. Trunk blood and tissue samples from the periphery (liver, spleen, fat, and heart) and brain (hypothalamus, prefrontal cortex, and hippocampus) were collected...
2018: PeerJ
Stacey Gunn, Sreelatha Naik, Matt Travis Bianchi, Robert Joseph Thomas
Study Objectives: Adaptive servo ventilation (ASV) devices provide anti-cyclic pressure support for treatment of central/complex sleep apnea, including in heart failure patients. Variability in responses in the clinic and negative clinical trials motivated assessment of standard and novel signal biomarkers for ASV efficacy. Methods: Multiple clinical databases were queried to assess potential signal biomarkers of ASV effectiveness, including 1) Attended laboratory adaptive ventilation titrations: 108, of which 66 had mainstream ETCO2 measurements...
February 17, 2018: Sleep
Maria Grazia Melegari, Stefania Sette, Elena Vittori, Luca Mallia, Alessandra Devoto, Fabio Lucidi, Raffaele Ferri, Oliviero Bruni
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the links between temperament and sleep in a group of preschoolers with ADHD. METHOD: Twenty-five ADHD ( M = 5.37 years, SD = 1.09) and 22 typically developing (TD; M = 5.10, SD = 1.18) preschoolers participated in the study. Sleep was assessed with the Sleep Disturbance Scale and wrist actigraphy. The Preschool Temperament and Character Inventory (PsTCI) was used to evaluate the child temperament. RESULTS: ADHD children showed a temperamental profile characterized by higher novelty seeking, lower persistence, self-directness, and cooperativeness and marginally lower harm avoidance (HA) compared with controls...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Attention Disorders
Natalie Ambrose, Karen A Waters, Michael L Rodriguez, Kendall Bailey, Rita Machaalani
The purpose of this study was to examine the neuronal expression of apoptotic markers in the rostral medulla of a newly characterized dataset of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), and to determine the impact of diagnostic groupings on these findings and whether they pertain to the intrinsic apoptotic pathway. Immunohistochemical staining was quantified to determine the percentage of neurons positive for active caspase-9 (specific to the intrinsic apoptotic pathway), active caspase-3 (common to the intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic pathways) and Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase mediated dUTP nick-end labelling (TUNEL) (labels DNA fragmentation) in nine nuclei of the rostral medulla...
February 19, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
Dushyanth Babu Jasti, Sarat Mallipeddi, A Apparao, B Vengamma, Satyarao Kolli, A Mohan
Objective: The objective of this study is to study the quality of sleep, sleep disorders, and polysomnographic profile in Parkinsonism patients from rural areas and to correlate polysomnographic profile with the staging of disease and with sleep questionnaire. Materials and Methods: Between May 2014 and December 2015, 168 Parkinsonism patients were prospectively screened using sleep questionnaire; Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Parkinson Disease Sleep Score-2 (PDSS-2)...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Geoffrey Lawrence, Rexford Muza
Background: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a complaint common to many aspects of medicine. There are primary and secondary causes for EDS, with secondary causes including a large number of common conditions. Primary causes, such as narcolepsy, are much rarer. When assessing for primary hypersomnia, restricted or fragmented sleep must be ruled out. This process involves assessment of sleeping habits using a sleep diary and/or actigraphy. Clinicians are suspicious of the accuracy with which patients use the former...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Michelle Ramsay
Patient-ventilator asynchrony (PVA) are a common phenomenon affecting all patients receiving long-term domiciliary ventilation. The interruption of synchrony between the patient and the ventilator has been reported to be a possible cause of nocturnal sleep disruption leaking to arousals, awakenings and reduced periods of stage 3 and REM sleep overnight. The cause of PVA is multi-factorial driven frequently by leak at the interface, changing respiratory breathing patterns and changes in sleep stages. It currently remains unclear as to whether the PVA is the cause of sleep fragmentation or if PVA is purely a marker of unsuccessful ventilatory control, patient discomfort and underlying sleep disruption...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Jeremy C Borniger, Kyra Ungerleider, Ning Zhang, Kate Karelina, Ulysses J Magalang, Zachary M Weil
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a common and costly ongoing public health concern. Injuries that occur during childhood development can have particularly profound and long-lasting effects. One common consequence and potential mediator of negative outcomes of TBI is sleep disruption which occurs in a substantial proportion of TBI patients. These individuals report greater incidences of insomnia and sleep fragmentation combined with a greater overall sleep requirement meaning that many patients are chronically sleep-deprived...
February 9, 2018: Neuroscience
Somayeh Raiesdana
An automated sleep staging based on analyzing long-range time correlations in EEG is proposed. These correlations, indicating time-scale invariant property or self-similarity at different time scales, are known to be salient dynamical characteristics of stage succession for a sleeping brain even when the subject suffers a destructive disorder such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The goal is to extract a set of complementary features from cerebral sources mapped onto the scalp electrodes or from a number of denoised EEG channels...
February 8, 2018: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
Dae Lim Koo, Hyunwoo Nam, Robert J Thomas, Chang-Ho Yun
Sleep, a vital process of human being, is carefully orchestrated by the brain and consists of cyclic transitions between rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (NREM) sleep. Autonomic tranquility during NREM sleep is characterized by vagal dominance and stable breathing, providing an opportunity for the cardiovascular-neural axis to restore homeostasis, in response to use, distress or fatigue inflicted during wakefulness. Abrupt irregular swings in sympathovagal balance during REM sleep act as phasic loads on the resting cardiovascular system...
January 2018: Journal of Stroke
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