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Tag: sleep research
Efforts to research a cure for sleep apnea are ongoing at every level. The challenges include developmental better diagnostic strategies, improving the identification of biomarkers showing higher risk for sleep apnea, and much more research on pediatric sleep apnea to understand why it happens and how we can catch it early and reverse the processes that turn it into a chronic condition.
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Guilleminault was also one of the first researchers to identify and classify sleep disorders and led the field in groundbreaking research when sleep was yet to be considered a medical specialty.
In this month’s Sleep Matters newsletter, summaries from two workgroups created during the October 2016 Sleep Research Network meeting to discuss future collaborations across institutions were posted.
Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are known to challenge the various systems in the body to maintain the critical functional balance called homeostasis. The kidneys are two hard-working organs in the body which can also suffer from the long-term consequences of poor sleep. Likewise, kidney dysfunction can have an impact of sleep quality and quantity.
Twelve months after its launch, the SleepHealth App, a mobile app study and wellness tool powered by Apple’s ResearchKit and IBM Watson Health Cloud, has been viewed at the Apple app store over 53,000 times and downloaded by nearly 20,000 users.
What’s perhaps more interesting: nearly half of all users who download and use the SleepHealth App (at peak, 47 percent) have opted in as participants for the SleepHealth Study (registered as the SleepHealth Mobile Application Study, PROTOCOL NO. 20151042).