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The Importance of Field Experiments in Understanding Sleep Among the Urban Poor

Article Citations Rao, G., S. Redline, F. Schilbach, H. Schofield, and M. Toma. (2021). Informing Sleep Policy Through Field Experiments, Science, Volume 374, Issue 6567, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abk2594 Bessone, P., G. Rao, F. Schilbach, H. Schofield, and M. Toma. (2021). The Economic Consequences of Increasing Sleep Among the Urban Poor, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 136, Issue 3, https://doi.org/10. Keep reading

By michaelprerau on September 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022 in Guest Blogger

Heart Rate Variability as a Potential Biomarker of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resolution

In this post we feature work from the following publication: Adrián Martín-Montero, Gonzalo C Gutiérrez-Tobal, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, Fernando Vaquerizo-Villar, Daniel Álvarez, Félix del Campo, David Gozal, Roberto Hornero, Heart rate variability as a potential biomarker of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea resolution, Sleep, Volume 45, Issue 2, February 2022, zsab214, https://doi.org/10. Keep reading

By michaelprerau on August 1, 2022 Aug 1, 2022 in Guest Blogger

Characterizing Mortality and CVD for Co-Morbid Insomnia and Sleep Apnea (COMISA) in the Sleep Heart Health Study

Overview/Abstract What is the problem being addressed? Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea commonly co-occur (COMISA). Their co-occurrence has been associated with worse cardiometabolic and mental health. However, it remains unknown if people with COMISA are at a heightened risk of incident cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. Keep reading

By michaelprerau on June 6, 2022 Jun 6, 2022 in Guest Blogger

The Aging Slow Wave

Article Citation McConnell, B. V., Kronberg, E., Teale, P. D., Sillau, S. H., Fishback, G. M., Kaplan, R. I., ... & Bettcher, B. M. (2021). The aging slow wave: a shifting amalgam of distinct slow wave and spindle coupling subtypes define slow wave sleep across the human lifespan, Sleep, Volume 44, Issue 10, October 2021, zsab125, https://doi.org/10. Keep reading

By michaelprerau on November 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021 in Guest Blogger

ENIGMA-Sleep working group: An international sleep collaboration

What is the ENIGMA-Sleep? The Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics through Meta Analysis (ENIGMA) consortium is a global collaboration of over 1400 scientists across 43 countries, studying neuropsychiatric illnesses and provides a powerful collaborative framework around the world. ENIGMA has more than 50 working groups, pooling large-scale coordinated data and expertise to answer fundamental clinical and neuroscientific questions, which offers testing reproducibility and robustness of findings (1). Keep reading

By michaelprerau on September 20, 2021 Sep 20, 2021 in Guest Blogger

Arousal Burden is Linked with Long-Term Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality

Guest Blogger: Mattias Baumert Overview What is the problem being addressed? Our objective was to quantify the burden of cortical arousals throughout sleep and determine its association with long-term cardiovascular (CV) and overall mortality. What was the approach to solving the problem? We quantified arousal burden (AB) as the cumulative duration of all arousal events relative to total sleep time in three large cohort studies. Keep reading

By michaelprerau on June 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021 in Guest Blogger

AHI Uncertainty: How Many Patients are Being Denied Treatment Due to Chance?

A patient's apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) determines whether or not they are eligible for reimbursable treatment. But how certain can we be that a patient's AHI is actually above or below a clinical threshold? In this study using 2049 subjects from MESA dataset from NSRR, we develop a metric for computing a confidence interval around a patient's AHI. Keep reading

By michaelprerau on November 16, 2020 Nov 16, 2020 in Showcase