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A new systematic review of 38 studies that assessed the impact of white noise machines on sleep indicates that more research is needed to assess the benefits and harms of these machines. Study author Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, answered our questions about these findings and their potential implications for practice.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the diagnosis, management, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea—a condition that may independently increase risk for COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality among some individuals—according to a new systematic review. Lead author Michelle Miller, BSc, PhD, answered our questions about her review.
In Episode 1, Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, interviews Nancy Collop, MD, and Charlene Gamaldo, MD, about the impact of COVID-19 on their sleep centers at Emory University and Johns Hopkins University, respectively, from the start of the pandemic until now. A full transcript is provided.
In this podcast, Neurology Learning Network's Sleep Medicine Section Editor Joseph Diamond, MD, discusses new drug approvals, phase 3 clinical trial data, "COVID-somnia," and more developments from 2020. A full transcript is provided.
Recent findings from 2 independent cohorts have reinforced the importance of preserving REM sleep. Study author Eileen Leary, PhD, answers our questions about the findings and their implications.
Neurology Consultant spoke with Géraldine Rauchs, PhD, whose study provides evidence of a potential association between sleep-disordered breathing and biomarkers for Alzheimer disease among older adults.
Neurology Learning Network Section Editor Rachel Salas, MD, discusses her experiences in caring for her patients with sleep disorders via telemedicine, how medical education is changing for her neurology students during the pandemic, and the benefits of practicing strengths-based psychology.
Read through this Q&A with Raman Malhotra, MD, for his tips on receiving an adequate amount of sleep each night and caring for patients with sleep disorders.
March is National Sleep Awareness Month, and to highlight the importance of sleep medicine, Pradeep Sahota, MD, shares his perspective about how wearable (and nearable) devices affect practice.
In this podcast, Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, leads a discussion with Charlene Gamaldo, MD, and Sharon Park, PharmD, about the obstacles the opioid crisis has presented in the treatment of restless legs syndrome and how clinicians can curtail those obstacles moving forward. 
A new study describes how sleep and activity patterns vary among older adults during and after hospitalization. Lead author Vineet Arora, MD, MAAP, answers our questions about her study and how the findings will affect clinical practice.