Maybe CPAP Isn’t Improving Your Patient’s Sleep (Editor’s Message)

A new “Adherence Index” provides surprising insights into CPAP use 12 months after obstructive sleep apnea therapy initiation. By Sree Roy When a patient who has obstructive sleep apnea but seldom uses their CPAP continues to complain of daytime sleepiness or morning headaches, they are typically told to try harder. Perhaps a new CPAP mask? … Read more

Harmony Biosciences Announces 2022 Funding Recipients of Patients at the Heart And Progress at the Heart Award Programs

Harmony Biosciences Holdings Inc revealed the funding recipients of its Patients at the Heart and Progress at the Heart award programs. The Patients at the Heart program, which launched in 2019, underscores Harmony’s commitment to support the needs of people affected by rare neurological diseases. Over the last four years, the program has awarded numerous … Read more

When Should Surgery Be Discussed with Sleep Apnea Patients?

An update to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine clinical practice guideline acknowledges the expanding evidence for surgical interventions for sleep apnea. But some physicians think the guideline doesn’t go far enough. By Jane Kollmer CPAP is the gold standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but when patients struggle with CPAP adherence, surgery may … Read more

5 Perspectives on Napping for Narcolepsy Patients

Exactly how, when, and for how long a person with narcolepsy should nap to manage their disorder varies. Sleep physicians, patients, and advocates detail the nuances of how to navigate a scheduled daytime sleep. By Lindsey Nolen A Sleep Physician According to neurologist-sleep specialist Michael Thorpy, MB, ChB, maintaining a regular sleep schedule is the … Read more