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Wisconsin Sleep Society
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An organization whose membership includes sleep professionals in the state of Wisconsin.
An organization whose membership includes sleep professionals in the state of Wisconsin.

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The adverse effects of chronic partial sleep deprivation on health. Good reading from the Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/sleep-deprivation_n_4557142.html
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OSA Patients Adherent to CPAP Look More Youthful, Alert and Attractive.

Subjects included 14 men and 6 women, with mean age 45 ± 11 (SD) years and mean baseline apnea/hypopnea index of 26 ± 21. The 22 raters twice as often identified post-treatment rather than pre-treatment images to look more alert (p = 0.0053), more youthful (p = 0.026), more attractive (p = 0.0068), and more likely to reflect the treated state (p = 0.015). Photogrammetry documented post-treatment decreases in forehead surface volume and decreased infraorbital and cheek redness, but no narrowing of the interpalpebral fissure. Decreased deep NREM sleep at baseline, and pre- to post-treatment decrements in facial redness showed promise as predictors of improved subjective ratings for alertness.

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1 in 5 Young Children with Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea are Not Completely Cured After Adenotonsillectomy

Among 70 children younger than 3 who had the procedure as well as pre- and post-operative polysomnography studies, 15 (21%) had apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) scores greater than 5 at the later evaluation, indicating moderate to severe residual sleep apnea. 30% of the children showing no symptoms at the post-operative evaluation and 49% having only mild residual sleep apnea.  The most consistent predictor of residual OSA after adenotonsillectomy was the severity of pre-operative OSA.

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CDC Describes Hypnotic Pattern of Use.

Some 4% of American adults used prescription sleep medications in the past month, government survey data showed, with the highest rates among women, the elderly, whites, and the college-educated.
Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2005 to 2010 indicated that 4.1% of respondents 20 and older said they had used a prescription sleep aid in the previous 30 days, according to a new data brief from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking for patient perspectives on the impact of narcolepsy on daily life as well as the available therapies for narcolepsy.  The FDA is requesting this information as part of its Patient-Focused Drug Development initiative.  Narcolepsy was one of 20 diseases chosen for the initiative.

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We recently updated our Website! You can now register online (or print and mail the registration) for the Wisconsin Sleep Society 2nd Annual Conference. It has been approved by the AAST for 7 CECs. We have also applied for continuing education credits from the AARC, AGD PACE, and Wisconsin Medical Society.

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Wisconsin Sleep Society 2nd Annual Conference: "Navigating a Sleep Center of Excellence".

DATE:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013

TIME:  7:00AM – 5:30PM

LOCATION: BROOKFIELD SUITES HOTEL AND                     
                    CONVENTION CENTER
                    1200 SOUTH MOORLAND
                    BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN

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Does the moon really affect our sleep?
This Swiss study appears to show that we don't sleep as well during full moon.
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