NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Consultant Live, a leading online community and information resource for primary care clinicians, features a sleep disorders topic center devoted to fostering better recognition and treatment of patients who have insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs disorder, and other sleep-related problems.
People who have trouble sleeping – and there are up to 70 million adults in the US who have a sleep disorder — are at risk for accidents and chronic diseases (like hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity and cancer). They also have trouble performing daily tasks and a lower all-round quality of life.
Among the special features on sleep disorders on Consultant Live:
- Slurred Speech After an Argument: What's Sleep Got to Do With It? After an argument with a colleague, a 28-year-old graduate student appears "drunk" in class. What happened on the way to the lecture?
- High Testosterone Predicts Sleep in Obese Men: The prediction of more shallow sleep in overweight and obese men with high testosterone levels is useful because poor sleep quality has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes and hypertension.
- Depression and Restless Legs Syndrome: Depression is a frequent psychiatric comorbidity among patients with restless leg syndrome. The case presented here illustrates the importance of evaluating for RLS symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder who complain of insomnia.
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: Which Evaluation First? A 40-year-old man complains of progressively worsening daytime sleepiness. His concentration and memory are failing. Which evaluation tool would you choose?
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