A New Light at the End of the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Tunnel

A New Light at the End of the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Tunnel

By: Sam Kashani, MD, FAASM In August 2021, Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced the US FDA approval of Xywav for the treatment of idiopathic hypersomnia in adults. Xywav, an oral solution consisting primarily of oxybate (GHB), already has approval for the treatment of...
Circadian Issues in the Sleep Doctor’s Office

Circadian Issues in the Sleep Doctor’s Office

By: Andrew Binder, MD, FAASM, FCCP I love being a sleep doctor. I often introduce myself as a “recovering pulmonary and critical care doctor.”  One of the reasons I love being a sleep doctor is that I think it is one of the few things, in my advanced age, at which I...
OSA and Physician’s Role in Weight Loss

OSA and Physician’s Role in Weight Loss

By: Said Mostafavi, MD, FCCP, FAASM Like most sleep physicians, treating sleep-disordered breathing constitutes a large percentage of my practice. When it comes to treating obstructive sleep apnea, we thankfully have various treatment options available, some...
Why You Should Attend the Sleep Conference this Year

Why You Should Attend the Sleep Conference this Year

By:  By Patrick Moday, BBA, RPSGT, RST, CCSH I started working in sleep clinical research while in college and would attend pharmaceutical conferences every 3-4 months. The meetings were about pharmaceutical medications for sleep-related conditions. There were cool...
A Brief Overview on Sleep Health and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

A Brief Overview on Sleep Health and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By: Robyn Woidtke, RN, RPSGT Why should we care about and recognize polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in sleep health?  This “very” brief overview is aimed to answer some of those questions.  Additionally, an objective would be to create an interest in reaching out...
Irregular Sleep Pattern and Mood

Irregular Sleep Pattern and Mood

By: Joshua Roland, MD, FAASM It is fairly intuitive that mood and sleep have a bidirectional relationship.  When we sleep poorly, we are more likely to not be in our best disposition and have a compromised emotional threshold the following day.  We also know anxiety,...