"When you hit the snooze button, you are inviting yourself to have continued sleep, but mixed with wakefulness. It’s not very efficient, and it's usually not ended by a defined time," said Dr. Ronald Chervin.
Dr. Morgenstern a co-author of a recent article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that found 61 percent of older adults with cognitive impairment continued to drive even though 36 percent of their caregivers were concerned about their performance.
“Metabolic factors, including diabetes and obesity, are associated with cognitive decline, but we still need to better understand how best to treat these factors to improve patients’ cognitive outcomes,” said senior author Brian Callaghan, M.D.
For people who have trouble sleeping, Dry January can be a great opportunity to determine whether alcohol may be interfering with your sleep, said Deirdre Conroy, clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Cathy Goldstein, a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan, who also studies the use of sleep monitors, provided some insight on how these tiny devices can put in a lot of work to make sure our health is in check.
Reactions are so individual, Dr. Conroy says, that personal experience matters just as much as what research shows—especially since marijuana is still illegal federally and in about half of U.S. states, which makes it difficult to study. “What we get in the science might be a bit different from the patient’s perspective, largely because the
We are grateful to be able to support the mission of the AASM Foundation and excited to improve sleep health among vulnerable adults who live in our surrounding communities and experience poverty. We believe that access to health care is a human right and will continue our free sleep clinic for the years to come. Dr. Galit Levi
“This type of research is never easy to discuss, but it is vitally important to understand who is at risk and why,” says Steve Broglio. “Anyone who has concern for any student-athlete should not be afraid to reach out and help find the appropriate resources.”
“There’s still a lot of misinformation around concussion — what the signs and symptoms are, how to best manage the injury,” said Broglio, who also is a professor of kinesiology in the School of Kinesiology, and adjunct professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and of neurology.
Leqembi works by targeting the amyloid protein, which builds up abnormally in the brain among Alzheimer patients, Dr. Judith Heidebrink said. When the drug binds to amyloid, the drug enables the immune system to remove amyloid buildup.
“We have this internal, biological clock, our circadian rhythm,” said Cathy Goldstein, a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders at University of Michigan Health. “And, that’s our endogenous, internal timing system, and it doesn’t move around just because the clocks on the wall change.”
“One in five patients roughly have to travel a pretty long distance greater than 50 miles to see their neurologist. And so that indicates that there is a pretty substantial burden to patients,” said Dr. Brian Callaghan
“So, standard time would actually be the more beneficial time to make permanent,” said Cathy Goldstein with University of Michigan Health. “And the reason is that the internal clock, that circadian rhythm, is longer than 24 hours."
"About 30 percent of older people get less than seven hours of sleep daily, and almost 20 percent report either frequent insomnia or poor sleep quality, according to aOlder adults tend to have less deep (what’s called non-REM) sleep," says Dr. Ronald Chervin.