Episode 66: 2022 SLEEP Annual Meeting Highlights


Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you exclusive interviews with Afsara Zaheed; Richard Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM; and Ruth Benca, MD, PhD. [LISTEN TIME: 18 minutes]

Episode 66 of the NeurologyLive Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments® podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 66, "2022 SLEEP Annual Meeting Highlights," features interviews with a number of individuals who presented data and spoke at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's SLEEP Annual Meeting, on topics ranging from the examination of longitudinal patterns of difficulty initiating sleep and their associations with subsequent memory trajectories among different races and genders, JZP-258’s impact on the treatment of patients with idiopathic hypersomnia, and the understanding of the signs and risks associated with sleep disorders and Alzheimer disease.

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Those featured include:

  • Afsara Zaheed, graduate student, University of Michigan
  • Richard Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, associate clinical professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and associate clinical professor, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Ruth Benca, MD, PhD, professor and chair, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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1:30 – Afsara Zaheed on the longitudinal patterns of difficulties initiating sleep and the associations with subsequent memory trajectories, as well as whether associations differ across non-Hispanic Black and White men and women.

6:00 – Richard Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, on two post hoc analyses that explored treatment response for low-sodium oxybate based on the 14-item Idiopathic Hypersomnia Severity Scale and the 8-item, self-reported Epworth Sleepiness Scale.

12:05 – Ruth Benca, MD, PhD, on the precursor sleep issues to Alzheimer disease, the differences in sex and race, and the critical need to treat sleep disorders early as possible.

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