Sleep problems and sleep apnea in persons with spinal cord injury
Abstract: Video presents an overview of sleep problems and information on why sleep is essential to being healthy and how not getting enough sleep can negatively affect an individual’s health and cognitive function. Topics are: why is sleep important, types of sleep problems, why is sleep affected by spinal cord injury (SCI), tips for improving sleep, sleep disturbances and alertness, sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing, treatments for sleep apnea, and avenues for future research. An individual with SCI shares his experiences on the diagnosis of, testing for, and living with sleep apnea, along with the pros and cons of using a bi-pap or c-pap machine. A question-and-answer session with the audience follows. 1 hour 22 minutes.
NARIC Accession Number: O18650. What's this?
Author(s): Fogelberg, Don; Burns, Stephen.
Project Number: H133N060033.
Publisher(s): Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Box 356490, Seattle, Washington, 98195; 206/685-3999.
Publication Year: 2012.
Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, BODY MOVEMENT, DAILY LIVING, DIAGNOSIS, DISABILITY MANAGEMENT, HEALTH PROMOTION, MEDICAL TREATMENT, SLEEP DISORDERS, SPINAL CORD INJURIES, TREATMENT.