Sleep Literature Updates from November 2014

Effect of Sedative-Hypnotics, Anesthetics and Analgesics on Sleep Architecture in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This article critically reviewed the literature relevant to preoperative screening for OSA, prevalence of OSA in surgical populations and changes in postoperative sleep architecture relevant to OSA patients … in regard to the effects of sedative-hypnotics, anesthetics and analgesics on sleep architecture, the underlying mechanisms and the relevance to OSA.

A Systematic Review of Peri-Operative Melatonin

A very importat review on the use of melatonin in perioperative setting. “Qualitative reviews suggested the melatonin improved sleep quality and emergence behaviour, and might be capable of reducing oxidative stress and anaesthetic requirements.”