Highlights from Sleep Research

BMJ Open Respiratory Research is the official journal of the British Sleep Society. BSS members benefit from a 25% discount on the article processing charges (APCs) when submitting to the journal.

Here we have curated a collection of some of our favourite articles focusing on sleep and sleep related disorders, to highlight the role importance of this growing field of research.

Cross sectional study or survey

Respiratory symptoms are more common among short sleepers independent of obesity

Björnsdóttir E, Janson C, Lindberg E, et al
doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2017-000206

Sleep
Can postural OSA be usefully identified from its severity alone?

Johar A, Turnbull CD, Stradling JR
doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2017-000259

Critical Care
Pilot study: an intensive care unit sleep promotion protocol

Knauert MP, Pisani M, Redeker N, et al
doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2019-000411

Sleep disordered breathing and respiratory failure
A cohort study to identify simple clinical tests for chronic respiratory failure in obese patients with sleep-disordered breathing

Mandal S, Suh ES, Boleat E, et al
doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2014-000022

State of the art review
Impact of surgical maxillomandibular advancement upon pharyngeal airway volume and the apnoea–hypopnoea index in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea: systematic review and meta-analysis

Giralt-Hernando M, Valls-Ontañón A, Guijarro-Martínez R, et al
doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2019-000402

Sleep
Compliance after switching from CPAP to bilevel for patients with non-compliant OSA: big data analysis

Benjafield AV, Pepin JD, Valentine K, et al
doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2018-000380

Sleep
Correlates of obesity-related chronic ventilatory failure

Manuel AR, Hart N, Stradling JR
doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2015-000110