Category Archives: Sleep

Poor sleep causes weight gain and susceptibility to diabetes

People who suffer breathing and heart rate abnormalities, called obstructive sleep apnea, are likely to develop diabetes, and the risk increases if they have a hereditary proclivity. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the airways become blocked and cause … Continue reading

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Using light to produce natural sleep patterns

Getting enough of the right kind of sleep is crucial for keeping both body and mind healthy. Now a team of researchers at MIT has moved a step closer to being able to produce natural sleep patterns. In a paper … Continue reading

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E-readers ‘damage sleep and health,’ doctors warn

If you curl up under the duvet with an ebook for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned. A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting … Continue reading

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3 tips to improve sleep

Newswise — Does your holiday wish list include getting more sleep? With an increase in parties and get-togethers, increased food and alcohol consumption and a general disruption of normal routines, the month of December can be exhausting. Shalini Paruthi M.D. … Continue reading

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Many US workers are sacrificing sleep for work hours, long commutes

DARIEN, IL - A new study shows that paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep and suggests that chronic sleep loss potentially could be prevented by strategies that make work start times more flexible. Results show … Continue reading

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Alcohol interferes with sleep: new evidence

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that drinking alcohol to fall asleep interferes with sleep homeostasis, the body’s sleep-regulating mechanism. Alcohol is known to be a powerful somnogen, or sleep inducer, and … Continue reading

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Can Poor Sleep Lead to Dementia?

Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS – People who have sleep apnea or spend less time in deep sleep may be more likely to have changes in the brain that are associated with dementia, according to a new study published in the December … Continue reading

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Insomnia that does not respond to standard treatments may have a new therapy

In the current issue of P&P a group of German investigators report on findings concerned with a relatively new psychotherapeutic approach to insomnia that was not found to respond to standard psychological treatments. Even though, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia … Continue reading

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Repetitive negative thoughts linked to late evenings

Sleep: Hacking! - 27 Proven Tips to Hack Your Way to a Better Sleep Newswise — BINGHAMTON, NY — When you go to bed and how long you sleep at a time might actually make it difficult for you to … Continue reading

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Sleep Cycle, Cancer Incidence: a New Study

Newswise — People who work around the clock could actually be setting themselves back, according to Virginia Tech biologists. Researchers found that a protein responsible for regulating the body’s sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm, also protects the body from developing … Continue reading

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How insomnia can kill you

A persistent lack of sleep will land you in an early grave. That is the conclusion of a 40-year study examining the long-term effects of sleepless nights. Persistent insomnia - for six years or more - was linked to a … Continue reading

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Longer work hours for moms mean less sleep, higher BMIs for preschoolers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study. Published online by … Continue reading

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Teens with earlier school start times have higher crash rates

DARIEN, IL - A new study suggests that teen drivers who start class earlier in the morning are involved in significantly more motor vehicle accidents than peers with a later high school start time. The results underscore the importance of … Continue reading

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