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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Emerging Vascular Risk Factors in Women and Men: Any Differences?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The incidence and severity of both traditional and emerging cardiovascular disease risk factors as well as the response to treatment may differ between men and ... read more

Sleep Apnea Treatment Associated With Reduced Readmissions for Patients With Heart Failure

Jan. 26, 2016 — Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to new ... read more

Social Media Use in Young Adults Linked to Sleep Disturbance

Jan. 26, 2016 — Young adults who spend a lot of time on social media during the day or check it frequently throughout the week are more likely to suffer sleep disturbance than their peers who use social media less, ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — Two consecutive nights of extended sleep, a typical weekend occurrence, appears to counteract the increased risk of diabetes associated with short-term sleep restriction during the work week, at ... read more

What You Eat Can Influence How You Sleep

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Cortisol levels that indicate increased stress response are higher in adolescents with sleep ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A large new study reveals previously unknown risk factors associated with an eye condition that causes serious progressive nearsightedness at a relatively young age. The findings, made through the ... read more

Important Associations Between Genetics, Sleep Behavior Identified by Study

Jan. 12, 2016 — A research initiative exploring the utility of genetic information in the clinical setting has published a study and identified six noteworthy genes that affect human sleep duration. The focus of the ... read more

Even Children With Higher IQs Behave Better When Their Sleep Apnea Is Fixed

Jan. 8, 2016 — Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows it's just as important to pay attention to how high achievers are ... read more

Snappy Sleep Stager System Identifies Gene Related to Shorter Sleep

Jan. 7, 2016 — Sleep genetics research has been advanced by developing a new method for monitoring mouse sleep cycles. The Snappy Sleep Stager is a non-invasive, automated sleep cycle monitoring system based on ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Statins may reverse the mechanisms that increase the risk of heart disease in people with sleep apnea, new research suggests. More than 18 million adults have obstructive sleep apnea, in which ... read more

Scientists Detect Inherited Traits Tied to Sleep, Wake, and Activity Cycles

Dec. 28, 2015 — A dozen inherited traits related to sleep, wake, and activity cycles that are associated with severe bipolar disorder have been identified by an international team of ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Does Not Increase Risk and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dec. 23, 2015 — A recent study of elderly men found no evidence that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased in severity (or prevalence) as a result of vitamin D deficiency. The researchers also found no evidence to ... read more

Road Rumble Strips Are a Wake-Up Call to Pull Over

Dec. 22, 2015 — Drowsy drivers are being urged to stop and take a break the first time they hit a road rumble strip these school holidays, with new research revealing the audio-tactile vibrations should be a wake-up ... read more

High Drowsy Driving Crash Risk on Daytime Commute After Night Work

Dec. 21, 2015 — Those who commute home after working the night shift may be at high risk for drowsy driving crashes because of disruption to their sleep-wake cycles and insufficient sleep during the ... read more

Circadian Rhythm of Genes in Brain Changes With Aging, Research Shows

Dec. 21, 2015 — Examination of thousands of genes from nearly 150 human brains shows the circadian rhythm of brain gene activity changes with aging, according to a first-of-its-kind ... read more

Activity Trackers Are Better at Counting Steps Than Measuring Sleep

Dec. 21, 2015 — Wearable activity trackers that promise to monitor physical activity, sleep and more are becoming increasingly popular with health-conscious consumers. A recent study has found that the trackers are ... read more

How Opioids Cause Dangerous Breathing Problems

Dec. 17, 2015 — Researchers on a quest to make opioid drugs less lethal have discovered a window of opportunity: a tiny channel in the brain where opioids interfere with the breathing mechanism. They found that mice ... read more

Weight Loss Through Diet Changes Can Improve Sleep at Any Body Weight, Study Finds

Dec. 16, 2015 — Weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleepiness at any weight, according to a new. The findings offer new insights into how weight fluctuations impact numerous aspects of sleep independent ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Insomniacs take heart: Humans get by on significantly less sleep than our closest animal relatives. The secret, according to a new study of slumber patterns across 21 species of primates, is that our ... read more

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