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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Study Suggests Ways to Block Hypertension in Those With Sleep Apnea

Aug. 16, 2016 — Suppressing hydrogen sulfide production in the carotid body may block the hypertension associated with sleep ... read more

Economic Burden of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea in US Is Nearly $150 Billion Per Year

Aug. 8, 2016 — A new analysis has been published that reveals the staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. The new work summarizes the results of an online survey completed by patients currently ... read more

Sleep Apnea Worsens Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Obese Adolescents

Aug. 5, 2016 — Studies have shown that obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen, which result in oxidative stress, are associated with the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adults. ... read more

Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Disorders Has Risen Among US Veterans

July 15, 2016 — A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among US veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with ... read more

New Study Shows Differences in Blood Pressure Variation Across Ethnicity

July 13, 2016 — Differences in circadian blood pressure variation due to a combination of genetic and cultural factors may contribute to ethnic differences in cardiovascular morbidity, according to new ... read more

Acupressure Reduced Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

July 7, 2016 — Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds. Fatigue is one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment. About ... read more

Poor Sleep Health Could Contribute to Inflammatory Disease

July 6, 2016 — Sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation, a new meta-analysis reports. Common sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, have been associated ... read more

Both Limited, Excess Sleep May Raise Diabetes Risk in Men

June 29, 2016 — Men who sleep either fewer or more hours than average may face a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new ... read more

Educating Parents on Healthy Infant Sleep Habits May Help Prevent Obesity

June 29, 2016 — Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood ... read more

Foot Wrap Offers Alternative to Medication for Patients With Restless Legs Syndrome

June 27, 2016 — Researchers report an adjustable foot wrap caused to treat restless legs syndrome is 1.4 times more effective than the standard pharmaceutical ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviors in young adults and helping to prevent obesity in their children. When it came to predicting whether a young male ... read more

Depression, Adverse Childhood Events and Sleep Disturbances Linked to Changes in the Immune System

June 20, 2016 — Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research. These changes were observed in a population that already carried a significant burden of ... read more

Sleep Disorders May Predict Heart Events After Angioplasty

June 15, 2016 — People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, ... read more

Adolescent Sleep Duration Is Associated With Daytime Mood

June 15, 2016 — A new study of adolescents suggests that obtaining an insufficient amount of sleep increases variability in sadness, anger, energy and feelings of sleepiness. The study also showed that nightly ... read more

Childhood Abuse, Parental Death and Divorce Are Linked to Adult Insomnia Symptoms

June 14, 2016 — Child abuse, parental divorce and parental death, where shown to be associated with higher rates of adult insomnia. Mild insomnia was uniquely predicted by childhood abuse and divorce, and ... read more

Alcohol Dependent Individuals Show Greater Risk of Suicide in Evening Hours

June 14, 2016 — A new study found that there is a circadian pattern of peak and nadir in the incidence of suicides committed in alcohol dependent ... read more

Sleepiness and Fatigue Linked to Brain Atrophy in Cognitively Normal Elderly

June 14, 2016 — A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas of ... read more

Nighttime Sleep-Aid Helps People Experiencing Occasional Sleeplessness, Study Suggests

June 14, 2016 — New research shows that an over-the-counter sleep aid helps people suffering from occasional sleep difficulties fall asleep in less than 20 minutes, on average, and improves their reported quality of ... read more

Sleep Hormone Helps Breast Cancer Drug Kill More Cancer Cells

June 14, 2016 — Tiny bubbles filled with the sleep hormone melatonin can make breast cancer treatment more effective, which means people need a lower dose, giving them less severe side effects. In a new study, ... read more

In MS, Can Better Sleep Improve Cognition?

June 13, 2016 — People with multiple sclerosis often have trouble with memory, attention and mental processing. New research shows some of these issues could stem from sleep ... read more

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