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Sleep Health Must Explore Sex and Gender Differences

Getting a good night’s rest is an essential part of any health and wellness routine, but our experiences with sleep-related issues are closely linked to our sex and gender. Sleep research must examine sex and gender differences with more study of sleep-related problems that affect women as well as potential treatments, according to a new […]

Sleep Plays a Major Role in Memory and Learning

Learning and memory is enhanced by sleeping. New structural evidence linking sleep to these two aspects has been found by researchers at Langone Medical Center, New York University (NYU). The researchers used mice in their study. It was established that more dendritic spines developed in those mice that slept after learning a particular task. Show More Summary

A Scary-Sounding Sleep Disorder: Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding head syndrome may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but it's a real sleep disorder.

Do You Know the 7 Deadly Consequences of Sleep Deprivation?

7 Awful Effects of Sleep Deprivation Around half of the adults in the US said that they don’t get enough sleep each night. According to studies, sleep deprivation is connected to several problems, such as health problems and increased chances of vehicle crashes. Show More Summary

Weight Loss Reduces Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obese Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

New research from a multidisciplinary team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reveals that the single most important factor for improving cardiovascular health in obese obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients is weight loss. The study results are published in the New England Journal of Medicine. “In the U.S. almost 1 in 5 adults […]

Sleep Protects Against Child Obesity

Parents of young children often struggle to make sure everyone is getting enough rest, but it’s crucial to make sleep one of your most important family values. A new University of Illinois study suggests more parental sleep is related to more child sleep, which is related to decreased child obesity. “Parents should make being well […]

Sleep Loss Causes Brain Vulnerability

If you need a reason to make sleep a priority, consider this: research conducted at the Mexican Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) has revealed that chronic sleep loss can cause certain neurotoxic molecules, which normally circulate in the blood, to be transported to the central nervous system and interfere with the function of neurons. Beatriz Gómez […]

Five Common Sleep Disorders

A good night’s sleep is everybody’s requirement, as it helps in refreshing the mind and preparing the body for the next day’s energy demands. However, quite a lot of people these days are not blessed enough to enjoy a sound sleep and suffer from various sleep disorders. Show More Summary

Pregnant Women Who Snore May Have a Dangerous Sleep Disorder

If you’re expecting, snoring at night might be a sign of a more serious problem. New University of Michigan-led research shows 1 in 2 hypertensive pregnant women who habitually snore may have unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that can reduce blood oxygen levels during the night and that has been linked to serious health […]

Sleep Deprivation

We live in a society where everyone has something to prove and success is somehow confused efficiency, and in turn less sleep. There are people who go to sleep at midnight and who wake up at 4:00 a.m., and they are the examples of this society. Following their model, there are many more who want […] The post Sleep Deprivation appeared first on Snoozester Sleep Blog.

The Stages of Sleep

What is Sleep? According to The Free Dictionary: Sleep is “a natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli. Show More Summary

New Sleep Articles Available from May

Review the latest sleep articles available from this past month. Learn about the new medication Hetlioz and its use to treat Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder in blind people. Consider who should use it and how its effectiveness compares to melatonin. Show More Summary

Chronic Poor Sleep May Cause Lasting Brain Damage

Do without sleep now, and make up for it later. It’s a pretty common sleep strategy for adults with busy lives and demanding schedules that crowd out sufficient time for sleep on a daily basis. We’ve seen evidence in recent...

A Problem with Your Bedroom Could Be Making You Fat

What is the problem? Too much light! A new study, The Relationship Between Obesity and Exposure to Light at Night: Cross-Sectional Analyses of Over 100,000 Women in the Breakthrough Generations Study, published in the American Journal...Show More Summary

What is the Secret to Sleeping More, Living Longer, and Performing Better?

Napping! Eric Barker, author of the other greatest blog on the internet, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, has a great post about Naps. Eric doesn’t write about sleep exclusively, but he has covered sleep-related topics in the past (again, and again). Show More Summary

Sleep Environments Matter to Kids’ Sleep

You probably think a lot about your kids’ bedtime—but how much attention do you give to your children’s sleep environment? Light, sound, temperature, the degree of darkness—these are all factors that contribute to sleep environment. And that sleep environment can...

Are You Suffering from ‘Social Jetlag’? (Infographic)

WHAT IS SOCIAL JETLAG? Social jetlag is the effect of fighting your body’s natural circadian rhythms by sleeping short nights during the week and sleeping in late on the weekends. Source: BizBrain.org The post Are You Suffering from ‘Social Jetlag’? (Infographic) appeared first on Snoozester Sleep Blog.

30 Insane Facts About Sleep Infographic

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One Weird Health Problem Keeping People Awake at Night

Crying babies, noisy neighbors, work-related stress, uncomfortable beds, and too much caffeine. These are some of the more common reasons people can’t sleep at night, but did you know that some people are kept awake by… Exploding Head Syndrome What is Exploding Head Syndrome? The Huffington Post describes the condition as follows: People who experience […]

Nightmares and Insomnia Together Exacerbate Depression

Nightmares can cause difficulty both to sleep and to our waking lives. Intense and distressing dreams often lead to waking at night and can create anxiety about returning to sleep. Nightmares also can have an impact on our moods the...

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