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Women: Poor Sleep, Inflammation and Heart Disease

Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is one important way to protect the health of your heart. Poor and insufficient sleep is associated with a range of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure. Both...

Sleep apnea and sudden cardiac death

There’s important news for people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing: new research has shown OSA may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. A large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults over a period of 15...

Insomnia impairs emotional regulation

The relationship between disordered sleep and emotional health is an intricate one, as each can influence the other for better and worse. Stress and worry, as well as mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety can interfere with sleep. And...

Abdominal fat in men linked to sleep apnea

Obesity has long been considered one of the most important risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in adults. In particular, visceral fat—a type of fat that collects in the abdomen—is increasingly regarded as a particularly significant risk factor for sleep...

New Sleep Articles Available from June Focus on Sleep Eating

Explore some of the latest sleep articles from June, many of which focus on sleep-related eating. Learn about night eating syndrome and what distinguishes it from sleep eating disorder. Discover the causes of sleep eating, how it is diagnosed, and the treatment options that are available. Show More Summary

A breakthrough for Restless Legs Syndrome?

For the millions who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome, sleep can be exceedingly difficult and disrupted. RLS is a neurological disorder and a sleep disorder, a condition that causes tingling, twitching, “creepy-crawly” feelings in the legs. These uncomfortable sensations bring...

Asthma—a risk factor for sleep apnea?

There are several risk factors associated with obstructive sleep apnea that are long-standing and well known. They include lifestyle and health factors such as obesity or excess body weight, high-blood pressure, and alcohol and tobacco use, as well as genetic...

Dimming Screen While Reading Smartphones or Tablets in Bed Better for Sleep

Just before bed, the light emitted from screens is thought to interfere with our natural process of falling asleep. New work, however, suggests that dimming the brightness and holding the screen further away are sufficient to avoid any interference of the light with sleep hormone cycles. Smartphones and tablets can make for sleep-disrupting bedfellows. One... [Continue Reading]

Insomnia may double risk of prostate cancer

More than 238,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Approximately 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime. What if....

SLEEP 2013: Melatonin May Improve Sleep and Cognition at High Altitudes

According to a new study conducted at Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America with a summit height of 20,320 feet, melatonin may help to improve sleep and even cognition at high altitudes.... Read Full Post

SLEEP 2013: Sleep Deprived Men Over Perceive Women's Sexual Interest

A new study suggests that sleep deprivation among men leads to altered perceptions of women's interest and intent to have sex. This occurred after only one night of sleep deprivation. The study consisted of 60 college students who completed...Show More Summary

SLEEP 2013: Patients with Diabetes, Hypertension Must Be Evaluated for Sleep Apnea

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), it is recommended that anyone with diabetes or hypertension should be evaluated for sleep apnea by a board-certified sleep medicine physician. Sleep apnea consists of repeated...Show More Summary

Sleep 2013 Set to Get Underway in Baltimore

In just a few days, the national meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies - known as SLEEP 2013 - gets underway in Baltimore, Maryland. This promises to be an exciting time with education, new research revelations, and the unveiling of the latest sleep-related products.... Read Full Post

Latest Sleep Content Available from May

Explore some of the latest content from this past month. Learn how to sleep on a plane (and avoid snoring). If you have restless legs syndrome (RLS), you may want to review ways to improve your symptoms on a long flight. Consider some...Show More Summary

Sleep less, weigh more

Calories in, calories out. We’ve all heard this basic, fundamental calculation regarding weight loss and weight gain. To lose weight, we must expend more calories than we take in. Consume more than you need, and the result? The pounds go...

Challenging conventional wisdom about sleepwalking

New research about sleepwalking has raised questions about several common beliefs regarding this frequently misunderstood sleep disorder. Researchers at the University of Montreal conducted a comprehensive review of more than 15 years of study on the topic of sleepwalking. Their...

Young Drivers Getting Less than 6 Hours of Sleep More Likely to Be Involved in Collisions

Not getting enough sleep may pose significant dangers on the road, a new study indicates. The study examined the quantity of sleep in young drivers, and found that those getting fewer than 6 hours were significantly more likely to be involved in collisions. A study by Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, M.Sc, Ph.D., of The George... [Continue Reading]

Insomnia may triple risk of heart failure

There is an abundant—and ever-growing—body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health. Poor sleep is associated with a range of heart problems, including high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack. Now, new research...

High Fat in the Diet Linked to Daytime Sleepiness

Feeling awake and alert is associated with diets lower in fat, while individuals consuming more fat tend to feel sleepier during the day, a new study has found. The researchers examined healthy, non-obese individuals, suggesting that fat has an impact on alertness separate from weight. A new study suggests that your level of sleepiness or... [Continue Reading]

Zolpidem-related ER visits have increased sharply

There’s more news about complications that can arise from prescription sleep medication: Side effects from a common prescription sleep aid are sending increasing numbers of people to emergency departments. The number of people seeking emergency medical treatment for the adverse...

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