Sleep Disorders 6 Times Higher Among Veterans

July 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep disorders are six times more likely among American military veterans than in the general population, a new study finds.
And veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seem to have the highest rates, the researchers said.
The research involved more than 9.7 million veterans treated by the Veterans Health […]

6 Things You Can Do to Avoid Jet Lag

July 14, 2016

People crossing time zones may assume jet lag is something they have to endure—like airport delays and lost luggage. But there are several ways travelers can prepare for and minimize jet lag’s troubling effects, a sleep specialist says.

Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

July 14, 2016

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sending preschoolers off to bed early may bring them an unexpected benefit: less chance of obesity when they are teens.
So suggests research that compared preschoolers who went to bed at 8 p.m. with same-age kids who had later bedtimes. A team at the Ohio State University College […]

Medical Marijuana May Reduce the Need for Other Rx Meds, Study Says

July 7, 2016

People are actually using medical marijuana as a treatment for health problems, not simply as an excuse to get high, a new study suggests.

Sufficient Sleep May Help Protect Men Against Diabetes: Study

June 29, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Too much or too little sleep may raise the risk of diabetes in men, but not women, a study by European researchers suggests.
“Even when you are healthy, sleeping too much or too little can have detrimental effects on your health. This research shows how important sleep is to […]

Poor Sleep May Worsen Thinking Problems in MS Patients

June 20, 2016

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report a link between sleep apnea and thinking problems in people suffering from multiple sclerosis.
“Since obstructive sleep apnea is a treatable condition that is also commonly seen in MS, we wondered, ‘What if some of the thinking and processing difficulties that MS patients experience do not stem […]

After Three Nights of Poor Sleep, Even Caffeine Can’t Help

June 17, 2016

Caffeine no longer improves alertness or mental performance after a few nights of sleep restriction, according to a new U.S. military study.

Sleep Loses Out for Many Hooked on Video Games

June 17, 2016

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Are video games like “Bloodborne,” “Fallout” and “Call of Duty” worth losing sleep over? For plenty of gamers, the answer is yes.
A new study of almost 1,000 gamers finds many will sacrifice sleep to continue playing, suggesting video games are addictive for some people, the researchers said.
“Our data […]

Time Zone Changes Give Edge to Athletes From West

June 17, 2016

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Traveling across several time zones can be draining for anyone. So, how do professional athletes manage to turn around and compete in games after traveling from one coast to another?
Apparently, not always that well, a new study says. And that’s especially true when teams are traveling from an […]

Doctors’ Group Backs Later School Start Times

June 16, 2016

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — To help ease sleep deprivation among teens, the American Medical Association recommends that middle and high school classes should not start until 8:30 a.m.
The new policy, adopted at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago this week, also states that doctors need […]


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