Ban Electronics in Kids’ Bedrooms, Expert Says

September 26, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Electronic devices can keep kids up at night and should be banned from the bedroom, according to experts from Stony Brook Children’s Hospital in New York.
Devices like tablets, smartphones and video games can prevent children and teens from falling asleep, which can have a negative effect on [...]


Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications: Study

September 26, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Screening and treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea before they have surgery may reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications by more than half, a new study suggests.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the airway relaxes and narrows during sleep, resulting in breathing problems and interrupted sleep, [...]


How a Better Night’s Sleep Can Cut Down on Sick Days

September 15, 2014

Getting enough sleep each night may mean you’re less likely to take time off from work due to illness, a new study suggests.


Study: Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Common With Multiple Sclerosis

September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The fatigue many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience may actually be a sign of an undiagnosed sleep disorder, according to a new study.
Researchers found that sleep disorders, which are more common among people with MS, are often left undiagnosed and untreated. Left untreated, sleep disorders could affect [...]


Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds

September 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cutting calories could improve sleep apnea and lower blood pressure in obese adults, Brazilian researchers report.
Sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing while sleeping and is associated with high blood pressure, heart problems and stroke.
The study included 21 obese people, aged 20 to 55, with sleep apnea. Over a [...]


Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study

September 7, 2014

SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests.
The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. Of those children, 55 percent slept on animal skin in their first [...]


Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain

September 3, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Not getting a good night’s sleep might be linked to shrinkage of the brain’s gray matter over time, new research suggests.
Faster deterioration of three parts of the brain was seen in mostly older adults who had poor sleep quality, though not necessarily too little sleep. [...]


Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

August 28, 2014

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.
The study authors analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 Americans when they were aged 16 and 21. Nearly one-fifth of them got less than six [...]


Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

August 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea.
CPAP is widely used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway relaxes and narrows during sleep, causing breathing problems and interrupted sleep that [...]


As Many As 1 in 7 People Experience ‘Sleep Drunkenness’

August 26, 2014

“Sleep drunkenness” is more common than previously thought, affecting about one in seven Americans, or 15 percent, according to a new study that looked at the sleeping habits of more than 19,000 adults.



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