Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk

May 25, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests.
The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an elevation of 8,000 feet or higher had a […]

Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds

May 18, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men who have the sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea appear to have a higher risk of depression, new research suggests.
Men with undiagnosed, severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had more than double the risk of depression compared to those without sleep apnea, said study […]

Shift Work Linked to Health Problems

May 18, 2015

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Shift work may harm your health, a new study warns.
Researchers examined data on nearly 1,600 people in Wisconsin, comparing the health of shift workers with those who worked a 9-to-5 schedule.
The results showed that shift workers were more likely to be overweight than people who didn’t do shift […]

Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure

May 15, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher odds of a stroke, new research suggests.
Analyzing data from more than 200,000 U.S. residents with high blood pressure, scientists determined that “insufficient” sleepers […]

Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain, According to One Study

May 13, 2015

People with insomnia or poor sleep quality may be less tolerant of pain, new research suggests.

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for Some

May 5, 2015

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating sleep apnea may help people with slightly elevated blood sugar levels lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.
“Assessment of sleep apnea should be considered in patients at high risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, since our study shows that treatment of sleep apnea […]

Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids

May 4, 2015

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than 60 percent of children with two sleepwalking parents go on to develop the condition themselves, new research shows.
“These findings point to a strong genetic influence on sleepwalking and, to a lesser degree, sleep terrors,” the Canadian study authors wrote. “Parents who have been sleepwalkers in the […]

Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea?

April 24, 2015

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Playing a wind instrument may reduce your risk of sleep apnea, a new study suggests.
Researchers in India tested the lung function of 64 people who played a wind instrument and 65 others who didn’t.
Even though there was no difference in the two groups’ lung function tests, the people […]

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

April 15, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests.
The good news from the study is that treating sleep apnea with a continuous positive airway […]

The Surprising Link Between Nightmares and Depression

April 14, 2015

Depression, insomnia and exhaustion may be major risk factors for frequent nightmares, new research suggests.


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