Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain

July 17, 2015

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Improving sleep quality might help ease pain among those with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.
That’s because disruptions in sleep are associated with changes in how the body processes and feels pain, the researchers said.
More than half of all people with osteoarthritis have pain during the night. This may […]


Talk Therapy May Help Ease Insomnia, Even With Other Health Woes

July 17, 2015

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Talk therapy may help treat insomnia in people with physical or mental health problems, a new study suggests.
With cognitive behavioral therapy, people talk with a therapist to identify the negative thoughts and feelings that cause them problems, and to learn ways to solve their problems, according to the […]


Naps May Boost Worker Productivity

July 2, 2015

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) —
Taking a nap while on the job might help workers be more productive, new research suggests.
A University of Michigan study found power naps or extended breaks during the day could ease frustration, help offset impulsive behavior and increase workplace safety.
“Our results suggest that napping may be a beneficial intervention […]


Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America

June 25, 2015

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Undiagnosed sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, are common among older U.S. adults, especially among certain minority groups, a new study finds.
The researchers — who looked at 2,230 men and women aged 54 to 93 — say troubled sleep may play a role in health disparities in America.
Black, Chinese […]


Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

June 23, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals.
A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately strong evidence to support their use in treating chronic pain, […]


Menopausal Women’s Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month

June 16, 2015

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As women begin menopause, hormone fluctuations increase the risk of sleep problems during certain phases of the menstrual cycle, according to a small new study.
Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of 20 women in the earliest stage of menopause (perimenopause), including 11 who had difficulty sleeping at least three […]


Most Physical Activity Helps You Sleep Better

June 12, 2015

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Certain types of physical activity help you sleep better, while others might leave you tossing and turning, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at data from a survey of more than 429,000 American adults. They found that activities such as walking, bicycling, running, weight lifting, aerobics/calisthenics, gardening, yoga/Pilates and […]


The Danger of Starting a Sleeping Pill

June 12, 2015

Sedative sleeping pills such as Ambien can nearly double the risk for car accidents among new users compared with nonusers, new research suggests.


Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

June 12, 2015

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who had poor sleep and frequent snoring before their cancer diagnosis appear to have lower survival rates, a new study finds.
The study, which was not designed to prove cause-and-effect, included more than 18,000 cancer patients whose progress was tracked in the Women’s Health Initiative study.
All […]


Babies Who Do This Are More Likely to Sleep Through the Night

June 10, 2015

Infants who “resettle” after waking up are more likely to sleep through the night, a new study suggests.



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