Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says

October 28, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sleep difficulties, particularly problems falling asleep, are common among toddlers and preschoolers with mental health issues, according to a new study.
“Sleep problems in young children frequently co-occur with other behavioral problems, with evidence that inadequate sleep is associated with daytime sleepiness, less optimal preschool adjustment, and problems [...]

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

October 24, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise your risk of ulcerative colitis, a new study suggests.
Those who sleep less or more than the recommended seven to eight hours per night may be more prone to developing the chronic condition, which causes inflammation in the intestines, researchers [...]

Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn’t Squelch Sex Life, Study Says

October 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Your sex life is unlikely to suffer because of sleep apnea treatment, according to a new study.
People with sleep apnea experience periods of disrupted breathing throughout sleep. This can lead to daytime fatigue, high blood pressure and other health conditions.
The gold standard of sleep apnea treatment involves going [...]

Jet Lag and Shift-Work Weight Gain Tied to Gut Microbes

October 17, 2014

Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests.

Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds

October 13, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One of the most dangerous places for a sleeping baby is a sofa, according to a new study.
Of nearly 8,000 infant sleeping deaths in the United States, researchers found that about 12 percent were sofa-related. And nearly three-quarters of those infants were newborns.
“It was shocking [...]

Certain Meds, Driving Can Be Deadly Mix: FDA

October 7, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Thinking about taking a drive after popping some over-the-counter medications? Better check the label first, warn experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The agency cautions that some common nonprescription medicines can impair your ability to drive and operate other vehicles and machinery safely.
Some of the [...]

Could a ‘Fat Tongue’ Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

September 30, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, and a new study points to a possible culprit behind the disorder: a “fat” tongue.
“This is the first study to show that fat deposits are increased in the tongue of obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea,” study [...]

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.


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