Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy

January 21, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sleeping on your stomach may boost your risk of sudden death if you have epilepsy, new research suggests.
Sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy occurs when an otherwise healthy person dies and “the autopsy shows no clear structural or toxicological cause of death,” said Dr. Daniel Friedman, […]


Naps May Boost Your Baby’s Memory

January 12, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Babies process and preserve memories during those many naps they take during the day, a new study suggests.
“We discovered that sleeping shortly after learning helps infants to retain memories over extended periods of time,” said study author Sabine Seehagen, a child and adolescent psychology researcher […]


Night Shift May Boost Black Women’s Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

January 12, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study.
“In view of the high prevalence of shift work among workers in the U.S.A. — 35 percent among non-Hispanic blacks and 28 percent in non-Hispanic whites — an increased diabetes risk among […]


Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study

January 5, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A smartphone in a child’s bedroom may undermine good sleep habits even more than a TV, new research suggests.
A study of more than 2,000 elementary and middle-school students found that having a smartphone or tablet in the bedroom was associated with less weekday sleep […]


Why Your Tablet May Disrupt Your Sleep

December 22, 2014

The light emitted by a tablet like an iPad can disrupt sleep if the device is used in the hours before bedtime, according to a new Harvard study.


No, Drinking Alcohol Before Bed Won’t Help You Sleep

December 16, 2014

As many as one in five Americans turns to alcohol sometimes to help them fall asleep, but that can lead to sleep problems later in the night, a new study finds.


Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds

December 16, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Chronic sleep loss is rampant in America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new research suggests.
“Work is the No. 1 sleep killer,” said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of […]


Gout Attacks More Common at Night: Study

December 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Acute gout attacks occur two times more often during the night and early morning than during the day, a new study finds.
“It is speculated that lower body temperature, nighttime dehydration, or a nocturnal dip of cortisol levels may contribute to the risk of gout attacks at night,” study […]


Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

December 11, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 90 percent of American high school students are chronically sleep-deprived, putting their health and academic performance in jeopardy, a new report finds.
The study, based on U.S. national data, finds that most teens don’t get the minimum 9 to 10 hours of sleep […]


Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

December 11, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 90 percent of American high school students are chronically sleep-deprived, putting their health and academic performance in jeopardy, a new report finds.
The study, based on U.S. national data, finds that most teens don’t get the minimum 9 to 10 hours of sleep […]



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