Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

April 17, 2014

People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests.

Chimps Prefer Firm ‘Mattress’

April 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Like many people, chimpanzees are picky about their beds, a new study finds.
Specifically, these primate cousins prefer firm and stable types of wood to build beds or nests in trees, according to the study published April 16 in the journal PLoS One.
“Chimpanzees, like humans, are highly selective when [...]

Crankier Babies May Get More TV Time

April 14, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fussy and demanding babies are likely to spend slightly more time plopped in front of a TV or computer screen when they’re toddlers than are “easier” babies, new research finds.
It’s not clear just what this finding means. Parents could be trying to get a [...]

Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Naps play a crucial role in helping infants and preschoolers remember things they’ve just learned, according to new research.
Investigators examined young children’s ability to recognize instances that are similar, but not identical, to something they’ve recently learned and apply it to a new situation, a skill called generalization.
In [...]

Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults

April 4, 2014

People plagued with insomnia might have an increased risk of stroke, particularly if they are young adults, a new, large study from Taiwan suggests.

Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

April 4, 2014

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Poor sleep is tied to a higher risk of mental decline in older men, according to a new study.
It included more than 2,800 men, average age 76, in six locations across the United States. Sleep data was collected from the men through a wrist device for an average [...]

Can Exposure to Morning Light Help You Lose Weight?

April 3, 2014

A new study found that people exposed to more bright light earlier in the day tended to be leaner than their peers.

Study Ties Daylight Saving Time Change to Rise in Heart Attacks

March 29, 2014

SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Setting the clocks ahead one hour in the spring may not only force you to wake up earlier — it may also increase your short-term risk of a heart attack, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed 2010-2013 data from hospitals in Michigan and found that they admitted an average [...]

Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

March 25, 2014

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Toddlers who get too little sleep tend to eat more and are at increased risk for obesity, a new study indicates.
The study included children in over 1,300 British families who had their sleep measured when they were 16 months old and their diet checked when they were 21 [...]

Just 1.5 Hours of TV a Day May Disrupt Kids’ Sleep, Study Says

March 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Kids who watch as little as 1.5 hours of TV a day may get less sleep than those who don’t watch as much television, according to a new study from Spain.
Moreover, as overall TV-watching increases, essential sleep time declines, the study of more than [...]


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