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.

Study: Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Common With Multiple Sclerosis

September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The fatigue many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience may actually be a sign of an undiagnosed sleep disorder, according to a new study.
Researchers found that sleep disorders, which are more common among people with MS, are often left undiagnosed and untreated. Left untreated, sleep disorders could affect [...]

Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds

September 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cutting calories could improve sleep apnea and lower blood pressure in obese adults, Brazilian researchers report.
Sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing while sleeping and is associated with high blood pressure, heart problems and stroke.
The study included 21 obese people, aged 20 to 55, with sleep apnea. Over a [...]

Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study

September 7, 2014

SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests.
The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. Of those children, 55 percent slept on animal skin in their first [...]

Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain

September 3, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Not getting a good night’s sleep might be linked to shrinkage of the brain’s gray matter over time, new research suggests.
Faster deterioration of three parts of the brain was seen in mostly older adults who had poor sleep quality, though not necessarily too little sleep. [...]

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

August 28, 2014

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.
The study authors analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 Americans when they were aged 16 and 21. Nearly one-fifth of them got less than six [...]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

August 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea.
CPAP is widely used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway relaxes and narrows during sleep, causing breathing problems and interrupted sleep that [...]

As Many As 1 in 7 People Experience ‘Sleep Drunkenness’

August 26, 2014

“Sleep drunkenness” is more common than previously thought, affecting about one in seven Americans, or 15 percent, according to a new study that looked at the sleeping habits of more than 19,000 adults.

Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge

August 25, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging.
Ideally, the American Academy of Pediatrics says, the first bell should ring at 8:30 a.m. or later — which is [...]

Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules

August 23, 2014

SATURDAY, Aug. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As the new school year begins, parents need to get their children and teens back on their normal sleep routines, an expert says.
Try to prevent your children from taking naps until they’ve adjusted to their earlier sleep and wake schedule. This will help them fall asleep more easily [...]


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