Sufficient Sleep May Help Protect Men Against Diabetes: Study

June 29, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Too much or too little sleep may raise the risk of diabetes in men, but not women, a study by European researchers suggests.
“Even when you are healthy, sleeping too much or too little can have detrimental effects on your health. This research shows how important sleep is to […]


Poor Sleep May Worsen Thinking Problems in MS Patients

June 20, 2016

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report a link between sleep apnea and thinking problems in people suffering from multiple sclerosis.
“Since obstructive sleep apnea is a treatable condition that is also commonly seen in MS, we wondered, ‘What if some of the thinking and processing difficulties that MS patients experience do not stem […]


After Three Nights of Poor Sleep, Even Caffeine Can’t Help

June 17, 2016

Caffeine no longer improves alertness or mental performance after a few nights of sleep restriction, according to a new U.S. military study.


Sleep Loses Out for Many Hooked on Video Games

June 17, 2016

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Are video games like “Bloodborne,” “Fallout” and “Call of Duty” worth losing sleep over? For plenty of gamers, the answer is yes.
A new study of almost 1,000 gamers finds many will sacrifice sleep to continue playing, suggesting video games are addictive for some people, the researchers said.
“Our data […]


Time Zone Changes Give Edge to Athletes From West

June 17, 2016

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Traveling across several time zones can be draining for anyone. So, how do professional athletes manage to turn around and compete in games after traveling from one coast to another?
Apparently, not always that well, a new study says. And that’s especially true when teams are traveling from an […]


Doctors’ Group Backs Later School Start Times

June 16, 2016

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — To help ease sleep deprivation among teens, the American Medical Association recommends that middle and high school classes should not start until 8:30 a.m.
The new policy, adopted at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago this week, also states that doctors need […]


Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty

June 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea may increase the risk of serious complications in people who have undergone angioplasty to clear blocked heart arteries, researchers say.
In angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), blocked heart arteries are re-opened using a thin catheter inserted through the groin or wrist.
The new study included 241 […]


Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study

June 14, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While the dangers of overdose among patients prescribed powerful opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl are well known, a new study found unexpected heart risks with the medications.
Patients who had just been prescribed an opioid painkiller had a 64 percent higher risk of early […]


Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age

June 13, 2016

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A good night’s sleep makes for perkier, better-behaved children. But how much sleep is enough?
The following age-based recommendations can help answer that question.
The guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine are supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics. They suggest the following amounts of sleep for good […]


Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

June 8, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study supports a claim parents have long made about children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder — kids with ADHD don’t sleep as well as other kids.
“Children with ADHD have huge sleep problems,” said study leader Anne Virring Sorensen, a researcher at Aarhus University in Risskov, […]




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