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 [...]

Sleep Woes in Old Age May Be Linked to Brain Cell Loss

August 21, 2014

Loss of brain cells that act as a “sleep switch” may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.

Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules

August 17, 2014

SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents shouldn’t wait until the last minute to help children get back into their normal sleep schedules for school, an expert says.
“Getting back on a normal sleep schedule doesn’t just happen overnight,” Peter Bidey, instructor of family medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, said in a college [...]

Poor Sleep Linked to Higher Suicide Risk in Older Adults

August 15, 2014

Sleeping difficulties may increase the risk of suicide in older adults even when other symptoms of depression aren’t present, a new study suggests.

Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure

August 15, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Severe sleep apnea may raise the risk of high blood pressure that’s resistant to drug treatment, a new study finds.
Researchers tracked outcomes for patients with moderate or severe sleep apnea, as well as heart disease or heart disease risk factors. All of the patients had been prescribed at [...]

Many Shift Workers Use Drugs to Sleep or Stay Awake

August 14, 2014

Many shift workers take drugs to sleep or stay awake despite lingering questions about their benefits and risks, researchers report.

Natural Light Exposure During the Workday Could Improve Sleep

August 14, 2014

Natural light during the work day may benefit employees by improving their sleep and quality of life, according to a new study.


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