Teens Who Stay Up Late May Gain More Weight Over Time

October 2, 2015

Teens may have a new reason to take their parents’ advice and go to bed early. Staying up late on weeknights may increase a teen’s risk of becoming overweight over time, a new study says.

Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause

September 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Too little sleep may lead to too little intimacy for postmenopausal women, a new study finds.
The study included nearly 94,000 women who were asked about their sleep habits during the previous four weeks. They were also asked about their sexual activity during the past year, and their levels […]

Living Near Parks, Beaches Linked to Better Sleep

Getting close to nature might improve the quality of your sleep, new research suggests.
September 21, 2015

Getting close to nature might improve the quality of your sleep, new research suggests.

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

September 21, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who have their tonsils removed to treat sleep apnea are more likely to suffer breathing complications than kids who have the procedure for other reasons, a new review shows.
Researchers found that across 23 studies, about 9 percent of children undergoing a tonsillectomy developed breathing […]

The Surprising Way Caffeine Affects Your Body’s Internal Clock

September 16, 2015

A small and preliminary study suggests that caffeine does more than serve as an eye-opener: When consumed a few hours before bed, the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world seems to disrupt the body’s internal clock.

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reverse Unhealthy Brain Changes

September 14, 2015

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea treatment may reverse changes in brain stem activity associated with increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
The findings “highlight the effectiveness of CPAP treatment in reducing one of the most significant health issues [heart disease] associated with obstructive sleep apnea,” the researchers concluded. CPAP […]

Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Harm the Heart

September 10, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Otherwise healthy people who have poor sleep habits may be putting themselves at risk for early signs of heart disease, a new study suggests.
Folks who get too much or too little sleep — or not enough quality rest — are more likely to suffer from […]

Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea

September 10, 2015

By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Struggling to breathe with sinus troubles can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. But a new study suggests that surgery to deal with chronically stuffed sinuses can help people breathe and sleep better, including people with sleep apnea.
The study found that 15 percent […]

When Clock Springs Forward, Teen Brain May Fall Behind

September 8, 2015

TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens lose much-needed sleep after the time change in spring, raising concerns about their driving safety, a new study shows.
This loss of sleep was associated with increased daytime sleepiness, lapses of attention and longer reaction times, according to the findings in a recent issue of the Journal of […]

Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids’ Grades

September 8, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When children have sleep troubles due to breathing problems — such as sleep apnea — they may struggle in school, new research suggests.
“Sleep apnea may not be directly causing academic problems,” said study lead author Barbara Galland, a research associate professor at the University of […]


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