Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America

June 25, 2015

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Undiagnosed sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, are common among older U.S. adults, especially among certain minority groups, a new study finds.
The researchers — who looked at 2,230 men and women aged 54 to 93 — say troubled sleep may play a role in health disparities in America.
Black, Chinese […]


Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

June 23, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals.
A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately strong evidence to support their use in treating chronic pain, […]


Menopausal Women’s Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month

June 16, 2015

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As women begin menopause, hormone fluctuations increase the risk of sleep problems during certain phases of the menstrual cycle, according to a small new study.
Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of 20 women in the earliest stage of menopause (perimenopause), including 11 who had difficulty sleeping at least three […]


Most Physical Activity Helps You Sleep Better

June 12, 2015

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Certain types of physical activity help you sleep better, while others might leave you tossing and turning, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at data from a survey of more than 429,000 American adults. They found that activities such as walking, bicycling, running, weight lifting, aerobics/calisthenics, gardening, yoga/Pilates and […]


The Danger of Starting a Sleeping Pill

June 12, 2015

Sedative sleeping pills such as Ambien can nearly double the risk for car accidents among new users compared with nonusers, new research suggests.


Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

June 12, 2015

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who had poor sleep and frequent snoring before their cancer diagnosis appear to have lower survival rates, a new study finds.
The study, which was not designed to prove cause-and-effect, included more than 18,000 cancer patients whose progress was tracked in the Women’s Health Initiative study.
All […]


Babies Who Do This Are More Likely to Sleep Through the Night

June 10, 2015

Infants who “resettle” after waking up are more likely to sleep through the night, a new study suggests.


‘Talk Therapy’ May Help Persistent Sleeplessness

June 8, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Non-drug therapy can help adults who lie awake in bed most nights, a review of research finds.
Instead of popping a sleeping pill, someone with insomnia might benefit from techniques associated with “cognitive behavior therapy,” researchers said after reviewing 20 prior studies.
Cognitive behavior therapy is […]


Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier

June 8, 2015

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Concentration and attention problems caused by sleep deprivation might be eased by eating less late at night, according to a new study.
The research included 44 volunteers, aged 21 to 50. For three days, they were given unlimited access to food and drink during the day. But they were […]


Alzheimer’s-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study

June 1, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Poor sleep in old age may be linked to the brain-clogging plaques thought to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.
“Sleep appears to be a missing piece in the Alzheimer’s puzzle, and enhancing sleep may lessen the cognitive burden that Alzheimer’s disease imparts,” said […]



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