Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

July 22, 2014

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.
Previous research has linked divorce to major health problems and even early death, but few studies have examined the reasons for this link. Sleep trouble may be [...]

Sharing Beds With Infants Linked to SIDS

July 14, 2014

Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say.

One in 25 Americans Report Falling Asleep at the Wheel

July 7, 2014

In a new government survey, one in 25 U.S. drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel a least once over the prior month.

Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Better Sleep, Brighter Mood

June 24, 2014

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Dropping excess pounds may not only improve your physical health, it might also help you feel more awake and happy, a new study shows.
The research, presented this week at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago, included 390 obese [...]

Hypnosis May Help Improve Deep Sleep

June 19, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A short session of hypnosis might lead to a better night’s sleep, says a team of Swiss researchers.
After listening to a sleep-promoting audio tape containing hypnotic suggestion, women who are suggestible to hypnosis spent two-thirds less time awake, and about 80 percent more time in [...]

Parents’ Sleep May Affect Child’s Risk of Obesity: Study

June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The amount of sleep parents get may affect whether their children get enough sleep to protect them from becoming overweight or obese, according to a new study.
“We viewed how long parents slept and how long children slept as part of a household routine and found that they really [...]

Poor Sleep May Lead to Worse Grades for College Students

June 6, 2014

FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Instead of staying up studying all night, college students might want to try a new way to improve their grades: get a good night’s sleep.
Researchers report that having trouble sleeping is as strong a predictor of falling grades as binge drinking or smoking marijuana. They noted that undergrads [...]

The Surprising Thing That Could Be Messing With Your Sleep

June 6, 2014

Dogs whimpering that they need to “go outside,” cats with medical needs, even pets that snore — it’s all adding up to sleepless nights for many Americans, a new report finds.

CPAP Mask Success May Depend on Family Support, Study Finds

June 5, 2014

THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People struggling with sleep apnea who turn to the CPAP mask for help may do better if they get support from partners and family members, a new study shows.
“Having healthy relationships with family members can create an environment that supports the patient’s use of CPAP,” study lead [...]

Sleep Apnea ‘CPAP’ Masks Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

June 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A small new study suggests that the “CPAP” breathing devices used by sleep apnea patients can make a major, rapid and beneficial difference in blood pressure and the stiffness of arteries.
Just three months of treatment with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices lowered both systolic and diastolic [...]


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