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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Online monitoring system for patients with sleep apnoea
The company Medco Health at the Business, Scientific and Technological Park, Espaitec, of the Universitat Jaume I of CastellĂłn, has developed an assistance system based on telemedicine using... (Medical News Today)

Good bedtime habits equal better sleep for kids
Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers. (Medical News Today)

Over-the-counter sleep aids linked to dementia
Higher dosage or long-term use of common drugs with anticholinergic effects is linked to significantly increased risk of dementia - including Alzheimer’s - says large study. (Medical News Today)

Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand
Brandeis researchers observe an unknown connection between sleep and memoryWant to ace that test tomorrow? Here's a tip: Put down the coffee and hit the sack. (Medical News Today)

Increased risk of high blood pressure in people with insomnia
A large sleep-monitoring study has found a link between hypertension and insomnia, suggesting a connection between a 24-hour state of hyperarousal and raised blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Morphine after tonsillectomy 'potentially life-threatening' for children
Study halted after researchers find that the use of morphine to relief pain in children after tonsillectomy surgery led to dangerous respiratory problems. (Medical News Today)

Interventions to reduce work-family conflict 'improve sleep'
A new study has shown that reducing conflict between work and family responsibilities led to an improvement in sleep duration and quality. (Medical News Today)

Eye health could help diagnose people with chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is well known for causing exhaustion. It's also linked to a wide range of other symptoms such as pain, poor sleep and trouble concentrating. (Medical News Today)

Sleeping on stomach 'may raise risk of sudden death in epilepsy'
Sleeping on the stomach may raise the risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy, a new study finds. Researchers say sleeping on the back instead may reduce this risk. (Medical News Today)

Good-quality sleep when younger, not older, may benefit later-life memory
A new study finds maintaining good quality of sleep as a young or middle-aged adult, rather than in older age, may benefit learning and memory later in life. (Medical News Today)

Study finds 'social jetlag' is associated with obesity-related disease
A new study has discovered an association between social jetlag1, obesity and obesity-related disease including metabolic disorder, inflammation and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

The impact of shift work on health
Many recent studies suggest that the irregular hours of shift work can have a negative impact on workers’ health. We have a look at why this could be and what can be done about it. (Medical News Today)

Alcohol and drug problems a greater risk for adolescents who have insufficient and poor sleep
Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth. Prior research has shown that poor sleep can predict alcohol-related problems and illicit drug use among adolescents and... (Medical News Today)

Alcohol disrupts sleep despite initial sedative effect
For individuals who drink before sleeping, alcohol initially acts as a sedative - marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) - but is later associated... (Medical News Today)

Pharmacological treatment may one day be able to reset our biological clocks
Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent work by Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. (Medical News Today)

UK doctors facing complaints dogged by severe depression and suicidal thoughts
UK doctors subject to complaints procedures are at significant risk of becoming severely depressed and suicidal, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (Medical News Today)

Brain protein found to aid influenza recovery
Washington State University Spokane scientists have found a brain protein that boosts the healing power of sleep and speeds an animal's recovery from the flu. (Medical News Today)

Napping may help infants' learning skills
A bedtime story may help a child's development more than you may think. A new study finds a 30-minute nap straight after exposure to new information may boost infants' memory. (Medical News Today)

Link between sleep quality and grades of school-aged children in math and languages
Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. (Medical News Today)

Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in children and teens
A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors. (Medical News Today)

Genetic factors may contribute to insomnia in children, teens
A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors. (Medical News Today)

Small screens in the bedroom hinder children's sleep
Researchers report that sleeping in the same room as smartphones or other devices with small screens can have a negative impact on the amount of sleep that schoolchildren get. (Medical News Today)

Poor sleep causes weight gain and susceptibility to diabetes
People who suffer breathing and heart rate abnormalities, called obstructive sleep apnea, are likely to develop diabetes, and the risk increases if they have a hereditary proclivity. (Medical News Today)

Is perfectionism the problem behind chronic fatigue?
In the current issue of P&P a report outlines the role of perfectionism in chronic fatigue and in other medical disturbances such as irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia. (Medical News Today)

Study links suicide risk with insomnia, alcohol use
A new study is the first to show that insomnia symptoms mediate the relationship between alcohol use and suicide risk, and that this mediation is moderated by gender. (Medical News Today)

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