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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Self-reported sleep disturbances are linked to higher risk for Alzheimer's disease in men
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University demonstrate that elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men without... (Medical News Today)

Bradley Hospital finds sleep difficulties common among toddlers with psychiatric disorders
John Boekamp, Ph.D., clinical director of the Pediatric Partial Hospital Program (PPHP) at Bradley Hospital recently led a study that found sleep difficulties - particularly problems with falling... (Medical News Today)

Resetting the circadian clock: Shift workers might want to skip high-iron foods
Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don't disrupt the circadian clock in their livers. (Medical News Today)

Study shows CPAP use for sleep apnea does not negatively impact sexual quality of life
Patients who use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often believe that it makes them less sexually attractive, according to researchers at... (Medical News Today)

Sleep duration affects risk for ulcerative colitis
If you are not getting the recommended seven-to-eight hours of sleep each night, you may be at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a new study1 in Clinical... (Medical News Today)

Bed-sharing with baby: the risks and benefits
Whether parents should bed-share with their infants is a controversial subject in the US. In this spotlight, we look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice. (Medical News Today)

New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers
A series of patients at Madigan has led doctors to discover a new unique sleep-related condition impacting combat Soldiers called Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder. (Medical News Today)

Jet lag can cause obesity by disrupting the daily rhythms of gut microbes
Organisms ranging from bacteria to humans have circadian clocks to help them synchronize their biological activities to the time of day. (Medical News Today)

Treating sleep apnea in cardiac patients reduces hospital readmission
A study of hospitalized cardiac patients is the first to show that effective treatment with positive airway pressure therapy reduces 30-day hospital readmission rates and emergency department... (Medical News Today)

Ulcerative colitis patients who have had a colectomy continue to experience symptoms
New research shows that the majority of patients with the challenging inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis (UC), state that the three biggest impacts of the disease on their lives are on... (Medical News Today)

Sleep-related infant deaths: sofa sleeping 'particularly dangerous'
A new AAP study suggests that sofa sleeping for infants is a risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths, and researchers caution that caregivers should be aware of the dangers. (Medical News Today)

Seniors suffering from insomnia may have a problem with sleep quality, not duration
Reports of insomnia are common among the elderly, but a new study finds that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that... (Medical News Today)

Children's national physician looks at effects of energy drinks and caffeine consumption on sleep, mood, and performance in children
Pediatrician and sleep medicine specialist at Children's National Health System, Judith Owens, MD, says despite increased consumption of energy drinks, there remain knowledge gaps on the health... (Medical News Today)

After the 90-day danger period, stroke patients remain at high risk for repeat event
Closer monitoring needed for longer periods to help prevent repeat strokes and other serious medical events, study showsPeople who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or... (Medical News Today)

Hormone that keeps us alert also suppresses the spread of cancer
They emerge at night, while we sleep unaware, growing and spreading out as quickly as they can. And they are deadly. (Medical News Today)

Scientists reveal the point of transition between consciousness and sleep
How can we tell when someone has fallen asleep? To answer this question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new statistical method and behavioural task to track the dynamic... (Medical News Today)

Several experiments on rats prove that chronic melatonine consumption fights obesity and diabetes
Scientists at the University of Granada, in collaboration with La Paz University Hospital in Madrid and the University of Texas, San Antonio in the US have demonstrated through several experiments... (Medical News Today)

Sleep disturbances, pain, disability, depression all linked in osteoarthritis
New research has explored the relationships between sleep, pain, disability and depressive symptoms within osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. (Medical News Today)

Energy drinks cause insomnia and nervousness in athletes
A study analysing the positive and negative effects of energy drinks on athletes has seen that, although in principle their sports performance was seen to improve by between 3% and 7%, there was also... (Medical News Today)

Tongue is large and has a high percentage of fat in obese adults who have obstructive sleep apnea
A new study of obese adults is the first to show that those who have obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly larger tongue with a higher percentage of fat than obese controls. (Medical News Today)

Worrying rise in sleep apnea in the U.S.
Public health and safety are threatened by the increasing prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea, which now afflicts at least 25 million adults in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Twitches during REM sleep activate the brain in a unique way, providing further evidence that sleep twitches teach newborns about their bodies
A University of Iowa study has found twitches made during sleep activate the brains of mammals differently than movements made while awake. (Medical News Today)

Pacemaker neurons regulating biological clock synchronize at dusk and dawn
Scientists have uncovered how pacemaker neurons are synchronized at dusk and dawn in order to maintain the proper functioning of their biological clocks. (Medical News Today)

Brain changes identified that are involved in alcohol-related sleep disturbances
A review article published online in Behavioral Brain Research provides novel insight into changes that happen in the brain as a result of chronic alcohol exposure that can lead to disruptions in the... (Medical News Today)

Combating driver fatigue
Research has shown that drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies have tested the usefulness of those... (Medical News Today)

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