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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Disruptions to sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of suicides
The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open. (Medical News Today)

How sleep deprivation harms memory
Researchers from the Universities of Groningen (Netherlands) and Pennsylvania have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory. (Medical News Today)

Color-graded pictogram label to reduce medicine-related traffic crashes found ineffective
A new study questions the effectiveness of using pictogram message on the labels of anxiety and sleep medications that interfere with driving - an approach this is currently implemented across... (Medical News Today)

Wearable sleep device may reduce PTSD risk in military
Makers of a wearable device present data suggesting it could help reduce risk of PTSD in military personnel by improving quality of sleep. (Medical News Today)

Job dissatisfaction has negative health effects by age 40
New research shows that job dissatisfaction early in careers impacts physical and mental health leading to depression, sleep problems, and excessive worry. (Medical News Today)

Study suggests ways to block hypertension in those with sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea - a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 - is a common cause of high blood pressure. In the Aug. (Medical News Today)

No blue light, please, I'm tired - light color determines sleepiness versus arousal in mice
Light affects sleep. A study in mice published in Open Access journal PLOS Biology shows that the actual color of light matters; blue light keeps mice awake longer while green light puts them to... (Medical News Today)

Human brain clocks exposed: Effects of circadian clocks and sleep loss vary across brain regions, new study finds
Ever wondered what happens inside your brain when you stay awake for a day, a night and another day, before you finally go to sleep? (Medical News Today)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation revealed differences between brain activity of people who dream and people who do not dream
Measurements demonstrated that the brain activity of people who dream during NREM sleep, compared to people who do not dream, is closer to the brain activity of awake people. (Medical News Today)

Why you're stiff in the morning: Your body suppresses inflammation when you sleep at night
New research published online in The FASEB Journal, describes a protein created by the body's "biological clock" that actively represses inflammatory pathways within the affected limbs during the... (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea triggers pediatric fatty liver disease progression
Obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen, resulting in oxidative stress, could trigger progression of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover Sandman's role in sleep control
Oxford University researchers have discovered what causes a switch to flip in our brains and wake us up. (Medical News Today)

Sleep disorders increase stroke risk, harm recovery
A new meta-analysis finds sleep disorders - particularly sleep breathing disorders - increase the risk of stroke and hinder patients' recovery. (Medical News Today)

Study finds no link between sleep apnea and joint pain
Consistent with previous reports, poor sleep quality was linked with joint pain in a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of the general population, but the study found no association between... (Medical News Today)

How night shifts can increase cancer risk
Night shifts may promote cancer development by disrupting two circadian rhythm genes that also play a role in tumor suppression, researchers find. (Medical News Today)

Aging accelerated by menopause, insomnia
Researchers claim to have answered the long-debated question about whether aging causes menopause or menopause causes aging; the latter appears to be true. (Medical News Today)

Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma
Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with... (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue symptoms triggered by nerve, muscle strain
Nerve and muscle strain may prompt symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, find researchers, suggesting such symptoms could be eased with physical therapy. (Medical News Today)

Lack of Sleep Increases a Child's Risk for Emotional Disorders Later
When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered. (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nerves
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published in PLOS ONE shows that symptoms of chronic fatigue... (Medical News Today)

Hard-to-treat hypertension may jeopardize sleep apnea patients' heart health
In a study of patients with hypertension, those with resistant hypertension - meaning that their blood pressure remained elevated despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents of... (Medical News Today)

Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders has risen among US veterans
Largest rate increases among those with post-traumatic stress disorder.A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year... (Medical News Today)

'Go to bed!' Late preschool bedtimes increase obesity risk
When kids ask why they have to go to bed so early, science has an answer: because it will reduce the chances of obesity in the teenage years. (Medical News Today)

Constant exposure to artificial lights could be affecting our health
A study shows that exposing mice to artificial light for long periods of time causes health problems. Turning off the lights could improve our health. (Medical News Today)

Mathematical models explain east-west asymmetry of jet lag recovery
Travelers frequently report experiencing a significantly slower jet lag recovery after an eastward vs. westward flight. (Medical News Today)

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