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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Respiratory Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Respiratory acidosis develops when air exhaled out of the lungs does not adequately exchange the carbon dioxide formed in the body for the inhaled oxygen. (Medical News Today)

Exercise can increase levels of hunger-promoting endocannabinoids even if you are sleep-deprived
A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids - which target the same receptors as cannabis - are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute... (Medical News Today)

Snoring and sleep apnoea not just a problem for obese people
Contrary to popular opinion, not all people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are obese. (Medical News Today)

Circadian rhythm gene affects malignant breast cancer's spread
Sleep cycle interruptions may affect breast cancer formation and metastasis. (Medical News Today)

Sleep is key to curing chronic pain
I won't be able to cope with my pain if I don't sleep well' - research from the University of Warwick reveals that the way chronic pain patients think about pain and sleep leads to insomnia and... (Medical News Today)

Heart disease: Could sleep disorders play a role?
The American Heart Association highlight how sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders, may be linked to heart disease risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Pitt research links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use
A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent... (Medical News Today)

A clue as to why men sleep better than women
A new study unveils a possible reason why men sleep better than women, and it suggests that women should leave the night shift to the men. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

Thinking About Septoplasty? What You Need to Know
A septoplasty is a type of surgery performed to treat a nasal blockage. Learn about why they are carried out, what happens, and the alternatives. (Medical News Today)

Reward-related brain circuit is vital for sleep, researchers discover
Researchers find a brain circuit involved in reward response - the ventral segmental area - also plays a key role in sleep preparation. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea treatment improves wellbeing, no cardiovascular benefit
The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart... (Medical News Today)

Simple computer model sheds light on sleeping brain
The sleeping brain still holds many secrets. A new, simple modeling technique promises to help uncover mechanisms at work during memory consolidation. (Medical News Today)

Sleeping brain's complex activity mimicked by simple model
New mathematical model could improve understanding of memory consolidation during deep sleep. (Medical News Today)

SAVE - Sleep apnea treatment: No cardiovascular benefit
More than 3 years of nightly treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine did not reduce cardiovascular risk more than usual care among patients with cardiovascular disease... (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify characteristic chemical signature for chronic fatigue syndrome
Discovery, along with revealed underlying biology, could lead to faster, more accurate diagnoses and more effective, personalized therapies. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnoea blamed for schizophrenia complications
Undiagnosed sleep apnoea is being blamed for high rates of cardiovascular disease and memory loss among people with schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

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)

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