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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Study offers treatment hope for sleep disordered breathing
People with a condition that causes them to stop breathing in their sleep could be helped by new research. (Medical News Today)

Circadian misalignment helps explain higher risk for cardiovascular disease
New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that circadian misalignment increases blood pressure and inflammatory markers. (Medical News Today)

Stanford study finds possible new jet-lag treatment
Exposing people to short flashes of light while they're sleeping could provide a fast and efficient method of preventing jet lag, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University... (Medical News Today)

Early bedtime, better school performance
High school students going to bed between 10 and 11 p.m. on weekdays get better grades. (Medical News Today)

Where infants sleep may affect how long they are breastfed
A new study indicates that mothers who frequently sleep, or bed-share, with their infants consistently breastfeed for longer than mothers who do not bed-share. (Medical News Today)

Breathing through mouth during sleep may increase tooth decay risk
Compared with breathing through the nose, breathing through the mouth while asleep increases saliva acidity and may contribute to tooth erosion and decay, say researchers. (Medical News Today)

UCI researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep
If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it's not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. (Medical News Today)

When can sleep restore your energy?
An investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics by a group of Danish investigators explores the characteristics of restorative sleep. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea linked with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease
New research published in Respirology suggests that sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease to a similar extent as hypertension. (Medical News Today)

Women with sleeping problems far more likely to develop diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that in women, sleeping problems are associated with an increased risk of developing... (Medical News Today)

Estrogens alleviate hyperactivity in zebrafish with autism gene
Research led by UCL, Yale and University of California, San Francisco has shown that the hormone estrogen alleviates the sleep disruption experienced by zebrafish genetically designed to help... (Medical News Today)

Sedentary lifestyle spells more menopause misery
Sedentary middle-aged Hispanic women in Latin America have significantly worse menopause symptoms than their active counterparts, shows a study of more than 6,000 women across Latin America, which... (Medical News Today)

Put the smartphone down: social media use and sleep disturbances linked
A new study linking frequent social media use with sleep disturbances introduces important clinical implications for the health of young adults. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea treatment associated with reduced readmissions for patients with heart failure
Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to research recently published online by the American Journal of... (Medical News Today)

'More teens affected by CFS than previously recognized'
Researchers estimate that around 1 in 50 16-year-olds have chronic fatigue syndrome lasting 6 months or more, highlighting how common the disorder is in this age group. (Medical News Today)

DMP 'chronic heart failure': Guidelines do not cover all health-care aspects
IQWiG identifies recommendations for potential new DMP; new European guideline announced for May 2016. (Medical News Today)

Migraines worsen as women approach menopause
Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of... (Medical News Today)

Sleeping in at the weekend might reduce diabetes risk
A growing body of evidence shows that sleep plays a vital role in the development of diabetes. New research, published this week, sings the praises of sleeping in. (Medical News Today)

Sleep-deprived teens find it harder to cope with stress
Adolescents who experience short or poor quality sleep find it harder to cope with stress, with implications for academics and health. Girls are particularly affected. (Medical News Today)

Just 1 day of unhealthy eating can impact sleep quality
Researchers suggest that eating foods high in saturated fat and sugar and low in fiber - just for 1 day - may lead to poorer sleep quality. (Medical News Today)

Broken sleep raises risk of stroke
Older people who experience high levels of sleep fragmentation also tend to have more hardened arteries in the brain and brain tissue damage. (Medical News Today)

Largest-ever study of cornea condition reveals hidden risk factors
Keratoconus -- which makes eye cone-shaped -- associated with African American and Latino heritage, asthma, sleep apnea, Down syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Single mothers at greatest risk for sleep problems
A new survey from the CDC finds that single parents - especially single mothers - are more likely to experience lack of sleep and sleep-related problems than other family types. (Medical News Today)

The impact of shift work on health
Many 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)

Even children with higher IQs behave better when their sleep apnea is fixed
Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows it's just as important to pay attention to how high achievers are sleeping. (Medical News Today)

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