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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

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)

Poor sleep health could contribute to inflammatory disease
A new meta-analysis in Biological Psychiatry reports that sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes risk increased for men who get too much, too little sleep
Men who sleep more or less than the average 7 hours each night may be at higher risk of developing diabetes, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Could altered gut bacteria be a cause?
Researchers find that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have an altered gut microbiome, which may shed light on the cause of the elusive condition. (Medical News Today)

Foot wrap shows promise as drug-free option to treat restless legs syndrome
A pilot study shows a foot wrap that applies pressure, causing the brain to relax muscles, is 1.4 times more effective than a standard drug treatment. (Medical News Today)

Our biological clock governs neuron reactivity
Researchers from the University of Liège (Belgium), in collaboration with colleagues from Milan (Italy), Surrey (UK) and West Virginia (USA), discovered that controlling neuron reactivity is part... (Medical News Today)

Depression, adverse childhood events and sleep disturbances linked to changes in the immune system
Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research from the University of Eastern Finland. (Medical News Today)

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty
People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep... (Medical News Today)

Researchers find possible missing link between sleep and improved memory
A team of sleep researchers at the University of California, Riverside, led by psychology professor Sara C. (Medical News Today)

Mechanism through which sleep improves memory uncovered
For the first time, researchers show that the autonomic nervous system helps short-term memory consolidate into long-term memory during REM sleep. (Medical News Today)

Sleepiness and fatigue linked to brain atrophy in cognitively normal elderly
A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas... (Medical News Today)

Recharge with sleep: Pediatric sleep recommendations promoting optimal health
For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers... (Medical News Today)

Could less time in bed prevent chronic insomnia?
New research suggests people with acute insomnia may be able to prevent it developing into chronic insomnia by spending less - not more - time in bed. (Medical News Today)

Caffeine has little to no benefit after 3 nights of sleep restriction
New study shows caffeine is not sufficient to prevent performance decline long term. (Medical News Today)

In MS, can better sleep improve cognition?
Multiple sclerosis looks different from person to person. In many individuals, though, the difficulty in maintaining a sense of self and in keeping up intellectually can be the disease's most... (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea symptoms eased with implantable stimulation device
An implantable device that stimulates tongue nerves is an effective treatment for sleep apnea patients who do not respond to CPAP, new research confirms. (Medical News Today)

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