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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk
In a new study, researchers aim to determine the impact of sleep duration and sleep quality on a person's risk of developing cardiovascular problems. (Medical News Today)

Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger
Most currently available sleeping pills are so strong that the people who take them could sleep through the sound of a very loud fire alarm. (Medical News Today)

A lack of deep sleep could indicate Alzheimer's development
Sleep is vital to many aspects of well-being. A new study finds that older adults who are not getting enough quality sleep may be developing Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Does L-theanine have health benefits?
L-theanine is a natural compound that is present in green tea and black tea. In this article, we look at the potential health benefits and risks of L-theanine as well as its dosage. (Medical News Today)

Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal?
Consuming alcohol may cause night sweats in some people. Nights sweats could be a sign of alcohol withdrawal or intolerance. Learn more about the link between night sweats and alcohol here. (Medical News Today)

What do night sweats mean?
Sweating at night may be a sign of low testosterone in males or menopause in females. Treatment often involves supplementing the hormone to correct an imbalance. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How can I balance my hormones?
There are many ways to help balance hormones, including managing stress and maintaining healthful sleep, exercise, and dietary habits. Learn more about natural ways to balance hormones here. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of 5-HTP?
L-5 hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a naturally occurring compound in the body. It is related to the production of serotonin, so some people think that it may aid weight loss, treat sleep problems, and help manage depression. Learn more about 5-HTP supplements in this article. (Medical News Today)

Kava kava: Benefits and safety concerns
Kava kava is an herbal remedy that people use to relieve anxiety and promote sleep. However, there are concerns about its safety, as research suggests that it can cause serious liver damage. In this article, we will discuss the safety, uses, possible benefits, and best dosage of kava kava. (Medical News Today)

How our body clocks can make or break our health
A fresh discovery offers a more detailed picture of how disrupted body clocks can lead to poor health, exposing us to problems such as diabetes or cancer. (Medical News Today)

What too much sleep can do to your health
(Medical News Today)

Insomnia: Light pollution and sleeping pill use may be linked
New research examines the use of hypnotic drugs in seniors and finds a connection between nighttime exposure to artificial outdoor light and insomnia. (Medical News Today)

The health risks of being a night owl
In a comprehensive review, researchers have investigated the impact of being a night owl on eating patterns and evaluated associated health risks. (Medical News Today)

Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women
(Medical News Today)

Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks
Prolonged exposure to light late at night causes certain cells in the eye to reset the body's internal clock and upset its rhythms, which can harm health. (Medical News Today)

Is melatonin safe for children?
Melatonin supplements are a popular treatment for children with sleeping problems. Although some research suggests that melatonin may be safe and effective for children, there are no clear guidelines on a suitable dosage. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia
People have used passionflower for medicinal purposes for centuries. In this article, learn how it may help reduce anxiety and improve sleep. We also cover the possible risks. (Medical News Today)

What are the best sleeping pills?
The best sleeping pill will depend on a person’s sleep patterns and needs. People with insomnia and those with jet lag, for instance, may benefit from different medications. Learn about the types, effectiveness, and safety of several sleeping pills here. (Medical News Today)

A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer's
Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer's biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions. (Medical News Today)

Do you use music as a sleep aid?
A recent survey finds that a surprisingly high number of people use music to help them sleep and to combat sleep disorders. What do you listen to? (Medical News Today)

Sleep deprivation may cause dehydration
New research finds that people who sleep 6 hours a night instead of 8 have a higher risk of dehydration and should, therefore, drink more water. (Medical News Today)

How to stop eczema itching at night
Eczema symptoms often flare up at night, which can disrupt a person’s sleep. Regularly bathing, moisturizing, and using medication can reduce itching and inflammation and support restful nights. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What helps with insomnia during early pregnancy?
Changes in the body during pregnancy may result in difficulty sleeping. Insomnia during early pregnancy can occur because of hormonal changes and existing difficulty sleeping. Treatment includes improving sleep hygiene and increasing physical activity. Learn more about insomnia during early pregnancy here. (Medical News Today)

5 strange, rare, and fascinating medical conditions
Our bodies can work in mysterious ways, which sometimes give rise to strange medical conditions. In this Spotlight we look at five of these rare diseases. (Medical News Today)

What causes low energy in men?
Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men. (Medical News Today)

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