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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Certain factors may help identify patients for surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea
Patients with more severe obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to receive greater benefit from the surgical procedure known as maxillomandibular advancement, according to a study published... (Medical News Today)

Visual stress could be a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, research suggests
University of Leicester research team discovers vision-related abnormalities that could help in diagnosis of illnessPeople suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) could experience... (Medical News Today)

Want to remember new names? Sleep on it
A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) offers an additional reason to get a good night's sleep. (Medical News Today)

Waking early on work days may harm metabolic health
Most of us get up earlier on work days, but a new study finds just this subtle change to our sleep schedule may increase the risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease. (Medical News Today)

New drowsy driving position statement calls for greater public awareness, education
American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that drowsy driving prevention efforts can save lives. (Medical News Today)

Drug driving: Are your meds affecting you?
Warning labels on medications about the dangers of driving are not enough to stop people getting behind the wheel with most driving while affected by drugs, according to (QUT) Queensland University... (Medical News Today)

Is group therapy the way to overcome chronic fatigue?
A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics analyzes the effectiveness of group therapy in chronic fatigue. (Medical News Today)

Lead exposure impacts children's sleep
A new research study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that lead exposure in early childhood are associated with increased risk for sleep problems and... (Medical News Today)

Brief cognitive-behavioral therapy helps those with problematic caffeine use
Engaging in brief, cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for helping people with problematic caffeine use lower their caffeine consumption, according to a new study coauthored by... (Medical News Today)

Sleepwalkers 'feel no pain' in accidents
People who sleepwalk are more likely to suffer from headaches and migraines while awake, but they may not feel pain during injuries that occur while sleepwalking, new study says. (Medical News Today)

Better sleep and tai chi reduce inflammation and promote health
Inflammatory processes occur throughout the body, with a primary function of promoting healing after injury. (Medical News Today)

Warning over online access to sleeping tablets
The prescription only sleeping tablet zopiclone, that can become addictive if used for more than a few weeks, is easily available online, warn experts in The BMJ today. (Medical News Today)

Sleep well to avoid insulin resistance
A study shows that one night's missed sleep can cause impairment to insulin sensitivity equal to 6 months on a high-fat diet, emphasizing a need for healthy sleeping habits. (Medical News Today)

Traveling through space? Don't forget your sleeping pills and skin cream
New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that much of the medication taken by astronauts relates to the unusual environment in which they work and/or the work they are doing to complete their... (Medical News Today)

Study suggests increased sleep duration and chronic short sleep duration linked to increased diabetes risk in middle-aged and older women
Chronic short sleep duration of 6 hours or less or increasing average sleeping time by 2 hours or more over a period of several years increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in middle-aged... (Medical News Today)

Interrupted sleep impacts mood more than lack of sleep, study finds
Experiencing frequent interruptions during sleep may be worse for mood than lack of sleep, suggests a new study, possibly because sleep disturbances affect slow-wave sleep. (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue treatments bring long-term benefits, study shows
When added to specialist medical care, cognitive behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy can bring long-term benefits to patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Sleep interruptions worse for mood than overall reduced amount of sleep, study finds
A study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers suggests that awakening several times throughout the night is more detrimental to people's positive moods than getting the same shortened amount of... (Medical News Today)

Night Terrors: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
Night terrors are experienced by millions of people globally. Although not medically significant, they can be an incredibly distressing life event. (Medical News Today)

Forget counting sheep - therapy could help chronic pain sufferers get a good night's sleep
Research conducted at the University of Warwick indicates that chronic pain sufferers could benefit from therapy to help them sleep better. (Medical News Today)

UT study: Lack of ZZZZs may zap cell growth, brain activity
Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation... (Medical News Today)

Sleep disturbances exacerbate dysfunction in Alzheimer's
Sleep disturbance and Alzheimer's are connected; a new study shows that sleep disruption can contribute to memory and learning loss. (Medical News Today)

UCI study finds jet lag-like sleep disruptions spur Alzheimer's memory, learning loss
Results suggest greater emphasis on managing slumber habits of people with AD riskChemical changes in brain cells caused by disturbances in the body's day-night cycle may be a key underlying cause... (Medical News Today)

Study shows chronic fatigue associated with abnormal brain connectivity at rest
Patients with chronic fatigue have decreased signaling and communication between specific brain regions when the brain is at rest, and less effective connectivity between these regions strongly... (Medical News Today)

Learning in your sleep - the right way
You can swot up on vocabulary in your sleep - but only if you don't confuse your brain in the process. (Medical News Today)

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