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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk
New research using a genetic analysis called Mendelian randomization links insomnia genes to a greater risk of heart disease and stroke. (Medical News Today)

Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea
A new study of 20,000 adults with sleep apnea suggests that the risk of cancer could be 2–3 times higher among females with a severe form of the condition. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Death of key brain cells causes daytime sleepiness
According to a new study, the buildup of toxic tau protein in key areas of the brain leads to major brain cell loss and daytime sleepiness in Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Focus boosting drugs not worth the risks, studies warn
New research finds that using focus boosting drugs without a prescription has few benefits and may affect memory and sleep quality in the long run. (Medical News Today)

Can the moon really influence your health?
People have long believed that the moon could influence their sleep, their mood, even their fertility. Are any of these beliefs true? We investigate. (Medical News Today)

Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep
New research finds an association between self-reported optimism and the likelihood of having better sleep quality and longer sleep duration. (Medical News Today)

What causes dark circles under the eyes?
Many people have dark circles under their eyes. In this article, we look at possible causes and home remedies for dark circles under the eyes. (Medical News Today)

What to know about MS fatigue
Fatigue is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) that can affect a person’s quality of life. Learn more about the causes of MS fatigue and possible treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Eating earlier in the day aids weight loss by curbing appetite
Eating only between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. seems to aid weight loss by reducing appetite rather than burning calories, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?
Researchers study the prevalence of sleep apnea in people with depression and suggest that it may explain why some depression treatments fail. (Medical News Today)

When's the best time to take a warm bath for better sleep?
New research has looked through existing studies to find the best time to take a warm shower or bath before bedtime in order to improve sleep. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of knee pain when sleeping
Methods of helping knee pain when sleeping include trying a new sleep position, using hot or cold packs, and losing weight. Learn more about treating knee pain when sleeping here. (Medical News Today)

Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?
Ativan and Xanax are benzodiazepine drugs that help treat anxiety and panic disorders. This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them. (Medical News Today)

What to know about sleep aids
People who have difficulty falling or staying asleep may wish to try using sleep aids. Various over-the-counter, prescription, and natural sleep aids are available. Lifestyle techniques to improve sleep hygiene may also help. Learn more about sleep aids here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about methylphenidate
Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Learn about how it works, its side effects, and typical dosages here. (Medical News Today)

What to do if you feel you cannot get out of bed
Many psychological issues can cause a person to feel as though they cannot get out of bed. Strategies to alleviate this include spending time outside, planning to see friends, and reducing stress. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about Concerta
Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in the morning, it will release the drug into the body throughout the day. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between Concerta and Ritalin?
Concerta and Ritalin are both prescription drugs containing the active ingredient methylphenidate hydrochloride. Learn about the differences between them here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about Adderall
In this article, learn all about Adderall, a type of stimulant medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. We cover the uses, side effects, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

Poor sleep may hinder weight loss, study shows
According to a recent study, people experiencing poor sleep may be less able to lose unwanted weight, even when taking part in a weight loss program. (Medical News Today)

Morning people may have lower breast cancer risk
A large study of women found that those with a morning preference were less likely to have or develop breast cancer than those with an evening preference. (Medical News Today)

Is decaf coffee harmful to health?
Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the perks and problems of being a night owl?
Many recent studies suggest that people who are 'night owls' may face higher health risks. But why is that, really? Our Spotlight feature investigates. (Medical News Today)

Insomnia: 'Long-distance' CBT as effective as in-person therapy
Telemedicine-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for people trying to manage chronic insomnia, new research shows. (Medical News Today)

Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments
Night owls often face various health risks due to the misalignment between their body clocks and regular work schedules. A few easy adjustments could help. (Medical News Today)

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