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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

These genes could make us prone to insomnia
Researchers have identified specific genetic variants that are linked to the risk of insomnia, and which could also affect our physical and mental health. (Medical News Today)

How daytime sleepiness may raise Alzheimer's risk
Excessive daytime sleepiness may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's, but what is the possible mechanism underlying this association? (Medical News Today)

What is a home remedy for snoring?
A look at lifestyle changes and treatments developed to reduce or eliminate snoring. We also discuss coping strategies and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Can you learn in your sleep? Yes, and here's how
Scientists can target and consolidate specific memories during sleep by using auditory cues. New research reveals the mechanism that makes this possible. (Medical News Today)

What can cause hip pain at night?
Learn about several causes of hip pain at night. We also take a look at the steps that can be taken to reduce, treat, and prevent this pain. (Medical News Today)

Is sleeping with socks on good for you?
Are there benefits to sleeping with socks on? Are there risks? Read on to find out the science behind why socks at bedtime might be good for you. (Medical News Today)

What are hypnagogic hallucinations?
Hypnagogic hallucinations are imagined sensations that occur when a person is falling asleep. They can be distressing, but treatments are available. (Medical News Today)

How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?
Lower back pain can prevent a person from sleeping well, which, in itself, can make back pain worse. Learn about how to sleep to reduce back pain. (Medical News Today)

Staying up all night harms women's working memory
A new study reveals that just one night of poor sleep can have a negative impact on the working memory of women, but the same can't be said for men. (Medical News Today)

Why you feel tired all the time
Have you ever felt extremely tired and been unable to pinpoint the reason? We have put together the most common explanations for tiredness and fatigue. (Medical News Today)

Body clock disruptions may be an early sign of Alzheimer's
People whose brain scans reveal very early preclinical signs of Alzheimer's disease also have disruptions in their sleep/wake cycles, a new study shows. (Medical News Today)

Tips for a healthy immune system
What are the best ways to boost the immune system and can they give you enhanced protection against infections and diseases? We take a look. (Medical News Today)

What sleep talkers say during slumber
If you're a sleep talker, read on. Researchers reveal the words we're most likely to say during slumber — many of which shouldn't be repeated. (Medical News Today)

Can't sleep? Time to write your to-do list, study says
A recent study suggests that there may be an easy fix for those of us who struggle to fall asleep: writing our to-do lists just before bed. (Medical News Today)

Why older men should do more housework
New research in older adults reveals that women spend more time doing housework than men, and that this has important implications for their health. (Medical News Today)

Weight loss breakthrough: Sunlight is key
New research explains the mystery behind winter weight gain, and the good news is that it has nothing to do with how much we eat. Instead, sunlight is key. (Medical News Today)

The sleep diet: Could this work?
A new study concludes that getting extra sleep might help you lose weight. Could this be the easiest diet ever? We look at the research and pray it's true. (Medical News Today)

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk
Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study. (Medical News Today)

Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?
We now know that sleep quality is linked to various physical and mental health outcomes. Is shorter, poorer sleep also to blame for our obsessive worries? (Medical News Today)

Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality
In a study of mouse models with Huntington's disease, researchers found that eating at the same time every day improved motor skills and sleep quality. (Medical News Today)

Sexsomnia: What is sleep sex?
Learn about sexsomnia, a condition where a person engages in sexual acts in their sleep. Included are details on diagnosis and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Restless legs syndrome may raise cardiovascular death risk
A new study finds that the common sleep disturbance raises the risk of cardiovascular-related mortality, particularly among elderly women. (Medical News Today)

Why sleep deprivation affects each of us differently
Stayed up late drinking too much eggnog this Christmas? If you have a certain 'lucky' gene, sleep deprivation won't affect you too much, new study shows. (Medical News Today)

Eating fish weekly improves kids' sleep, intelligence
Research found that children who consumed fish at least once per week had better sleep quality and higher intelligence than those who ate fish less often. (Medical News Today)

Why do older people forget overnight? Study investigates
A new study has suggested that uncoupling between slow waves and spindles in non-REM sleep may be the cause of overnight forgetting in older brains. (Medical News Today)

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