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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Workplace intervention improves sleep of employees' children
A workplace intervention designed to reduce employees' work-family conflict and increase schedule flexibility also has a positive influence on the sleep patterns of the employees' children. (Medical News Today)

Study confirms link between sleep apnea and depression in men
At the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference, researchers report new findings on the relationship between sleep apnea and depression in men. (Medical News Today)

Study finds high risk of sleep apnea in young veterans with PTSD
A new study of young U.S. veterans shows that the probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased with increasing severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)... (Medical News Today)

Persistent nightmares in childhood could be linked to psychotic experiences in later life
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a significant link between the presence of persistent nightmares in childhood and psychotic experiences in later adolescence. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea common among patients undergoing heart procedure
Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a coronary artery widening procedure used to treat heart disease, are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to new... (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea linked to depression in men
Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and excessive daytime sleepiness are associated with an increased risk of depression in men, according to a new community-based study of Australian men, which was... (Medical News Today)

Pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients newly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) treatment could be a valuable addition to comprehensive therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Shift work linked to sleep problems, poor metabolic health
A new study finds people who work shifts are more likely to experience sleep problems such as insomnia, which may increase their risk of obesity and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Geneticists clock genetic differences between 'larks' and 'owls'
New study from University of Leicester uncovers clues for 'morningness' and 'eveningness' Researchers identify fly strains that exhibit morning- and evening-like behaviour. (Medical News Today)

Research shows sleep loss impedes decision making in crisis
The difference between life and death in the operating room, on the battlefield or during a police shootout often comes down to the ability to adapt to the unexpected. (Medical News Today)

It doesn't take a brain injury to have headache, dizziness and cognitive impairment
People who have a very subtle genetic change in a certain inflammatory protein have poorer recovery after brain injuryA team of researchers based at McMaster University has developed a new... (Medical News Today)

Snoring keeping you up at night?
Study finds mouth and tongue exercises significantly curb snoringA Google search using the key words "snoring" and "treatment" yielded over 5 million results, but no standard treatment is... (Medical News Today)

Study shows that children sleep better when they have a nightly bedtime routine
Study is the first to show dose-dependent relationship between bedtime routines and better sleep outcomesA multinational study suggests that having a regular bedtime routine is associated with... (Medical News Today)

Role of obesity and depression in excessive daytime sleepiness
Obesity and depression -- not only lack of sleep -- are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (Medical News Today)

QUT new study calls for changes to childcare 'mandatory' sleep rules
The research, led by Dr Sally Staton and co-authored by Professor Karen Thorpe, Associate Professor Simon Smith and PhD student Cassandra Pattinson, was conducted on behalf of the Australian-based... (Medical News Today)

Children's sleep and mental health are related
Toddlers who take a long time to fall asleep or wake up many times during the night have put many a desperate mom and dad to the test. (Medical News Today)

Childhood maltreatment linked to sleep problems among adult Canadians
Adults who experienced multiple incidents of childhood maltreatment were more than two times as likely to have trouble sleeping than their counterparts who were not maltreated during childhood... (Medical News Today)

Study identifies genetic risk for childhood sleepwalking
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds children whose parents have a history of sleepwalking are up to seven times more likely to sleepwalk themselves. (Medical News Today)

Impaired sleep linked to lower pain tolerance
People with insomnia and other sleep problems have increased sensitivity to pain, reports a study published in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of... (Medical News Today)

Elevated upper body position improves respiratory safety in women following childbirth
A study published in the Online First section of the journal CHEST finds an elevated upper body position might improve respiratory safety in women early after childbirth without impairing sleep... (Medical News Today)

Surgery can help stop sleep-disordered breathing in children
An analysis of data from sleep studies of children with sleep apnoea has found that the surgical removal of adenoids and tonsils is effective at reversing their sleep difficulties and may lead to... (Medical News Today)

Study links insomnia to impaired work performance in night shift workers
A new study of night shift workers suggests that overnight occupational and cognitive impairment is more strongly correlated to insomnia than it is to sleepiness. (Medical News Today)

New UW app can detect sleep apnea events via smartphone
Determining whether your snoring is merely annoying, or crosses the threshold into a life-threatening problem, isn't convenient or cheap. (Medical News Today)

Finding the body clock's molecular reset button
An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. (Medical News Today)

Magazine, Internet images fail to promote infant sleep safety
Many photos show babies asleep on their stomachs or with soft objects, which increases risk for sudden infant death syndromeImages of infants sleeping in unsafe environments are pervasive in... (Medical News Today)

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