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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Why you should never go to sleep on an argument
There may be some strength to the old-age advice that you should never go to bed on an argument; a study finds sleep makes bad memories harder to suppress. (Medical News Today)

Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer
It's somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes. (Medical News Today)

Why you might fall into a 'food coma' this Thanksgiving
Preparing for the day's overindulgence? New research indicates you might want to watch your intake of protein and salt - it could put you in a food coma. (Medical News Today)

Chronic sleep disruption linked to liver cancer
A mouse study has found that prolonged sleep deprivation - or 'social jet lag' - may disrupt normal liver functioning, increasing the risk of liver cancer. (Medical News Today)

Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight
Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight... (Medical News Today)

Poor sleep may increase risk for irregular heart rhythms
Poor sleep - even if you don't have sleep apnea - may be linked to higher risks of developing an irregular heartbeat. (Medical News Today)

Increased smartphone screen-time associated with lower sleep quality
Exposure to smartphone screens is associated with lower sleep quality, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Matthew Christensen from the University of California... (Medical News Today)

Does Cancer Cause Night Sweats?
Learn about excessive sweating in male and female cancer patients and what treatments are available. Also learn about other causes of night sweats. (Medical News Today)

Study links shorter sleep and sugar-sweetened drink consumption
Treating sleep deprivation could potentially help reduce sugar intake, say UC San Francisco researchers. (Medical News Today)

Finding shift work hard to handle? Your genes could be to blame
New study has uncovered a gene variation that is more common among shift workers who experience exhaustion as a result of their irregular working patterns. (Medical News Today)

Poor self-regulation in teens associated with circadian rhythms and daytime sleepiness
Chronic insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels in U.S. teens and has been associated with depression, substance use, accidents, and academic failure. (Medical News Today)

Sleep deprivation may cause people to eat more calories
Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at King's College London. (Medical News Today)

Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study
Researchers have identified two genes in mice that control dreaming and deep sleep. The finding could yield new treatments for human sleep disorders. (Medical News Today)

Are bedtime access, use of portable devices associated with poor sleep?
Portable media devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are ever present in children's lives, and the majority of children and adolescents have devices present where they sleep. (Medical News Today)

Study finds that sleep apnea therapy has positive impact on hypertensive patients
Patients reported improved daytime sleepiness, depressive symptoms and fatigue. (Medical News Today)

Poor work-life balance leads to poor health later in life
A new study shows that working too much and sleeping too little in midlife has far-reaching consequences, causing health problems in older age. (Medical News Today)

Sleep loss alters gut microbiota
A small study of healthy men found just 2 days of sleep loss were associated with changes in gut microbiota that previous studies have linked to obesity. (Medical News Today)

Sudden infant death syndrome: New safe sleep guidelines issued
The American Academy of Pediatrics have issued updated safe sleep recommendations to help parents protect their infants against sudden unexpected death. (Medical News Today)

Study: Sleep-deprived preschoolers eat more
The preschoolers, all regular afternoon nappers, were deprived of roughly three hours of sleep on one day - they had no afternoon nap and were kept up for about two hours past their normal bedtime... (Medical News Today)

Can regular meal times help combat jet lag?
Long-haul cabin crew can alleviate symptoms of jet lag by regulating meal times while on the ground, finds a new study by the University of Surrey. (Medical News Today)

Insomniacs have altered activity in specific brain regions
Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new... (Medical News Today)

Developing brain regions in children hardest hit by sleep deprivation
A team of researchers from the University of Zurich has studied the effects of acute sleep deprivation in children for the first time. (Medical News Today)

Brain's biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep
The brain's biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers. (Medical News Today)

Respiratory Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Respiratory acidosis develops when air exhaled out of the lungs does not adequately exchange the carbon dioxide formed in the body for the inhaled oxygen. (Medical News Today)

Exercise can increase levels of hunger-promoting endocannabinoids even if you are sleep-deprived
A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids - which target the same receptors as cannabis - are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute... (Medical News Today)

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