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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Insomnia: When I took part in a sleep study
After living with insomnia for 12 years, our Research Editor’s mom took part in a research study investigating the microbiome and sleep. (Medical News Today)

Fragmented sleep may trigger migraine 2 days later
The largest prospective study to date to look at sleep and migraine risk using objective measurements of sleep finds an intriguing link between the two. (Medical News Today)

What is the relationship between depression and sleep?
Depression and sleep problems appear to affect each other. Learn more about how sleeping disorders can affect depression and vice versa, and how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

Having trouble sleeping: What to know
Sleeping difficulties can negatively impact a person’s health. Read this article to learn about the causes and treatment options available. (Medical News Today)

How diet may lead to insomnia
A new study of females aged 50 and over suggests that those who include more refined carbohydrates in their diet have an increased risk of insomnia. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%
New research finds that stroke risk is higher among people who regularly take long naps or need more than 9 hours of sleep each night. (Medical News Today)

Pressure points to help you fall asleep
Some people use acupressure to help ease insomnia and encourage sleep. Here, learn which pressure points may be effective and what the research says. (Medical News Today)

9 tips for sleeping with a stuffy nose
Having a stuffy nose can make falling and staying asleep difficult. In this article, learn about some home remedies for getting relief from a stuffy nose and sleeping well. (Medical News Today)

Melatonin: Is it safe for babies?
Melatonin is a hormone in the body, and taking supplementary melatonin can help adults get to sleep. But is it safe for babies and kids? Find out here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about newborn respiratory rates
A newborn’s respiratory rate may vary, but it should fall within a healthy range. Here, learn about this range and what to do if the rate is faster or slower. (Medical News Today)

Sleep loss may contribute to heart disease in those with low incomes
Recent evidence suggests that insufficient sleep may mediate the link between a low socioeconomic status and a higher risk of coronary heart disease. (Medical News Today)

6 home remedies for obstructive sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a common condition. Without treatment, it can lead to more serious health issues. Here, learn about the causes of sleep apnea and six home remedies for it. (Medical News Today)

Sleep deprivation 'triples the number of lapses in attention'
Accumulating evidence shows that sleep loss can severely hamper our ability to handle complex tasks, which, researchers note, can be 'risky.' (Medical News Today)

What are the effects of emotional abuse?
Emotional abuse is a serious form of abuse that can have both short- and long-term effects. Learn about how to spot the signs of emotional abuse and how to seek or provide help here. (Medical News Today)

How a hallucinogenic brew makes the brain live in a dream
DMT is the active ingredient of the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca. New research looks into how this drug affects brain activity, altering consciousness. (Medical News Today)

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women
A study of 11,000 postmenopausal women has linked sleeping for no more than 5 hours per night to a higher risk of having low bone mass and osteoporosis. (Medical News Today)

The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease
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Diet, body clock, hormones, and metabolism: What's the link?
A new study of mice has shown how stress hormones control fat and sugar levels in a time dependent way and how a high calorie diet can alter this rhythm. (Medical News Today)

How does temperature affect mental health?
A new study finds that increases in temperature negatively affect mental health outcomes. The authors conclude that this is due to sleep disturbance. (Medical News Today)

Doctors call for end to daylight saving time transitions
Citing evidence on the health risks arising from biological clock misalignments, doctors call for an end to daylight saving time transitions. (Medical News Today)

Deep sleep may help treat anxiety
New research 'establishes a causal connection between sleep and anxiety' and identifies the type of sleep needed to soothe an anxious mind. (Medical News Today)

How waste gets 'washed out' of our brains during sleep
A new study shows, for the first time, that cerebrospinal fluid washes into and out of the brain in waves during sleep, helping clear out waste. (Medical News Today)

What to know about headaches at night
Several things can cause headaches at night. Read this article to learn more about the conditions associated with nighttime headaches, as well as how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

Should you work out when sore?
People may sometimes experience muscle soreness during or after exercise. Read on to find out the causes of this muscle soreness and how to continue working out when feeling sore. (Medical News Today)

Nocturnal seizures: Everything you need to know
Nocturnal seizures occur when a person is asleep. As well as typical seizure symptoms, they may increase the risk of other complications. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

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