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Vitamin D Levels Can Affect Daytime Sleepiness
2012-12-16 07:00:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals who find themselves getting sleepy during daytime hours may have vitamin D to blame, but the exact link between the two could depend upon their race, according to a new study. Lead author David McCarty and colleagues discovered that in most patients, increasing levels of daytime sleepiness were inversely correlated with decreasing levels of vitamin D in their bodies. However, the opposite was found to be true in...

2012-10-10 13:21:04

...and we can tell The speed and degree to which the pupil of the eye responds is a standard test for alertness. It has also been used to assess how sleepy or exhausted a person is. Now, research to be published in the International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications suggests that measuring pupil response alone is not enough and that a person's rate of blinking should also be incorporated to obtain a more precise measure of alertness. The work could be important in the...

2012-06-12 10:24:00

NFL, MLB players reporting more daytime sleepiness get cut or retire early at rates higher than league averages Coaches, owners and fantasy-league traders take note: Sleep researcher W. Christopher Winter, MD, has uncovered a link between a pro athlete's longevity and the degree of sleepiness experienced in the daytime. Winter is presenting two studies today at SLEEP 2012 that associate the career spans of baseball and football players with their voluntary answers on a sleepiness...

2010-06-09 20:56:26

Study also finds that severe sleep deprivation during the school week is common among high-school seniors High school seniors with excessive daytime sleepiness have an elevated risk for depression, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that high school seniors were three times more likely to have strong depression symptoms...

2010-06-06 07:35:32

According to new research that was presented on Saturday, June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, between 31 and 53 months after beginning oral appliance therapy, the sleep apnea treatment remained effective. Subjective daytime sleepiness, fatigue severity, and quality of life also remained improved. Mandibular advancement appliances (MAA) have been shown to safely and effectively treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The aim of...

2009-11-03 12:11:52

Men find new motivation for using CPAP Golfers who undergo treatment for sleep apnea may improve their golf game as well as their overall health, shows new research. A new study presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that golfers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who received nasal positive airway pressure (NPAP) for their disorder improved their daytime sleepiness scores and lowered their golf...

2009-08-03 07:10:45

A new study confirms that losing sleep takes a heavy toll on the quality of your life. Researchers reported that a decline in the ability to initiate and maintain sleep over a five-year period was significantly associated with poorer mental quality of life, and increasing daytime sleepiness was associated with poorer physical and mental quality of life. Adjusted models showed that increased difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep was associated with a change in Mental Component Summary...

2009-08-01 08:50:29

A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Sleep indicates that self-reported worsening in initiating and maintaining sleep over a five-year period was significantly associated with poorer mental quality of life, and increasing daytime sleepiness symptoms were associated with both poorer physical and mental quality of life. Adjusted models show that an increase in difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep was significantly associated with a change in Mental Component Summary (MCS) scales,...

2009-06-08 08:41:55

According to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday, June 8, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, white Americans are more likely to report experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) more days per month than Asians, African Americans and Hispanics, but African Americans experience more severe EDS.Results indicate that of all racial groups in the study, white participants were most likely to report feeling excessively sleepy...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.