Latest Sleep and creativity Stories

2012-06-07 08:41:56

People with insomnia may now have one more thing to keep them up at night: an increased likelihood of developing hypertension, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Researchers at the Henry Ford Center for Sleep Disorders found that the prevalence of hypertension was greater in insomniacs compared to normal sleepers. "The cause of hypertension in insomniacs is due to the number of times the individual wakes during the night as well as their sleep latency — the...

2009-06-08 11:34:39

 Men with insomnia and sleep duration of six or fewer hours of nightly sleep are at an increased risk for mortality, 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.Results indicate that compared to people who sleep six hours or more, men with insomnia and less than six hours of nightly sleep were at highest risk of mortality. The mortality rate of the sample was 19.6 percent...

2009-04-03 08:12:02

People who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep may be putting themselves at risk for high blood pressure.In a new study conducted among more than 1,700 men and women who underwent overnight sleep tests, Pennsylvania researchers found the combination of insomnia and a sleep duration of under five hours a night upped the chances a person would have high blood pressure by more than 500 percent when compared to people without insomnia who sleep for more than six hours a night.People...

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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.