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Nodding Off While Driving
2013-01-03 19:28:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Driving is a dangerous business. In and of itself, the act of hurtling oneself down a strip of harsh pavement at upwards of 60 miles per hour can be pretty risky. Add to the equation other variables, such as weather or distractions, or even alcohol and cell phones, and we begin playing quite literally with danger. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently conducted a survey, discovering that as many as...

Want To Sleep Better At Night? Shed Some Belly Fat
2012-11-07 12:09:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Getting a good night's sleep is important to be healthy. However, a number of problems can prevent us from having a restful night. One such problem is being overweight or obese--an issue that has been studied immensely and closely linked to sleep deprivation. Now, a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has found that weight loss, whether it be from dietary changes or from diet and exercise, can...

2012-09-21 23:04:29

Sometimes, the best path to shed off the pounds is to simply sleep better. Aviisha will shed $100 off the price of its Home Sleep Test to help patients shed off their excess pounds and get a better night sleep. (promo code:ExtraLb)* Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 Sleep apnea and obesity feed on each other creating a deadly downward spiral of disease. Repeated arousals during sleep, which characterize sleep apnea, may result in insulin resistance and poor regulation of blood...

2012-09-17 23:13:52

Adequate sleep is an important part of a weight loss plan and should be added to the recommended mix of diet and exercise, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Although calorie restriction and increased physical activity are recommended for weight loss, there is significant evidence that inadequate sleep is contributing to obesity. Lack of sleep increases the stimulus to consume more food and increases appetite-regulating hormones. "The solution [to weight...

2012-09-03 23:01:27

Rather than visiting a sleep center for an invasive sleep study, St. Louis residents now have a new option for diagnosing sleep apnea. Dr. Dan Sindelar offers ARES in-home sleep apnea testing, providing diagnosis to patients in the comfort and privacy of their own home. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Dr. Dan Sindelar, current president of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, announces a breakthrough in sleep apnea diagnostics for residents of the St. Louis area. Dr....

Sleep Deprivation May Reduce PTSD Risk
2012-07-19 08:15:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Tel Aviv University have discovered that sleep deprivation in the first hours following an intense event could help decrease the likelihood of having Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The study, published in international scientific journal Neuropsychopharmacology, included a variety of experiments that focused on how sleep deprivation in the six hours after...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'