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Stroke, Cancer And Death More Likely In Those With Severe Sleep Apnea
2014-04-15 07:40:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has released a 20 year follow-up study of sleep apnea which reveals that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death. The results of this study were published in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The findings showed that individuals with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four...

2014-04-14 12:37:46

Eliminating sleep disorder is the hidden key to cure FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Kidney Foundation, approximately one out of every 50 young adults has a problem with bedwetting. It is a condition filled with myth, misunderstanding, ineffective treatments, and often hidden shame for the child, teen or adult bedwetter. The underlying cause of bedwetting is actually related to a sleep disorder. The Center for Bedwetting Treatment...

2014-04-12 23:02:40

Sleep Track is a new program, developed by Yan Muckle, that promises to teach people how to stop insomnia naturally and permanently. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Sleep Tracks is a new program that provides natural remedies, techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to stop insomnia effectively. The program also covers some breakthrough techniques on how to get rid of snoring permanently, and...

jetlag
2014-04-11 10:03:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it’s during a hum-drum work trip or the vacation of a lifetime, jet lag can disrupt daytime activities and make sleeping at night extremely difficult. A new app based on previous research and mathematical modeling claims to cure or prevent jet lag in three days by guiding a traveler’s exposure to light. Described by a paper in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, the new program applies the concept of...

2014-04-10 11:22:17

Are babies who wake to breastfeed at night trying to delay the birth of a sibling? In a new article published online today in the journal Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, Professor David Haig argues that infants that wake frequently at night to breastfeed are delaying the resumption of the mother's ovulation and therefore preventing the birth of a sibling with whom they would have to compete. It has already been documented that smaller gaps between the births of siblings are...

2014-04-10 08:28:38

The American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) partners with The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) & The University Of Nevada School Of Medicine for "Sleep & Wellness 2014: A Conference for Healthcare Professionals" OGDEN, Utah, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Utah-based American Sleep & Breathing Academy (ASBA), in partnership with The University of Nevada School of Medicine, and in collaboration with The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC, a...

2014-04-10 08:26:34

RENO, Nev., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Excessive noise is a common cause for a loss of sleep. Now, experts connect sleep deprivation to an elevated risk of developing diabetes. "There is some evidence that sleep deprivation could lead to a pre-diabetic state," says Mark Mahowald, MD, director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center in Hennepin County. For many people, the body's reaction to sleep loss can resemble insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes according to...

Rat Study Shows Memory Storage During Sleep Can Be Manipulated
2014-04-09 11:21:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that the brain strengthens and maintains recently acquired memories during sleep and a new study has found that introducing new memories to a sleeping brain disrupts these natural cognitive processes. During sleep, the brain shuffles information from short-term to long-term memory. Studies have shown that the "replay" of freshly learned data while asleep plays an essential role in memory. However, it was...

2014-04-09 08:29:40

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Bijan Afar, offers oral appliances such as snore guards to treat sleep apnea. An estimated 20 percent of American adults has some degree of obstructive sleep apnea. Men tend to be more prone to sleep apnea than women, and the condition becomes more common with age. While snoring and daytime fatigue can be frustrating symptoms of sleep apnea, the condition is also associated with more serious health...

Napping Helps Children Retain Memory, Learn New Skills
2014-04-09 07:46:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It seems like babies and young children are constantly learning new things and making giant developmental leaps. As if overnight, sometimes, they figure out how to  recognize certain shapes or what the word "no" means no matter who says it. A new study from the University of Arizona and the University of Tübingen shows that, in reality, making those leaps could be just a nap away. The findings, presented at the Cognitive...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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