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2013-12-06 00:02:19

German researchers gain new insights into the functioning of the brain While the human brain is in a resting state, patterns of neuronal activity which are associated to specific memories may spontaneously reappear. Such recurrences contribute to memory consolidation – i.e. to the stabilization of memory contents. Scientists of the DZNE and the University of Bonn are reporting these findings in the current issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The researchers headed by Nikolai Axmacher...

2013-12-05 14:22:38

Medical researchers point to developmental factors, specifically the decline of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, as an explanation for why children get less sleep as they become teenagers. But a new study suggests that social ties, including relationships with peers and parents, may be even more responsible for changing sleep patterns among adolescents. "My study found that social ties were more important than biological development as predictors of teen sleep behaviors," said David...

2013-12-05 14:19:15

A new study shows that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity. Results show that 74.8 percent of participants were poor sleepers, and their mean self-reported sleep duration was only six hours and 20 minutes.  Fifty-two percent of study subjects were anxious, and 43 percent were depressed.  After controlling for age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea, sleep quality and daytime...

2013-12-04 08:30:19

RENO, Nev., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noise is a known factor for a loss of sleep and new studies show that sleep deprivation is linked to increases in obesity. Most people need between seven and eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a day. Being in a noisy environment can reduce the quantity and quality of a person's sleep cycle leading to a state of sleep deprivation. "There are some people who are more resistant to the effects of sleep deprivation than others," says Stuart...

2013-12-03 23:21:05

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition that affects millions around the entire world, yet it often goes untreated due to the simple fact that many people don’t even realize they have it. To combat potential health woes associated with the condition, Sleep Apnea Surgicure has compiled some tips on things to look out for that may be indicative of OSA. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 All around the country, there has been a sea change in the way that people now perceive...

2013-12-02 23:02:32

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit the Comfort Neck Strap for C Pap, to companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 C-PAP masks are essential to the health of certain individuals, especially those with sleep apnea. They need to be worn all night long, but the problem is that the straps can make them uncomfortable. To alleviate the pain, a pair of inventors from Hopewell, Vir., created a prototype for the patent-pending COMFORT NECK STRAP FOR...

2013-12-02 23:01:44

Adjustable bed company, Reverie, takes a much more modern approach with their new website and branding. (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Reverie has launched a comprehensive, redesigned website, http://www.reverie.com, which aims to build brand awareness while educating consumers on the company’s high-tech, customizable products and personalized comfort options. The launch is a significant step in the rollout of the company’s redesigned look and logo, which features a new color scheme and...

2013-12-02 23:01:36

Super Bowl champions Bart Oates and OJ Anderson, along with several additional former NFL players, are actively supporting Living Heart Foundation's HOPE Program screening and Pro Player Health Alliance's free public sleep apnea awareness event in Long Island, New York December 5, 2013. Long Island, NY (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Super Bowl champions Bart Oates and OJ Anderson with Roy Green, Nick Lowery, and Derek Kennard are actively supporting Living Heart Foundation's (LHF)...

2013-11-26 23:22:57

Wearing amber glasses (Photonic Developments LLC) for a few hours before bedtime maximizes melatonin, the thing that’s missing during short sleep. University Heights,OH (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Photonic Developments LLC is announcing an attack on obesity through its website http://www.lowbluelights.com. There is strong evidence that it is the lack of the sleep hormone, melatonin that results in weight gain and obesity in those who sleep less than six hours a night. Rats that are fed a...

2013-11-25 23:25:25

Diet Doc’s prescription hormone diet plans generate safe and fast weight loss, melting away dangerous excess fat known to lead to sleep apnea, an often misdiagnosed condition in women which is now associated with increased risk of heart disease. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 New research, led by UCLA School of Nursing and reported by Medical News Today, reveals that the autonomic responses in the body which typically control blood pressure, heart rate, sweating and other basic...