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2014-04-01 23:33:06

Millions of Americans may not know they have sleep apnea, a condition where a person stops breathing while sleeping. An individual suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type of sleep apnea, may stop breathing as often as 30 times or more an hour. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 This infographic explains the condition of sleep apnea, its serious consequences and implications, and its destructive effect on children. As shown on the infographic, the symptoms of sleep...

2014-04-01 15:15:55

To improve recovery for heart attack patients, hospitals should maintain normal day and night cycles for those patients during the first few days after the attack, say University of Guelph researchers. Their new study shows for the first time that interrupting diurnal rhythms impairs healing immediately after a heart attack, said Prof. Tami Martino of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Researchers already knew that circadian rhythms, or day-night cycles, can affect timing of a heart...

2014-04-01 14:12:31

Parents may not always see it, but efforts to limit their children’s screen time can make a difference. A new study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found children get more sleep, do better in school, behave better and see other health benefits when parents limit content and the amount of time their children spend on the computer or in front of the TV. Douglas Gentile, lead author and an associate professor of psychology at Iowa State, says the effect is not immediate and that makes it...

2014-04-01 14:01:26

A new study of older men found a link between poor sleep quality and the development of cognitive decline over three to four years. Results show that higher levels of fragmented sleep and lower sleep efficiency were associated with a 40 to 50 percent increase in the odds of clinically significant decline in executive function, which was similar in magnitude to the effect of a five-year increase in age. In contrast, sleep duration was not related to subsequent cognitive decline. “It...

2014-04-01 13:07:57

Bottom Line: Parental monitoring of the time children spend watching television, playing video games and being online can be associated with more sleep, improved school performance and better behavior by the children. Author: Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D., of Iowa State University, Ames, and colleagues. Background: Previous research suggests high levels of screen time are associated with less sleep, attention problems and lower academic progress. How the Study Was Conducted: The study...

Increased Death Risk From Certain Anti-Anxiety And Sleeping Medicines
2014-04-01 05:31:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of people around the world find help from drugs that treat anxiety and sleep disorders. A new study from the University of Warwick, however, reveals that anti-anxiety and sleeping medicines have been linked to an increased risk of death. The large study, which tracked 34,727 people for an average of seven and a half years, demonstrates that the risk of death doubles with several anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) drugs or hypnotic...

2014-03-31 23:01:38

Thomas Bucker, DDS, of Johnson City, New York, is now affiliated with Snoring Isn't Sexy. Johnson City, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 In these stressful times, a good night’s sleep has become especially valuable, and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a medical problem where the airway collapses during sleep and breathing stops) rob people and their bed partners of the rest they need to face their daily challenges. 45% of the population snores and 20 million...

Daylight Saving Time
2014-03-31 12:10:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Daylight saving time – some people love it and some hate it. Those who dislike losing an hour of sleep once a year may have a strong argument against daylight saving time as a new study has found an increase in heart attacks is linked to the Monday after we “spring ahead.” According to the report, which was presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC and published online...

2014-03-30 23:22:01

On the site abb2u.com, a recently posted review shows whether The Singing for Sleep Apnea Program is effective. (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 As an independent sleep apnea researcher, Mar MacDonald developed The Singing for Sleep Apnea Program to help users cure their sleep apnea and snoring. This new treatment does not require people to use any equipment during their sleep or undergo any surgery. This program consisting of a 25-page manual and 13 audio file guides users to enhance their...

2014-03-30 23:00:48

Sleep problems are common and extremely difficult to deal with. As sleep apnea is a very common disease, DailyGossip.org reviews now the Cure Your Sleep Apnea without CPAP program. (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Cure Your Sleep Apnea without CPAP is a new natural method of overcoming sleep problems, the new review published by DailyGossip.org indicates. The Magazine reveals that sleep problems are very common in today’s society, being caused by a series of factors, including unhealthy...