Latest Sleep Stories

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2014-08-16 05:55:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last night you couldn't get to sleep until the wee hours, and today you can't seem to concentrate on anything. You know the two are related, but how? A new study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that just a few nerve cells in the brain may control the switch between internal thoughts and external distractions. The findings, published in Cell, may represent a breakthrough...

2014-08-15 23:00:23

Baby sleep tips and yummy taco recipes for the family have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get the baby finally to sleep through the night. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Sleepy babies make happy Moms. Baby sleep tips and yummy taco recipes for the family have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Seasoned Moms are sharing the best tips that help babies sleep through the night. Get the baby finally to sleep through the night. Moms take different approaches to get the long...

poor sleep can lead to senior suicide
2014-08-15 03:17:26

The JAMA Network Journals Reported poor sleep quality, independent of a depressed mood, appears to be associated with an increased risk for suicide in older adults. The study was written by Rebecca A. Bernert, Ph.D., of the Stanford University School of Medicine, California, and colleagues. Suicide is a preventable public health problem and accounts for almost 1 million deaths annually worldwide. Late life is characterized by an increased prevalence of sleep complaints and...

2014-08-14 12:28:35

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep Apnea Doctors dot US is now providing innovative solutions for sleep doctors looking to recruit new sleep apnea patients. Sleep apnea, a disorder as common as type 2 diabetes, affects more than 18 million Americans, according to the National Sleep Foundation. If you are male, overweight, and over 40, you are at a high risk for developing sleep apnea. Curing sleep apnea is a concern for a number of sleep apnea specialists, including Sleep Apnea...

shift work sleep and alertness aids
2014-08-14 03:30:14

The Cochrane Library Shift workers are taking drugs to help them stay awake or get to sleep despite weak evidence for their benefit, according to a new Cochrane review. The authors of the review found only small numbers of trials testing over-the-counter and prescription drugs used by shift workers, and the results suggest that for some people they might do more harm than good. In most developed countries, at least 10% of the workforce is involved in some form of shift work. European...

2014-08-12 12:29:27

ENCINO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder that is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses can last just seconds or more than a minute. Treatment is essential to reduce the associated health risks and the higher risk of accidents. Encino Esthetic Dental Group now offers treatments for sleep apnea. Visit http://www.encinodentistoffice.com to learn more about these treatment options. Without treatment, sleep apnea can increase...

Natural Light In Your Office Can Improves Sleep, Physical Activity And Quality Of Life
2014-08-12 03:00:12

By Marla Paul, Northwestern University Office workers with more light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study highlights the importance of exposure to natural light to employee health and the priority architectural designs of...

2014-08-12 08:31:34

Life-Threatening Sleep Illness Afflicts at Least 25 Million Americans - and Counting DARIEN, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's sleep experts agree: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep - is dangerously on the rise. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration launched this year by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control...

astronaut sleep deprivation
2014-08-09 04:53:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronauts tend to suffer from a significant amount of sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to liftoff and throughout the duration of their missions, the authors of a 10-year research project being hailed as the largest-ever analysis of sleep habits before and during space flight report in Friday’s edition of The Lancet Neurology. As part of the study, experts from the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Division of Sleep and...

2014-08-08 23:07:41

Narcolepsy Network will hold its 29th annual conference this year in Denver. People with narcolepsy and their families will join some of the country's leading medical professionals and sleep researchers at the event, October 17-19, 2014. North Kingstown, RI (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Every year in October, Narcolepsy Network holds a conference for people with narcolepsy (PWNs) and their supporters and treating professionals. The conference brings PWNs together to hear from some of the...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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