Monday, September 25, 2017

Menopause and Sleepless Nights Make Women Age Faster

Two new studies reveal that menopause and the insomnia is often causes can make women age faster. The dual findings, published in the July 25 issues of the Proceedings...

Sleep Loss Linked to Heart Disease, Weight Gain, Hypertension, Diabetes and...

Lack of sleep can make you sick. And while everybody has the occasional restless night, for those who suffer from chronic insomnia – some...

Anti-Anxiety Drugs, Sleeping Pills Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research published in BMJ, the official journal...

Sleeping Pills Increase Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients

Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by 8-fold, according to new research from Japan. The findings were presented at...

Anti-Anxiety Drugs, Sleeping Pills Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research from the University of Warwick. The large...

Disrupted Sleep Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions, Alzheimer’s Disease

Broken Cellular 'Clock' Linked to Brain Damage A new discovery may help explain the surprisingly strong connections between sleep problems and neurodegenerative conditions such as...

Less Sleep Leads To More Eating And More Weight Gain, According...

Sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants in a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder to gain nearly two pounds of weight.

Changes In Sleep Architecture Increase Hunger, Eating

A new study shows that both length of time and percentage of overall sleep spent in different sleep stages are associated with decreased metabolic rate, increased hunger, and increased intake of calories (specifically from fat and carbohydrates). The findings suggest an explanation for the association between sleep problems and obesity.

Antidepressants, Sleeping Pills And Anxiety Drugs May Increase Driving Risk

Drugs prescribed to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia may increase patients' risk of being involved in motor vehicle accidents, according to a recent study, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Based on the findings, the researchers suggested doctors should consider advising patients not to drive while taking these drugs.

Adequate Sleep Helps Weight Loss

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).

Room Light Before Bedtime May Impact Sleep Quality, Blood Pressure And...

According to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), exposure to electrical light between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin levels and may impact physiologic processes regulated by melatonin signaling, such as sleepiness, thermoregulation, blood pressure and glucose homeostasis.

Light From Self-Luminous Tablet Computers Can Affect Evening Melatonin, Delaying Sleep

A new study from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that a two-hour exposure to electronic devices with self-luminous "backlit" displays causes melatonin suppression, which might lead to delayed bedtimes, especially in teens.