Saturday, July 4, 2020

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...

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...

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...

Study Confirms Notion Of “Beauty Sleep”

Swedish researchers present data confirming that that people deprived of sleep for long periods appear less attractive and more unhealthy than those who are well rested. John Axelsson and colleagues conducted an experiment study involving 23 healthy, sleep deprived adults (ages 18 to 31 years) who were photographed and 65 untrained observers (ages 18 to 61 years) who rated the photographs.

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...

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...

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...

Higher Death Risk With Sleeping Pills

People are relying on sleeping pills more than ever to get a good night's rest, but a new study by Scripps Clinic researchers links the medications to a 4.6 times higher risk of death and a significant increase in cancer cases among regular pill users.

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.

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.

Getting Less Sleep Associated With Lower Resistance To Colds

ndividuals who get less than seven hours of sleep per night appear about three times as likely to develop respiratory illness following exposure to a cold virus as those who sleep eight hours or more, according to a report in the January 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Studies have ...

Medications For Insomnia, Allergies And Incontinence Shown To Cause Cognitive Impairment

Drugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence negatively affect the brain causing long-term cognitive impairment in older African-Americans, according to a study appearing in the July 13, 2010 print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.