Topic: Sleep in the News

Having a Healthy Relationship Helps With Sleep

New research shows that having a solid relationship can not only help you sleep better now, but well into the future. The study from the University of Minnesota documented how the quality of a person’s romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23…
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Getting Enough Sleep Reduces Heart Disease Risk

Getting plenty of sleep provides too many benefits to list, but researchers are tracking down the reasons for one of them.  A number of studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Now Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered one way that sleep protects against the buildup of arterial plaques…
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90% of Young People With Sleep Apnea are Undiagnosed

Up to 15-percent of children have some type of sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which may include obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and new research indicates that 90-percent go undiagnosed because symptoms are attributed to psychological or emotional issues. Sleep apnea and related conditions can cause lasting damage to brain development during crucial years. As a result, children…
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Research Digs Into the Body’s Desire to Sleep When Sick

It’s obvious that the best thing for you when you’re sick is sleep.  But, science doesn’t really know what makes you need to sleep when you’re not feeling well.  Humans spend nearly one-third of their lives in slumber, yet sleep is still one of biology’s most enduring mysteries. In a study of over 12,000 lines…
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Teens Too High on Screen Time, Too Low on Sleep and Exercise

Only one out of twenty adolescents in the United States is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new research released this week. The study, conducted by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), also revealed differences in the findings between females and males, with just 3 percent…
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Sleep Apnea Creates Gaps in Memory

People with sleep apnea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, potentially making them vulnerable to depression, according to new research conducted in Australia. Estimated to affect more than 936 million people worldwide, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep.  People with…
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You Can Learn While You Sleep

Years ago, you could buy language and even motivational tapes that were designed to be played while you slept.  Many people dismissed this technique, but new research shows it may have actually worked. Until now, sleep research focused on the consolidation of memories that had been formed during preceding wakefulness. However, learning during sleep has…
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Kids Using Screens in the Dark Before Bedtime Won’t Sleep as Well

Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep, when compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or not at all. The study by British and Swiss researchers is the first to analyse the pre-sleep use…
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Less Than Six Hours of Sleep Can Cause Serious Heart Problems

Sleep deprivation is at critical levels in the U.S., and it may be leading to an increase in heart disease.  According to a new story, people who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours. Researchers say that…
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Researchers Finding More Links Between Poor Sleep and Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. People with the disease tend to wake up tired, and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen. But how and why restless nights are linked to Alzheimer’s disease is still not fully understood. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine…
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