Sleep Info

Research: Too Little Sleep Doubles Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

New research has brought to light startling findings.  People who fail to get more than six hours of sleep per night and have a common cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes were approximately twice as likely to die of heart disease or stroke as people without the same set of risk factors. For…
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Sleep Problems Different for Men and Women

Men and women are biologically different, and we all know that.  But, what’s new information is that according to a new study, men and women are affected differently by sleep disorders. Results show that women are more likely than men to have more severe symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping at night, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Women…
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Sleep Apnea and Insomnia Often Undiagnosed Among African Americans

New research says African Americans with sleep apnea and insomnia are rarely diagnosed with either problem, even when the severity of the two sleep disorders are likely to affect their health. “African Americans experience a disproportionate burden of numerous health problems, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, all of which have been shown to…
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The Relationship Between Air Pollution and Sleep

City dwellers, listen up: New research shows that high levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night’s sleep. “Prior studies have shown that air pollution impacts heart health and affects breathing and lung function, but less is known about whether air pollution affects sleep,” said lead author Martha…
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Lonliness and Poor Sleep Quality Linked in Young Adults

Researchers in the UK have found a link between loneliness and poor sleep quality in a study of more than 2,000 British young adults. Lonelier people were 24-percent more likely to feel tired and have difficulty concentrating during the day, according to the study published today in Psychological Medicine. Loneliness is defined by researchers as a…
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Beauty Sleep Actually Works

You may have heard it from your mother or even grandmother that you should get your beauty rest.  It turns out that idea is real, and actually works. A new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science has found that a lack of sleep will do more than make you tired — it can make…
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Learning to Relax with a Sleep Class

Sleeping really should be one of the easiest and most natural thing to for all of us to do, but for some, it’s less than easy.  Countless businesses have sprung up offering a way to help you sleep.  One of the latest, however, has some promise.   Inscape, a meditation studio in New York City,…
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Tai Chi Can Help Relieve Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

If you’ve ever had insomnia, you know worrying about sleep makes it even harder to fall asleep. For the 30 percent of breast cancer survivors who have insomnia, sleepless nights can lead to depression, fatigue and a heightened risk of disease. Now, new UCLA research shows that tai chi, a form of slow-moving meditation, is…
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Don’t Sleep on Your Stomach

Sleeping position is a matter of personal preference.  It seems like everyone has a way they can fall asleep quicker and more comfortably.  However, there is one position that’s not as healthy as others. Sleeping on your stomach can cause a variety of problems, both short term and long term.  In fact, many stomach sleepers…
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Food Just Smells Better When You’re Tired

It’s well established that people who are sleep deprived eat more, and thus gain more weight.  But, new research shows that it might not be the food they crave, but rather the food odors. Sleep deprivation seems to increase the brain’s sensitivity to food smells, researchers reported at the recent Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s annual meeting…
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