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More Than a Third of People in the Americas Have Sleep Apnea

New research shows that more than a third of all people across North and South America have sleep apnea. The study, conducted by ResMed, is a deeper analysis of 2018 research.  It concludes that: 170 million people in North and South America (37 percent of adults) have sleep apnea 3 countries with the highest number…
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California Group Fights to Save Standard Time

A number of states around the country are currently considering ending the twice-per-year time shift between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time, instead keeping DST as the year-round time.  The reasons for ending the time change include public health because shifting an hour two times a year is difficult for many, and also to allow…
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Lack of Sleep Linked to College Student Mental Health Issues

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that there is a relationship between insufficient sleep and mental health symptoms in collegiate students. Results show that in adjusted models, insufficient sleep was associated with all mental health variables. With every additional night of insufficient sleep, the risk of experiencing mental health symptoms increased on average by more…
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Poor Sleep and Poor Nutrition May Be Linked

Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new study suggests the two factors may be connected. The research is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults….
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Sleeping With the Light On Can Lead to Weight Gain in Women

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The research is the first to find an association between any exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping and weight gain in women. The…
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How to Train Yourself to Become an Early Bird

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ – people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits – could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress. New international research by the Universities of Birmingham and Surrey in the…
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Lack of Sleep Equals More Risky Behavior in Teens

Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors, such as not using condoms or having sex under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to new research. “Teens by and large are not getting the recommended eight to 10 hours of sleep a night, due…
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Research Finds That Opioids Can Reduce Sleep Quality

Many people suffering from long-term chronic pain use opioids as a sleep aid to take away pain and stop their sleep being disrupted. However, a new study led by the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick suggests that not enough research has been done to assess the benefits and risks of using painkillers…
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Quality of Sleep, Not Quantity, Linked to Health in Teens

With summer break and longer days ahead, parents of young teens may be wondering whether to let good sleep habits slide over the next couple of months. New research from the University of British Columbia in Canada suggests there are more benefits to a good night’s sleep than simply feeling refreshed. “Chronic, low-quality sleep was…
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Why Can’t We Put Our Phones Away and Sleep in Peace?

One of the easiest things you can do to sleep better is to put your smartphone away about an hour before bed, and keep it away while you’re sleeping.  The problem is that far too many of us can’t seem to do that. New research from Common Sense found that a staggering 68% of teens…
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