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Why might sleep apnea raise dementia risk?

On July 5, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A common disorder that repeatedly interrupts breathing during sleep is tied to changes in brain structure that are also seen in early dementia. How are OSA and dementia linked? This was the main finding of new research into obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in older adults that is now published in…

What causes a nosebleed at night?

On July 2, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

While a nosebleed can be bothersome, especially if it happens at night, the cause is not usually dangerous. Nosebleeds are common, and most people have had at least one. The medical term for a nosebleed is epistaxis, and dry air is typically responsible for epistaxis at night. When there is…

Even minor sleep problems raise women's blood pressure

On June 27, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study finds that even relatively minor sleep disturbances can increase the risk of high blood pressure in women. This increase was measured even in women who slept for the recommended duration. Even mild sleep disturbance may increase hypertension risk in women. For some time, we have known that…

Is it possible to prevent a hangover?

On June 25, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

There is a wide variety of supposed hangover cures, but few have actually been scientifically tested or proven to work. A hangover is what some people experience the morning after an evening of heavy drinking. Symptoms typically include a headache, dehydration, tiredness, and nausea and vomiting. The severity of a…

Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds

On June 17, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Do sleep-wake preferences influence our risk of depression? A new study confirms that they do, and “morning people” are on the winning side. Are you up bright and early each day? You’ll be glad to learn that this may help to protect your mental health. People’s chronotypes — that is,…

What are the signs of not eating enough?

On June 16, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Typical signs that you’re not eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, or skin problems. While obesity and related conditions are on the rise, the dangers of undereating are relatively overlooked. Undereating can have a range of adverse effects on a person’s health and wellbeing….

Single brain 'switch' controls both sleep and wakefulness

On June 14, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

There are countless adverse health effects associated with not getting enough sleep. But a recent study may pave the way for new sleep therapies, as a single brain area is found to control both sleep and wakefulness. As an adult, you should sleep for at least 7 hours each night…

Metabolic risk tied to both too much and too little sleep

On June 13, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Do you often struggle because you don’t get enough sleep on a nightly basis? Or perhaps you sleep in as much as you can each day, since your schedule permits it? Neither of these is good for you, a new study suggests, and you may be at risk of metabolic…

Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people

On June 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research suggests that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are common among student athletes, and that these sleep problems may lead to depression. A new study suggests that sleep paralysis and hallucinations may put young adults at risk of depression. Student athletes will often have sleep problems, with insomnia and sleep…

Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes

On June 5, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep deprivation may contribute to our craving for unhealthful foods, leading to a night-time snacking habit, recent research suggests. This, in turn, can heighten the risk of obesity and diabetes. Poor sleep could contribute to poor dietary habits, warns a recent study. Snacking in the late hours of the night…