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Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes

On December 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Some people need more sleep than others, and a new study has found that our personal sleep requirements may be down to our genes. So, you’re not lazy after all — it’s your DNA’s fault. Scientists ask why some people can’t get out of bed. Some people can function perfectly…

Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?

On December 8, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. For the first time, researchers demonstrate that inflammation may play a key role. A new study has uncovered links between Parkinson’s and RBD. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is linked with…

Cannabinoid drug found effective for treating sleep apnea

On December 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep apnea is estimated to affect 1 in 5 American adults, and there are currently no drugs available to treat it. But a large-scale clinical trial now offers hope, proving that a drug that uses a synthetic version of the main psychoactive substance in cannabis is effective for treating the…

How can our health benefit from colder temperatures?

On December 1, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Winter’s here now, temperatures are dropping, and chances are that it’ll get even colder. All that most of us want to do is cozy up indoors with a mug of hot tea and a heartwarming movie, but do cold temperatures bring us any health benefits? If so, what are they?…

Five common causes of early morning headache

On November 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Early morning headache is an everyday reality for many people upon awakening. There are several different types of headache, each associated with its own risk factors and causes. Examples include migraine headaches, tension-type headaches (TTH), and medication-overuse headaches (MOH). According to the World Health Organization, headaches are the third highest…

All you should know about sunken eyes

On November 24, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Sunken eyes are usually the result of aging or health issues that are of less concern still. Treatment options can include both medicinal and home remedies that use natural ingredients. The skin under the eyes is delicate, which is why it sometimes appears sunken and has darker coloring than elsewhere…

Can you overdose on melatonin?

On November 20, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

Melatonin is a popular supplement that many people use to help them fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Melatonin varies in effectiveness from person to person, which may lead to an accidental overdose. A melatonin overdose can cause unwanted and irritating side effects. It is important for people…

Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep

On November 10, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia actually does less harm than worrying about insomnia. Individuals who are convinced that they are insomniacs are at greater risk of fatigue, anxiety, and other health problems than people who do not view themselves so, regardless of whether they sleep well or not. So concludes a review of sleep research…

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to higher Alzheimer's risk

On November 10, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

What is the link between sleep apnea and neurodegenerative conditions? Researchers investigate. A new study has demonstrated that older adults who experience obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This is because they exhibit higher levels of amyloid beta, the chief component of the amyloid plaques that…

Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation

On November 9, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research sheds light on sleep apnea in children. A new study examined how obstructive sleep apnea in children may interfere with memory consolidation, and it also uncovered a potential method of predicting the level of disruption caused by the associated sleep loss. Over the years, science has delved into the nature and function of sleep. Although there…