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Inadequate sleep linked to early signs of heart disease

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Not getting the right amount of sleep can compromise brain functioning and emotional wellbeing. In addition to this, a new study indicates that for young and middle-aged adults, inadequate sleep may increase the risk of early signs of heart disease developing. The researchers found that extreme sleep durations and…

Long sleep and high blood copper levels go hand in hand

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Persons sleeping less than 6 hours or more than 10 hours suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than persons sleeping 7-8 hours per night. This was observed in a University of Eastern Finland study focusing on the health and lifestyle habits among middle-aged men. “Earlier studies have…

Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in adults

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A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in adults is partially explained by genetic factors, and this heritability is higher in females than in males. Results show that the genetic influences on insomnia symptoms in adults were substantial and largely stable over time while differing significantly by…

How an evening coffee can disrupt our body clock

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It is well known that drinking coffee at night can keep people awake, but scientists from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the UK and the University of Colorado have made a discovery that may hold the key to how caffeine consumption affects the underlying body clock….

Long naps and daytime sleepiness could increase risk of diabetes

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Excessive daytime sleepiness and long naps can signal many things, from working late to sleep disturbance. According to a new study, however, daytime sleepiness and taking long naps may both also be associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of…

Brain consolidates memory with three-step brainwave

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Our long-term memory is consolidated when we sleep. Short-term memory traces in the hippocampus, an area deep in the brain, are then relocated to more outer parts of the brain. An international team of neuroscientists, among who Mathilde Bonnefond and Til Ole Bergmann from the Donders Institute at Radboud…

CPAP therapy reduces symptoms of depression in adults with sleep apnea

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A new study shows that depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Results show that nearly 73 percent of sleep apnea patients (213 of 293 patients) had…

Sleep apnea 'could be misdiagnosed as depression'

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More than 70% of people with sleep apnea experience symptoms of depression, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Researchers say their findings indicate a possibility that the sleep condition could be misdiagnosed as depression. Researchers found CPAP was effective reducing depressive symptoms among…

Baby sleep: which position is best?

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Providing your baby with a safe sleeping environment is vital to your baby’s health but what exactly does that mean? What position is best for my baby? What type of bed is best for my baby? Should bumpers be placed in the crib? The list of questions goes on…