A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Can the duration and quality of your sleep affect your cardiovascular health? A new study suggests there is a connection between how much sleep you get each night — and how well you sleep — and the risk of cardiovascular problems. Are you getting enough sleep, and could this be…

Restless legs syndrome may raise cardiovascular death risk

On December 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study, published in the journal Neurology, shows that the sleep and sensorimotor disorder called restless legs syndrome may raise the risk of heart-related death, particularly among older women. RLS could endanger women’s cardiovascular health. Restless legs syndrome (RLS), which is “a sleep and a neurological sensory disorder,” affects…

More evidence: Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascular stress

On September 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study’s findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, adds further support…

More evidence: Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascular stress

On September 7, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study’s findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, adds further support…

Sleep apnea treatment improves wellbeing, no cardiovascular benefit

On September 3, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease but does significantly improve their quality of life and mood. Researchers…

SAVE – Sleep apnea treatment: No cardiovascular benefit

On August 30, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

More than 3 years of nightly treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine did not reduce cardiovascular risk more than usual care among patients with cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Findings from the Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Endpoints (SAVE) study were presented at ESC…

Videogame addiction: Sleep loss, obesity, and cardiovascular risk for some gamers

Some children and youth with high videogame addiction tendencies may be at risk of sleep deprivation and disorders associated with obesity and poor cardio-metabolic health, Hamilton researchers have found. The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, examines the growing global gaming phenomenon and its impact on youth…

Circadian misalignment helps explain higher risk for cardiovascular disease

On February 9, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that circadian misalignment increases blood pressure and inflammatory markers. Shift workers frequently undergo circadian misalignment, disruption of the “body clock,” caused by inverted wake and sleep cycles. Although shift work, which requires workers to be awake when the brain’s circadian…