Poor sleep health could contribute to inflammatory disease

On July 6, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new meta-analysis in Biological Psychiatry reports that sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. “It is important to highlight that both too much and too little sleep appears to be associated with inflammation, a process that contributes to depression…

Low quality of life and depression may contribute to erectile dysfunction in men with sleep apnea

On October 20, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Burdens related to poor sleep may put men with sleep apnea at increased risk of erectile dysfunction. In a study of 713 male patients who visited Seoul National University Hospital for snoring and/or daytime sleepiness from 2006 to 2014, depressive symptoms and a low quality of life…

Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in adults

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

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…