Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

On February 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. OSA increases hypertension risk. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes sporadic airflow blockages during sleep. All of the different types of sleep apnea, OSA is the…

How daytime naps could help us make better decisions

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study, now published in the Journal of Sleep Research, examines the effects of short naps on the brain’s ability to process unconscious information. A short daytime nap could do wonders for our brains’ ability to process information, suggests a new study. Sleep is key in both memory formation…

Can daytime sleepiness predict Alzheimer's?

On September 9, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

In a recently published study, scientists conclude that excessive daytime sleepiness could predict the onset of Alzheimer’s in later life. Daytime sleepiness may be a new risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It affects around 5.7 million people in the United States…

How daytime sleepiness may raise Alzheimer's risk

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

Alzheimer’s — a progressive, neurodegenerative condition — is characterized by memory loss and cognitive impairments. Early warning signs include confusion regarding habitual tasks and severe changes to behavior. But are there any less intuitive signals to watch out for? Older people who feel excessively sleepy during the daytime may be…

Poor self-regulation in teens associated with circadian rhythms and daytime sleepiness

On November 4, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Chronic insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels in U.S. teens and has been associated with depression, substance use, accidents, and academic failure. Poor self-regulation or an inability to alter thinking, emotions, and behaviors to meet varying social demands is thought to be a key link between inadequate sleep in…

Fatty diets lead to daytime sleepiness, poor sleep

On April 21, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

University of Adelaide researchers have found that men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. This is the result of the Men Androgen Inflammation…

Daytime sleepiness could predict metabolic disease

On March 24, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

If you take long naps or feel particularly sleepy during the day, you could be on the way to developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess fat around the waist and high blood sugar, all of which increase the risk of heart disease. These symptoms are collectively known as metabolic…

Daytime naps, rewards help cement memory, boost learning

On October 19, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study reveals that a daytime nap can boost the consolidation of learning that is linked to rewards. Using brain imaging, researchers found that sleep appears to increase links between three areas of the brain that are important for cementing memory and processing reward. The…

Long naps and daytime sleepiness could increase risk of diabetes

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

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…