Alzheimer's: Death of key brain cells causes daytime sleepiness

On August 19, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Extreme daytime sleepiness is often a top symptom of Alzheimer’s disease but what, exactly, causes it? New research finally brings us an answer. A specific type of protein may cause daytime sleepiness in people with Alzheimer’s, according to a recent study. Many people with Alzheimer’s disease have a tendency to…

Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension

On May 4, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A stressful work environment coupled with a lack of sleep can result in a threefold-higher risk of cardiovascular death in people with hypertension. Having both a stressful job and difficulty sleeping may dramatically increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular death. Recent research looked at how stress and insomnia affected the…

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…

Insomnia may raise risk of kidney disease and death

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

How far-reaching are the health effects of chronic insomnia? New research suggests it may increase risk of kidney disease and early death. A new study links chronic insomnia with kidney decline and failure, as well as with the risk of early death in the case of United States veterans. Managing…

Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

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

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, finds that people with a common cluster of heart disease risk factors have a higher risk of dying if they get under 6 hours of sleep each night. The links between sleep duration and stroke risk in metabolic…

Sudden infant death syndrome: New safe sleep guidelines issued

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

Sudden infant death syndrome is the leading cause of death for babies under the age of 1 year. In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics have updated their recommendations to help parents and caregivers protect infants against unexpected sleep-related death. The AAP have issued new safe sleep…

Sleep environment 1 of several factors behind reduction in sudden infant death syndrome

Study suggests links to broader trends beyond Back-to-Sleep campaign for safe infant sleep. While the successful public health campaign to improve infant sleep environments has long been associated with declines in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), an analysis of 30 years of data by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital…