Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality

On January 3, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Eating meals at the same time each day may be an effective way to improve quality of life for individuals with neurodegenerative disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers suggest that restricting eating times may benefit people with Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. In a study conducted on mice with…

Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?

On December 8, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. For the first time, researchers demonstrate that inflammation may play a key role. A new study has uncovered links between Parkinson’s and RBD. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is linked with…

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…

Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer's disease

On July 6, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A new study finds a link between sleep disorders and biological markers for Alzheimer’s disease. Sleeplessness may cause a variety of health problems, some of which include cognitive dysfunction and diabetes. New research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is yet another condition that may be caused by sleep disorders. Insufficient sleep…

Heart disease: Could sleep disorders play a role?

On September 20, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting the right amount of sleep is crucial to a person’s ability to function properly, and sleeping too little or too much has many health consequences. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association asks the question: could sleep disorders be linked to factors that increase the risk of…

Sleep apnea triggers pediatric fatty liver disease progression

On August 7, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen – which results in oxidative stress – may trigger progression of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. A combination of OSA and low nighttime oxygen triggered NAFLD progression in obese adolescents. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes…

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…

Insufficient sleep cycle – especially for shift workers – may increase heart disease risk

The body’s involuntary processes may malfunction in shift workers and other chronically sleep-deprived people, and may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension Insufficient sleep and circadian rhythm (approximately 24-hour) disturbances both have been associated…

Heart disease risk higher among shift workers

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Female registered nurses who work a rotating night shift for 5 years or more have a slightly higher risk of heart disease, according to a new study published in JAMA. Nurses who work regular night shifts long term may be prone to heart disease. Shift work can disrupt…

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…