Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders

On May 16, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

After analyzing day and night patterns of activity and rest in more than 90,000 United Kingdom residents, researchers have found a strong link between disrupted sleep-wake cycles and higher risk of mood disorders, such as bipolar and depression, and poorer well-being. Scientists find a link between a disrupted sleep-wake cycle…

Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?

On August 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep disorders may increase a woman’s likelihood of having a preterm birth, suggest researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have discovered that women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders during pregnancy, including insomnia and sleep apnea, are at a greater…

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…

How do dreams affect brain disorders?

On May 30, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Research presented at the latest Canadian Neuroscience Meeting connects fascinating insights into the science of dreams with the risk of developing neurological disorders. Scientists examine what goes on inside our brains when we dream and find surprising connections with neurodegenerative disorders. Research presented at the 2017 annual gathering…

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 disorders increase stroke risk, harm recovery

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

Sleep disorders increase the risk of stroke and hinder recovery from the condition. This is the conclusion of a new review published in the journal Neurology. The new review concludes that sleep problems can raise stroke risk and hinder patient recovery. Around 50-70 million adults in the United…

Lack of Sleep Increases a Child's Risk for Emotional Disorders Later

On July 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered. While many jokes are made about how sleep deprivation turns the nicest of people into a Jekyll and Hyde, not getting enough shut-eye can lead to far more serious consequences than irritability, difficulty…

Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders has risen among US veterans

On July 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Largest rate increases among those with post-traumatic stress disorder. A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among U.S. veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other mental disorders,…

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty

On June 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don’t. The presence of sleep disorders in ACS…

Sleep disorders common in athletes – but easily fixable

On May 19, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Professional athletes suffer from sleep disorders more frequently than generally thought, however, systematic examination, counselling and individual treatment planning can improve the quality of their sleep. Published in the Journal of Sports Sciences, a new Finnish study clearly shows for the first time that systematic measures can improve the…