Direct link between REM sleep loss and the desire for sugary and fatty foods discovered

On December 8, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

It is not well understood what role sleep loss plays in affecting areas of the brain that control the desire to consume unhealthy foods. A new paper published in the journal eLife finds that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep loss leads to increased consumption of unhealthy foods, specifically sucrose…

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…

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…