Sleep apnea may stop you from forming life memories

On February 5, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea may impair a person’s ability to form meaningful memories about their personal life. Such dysfunction may, in turn, be a sign of depression, caution the researchers. New research finds that sleep apnea impairs a person’s ability to form autobiographical memories. Obstructive sleep apnea…

The 5 Most Impactful Findings From National Geographic's 'Science of Sleep' Issue

If you’re used to finding photographs of far-flung landscapes in National Geographic, you may be surprised to discover that the magazine’s August issue is focused on a topic closer to home: the science of sleep. An estimated 35 percent of adults do not get enough sleep. The National Geographic cover…

How can our health benefit from colder temperatures?

On December 1, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Winter’s here now, temperatures are dropping, and chances are that it’ll get even colder. All that most of us want to do is cozy up indoors with a mug of hot tea and a heartwarming movie, but do cold temperatures bring us any health benefits? If so, what are they?…

Review: Insomnia medication may wake up some patients from vegetative state

On June 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

In a new systematic review in JAMA Neurology, Michigan Medicine researchers found reason to further explore the surprising effects of zolpidem that have been observed outside the scope of its primary Food and Drug Administration approval. “We saw a dramatic effect in a small amount of patients with…

Prebiotics could stop stress from harming sleep quality

On February 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

When going through stressful times, it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep. Now, researchers suggest that dietary prebiotics might be effective against stress-induced insomnia. Researchers suggest that dietary prebiotics could help to improve sleep quality in stressful situations. First study author Robert Thompson, of the…

Recovery from brain injury and better sleep go hand in hand

On December 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in parallel. The study is published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “These…

Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma

On July 25, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. Glaucoma is thought to be a disease in which the optic nerve sustains damage due to increased eye pressure,…

Study links hypoxemia from obstructive sleep apnea with renal complications in type 2 diabetes

Examining the poorly understood link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes complications, researchers identified specific measures of low blood oxygenation that are associated with impaired kidney function and diabetic nephropathy. The study by Linong Ji, MD and colleagues, Peking University People’s Hospital and Peking University Health…

New analysis: finds 25 million Americans face 6x likelihood of poor health from multiple unhealthy behaviors

New analysis examining five unhealthy behaviors – smoking, excessive drinking, insufficient sleep, physical inactivity, obesity – finds more than 25 million American adults have multiple unhealthy behaviors (three or more). United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Spotlight: Impact of Unhealthy Behaviors, released today in partnership with Family…