Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men

On September 5, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Men who have erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, or other urologic conditions are often at higher risk for depression and sleep disorders. Physicians need to screen for this and refer them for specialist care. Men with urologic conditions such as erectile dysfunction are more likely to have depression and sleep disorders….

Prediabetes: Being a 'night owl' may lead to weight gain

On August 18, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research has revealed that having a preference for evening activities, going to bed late, and not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain among people with prediabetes. A preference for late-night activities may cause people to gain weight. Prediabetes affects around 84 million people in the United States….

Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain

UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation – a surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders that do not involve getting a drug into the brain. …

Obstructive sleep apnea might lead to irregular heartbeat

On May 23, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk of developing atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, new research finds. Researchers say that OSA could increase the risk of atrial fibrillation. Lead author Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska, Ph.D., of the University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues came to their…

Disruptions to sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of suicides

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

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open. In this study, conducted by researchers from the University’s School of Health Sciences alongside the University of Oxford, 18 participants…

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…

Lead exposure impacts children's sleep

On November 14, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A new research study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that lead exposure in early childhood are associated with increased risk for sleep problems and excessive daytime sleepiness in later childhood. This is the first longitudinal, population-based study that investigated early lead exposure to sleep…

UCD researcher's findings may lead to therapeutic targets for heart diseases associated with obstructive sleep apnoea

Dr Silke Ryan, a University College Dublin (UCD) medical researcher, has delivered the flagship Cournand lecture at European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) 2015 international congress. The congress, the largest annual respiratory meeting in the world, took place earlier this week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and was attended by over 20,000…