Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

On August 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Scientists used data from more than 1.6 million people to link insomnia genes to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke but not atrial fibrillation. Does insomnia contribute to heart disease, or is heart disease a contributing factor for insomnia? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in…

Sleep disruption has genetic links with obesity, schizophrenia

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

For the first time, researchers have found genetic links between sleep disturbance and a range of conditions, such as restless legs syndrome, obesity, and schizophrenia. The study identifies genetic links between sleep disturbance and a range of health conditions, including restless legs syndrome, obesity, and schizophrenia. In the…

Study links shorter sleep and sugar-sweetened drink consumption

On November 11, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Treating sleep deprivation could potentially help reduce sugar intake, say UC San Francisco researchers. People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to also drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study of more than…

Pitt research links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use

On September 21, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. The study, published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that…

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…

World-first QUT study links light exposure to weight gain in children

On October 26, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A world-first study by QUT’s Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more. Cassandra Pattinson, a PhD student and her colleagues studied 48 children aged three to five from six Brisbane childcare centres over a two week…