Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

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

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. OSA increases hypertension risk. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes sporadic airflow blockages during sleep. All of the different types of sleep apnea, OSA is the…

Why might sleep apnea raise dementia risk?

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

A common disorder that repeatedly interrupts breathing during sleep is tied to changes in brain structure that are also seen in early dementia. How are OSA and dementia linked? This was the main finding of new research into obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in older adults that is now published in…

Five weird things you might do in your sleep

On May 4, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Have you ever woken up in the morning to the sight of a disgruntled partner, upset that you gave them a long speech in your sleep? This is one example of the many strange things we can do while we’re supposed to be oblivious to the world. Read on for…

Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts

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

Researchers have linked sleep disturbances to an increase in suicidal thoughts. Insomnia, nightmares, and erratic sleep times could be indicators of worsening suicidal thoughts among young adults, a new study suggests. Researchers found that young adults who experienced sleep disturbances were more likely to have suicidal thoughts over the subsequent…

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…

Lack of 'beauty sleep' might hinder your social life

On May 20, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research proves that there is such a thing as “beauty sleep,” after finding that just 2 nights of poor sleep can make one appear less attractive and healthy to others. Researchers say that just 2 nights of sleep deprivation can make one appear less attractive. Furthermore, researchers found…

Painkillers might not work if you are sleep deprived, study suggests

On May 8, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research uncovers unexpected links between sleep deprivation and pain sensitivity. The findings may have significant implications for pain management therapies. New research suggests that painkillers may not work for chronic pain when we are sleep deprived. A recent study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates…

Why you might fall into a 'food coma' this Thanksgiving

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

Filling up on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie is likely to be high on the agenda this Thanksgiving. By late afternoon, many of us will be fully immersed in a “food coma,” dozing in front of the TV with no intention of moving for the rest of the day. But…

How a bad night's sleep might worsen cancer development

On March 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Recent studies have indicated that patients with sleep apnea may be associated with worse cancer outcomes. Now a new animal study, presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Munich, uncovers a possible mechanism which may underlie this link. Hypoxia is where a tissue or organ does…

Sleeping in at the weekend might reduce diabetes risk

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

Of course, everyone loves sleeping in, but new research shows that extended sleep at the weekend might reduce the risk of diabetes. Those extra hours in bed on a Sunday can now, finally, be guilt-free. A recent study shows that catching up on lost sleep might be even more important…