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…

Can daytime sleepiness predict Alzheimer's?

On September 9, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

In a recently published study, scientists conclude that excessive daytime sleepiness could predict the onset of Alzheimer’s in later life. Daytime sleepiness may be a new risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It affects around 5.7 million people in the United States…

Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?

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

Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. For the first time, researchers demonstrate that inflammation may play a key role. A new study has uncovered links between Parkinson’s and RBD. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is linked with…

Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer's disease

On July 6, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A new study finds a link between sleep disorders and biological markers for Alzheimer’s disease. Sleeplessness may cause a variety of health problems, some of which include cognitive dysfunction and diabetes. New research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is yet another condition that may be caused by sleep disorders. Insufficient sleep…

Mathematicians predict delaying school start times won't help sleep deprived teenagers

Insufficient sleep during the week, and attempts to catch up at the weekend lead to ‘social jet lag’, study finds. Delaying school start times in the UK is unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research from the University of Surrey and Harvard Medical School has found. …

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty

On June 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don’t. The presence of sleep disorders in ACS…

Weight and diet may help predict sleep quality

On June 14, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Overweight adults spend more of their sleep in REM stage than healthy weight adults do, says Penn Medicine study. The old adage “you are what you eat,” may be better phrased as “your sleep relates to what you eat.” An individual’s body composition and caloric intake can…

Study identifies specific work factors that predict sleep problems

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

Modifiable work factors could be targets for interventions to improve sleep. A new study found that specific psychological and social work factors were associated with sleep problems both concurrently and two years after exposure, indicating prolonged consequences. Results show that quantitative job demands, decision control, role conflict…

Daytime sleepiness could predict metabolic disease

On March 24, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

If you take long naps or feel particularly sleepy during the day, you could be on the way to developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess fat around the waist and high blood sugar, all of which increase the risk of heart disease. These symptoms are collectively known as metabolic…

Poor infant sleep may predict problematic toddler behavior

On October 10, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Tel Aviv University study finds frequent night wakings, broken sleep patterns are linked to trouble later on Temper tantrums and misbehavior, restlessness and inattention are the trappings of the typical toddler. But they may also be signs of developmental delays or disorders. Are infant sleep irregularities red flags for…