Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

On May 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, finds that people with a common cluster of heart disease risk factors have a higher risk of dying if they get under 6 hours of sleep each night. The links between sleep duration and stroke risk in metabolic…

Newly prescribed sleeping pills increase risk of hip fracture

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

Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and ‘Z-drugs’ have over double the odds of a hip fracture in the first two weeks compared with non-users, according to a new study by researchers at Cardiff University and King’s College London. Dr Ben Carter, Cardiff University’s School…

Little kids' regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity risk

Study finds link between routines, emotions and weight. Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new study suggests. “This study provides more…

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

On April 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain of insomnia,”…

Poor sleep habits increase weight gain for adults with genetic obesity risk

On March 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Certain genes are associated with weight gain, making some people more susceptible to obesity. New research finds that for these individuals, abnormal sleep patterns can exacerbate the problem. Poor sleep habits may lead to weight gain for adults with a high genetic obesity risk. The study found that…

Insomnia increases asthma risk in adults

On February 2, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Asthma affects millions of people in the United States – both adults and children alike. New research suggests that insomnia may be a risk factor for developing asthma in adulthood. New research suggests that chronic insomnia can lead to asthma. According to the most recent estimates…

Vehicle crash risk nearly doubles with just 1-2 hours less sleep

On December 7, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new report highlights the dangers of driving following lack of sleep, after finding that missing just 1-2 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period can almost double the risk of a vehicle crash. The new report finds the risk of a vehicle crash increases significantly for drivers who fail…

Poor sleep may increase risk for irregular heart rhythms

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

Poor sleep – even if you don’t have sleep apnea – may be linked to higher risks of developing an irregular heartbeat. In addition, getting less rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep may also be linked to higher atrial fibrillation risks. Disruptions in sleep may be raising your risks…

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…

Wearable sleep device may reduce PTSD risk in military

On August 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A wearable device designed to improve sleep quality by altering brain rhythms could help reduce risk of developing PTSD in military personnel, according to data presented at a conference recently. The wearable sleep device is designed to improve sleep quality by allowing users to hear sound translations of their…