Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

On August 16, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research investigates the link between sleep duration and risk markers for type 2 diabetes in children. Could as little as 1 hour of sleep influence children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes? A new study suggests so. In the United States, 1 in 3 people are estimated to develop…

Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?

On August 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep disorders may increase a woman’s likelihood of having a preterm birth, suggest researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have discovered that women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders during pregnancy, including insomnia and sleep apnea, are at a greater…

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…