Sleep deprivation increases hunger in similar way to marijuana

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After a bad night’s sleep, you may find you’re more likely to be reaching for unhealthy snack foods in a bid to curb the munchies. And according to a new study, we just can’t help ourselves: lack of sleep increases our appetite in a similar way to marijuana, raising blood…

Treatments for obstructive sleep apnea show similar reductions in blood pressure

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Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a comparison of the treatments continuous positive airway pressure and mandibular advancement devices found both were associated with similar reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, according to a study in the December 1 issue of JAMA. Obstructive sleep apnea is…