Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women

On December 2, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea could lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women, according to a new study. A recent study unlocks the health issues linked to snoring. “Snoring” refers to a sleeping pattern in which a person breathes while emitting a snorting or grunting sound. The…

Study finds hormone therapy improves sleep quality for recently menopausal women

On September 1, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

For many women, the side effects of menopause don’t call it a day when they do. Between 40 and 60 percent of women in perimenopause and early menopause face issues with sleep because of this physical change. The majority also report hot flashes and night sweats, which can…

Anakinra does not seem to improve fatigue severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome

On March 9, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

The anti-inflammatory biologic drug anakinra does not seem to reduce fatigue severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The findings of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. CFS is characterized by severe, persistent, and disabling fatigue. While case definitions differ, the…

Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

It’s somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes. Nocturnal hot flashes are among the most problematic because they can contribute to poor sleep. A new study shows…

A clue as to why men sleep better than women

On September 13, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Are women more likely to have disturbed sleep than men, and if so, why? A new study published in PNAS suggests that being male or female has an impact on how well we are likely to sleep. A woman’s sleep cycle appears to be different from a man’s. …

Night shift work may affect women more than men

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

Night shift working could affect women’s ability to function more than men’s, suggests a study that compared men and women’s performance after experiencing 28-hour day schedules that delayed their sleep-wake cycle until it was out of sync with their internal 24-hour body clock. The study is the first to show…

Women with sleeping problems far more likely to develop diabetes

On January 29, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that in women, sleeping problems are associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the increased risk ranging from 47% for one sleep disorder to more than 4 times…

Migraines worsen as women approach menopause

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

Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vedanta Research. “Women have been telling doctors that their migraine headaches worsen around menopause and now we have…

Study suggests increased sleep duration and chronic short sleep duration linked to increased diabetes risk in middle-aged and older women

Chronic short sleep duration of 6 hours or less or increasing average sleeping time by 2 hours or more over a period of several years increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and older women, reports new research published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association…

More than one-third of perimenopausal women develop insomnia

On October 15, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New study shows symptoms escalating over time Millions of women may likely be sleep-deprived. It’s already a known fact that women are more predisposed to insomnia. Now a new study presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) earlier this month suggests that perimenopausal…