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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders
Preschoolers Who Sleep Less Weigh More by Age 7
Sleep appears to influence a child’s body weight, particularly their body fat, a new study shows.
When Wives Don’t Sleep, Marriage Suffers
When couples fight, sleep often suffers. Now a new study shows that the reverse can also true. Not sleeping well, it seems, can make for a rockier relationship.
Alcohol at Bedtime May Not Help Your Sleep
One of the largest studies to date on alcohol’s effects on sleep shows that drinking alcohol before bed may disrupt sleep and increase wakefulness in healthy adults -- affecting women more than men -- regardless of family history of alcoholism.
Sleepy Americans Put Health at Risk
About a third of adults in the U.S. may be getting less than seven hours of sleep per day, putting themselves at risk for serious health problems, according to two new CDC studies.
Sleep and Technology Don't Mix: Sleep Poll
Devices meant to make life easier and more entertaining are often making us sleepier, according to the latest poll by the National Sleep Foundation.
Sleepy People Overeat
People who get too little sleep tend to overeat -- and tend to overindulge in fatty foods, a Columbia University study suggests.
Sleep Apnea, Daytime Sleepiness: Risky Combo
Older adults who have sleep apnea and who are excessively sleepy in the daytime may be at more than twice the risk of death compared to people who do not have the combination of these two conditions, new research suggests.
Exercise Improves Sleep and Nighttime Breathing Troubles
Three new studies show that people who are more physically active sleep longer and more deeply than those who are sedentary.
Lack of Sleep Impairs Emotional IQ
Sleep-deprived people have trouble reading facial expressions, a new study shows, particularly when those faces are shifting away from anger or threat.
Sleep Deprivation Plus Stress Hurts Blood Pressure
A stressful day after a poor night of sleep may be an especially bad combination for blood pressure, a new study shows.
Hammocks Help You Sleep
The gentle rocking motion of a hammock helps people fall asleep faster and encourages a deeper state of sleep than sleeping on a stationary bed, a new study shows.
Breathing Problems During Sleep Linked to Memory Problems
Breathing problems during sleep may contribute to memory problems and dementia in elderly people.
Poor Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure
A new study shows men who got the least deep sleep were 80% more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who got the most.
About 1 in 4 U.S. Workers Has Insomnia
Workers with insomnia who are too sleepy to fully function on the job cost the U.S. a whopping $63 billion in lost productivity each year, according to a nationwide survey.
Insomnia May Raise Heart Attack Risk
Chronic insomnia may be linked to increased risk of heart attack, a study shows.
Loneliness May Disrupt Sleep
Feeling lonely may make it harder to get a good night's sleep, a study shows.
Women's Sleep Problems Linked to Fibromyalgia Risk
Women who have more trouble falling or staying asleep may have an increased risk of fibromyalgia, a new study from Norway reveals.
Middle-of-Night Sleeping Pill Intermezzo Approved
The FDA has approved Intermezzo, a sleeping pill designed for people who wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble falling back to sleep.
Police Officers Often Robbed of Sleep
Excessive sleepiness and unrecognized sleep disorders are common problems among police officers, a new study reports.
Insomnia Can Be Dangerous, But There's Rest for the Weary
Insomnia, which is twice as common in women as in men, affects 6% to 10% of adults. It’s the most common sleep disorder yet often goes undiagnosed and untreated, according to a new report.
Elderly Sleep Problems May Be Tied to Hormones
Elderly people's reputation as early birds may have a biological and potentially treatable cause.
Want to Sleep Better? Make Your Bed
A poll of people’s attitudes about their sleep environment suggests that bedroom comfort is important.
Weight Loss May Improve Sleep Apnea
Weight loss is an effective long-term treatment for patients with sleep apnea who are overweight or obese, a study shows.
Sleep Apnea Affects Blood Vessels
A common sleep disorder may affect the blood vessels responsible for supplying blood to the heart, raising the risk of heart disease in otherwise healthy people.
Treating Sleep Apnea in Women May Lower the Risk of Heart-Related Death
Machines that help keep the airways open during sleep may be lifesaving devices for women with severe sleep apnea, a new study suggests.
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