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Racism and Sleep, Health Problems
Social and environmental stressors have a hand in how likely a person is to experience disturbed sleep, and new research shows that racism may also be a stressor - even if the racism is only perceived.
Weight Loss Improves Sleep Apnea
A strong correlation between sleep apnea and obesity suggests that losing weight could have a tremendous effect on improving sleep disorders. While not all sleep apnea sufferers are overweight, the majority are.
Exercise More to Combat Sleep Disorders and Diabetes
Men with obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes or high blood pressure can greatly improve their survival rate by increasing their amount of exercise. Conversely, poor fitness habits increased the death rate by as much as 75 percent.
Study While You Sleep
Did you think sleep was all about getting rest? Well, think again. Your brain keeps busy at night too.
A Failure to Communicate
Usually, the hemispheres of a child’s developing brain quickly learn to “sync” with one another. In the autistic brain, that ability is much weaker, according to a recent study.
Healthy Sleep, Healthy Mind
A recent study from the Cleveland Clinic reported people getting six to nine hours of sleep per night were much more likely to have a high quality of life with less symptoms of depression.
Beddy Bye for Pre-K
Early bedtimes are a must for preschoolers. They should really have their heads on the pillows by 8:00 PM. Lack of sleep early on could lead to learning difficulties once the bell rings for school to begin.
Sleepy Unhappiness
Wives should hit the sack early and get plenty of sleep. A recent study reports that both husbands and wives know when the wife doesn't get ample sleep on a Monday night, they can anticipate marital issues on Tuesday.
Men of Sleepless La Mancha
"Sleep is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even." ~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605. The importance of sleep was so eloquently expressed at the height of the Renaissance.
Close Counts in Horseshoes and Sleep Apnea
Researchers wanted to observe if patients with slight obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), those close to but not quite qualifying by current standards for a prescription of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), would benefit from CPAP therapy.