Health News

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.
Shocker: Turbulent Teen Brains Like Adults
Parents have known since almost the dawn of time that teens are turbulent. Teens tend to be impulsive and their moods, desires, and drives are constantly changing. Scientists have now found a constant.
Being a Night Owl Isn't Good For Your Health
Staying up until the wee hours of the morning may potentially lead to your weight to increase. Sleep disorder researchers exploring the relationship between the circadian timing of sleeping, eating and body mass index (BMI) report that this up and down relationship was studied for the first time in the United States.
Sleeping Sickness Watch Out
The tsetse fly, a nasty little critter, is a taxi cab service for parasites causing sleeping sickness. Researchers hope to wipe out sleeping sickness by targeting the tsetse fly.
Sleep Arithmetic can Subtract Years From Your Life
If the number of hours you sleep don't add up, you could be subtracting years from your life and lowering brain function in the process. Bottom line - you need 6-8 hours of sleep - not more, not less.
Sleep Deprivation Causes Risky Financial Choices
Casinos know sleepy people can make poor decisions. Using functional MRI scans, we now know which regions of the brain work best without sleep. And which brain regions assess positive outcomes.
Nursing Needs Sleeping Too
Due to the nursing shortage stemming from the 1980's, many nurse shifts start at 7:00 am til 7:00 pm or from 7:00 pm til 7:00 am, with many night nurses often working three consectutive shifts. These elongagated work schedules create Circadian Misalignment, a sleep/wake pattern disjointed with humans' biological clocks.