Approximately 1 in 3 Americans suffers from chronic sleep deprivation and another 10-15% of the population has chronic insomnia. Sleep disorders can profoundly affect a person’s whole life and have been linked to a range of diseases, including obesity, depression, anxiety, and inflammatory disorders. Included in this report is a link to download the original […]
Severe sleep loss jolts the immune system into action, reflecting the same type of immediate response shown during exposure to stress, finds a new study by researchers in the Netherlands and United Kingdom.
Smoking, head injury, pesticide exposure, farming and less education may be risk factors for a rare sleep disorder that causes people to kick or punch during sleep. The study results were published in the June 27, 2012, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
New research shows that sleep loss markedly exaggerates the degree to which we anticipate impending emotional events, particularly among highly anxious people, who are especially vulnerable. Two common features of anxiety disorders are sleep loss and an amplification of emotional response. Results from the new study suggest that these features may not be independent of […]
Patients seen at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center who used positive airway pressure (PAP) to treat their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had improvements in their depressive symptoms, even if they followed the prescribed PAP regimen only partly, a new study reports.
Getting a good night’s rest continues to be of utmost importance to your health. New data from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows not getting enough sleep can increase the risk for stroke symptoms in people with a healthy body mass index who are at low risk for obstructive sleep apnea and have no […]
Sound, restful sleep may be just a dream for millions of Americans with strained family relationships. That is the finding of a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
A new paper which reviews the evidence from sleep restriction studies reveals that inadequate sleep, defined as less than 6 hours, is linked to obesity. The research, published in a special issue of the The American Journal of Human Biology, explores how lack of sleep can impact appetite regulation, impair glucose metabolism and increase blood […]