It's Worse Than We Thought: 3 New Revelations in Sleep Health

October 31, 2017 Anna Johansson of NBC News

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep

You undoubtedly realize that sleep is important, if for no other reason than you’ve experienced the grogginess and detrimental productivity effects firsthand after a night of little to no sleep. You probably also realize that a ...

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The Sleep Phase Where You Dream May Make You Less Prone To Fear

Sleep

This gives a whole new meaning to the term “sweet dreams.”...

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Good sleep essential to improving chance of becoming pregnant, study finds

Sleep, Pregnancy, Preventive Health

Good quality sleep is essential to improving a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, a new study suggests....

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Are fitness trackers accurate for tracking sleep

October 30, 2017 Karli Barnett of 13 WMAZ

Sleep

Sleep is about more than just getting beauty rest. It is actually a vital component of our overall health. In trying to live healthier lifestyles, many people have turned to using devices that track our physical activity, like a ...

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Sleep Apnea Diagnosis is Too Complicated

Sleep Apnea

Quickly and accurately diagnosing sleep apnea is critical, according to Dr Barbara Phillips, because the condition is common and its symptoms have the potential to affect just about anybody. ...

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Effects of Exercise Interventions on Depressive Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the United States: A Systematic Review

Sleep

Depression is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults. Exercise has been found to have a protective and treatable effect on depression in this population. A systematic review of literature published between 2006 and ...

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Healthy kids: ​​​​​​​Does your teen get enough sleep? Or too much?

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues

My teenager sleeps a lot. Should I be worried? Teenagers should get nine to 10 hours of sleep per night but, unfortunately, most do not. Demands of homework, work, family and friends often result in late nights. Sleep deprivation can ...

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Sleep...Time for the Brain to Reboot

Sleep

I have a friend who wishes that he could take toothpicks and prop his eyes open so as not to miss anything of his life. His view is that time, precious time, is wasted when we have to sleep....

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Dentist pulled out boy's four teeth 'unnecessarily'

Invest In Your Child, Children, Dental

When Tim Leo took his 13-year-old son Ethan to the nearby WH Dental Surgeons in Hougang to fix his crooked teeth, as it offered orthodontic services, he expected a routine treatment lasting one to two years....

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10 things to know about sleep as the clocks go back

Sleep

People across the UK will wake up having gained an hour's sleep on Sunday morning, as the clocks go back heralding darker evenings and shorter days. But how much do we know about sleep and its impact on our lives, from our health and ...

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Why We Need More Sleep

October 28, 2017 Derek Beres of Big Think

Adult Sleep Issues, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

Of the many pieces of folk wisdom handed down through the generations, the necessity of sleep is of primary importance. While sleep research was effectively in the dark (pun presented but not intended) for eons, the list of benefits of ...

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Why Dreaming May Be Important for Your Health

October 27, 2017 Amanda MacMillan of Time

Sleep, Sleep Apnea

Doctors have warned for years that Americans are not getting enough sleep, with health consequences ranging from drowsy driving and irritability to an increased risk of dementia, heart disease and early death. Now, a recent study ...

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How to Get a Better Night's Sleep When You Have Diabetes

Sleep, Sleep Apnea

There could be many reasons why you’re not getting a good night’s sleep if you have diabetes....

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How To Get Better Sleep After 40

October 26, 2017 Jeanne Sager of Prevention

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep Apnea, Sleep

Lori Bertsch falls asleep within minutes of her head hitting the pillow. But at some point in the middle of the night, almost every night, the 53-year-old jolts awake, her mind racing....

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Sleep and the Relationship Between Pediatric Pain and Traumatic Stress

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep, Pediatric Sleep Issues

Poor sleep quality partially mediates relationships between post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) and severity of chronic pain in pediatric patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain....

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Could It Be Sleep Deprivation and Not ADHD?

Sleep, ADHD

It's a common chicken-and-egg question: Is it sleeplessness that may be causing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or is it ADHD that's causing sleeplessness? Experts who gathered in September for the European College of ...

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How to test for sleep apnea at home

Sleep Apnea

A lot of people who are not sleeping well are reluctant to see a specialist because they don't want to participate in a sleep study (the kind where a patient sleeps at a clinic), but a Sugar Land doctor said that's all a thing of the ...

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Sleep Apnea: How to know and what to do about It?

Sleep Apnea

How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea? Sleep disorders are more common than you might realize. About 40 million people in the United States have a long-term chronic sleep disorder, and another 20 million people suffer from occasional ...

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New Poll Finds Nation's Seniors Have Big Problems With Sleep

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

A poll of 1,065 of the nation’s seniors found that nearly half of individuals between the ages of 65 and 80 in the United States report sleep problems and 1 in 3 said they take something regularly to help them sleep. What’s more, over ...

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The Secrets of Sleep

Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Adult Sleep Issues

When I trained to be a doctor, some four decades ago, everyone neglected sleep. “On call” duty for hospital interns began at 6 a.m. and lasted twenty-four hours; I often kept on working until early evening the next day, after which I ...

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Don’t be scared: Know the difference between a nightmare and a night terror

Adult Sleep Issues, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

What’s the difference between a nightmare and a night terror? If you, as a parent, are awakened by your child’s screams in the night, either one can be a jarring experience. But according to Dr. Kevin Kaplan, an assistant professor of ...

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Helping take care of elderly family members could come with tax credits soon

Geriatric Dentistry

Wisconsin AARP's Jim Flaherty says roughly 600,000 family caregivers in the state provide assistance of some kind to elder parents or others....

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Stop snoring! Get a silent night with THESE remedies

October 22, 2017 Marina Gask of Express

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

For many couples snoring can make nights a major challenge. Lying next to a heavy snorer can have a devastating impact on your sleep, your wellbeing and even your relationship, with many couples resorting to sleeping apart....

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Extroverts are more likely to have good nights’ sleep

October 22, 2017 Miranda Larbi of Metro

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

Warm milk. Hot baths. Sleep aids. Audio books. Nothing works. And that could be because your crappy sleep might be caused by who you are. A new study, carried out by Best Mattress Brand, has suggested that how easy you find drifting off ...

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Sleep well to be successful in life, career

October 21, 2017 R. Sujatha of The Hindu

Sleep, Sleep Apnea

“When I started 15 years ago to research sleep it was by accident. I was an ENT specialist, I had been cutting people’s throats to treat sleep apnea,” says Dr. Tuomilehto, who, after returning from a medical conference began noticing ...

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How Personality Affects Sleep Quality

Sleep

How easy you find drifting off at night could be down to your personality, a new study has shown....

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Research explores role of sleep in postpartum depression

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep

Can better sleep during pregnancy help prevent postpartum depression? That’s the question a research team led by Dr. Katherine M. Sharkey is hoping to answer....

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Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

Teens sleep less than they used to, sacrificing shuteye to spend more time on their phones and tablets....

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How What You Eat Affects Your Sleep

October 19, 2017 Sarah DiGiulio of NBC News

Sleep

Whether or not we get high-quality slumber at night is dependent on a lot more than what time we turn in at night and what time we set the alarm for. That includes everything from how much exercise we get to how much time we spend in ...

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The sleep problem that can kill your sex life, and lead to divorce

Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Adult Sleep Issues

Sleep is arguably the most important part of your day. It not only helps to restore and maintain our immune, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems but maintains our mental performance, mood, memory and even sexual health....

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The Secret to a Better Night's Sleep: A Sense of Purpose?

Sleep

Despite its importance for health and well-being, many American adults find it difficult to consistently get enough sleep. Approximately 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, according to the Center for Disease ...

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Waking Up at 5 a.m. Probably Won't Make You More Productive. Here's What Will

October 18, 2017 Kristen Bahler of Time

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep

You’ve heard the stories....

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

We often think of snoring as annoying or embarrassing, but we don’t usually think of it as deadly. However, it can be a symptom of sleep apnea, an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep. Left ...

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Everything you need to know about sleep, but are too tired to ask

October 17, 2017 Yasmin Anwar of Berkley

Sleep

Ask neuroscientist Matthew Walker, author of the new book, Why We Sleep, about the downside of pulling an all-nighter, and he’ll rattle off a list of ill effects that range from memory loss and a compromised immune system to junk food ...

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Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes

October 17, 2017 Medical Xpress

Sleep

The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 percent of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of ...

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Fall is prime time for children's illnesses

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep Apnea

As autumn ushers in colorful leaves and crisper temperatures, it’s also the time of year when certain illnesses begin to peak — especially in children....

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How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep

Sleep and athletic performance go hand in hand. Inadequate sleep can impede your performance in the pool and, over time, can damage your health....

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Safe Sleep Awareness

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month and the U.S. continues to have a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World ...

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Sleep apnea may confer increased AF risk

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disordered Breathing

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea or sleep-disordered breathing have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation, according to a poster presented at the Cardiometabolic Health Conference....

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

October 16, 2017 Terry Gross of NPR

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark....

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Sleep is too important to simply ignore

Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disordered Breathing

The days are getting shorter. Darkness is coming sooner. With the change to standard time approaching soon, it is a good time to discuss sleep....

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What is sleep, even?

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

There’s a good chance that when you woke up this morning, your first thought was to go back to bed. But it’s also likely that you had so many obligations pulling you out from under the covers—work to do, food to cook, friends to ...

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Sleep apnea can be a sign of serious medical issues

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep Apnea, Sleep, Sleep Disordered Breathing

Did you know? The Sleep Center in Gillette opened in 1994 with two beds. Based on patient demand, Campbell County Health expanded the facility to four beds and updated its equipment in 2013. In 2014, it was accredited by the American ...

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Your 7-Day Sleep BETTER Plan

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep

Thanks for signing up for the 7-Day Sleep BETTER Plan. With just a single text message you've taken the first step toward getting a good night's sleep. A recent survey showed that 46 percent of us aren't getting enough rest to power ...

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What does it mean when we talk in our sleep?

Sleep

What horrors lurk in our subconscious? According to a new French study – believed to be the largest into the subject – on sleep-talking and what we say when we’re asleep, researchers found the most commonly used word is “no”, and the ...

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Beyond snoring: Sleep apnea has dangerous consequences

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep Apnea, Sleep, Sleep Disordered Breathing

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a major health problem with potentially dangerous consequences....

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Lack of Sleep is (Literally) Killing You: Here's Why and What to Do, According to Science

October 10, 2017 Scott Mautz of Inc.

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep

You probably want to hit that snooze alarm as much as I do or find yourself asleep on a 10AM flight when you should be at peak alertness. It's an indication of how tired we are--everyone knows that....

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World Mental Health Day:  How Bad Sleep Can Literally Make You Go Crazy

October 10, 2017 Jessica Firger of Newsweek

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep

You probably don’t need scientific evidence to know that lack of sleep makes a person very cranky. And the fact that regular sleep has such a huge impact on a person’s mood is reason enough to make it a priority. The National Alliance ...

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The need for sleep

October 06, 2017 Advantage News

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

We have all heard that getting a good night’s sleep is important to our overall health. But now more than ever, we are ignoring that advice....

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Retainers Should Be ‘Worn For Life’ After Braces To Prevent Need For Future Corrective Treatment

Dentist, Beautiful Smile, Braces

Most people who have had braces will need corrective treatment years later, orthodontists have said....

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Sleep's role in memory consolidation unpicked

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

It is known that sleep is vital to our normal daily functioning, and that a lack of proper nightly sleep can seriously affect our cognition and general well-being. For instance, Medical News Today recently covered a study that linked ...

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Productive on six hours of sleep? You’re deluding yourself, expert says

Getting through the workday on little sleep is a point of pride for some. But skimping on shuteye could be shortening your life and making you a less than stellar employee, according to Matthew Walker, founder and director of the Center ...

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FDA warns against sleep positioners

October 03, 2017 Amanda Cuda of CTPost

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues

Getting babies to sleep is a seemingly endless struggle that nearly all parents face. So it’s not surprising that parents might turn to devices for help. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions strongly against sleep ...

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Sleep apnea: Often undiagnosed but treatment can be simple, effective

Sleep Apnea

Up to 35 percent of Americans may suffer from some degree of sleep apnea, but for many, the condition will go untreated. Often associated with issues such as diabetes, obesity, heart attacks and strokes, sleep apnea is a potentially ...

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New insights into how sleep helps the brain to reorganize itself

October 02, 2017 Science Daily

Sleep

Researchers at the Humboldt and Charité Universities in Berlin, led by Dr Julie Seibt from the University of Surrey, used cutting edge techniques to record activity in a particular region of brain cells that is responsible for holding ...

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Caregivers Corner: Tips for helping mother remain as independent as possible

Geriatric Dentistry

Dear Mary, My mother lives in the mid-West and I can only visit once or twice a year. On my last visit, I noticed how frail she has become; she doesn’t like to cook just for herself so she has lost quite a bit of weight. Although she is ...

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