Having trouble sleeping? It is not just because of aging.

Many older adults have sleep problems that can be caused by aging. But other issues also contribute to the prevalence of sleep complaints, and they should be discussed and investigated, experts say....

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Patients with obstructive sleep apnea at higher risk for diabetic retinopathy

November 25, 2017 Healio

Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disordered Breathing

Once patients cross an obstructive sleep apnea severity threshold, they become more at risk for developing significant diabetic eye diseases, according to a study....

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Signs you may not be getting a good night's sleep

Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Adult Sleep Issues

Sleep is important to keeping the brain functioning at the highest levels and maintaining overall health. Doctors say that 90-percent of adults need the recommended eight hours of sleep every night to stay healthy. For many adults, that ...

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New York Study Suggests Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of a Person Developing Alzheimer’s

Sleep Apnea

New York researchers have found a link between sleep apnea and high levels of the amyloid protein that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease....

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Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk Of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

November 16, 2017 Bianca Castro of NBC DFW

Sleep Apnea

If you've been putting off seeing a doctor about your snoring, a new study may make you think twice....

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Sleep Strengthens Recent Learning and Negative Memories

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

All day long, while we’re awake, our brains are busy. They take in the world, learn from our experiences, and form memories of what we have seen, done, heard and learned. Sleep plays an essential role in consolidating learning and ...

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Study shows therapy improves quality of life in people who have sleep apnea

November 16, 2017 Medical Xpress

Sleep Apnea

A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy improves quality of life measures in people who have obstructive sleep apnea....

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Apple Watch, Fitbit can diagnose hypertension and sleep apnea: study

November 16, 2017 Seung Lee of TechXplore

Sleep

A new study from the University of California, San Francisco and a health startup suggests that Apple Watch and Fitbit can accurately diagnose common health issues such as hypertension and sleep apnea....

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Spring Forward… Forever? Massachusetts Considers Atlantic Standard Time

Sleep

“Spring forward, fall back.” If that strange mnemonic sounds familiar, then you probably grew up in a place that observed Daylight Savings Time. If not, maybe you experienced the impacts of DST for the first time this fall when you ...

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Whatever You Think You Know About Napping. Maybe You Should Sleep On It.

Sleep

“No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap."~Carrie Snow...

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Happy, healthy and wise: Why good sleep habits make your kids happier and, yes, smarter

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Invest In Your Child

In our increasingly sleep-deprived culture, it’s easy to assume that it’s fine to miss a little shut-eye now and again. Not so. Negative effects caused by too little sleep, like impaired concentration and irritability, can be measured ...

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A Call To Action For Sleep-Friendly Schools

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) has issued a new position statement recommending that middle and high school start classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m.— and is urging local, state, and national leaders to take action to help ...

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Getting a good night's sleep important to healthy aging

Sleep, Sleep Apnea

What is sleep? Shakespeare's Macbeth called it in part ". . . sore labour's bath/ Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,/ Chief nourisher in life's feast."...

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Growth-Promoting Protein Linked to REM Sleep in Pre-Clinical Research Study

Sleep

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein linked in previous research to long-term memory and to multiple brain-related diseases in humans, helps rats regulate when and for how long they slip into rapid eye-movement (REM) ...

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‘You can sleep when you’re dead’ is actually deadly advice

Sleep

Rocker Warren Zevon is often credited with coining the mantra that’s been embraced by everyone from partying college kids to early-morning exercise evangelists: “You can sleep when you’re dead.”...

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Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation

Sleep Apnea, Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues

Over the years, science has delved into the nature and function of sleep. Although there are plenty of unanswered questions, slowly, slumber is giving up its secrets....

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Project studies link between sleep, success

Sleep

Sleep deprivation can be as detrimental to student success as drinking and drug abuse, according to a study by the University of St. Thomas....

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The science behind brain farts: Why less sleep creates mental lapses

November 07, 2017 Jish Hafner of USA Today

Sleep

A sleepless night slows down our brain cells, creating mental lapses as we space out at work, at school and behind the wheel....

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Snapshots of sleep-deprived brains show why you shouldn’t drive tired

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

After a sleepless night, your neurons act a lot like you probably do: weak, slow, and generally a bit of a mess....

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Sleep Deprivation Disrupts Brain Activity as Much as Alcohol by Causing Mental Glitches and Lapses

November 07, 2017 Josh Lowe of Newsweek

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep

After a really bad night’s sleep, it can be difficult to function properly: you find yourself forgetting things, or exercising poor judgement....

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Too Much Screen Time Before Bed Is Affecting How Much Sleep Kids Get & It's Hurting Their Health

November 06, 2017 Azure Hall of Romper

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

Passing a child a cell phone, tablet, or e-reader can be a lifesaver for a busy parent. Screen time works magic on the road, in restaurants, or when you want a little bit of quiet time to get something done. There are benefits to ...

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What Most New Parents Get Wrong About Sleep

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

This year, I hope to bring attention to parental exhaustion, a lesser-known factor in sudden unexpected infant sleep death (SUID). A shocking 3,700 infants die annually of SUID, a categorization that includes SIDS, suffocation, and ...

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5 screen-time tips for children’s sleep

November 05, 2017 Marjorie Miller of Futurity

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

In a new manuscript on digital media and sleep, researchers recommend removing electronic media from children’s bedrooms and encouraging calming bedtime routines to help kids sleep better....

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Prioritize your sleep schedule and watch your grades and your health improve

Sleep

Midterm season is just beginning to wrap up for many, and we’re all a little worse for wear because of it. During busy seasons like midterms and finals, it’s near impossible to not have your sleep schedule disrupted — if you even had ...

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9 Things That Will Help You Fall Asleep, According to a Sleep Psychologist

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

If you’ve ever had trouble getting to sleep, there’s a good chance you’ve dove down a late-night Google wormhole, searching for the best ways to fall asleep. The bad news is that a lot of these products that claim to help you fall, and ...

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Bad Hot Flashes, Sleep Apnea Often Go Together

November 01, 2017 Robert Preidt of WebMD

Sleep Apnea

As if severe hot flashes alone weren't enough of a problem for menopausal women, a new study finds these symptoms may also be tied to a greater risk for sleep apnea and related heart issues....

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Why some women in their 40s can't sleep

Adult Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

The Centers for Disease Control confirms suspicions from women everywhere - they can't sleep....

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