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  • Sleep Disturbances Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

    July 10, 2017 — Here’s another reason to get a good night’s sleep: Interrupting a deep phase of sleep appears to cause more of the proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease to collect in your brain, a new study from researchers at Washington University concludes. The findings, published Monday in the research journal Brain, suggest that […]

  • Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sleep problems may provide early clues about worsening suicidal thoughts in at-risk young adults as well as a potential way to intervene, a new study suggests. “Suicide is the tragic outcome of psychiatric illness interacting with multiple biological, psychological and social risk factors,” […]

  • Could Shift Work Damage Your DNA?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When people work the night shift, their bodies might have less capacity to repair everyday damage to cells’ DNA, a small study hints. The research found that people excreted lower levels of a chemical called 8-OH-dG when they worked at night. That might […]

  • Is Blue Light Bad For Your Health?

    June 19, 2017 — Peek into the typical American household after dinner and you’ll find the occupants bathed in a faint bluish glow. As parents fire off late emails on their laptops or lie in bed with eyes fixed on e-readers, kids update their Snapchat accounts or squeeze in one last game on their phones. […]

  • Do You Have ‘Social Jet Lag?’

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you tend to keep to a regular sleep schedule during the week, but then turn into a late-night party animal on the weekends, you may be risking your health, new research suggests. Sleep experts call this sleep pattern “social jet lag,” a […]

  • Sweat Yourself to Sleep

    If you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or are waking up often during the night, you are not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 70 million Americans experience insomnia at some point in their lives. And whether you suffer from transient or chronic insomnia, you know how frustrating it can […]

  • Doze Control: Eat Right and You’ll Sleep Like a Baby

    Do you toss and turn during the night instead of sleeping soundly? If so, your battle with insomnia might start at the dining table, not in the bedroom. A cup of coffee or tea or a glass of cola are quick pick-me-ups that might undermine your sleep. Even small amounts of caffeine (like the amount […]

  • 24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep deprivation while working 24-hour shifts affects heart function, a new German study suggests. “These findings may help us better understand how workload and shift duration affect public health,” said lead researcher Dr. Daniel Kuetting, from the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology […]

  • Many Misuse OTC Sleep Aids: Survey

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People struggling with insomnia often turn to non-prescription sleep remedies that may be habit-forming and are only intended for short-term use, according to a new Consumer Reports survey. The survey found that 18 percent of people who said they’d taken such over-the-counter drugs […]

  • Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People find help for all sorts of maladies online. Now, insomnia might be one of them. A web-based interactive program may help chronically sleepless individuals get needed shuteye without taking medication or spending time on a therapist’s couch, a new study suggests. The […]

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