Month: March 2014

When Wives Can’t Sleep, Marriage May Suffer

When Wives Can’t Sleep, Marriage May Suffer Monday, June 20, 2011 at 10:39AM When wives can’t fall asleep, that tends to trigger marital tensions the next day, a new study suggests, whereas the sleep issues of husbands barely impact spousal relationships. Researchers tested the sleep patterns of 35 young and healthy married couples for 10 nights …

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Optimal CPAP use is difficult because of problems with adherence.

Terri E. Weaver, PhD Ellen and Robert Kapito Professor in Nursing Science Biobehavioral and Health Sciences Division University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Philadelphia, PA Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) optimally may nonetheless suffer residual excessive sleepiness. Optimal CPAP use is difficult because of problems with adherence. …

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Lack of sleep can cause brain damage

Finding yourself a little sluggish after that weekend party marathon? Suffering from chronic insomnia? It may be more than a hangover or just feeling tired after lack of sleep. Initial research indicates there may be actual brain damage occurring from lack of Zs. “A good night of sleep may do more than make you feel …

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Connecting TMJ and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Connecting TMJ and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Approximately 34 million Americans suffer from some variation of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) which is about 12% of the total population. It is a set of conditions that take place at the joint where the lower jaw meets the skull and causes pain and inflammation around the joint for the …

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Sleep Disrupted? Maybe It’s Daylight Saving Time

Think that hour in the morning doesn’t really matter? Think again! MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — “Sleep problems may surface for some after clocks were moved forward an hour Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time because many people have difficulty changing their body clocks, a sleep expert says.” It’s always good to exercise and …

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Sleep Study – Behavioral and Physiological Consequences of Sleep Restriction

DID YOU KNOW? “Recent experiments reveal that following days of chronic restriction of sleep duration below 7 hours per night, significant daytime cognitive dysfunction accumulates to levels comparable to that found after severe acute total sleep deprivation.” “There is ample scientific evidence to support the conclusion that sleep is an essential physiological need state that must …

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Insomnia Linked to Increased Mortality Risk

We all want to live as long as possible. The search for the fountain of youth is a multi-billion dollar industry. Did you know that getting sufficient sleep is directly linked to longevity? “Insomnia is something that most people struggle with at one time or another.  It may be brought on by a busy period …

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Is your teen getting enough sleep?

Poor Sleep and Media Use Could Lead to Mental Illness in Teens Scientists have already linked sleep apnea with ADHD and poor performance in school. However, the consequences of poor sleep could be much more dire. Does your teen suffer from sleep apnea or other sleep disturbances? http://www.sleepdt.com/poor-sleep-and-media-use-could-lead-to-mental-illness-in-teens/

Money may not buy happiness, but can it buy sleep?

They say money can’t buy happiness. Although I’ve never seen anyone frowning on a jet ski, there’s another important link between quality of life and money. It’s no surprise that people who live in poverty have quality of life challenges and increased health crises. This article looks at the link between poverty’s effect on sleep …

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