sleep disorders

How to Talk to Your Partner About The Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

Is your partner’s loud snoring keeping you awake at night? Do their frequent pauses in breathing and gasping for air when they start again making you afraid for their health? If so, it may be time to talk to your bed-partner about getting treatment for their snoring. Approximately 20 million American adults suffer from sleep apnea, …

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Sleeping Pills Up Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients

Sleeping Pills Up Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients Published on May 27, 2014 Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by eightfold, according to research from Japan. The study was presented this month at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held May 17 to 20 in Athens, Greece. The Congress …

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Shift Work and Lark / Night Owl Tendencies

Even though most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour day, exactly when our bodies naturally tend to fall asleep and wake up each day can vary. Scientists believe that people have inherent differences in when they sleep and wake best. This natural pattern is a chronotype. Whether you’re a night owl (an evening …

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How Shift Work Affects the Circadian System

When you understand how the body’s circadian systems work, it’s easy to see how keeping an irregular schedule will affect this internal timekeeper. Shift work creates a misalignment between your internal clock and the outside world. When this happens, your body’s timekeeper sends you signals that conflict with the activities you’re trying to do. This may cause your …

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Living & Coping With Shift Work Disorder

Shift work disorder can affect your health, as well as your performance and safety on the job. Physical Health  Shift work has been linked to certain chronic diseases and illnesses. Long-term night shift work is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, as well as metabolic problems, heart disease, ulcers, gastrointestinal problems and obesity. Insufficient …

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Do You Suffer From Shift Work Sleep Disorder? Symptoms Revealed

Shift Work Disorder is a chronic condition that is directly related to your work schedule. Night shifts, rotating shifts, or even an early morning shift can cause the disorder. With the disorder, you have a hard time sleeping when sleep is desired, needed, or expected. Identifying the symptoms of this disorder can help you determine …

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Top Universities Criticize Society for Neglecting Sleep

A recent report in news health documents sentiments from top university researchers who criticize “people and governments” for being “supremely arrogant” in ignoring the importance of sleep. The researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities told BBC’s Day of the Body Clock that lack of sleep was leading to “serious health problems.” The …

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Nationwide “Sleep campaign” launched as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project

AASM Launches Sleep Well, Be Well Campaign Makes Healthy Sleep a Priority A nationwide “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign is being launched this week as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). …

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