Sleep

Antidepressants may not help treat insomnia

Antidepressants may not help treat insomnia

A rigorous review of research, led by the University of Southampton, has found there is not enough evidence to support the current clinical practice...
Sleep loss linked to higher risk of obesity and diabetes

Why sleep loss is linked to obesity and diabetes

In a recent study, researchers from University of Arizona find that nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors. It represent...
How sleep apnea and irregular heartbeat are connected

How sleep apnea and irregular heartbeat are connected

If a patient experiences irregular heartbeat like atrial fibrillation, the doctor may recommend a test for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. This is because the...
Could antioxidant benefit your sleep?

Could antioxidant benefit your sleep?

Understanding sleep has become increasingly important in modern society, where chronic loss of sleep has become rampant and pervasive. As evidence mounts for a correlation...
How sleep affects infants’ ability to develop cognitive and language skills

How sleep affects infants’ ability to develop cognitive and language skills?

Infants who regularly sleep less than 12 hours total over any given 24-hour period have poorer cognitive and language development at two years of...
Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don’t get enough of it

Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don’t get enough of...

Many of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation: feeling tired and cranky, or finding it hard to concentrate. Sleep is more important...
Signs your child’s snoring may be a health problem

Signs your child’s snoring may be a health problem

Many children may snore at some point in their lives, especially during bouts of colds or when their allergies are acting up. It’s often a...
Is sleep disorder linked to dementia?

Is sleep disorder linked to dementia?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia,...
Will binge-watching TV increase your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes

Will binge-watching TV increase your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes?

A recent study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise was reported in many media outlets as a bringer of...
Is sleep apnea worse for women

Is sleep apnea worse for women? Studies continue to say “yes.”

The statistics are startling. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 26 percent of adults ages 30 to 70 have sleep apnea. Left untreated,...