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Daytime napping 1–2 times a week may benefit heart health

Daytime napping 1–2 times a week may benefit heart health

Taking a daytime nap once or twice a week may halve the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure. New research suggests that napping during the day could protect heart health, after all. This is the main takeaway of an observational study appearing in the BMJ journal Heart. Nadine Häusler, […]

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Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds

Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could grabbing a nap once or twice a week help you live longer? A new study reports the occasional nap appears to cut in half people’s risk of heart attack, strokes and heart disease, compared with folks who never nap. But […]

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Jet Lag

Jet Lag

Are there any remedies for jet lag? Is it possible to prevent jet lag? There are several home remedies that can help with prevention of jet lag and easier recovery from the symptoms. The following are 12 tips to help travelers to avoid or to minimize the effects of jet lag. Tip 1: Stay in […]

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Provigil (modafinil)

Provigil (modafinil)

What is Provigil? Provigil (modafinil) is a prescription medication. It’s most often used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work. Provigil belongs to a class of medications called stimulants. It comes as 100-mg and 200-mg oral tablets. Studies show that Provigil increases the ability to stay awake compared to […]

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Night Sweats (In Men and Women) Causes, Remedies, and Treatments

Night Sweats (In Men and Women) Causes, Remedies, and Treatments

Source: Getty Images Night sweats definition and facts Night sweats, or excessive sweating during sleep, are a common symptom in women and men. Many medical conditions and diseases can cause them. Examples include women in perimenopause or menopause; medications, hormone problems (Low-T), low blood sugar, and neurological problems. You may have other symptoms like chills, […]

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Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

Scientists used data from more than 1.6 million people to link insomnia genes to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke but not atrial fibrillation. Does insomnia contribute to heart disease, or is heart disease a contributing factor for insomnia? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with stroke […]

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Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

Some studies have identified links between sleep apnea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnea. New research finds that women with a severe form of sleep apnea are more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis. The recent study, which features in the European […]

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How Sleep Woes May Strain Your Heart

How Sleep Woes May Strain Your Heart

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you spend a lot of nights watching the clock instead of sleeping, new research suggests you may need to be as concerned about your heart health as you are about lost shut-eye. People with genetic variants linked to insomnia have […]

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Intermezzo (zolpidem)

Intermezzo (zolpidem)

What is Intermezzo? What is zolpidem used for? Intermezzo contains a low dose of zolpidem, the same active ingredient in Ambien. Zolpidem belongs to a class of drugs called sedatives or hypnotics. Zolpidem shares some characteristics of a family of sedatives called benzodiazepines which includes diazepam (Valium). Benzodiazepines cause sedation, muscle relaxation, act as anticonvulsants […]

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Are You an ‘Extreme Early Bird’?

Are You an ‘Extreme Early Bird’?

Latest Sleep News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Early to bed and early to rise? In its extreme form, this tendency is more common than previously believed, according to a new study. Going to sleep at 8 p.m. and waking up as early as 4 a.m. is called advanced sleep phase. It was […]