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Deep Sleep ‘Brainwashes’ Us All, Study Claims

Deep Sleep ‘Brainwashes’ Us All, Study Claims

By Adam Townsend on 11/12/2019 3:51 PM Latest Sleep News Source: MedicineNet Health News What happens to your brain when you fall asleep? New real-time brain imaging has shed more light on what happens to our brains in the dark; slow waves of fluid wash in and out of our skull and carry away harmful […]

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TV Binges, Video Games, Books and Sports Taking Toll on Sleep

TV Binges, Video Games, Books and Sports Taking Toll on Sleep

Latest Sleep News SUNDAY, Nov. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly nine in 10 American adults lose sleep to binge watch TV, a new survey finds. The more than 2,000 U.S. adults who took part in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) poll in September ranked sleep as their second-highest priority, with family being […]

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Screening Truckers for Sleep Apnea Cuts Health Insurance Costs

Screening Truckers for Sleep Apnea Cuts Health Insurance Costs

Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Requiring drivers to get treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) saved a trucking company a large amount in insurance costs for other health conditions, a new study shows. People with apnea repeatedly stop breathing and wake partially during the night, resulting in poor sleep that […]

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Sleepless Nights Could Raise Heart Risks

Sleepless Nights Could Raise Heart Risks

Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sleep problems could increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and other heart and brain diseases, a new study suggests. It included 487,200 people in China, average age 51, with no history of stroke or heart disease. They were asked if they had any of […]

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Daylight Saving Time Bad for Health, Experts Claim

Daylight Saving Time Bad for Health, Experts Claim

Latest Sleep News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Clocks were set back one hour on Sunday, but some health experts say it might be better if time changes ended for good. It’s more than an inconvenience, it’s a potential health threat, they warn. Over time, daylight saving time (DST) eliminates bright morning light […]

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With Time Change, Use That Extra Hour for Sleep

With Time Change, Use That Extra Hour for Sleep

Latest Sleep News FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) –When the clocks fall back this Sunday, more than 4 in 10 Americans plan to sleep during that extra hour, a new survey finds. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) asked more than 2,000 adults what they plan to do with the extra hour when […]

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Deep Sleep May ‘Rinse’ Day’s Toxins From Brain

Deep Sleep May ‘Rinse’ Day’s Toxins From Brain

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The deep stages of sleep may give the brain a chance to wash itself free of potentially toxic substances, a new study suggests. Researchers found that during deep sleep, the “slow-wave” activity of nerve cells appears to make room for cerebral […]

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Almost Half of Americans Have Been Sleepy Behind the Wheel

Almost Half of Americans Have Been Sleepy Behind the Wheel

Latest Sleep News MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of American adults admit that they’ve fought to stay awake while driving, a new survey finds. Of the more than 2,000 respondents, 45% said they’d struggled to remain awake while behind the wheel, while 48% said they’d never driven drowsy, according to the […]

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Health Tip: Why You Yawn

Health Tip: Why You Yawn

(HealthDay News) — Yawning typically occurs when you feel sleepy or bored, says Cleveland Clinic. People do not yawn because the brain needs more oxygen, the clinic notes in dispelling a common myth. Instead, yawns allow us to regulate both air pressure in our ears and brain temperature. Latest Sleep News Yawns are not really […]

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For Insomniacs, Sleep Aids Can Ease a Troubled Mind

For Insomniacs, Sleep Aids Can Ease a Troubled Mind

Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People with severe insomnia may find that a sedative helps them sleep and banishes thoughts of suicide, a new study suggests. “If you have a patient who complains that their sleep has taken a turn for the worse, then there is reason to open the […]