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Even minor sleep problems raise women’s blood pressure

Even minor sleep problems raise women’s blood pressure

A new study finds that even relatively minor sleep disturbances can increase the risk of high blood pressure in women. This increase was measured even in women who slept for the recommended duration. Even mild sleep disturbance may increase hypertension risk in women. For some time, we have known that insufficient sleep increases blood pressure, […]

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Sound Advice for a Sound Sleep

Sound Advice for a Sound Sleep

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Insomnia affects up to 15 percent of Americans, but sleeping pills aren’t the only — or the best — answer. A good sleep routine, exercise and mindfulness are all options to get the restorative sleep you need. Set up a daily […]

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Health Tip: Suggestions For a Better Night’s Sleep

Health Tip: Suggestions For a Better Night’s Sleep

(HealthDay News) — Not getting enough sleep? It’s probably hurting your health. Latest Sleep News The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke suggests how to improve your sleep: Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Exercise for at least 20 minutes a day. But don’t […]

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Sleepless Nights Haunt 1 in 4 Americans

Sleepless Nights Haunt 1 in 4 Americans

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Good sleep is hard to come by for the 25 percent of Americans who experience a period of severe insomnia each year, new research suggests. There was some good news, though: Most who suffer a bout of “acute,”‘ new-onset insomnia will […]

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8 Tips on How to Relax and Sleep When Stressed

8 Tips on How to Relax and Sleep When Stressed

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: Dennis Lee, MD Think about how easy it is for a baby or small child to fall asleep. We’re born with the instinct to relax and sleep when our bodies or minds need a break. Over the years, it becomes necessary to control and even suppress these natural […]

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Chloral Hydrate Uses and Risks

Chloral Hydrate Uses and Risks

Chloral hydrate (Noctec, Aquachloral) is a sedative and hypnotic (meaning that it induces sleep) prescription drug that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. First developed in 1832, chloral hydrate is the oldest sleep medication still in use today. Other medical uses of the drug are to induce sleep before surgery and to treat […]

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Ambien: Sleeping Pill FAQs

Ambien: Sleeping Pill FAQs

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEMMedical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Insomnia, the inability to sleep, is all too common in our society. Many people have transient sleep disturbances and treat them with over-the-counter medications, while others turn to their healthcare provider for prescription medications – and there are plenty of […]

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10 Tips to Avoid Insomnia and Get a Good Night’s Sleep

10 Tips to Avoid Insomnia and Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Temporary insomnia is inadequate or poor-quality sleep lasting anywhere from one night to a few weeks. Temporary insomnia can be a single episode or recurring episodes of insomnia separated by periods of normal sleep. There are no formal criteria for diagnosing insomnia, and what constitutes sufficient sleep for one person may be inadequate for another. […]

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Trouble Sleeping? Insomnia May Be Why

Trouble Sleeping? Insomnia May Be Why

Medical Author: Melissa Stoppler, M.D.Medical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D. Insomnia is the personal perception of inadequate or poor-quality sleep. Contrary to popular belief, insomnia cannot be simply defined by the total amount of sleep you get or how long it takes you to fall asleep. People vary dramatically in both their need for sleep […]

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Sleep: Are You Sleep Deprived?

Sleep: Are You Sleep Deprived?

No matter how much sleep you need, if you don’t get enough, you will suffer the effects of sleep deprivation. Research has shown that in tests of driving ability and hand-eye coordination, people deprived of sleep perform as badly as, or even worse than, people who are intoxicated. It’s no wonder that drowsiness is a […]