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Who Lives Longer — Night Owls or Early Birds?

Who Lives Longer — Night Owls or Early Birds?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — “Night owls” might pay a price when it comes to their health and longevity, a new study reports. Folks who stay up late and struggle to wake in the morning have a 10 percent higher risk of dying sooner than so-called […]

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Sleepless Nights Show Ties To Alzheimer’s Risk

Sleepless Nights Show Ties To Alzheimer’s Risk

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even one night of lost sleep may cause the brain to fill with protein chunks that have long been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study warns. People deprived of sleep for one night experience an immediate and […]

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Help for When You’re Wide-Eyed at 3 a.m.

Help for When You’re Wide-Eyed at 3 a.m.

Latest Sleep News TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Something like this has happened to most of us: You wake up, wide awake, only to discover that it’s 3 a.m. Suddenly your mind fills with worry about how hard tomorrow will be if you don’t get more sleep. The problem is, you toss and […]

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Health Tip: Find the Best Places to Nap

Health Tip: Find the Best Places to Nap

(HealthDay News) — While napping can’t replace a good night’s sleep, it can offer a quick recharge in the midst of a busy day. Latest Sleep News The National Sleep Foundation says a nap shouldn’t be longer than 30 minutes, to prevent a groggy feeling when you wake up. So where can you sneak in […]

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Health Tip: Risk Factors For Insomnia

Health Tip: Risk Factors For Insomnia

(HealthDay News) — Insomnia — the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep — affects more women than men, and older people more than younger ones. Latest Sleep News The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says people at increased risk for insomnia include those who: Are stressed. Are depressed or have emotional health […]

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Keep a Spring in Your Step With Sunday’s Time Change

Keep a Spring in Your Step With Sunday’s Time Change

Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Come Sunday morning, the clocks will jump ahead one hour, but experts say there are ways to take the sting out of that lost hour of sleep. “Setting the clock ahead in the spring is harder than sleeping an extra hour in the fall,” said […]

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Health Tip: When Noise Interrupts Sleep

Health Tip: When Noise Interrupts Sleep

(HealthDay News) — Even when you are asleep, your brain continues to hear and process sound, the National Sleep Foundation says. Latest Sleep News Noise can wake you, shift you between different stages of sleep and even cause a change in your heart rate and blood pressure. It’s more likely that noise will affect sleep […]

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Skipping CPAP May Mean Return to the Hospital for Apnea Patients

Skipping CPAP May Mean Return to the Hospital for Apnea Patients

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If people with sleep apnea who’ve been hospitalized for any reason don’t use their breathing treatments when they return home, they’re much more likely to end up back in the hospital. They were 3.5 times more likely to be readmitted for […]