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Many Americans Sleep More in Winter

Many Americans Sleep More in Winter

Latest Sleep News SATURDAY, Jan. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Like the mighty grizzly bear that hibernates in winter, many people spend more time sleeping during this cold, dark season, a new survey reveals. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 34% of Americans say they sleep more in winter, compared with 10% […]

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Insomnia: When I took part in a sleep study

Insomnia: When I took part in a sleep study

What is it like to spend a night in a sleep lab? How easy is it to sleep hooked up to numerous cables? And is there a link between the microbiome and sleep? Sleep is an essential part of our daily routine and health. Lack of sleep can be detrimental to our well-being. Insomnia is […]

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Slimming Down ‘Tongue Fat’ Might Help Ease Sleep Apnea

Slimming Down ‘Tongue Fat’ Might Help Ease Sleep Apnea

Latest Sleep News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People with sleep apnea are often told to lose weight to ease their symptoms. Now a new study suggests that shedding fat in a particular trouble spot may be key: the tongue. If you didn’t know the tongue harbors body fat, […]

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How Does Missed Sleep Affect Your Appetite?

How Does Missed Sleep Affect Your Appetite?

Latest Sleep News By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you need yet another health reason to get enough sleep, here’s one that may wake you up: Science shows that a loss of sleep can make you eat more. And that doesn’t mean healthful salads and green veggies. Studies have […]

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Get Ready for the Sleepiest Day of the Year

Get Ready for the Sleepiest Day of the Year

Latest Sleep News SATURDAY, Dec. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — What’s the sleepiest day of the year? For a majority of Americans, that would be New Year’s Day, according to a survey of 2,003 adults by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The findings showed that 57 percent said they’re more tired on Jan. […]

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Sleep Disorders (How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep)

Sleep Disorders (How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep)

What is sleep? What Is Sleep Disorders (Insomnia)? Physiologically, sleep is a complex process of restoration and renewal for the body. Scientists still do not have a definitive explanation for why humans have a need for sleep. We do know that sleep is not a passive process or “switching off” of body functions; sleep is […]

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What is the relationship between depression and sleep?

What is the relationship between depression and sleep?

Sleep and depression can affect each other. Being excessively tired can have a significant impact on a person’s mental well-being, while someone experiencing depression may have trouble sleeping. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), when a person struggles with a sleep disorder, their symptoms of depression are more likely to be severe. This article […]

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Could Carb-Heavy Meals Keep You From Good Sleep?

Could Carb-Heavy Meals Keep You From Good Sleep?

Latest Sleep News FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pasta, white bread, sugary candy and baked goods: Americans love them, but could all those “refined” carbohydrates and sugars be keeping people up at night? About 30% of Americans have insomnia, and a new study finds carb-heavy diets may share part of the blame. The […]

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Sleepy Nurses Could Put Patients at Risk

Sleepy Nurses Could Put Patients at Risk

Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nurses get less sleep before their scheduled shifts compared to nonwork days, which could affect patient care, according to a new study. How much less sleep? Almost an hour and a half. “Nurses are sleeping, on average, less than recommended amounts prior to work, which […]

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Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and in the United States, specifically. New research finds that excessive sleep considerably raises the risk of this cardiovascular problem. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that people who take long naps in the day may be at a higher risk of stroke. Globally, […]