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  • The Best Mattress for a Good Night's Sleep

    WebMD Health Channel - Sleep Disorders
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Buying a new mattress? Experts offer their tips for choosing the right mattress so you can sleep better.
  • Sleep Apnea and the Effects on Your Health Sleep Disorders
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sleep is not always a benign state. Snoring may not be harmless. In fact, a related condition that affects breathing during sleep may have important consequences. This disorder, sleep apnea, can have significant effects on your overall health....Read Full Post
  • Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults

    WebMD Health Channel - Sleep Disorders
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34
  • Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress'

    MedicineNet Sleep General
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress'Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study

    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
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  • Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress'

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress'Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2014 2:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Jet Lag

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Jet LagCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/10/1999 5:21:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Health Tip: Help a Loved One With Sleep Apnea

    13 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Health Tip: Help a Loved One With Sleep ApneaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
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    MedWorm: Sleep Disorders

  • Night owls, unlike early birds, tend to be unmarried risk-takers

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Women who are night owls share the same high propensity for risk-taking as men, according to a recent study. The research suggests that sleep patterns are linked with important character traits and behavior, said a study author. Night owls -- people who tend to stay up late and wake up late in the morning -- are different in many important ways from early risers, he found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
  • Withings launches wireless BP cuff with Android support

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Withings has secured FDA 510(k) clearance for its previously announced Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor and it has launched the device in the United States. As announced at CES 2014 in January, the blood pressure cuff is similar to the one Withings released in 2011, but adds Bluetooth connectivity and Android support (the previous device was iOS-only and [...] (Source: mobihealthnews)
  • Epilepsy drug target implications for sleep disruption in brain disorders

    1 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    A study using the mutant fruitfly sleepless confirmed that the enzyme GABA transaminase, a target of some epilepsy drugs, contributes to sleep loss. The findings shed light on mechanisms that may be shared between sleep disruption and some neurological disorders. A better understanding of this connection could enable treatments that target both types of symptoms and perhaps provide better therapeutic efficacy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
  • The Effect of Humor on Short-term Memory in Older Adults: A New Component for Whole-Person Wellness.

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Conclusion • The study's findings suggest that humor can have clinical benefits and rehabilitative implications and can be implemented in programs that support wholeperson wellness for older adults. Learning ability and delayed recall are important to these individuals for a better quality of life-considering mind, body, spirit, social, and economic aspects. Older adults may have ageassociated memory deficiencies. However, medical practitioners now can offer positive, enjoyable, and beneficial humor therapies to improve these deficiencies. PMID: 24682001 [PubMed - in process] (Source:…
  • The Relation Between Burnout and Sleep Disorders in Medical Students.

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    CONCLUSIONS: Burnout and sleep disorders have relevant bidirectional effects in medical students in the early phase of medical school. Emotional exhaustion and daytime sleepiness showed an important mutual influence. Daytime sleepiness linked unidirectionally with cynicism and academic efficacy. PMID: 24683060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training)
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    MedWorm: Sleep Apnea

  • New screening tool to diagnose common sleep problem in children

    1 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    A new screening tool to help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children has been developed by clinical investigators. Evidence suggests that adults with a large neck circumference are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), especially males. As neck circumference varies by age and sex, there have been no reference ranges to diagnose pediatric OSA up until now. The new evidence-based diagnostic tool includes reference ranges -- a new pediatric growth curve -- to measure and track neck circumference for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 17. (Source: ScienceDaily…
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Increases Pulsatile Growth Hormone Secretion and Circulating Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 in a Time-Dependent Manner in Men With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized Sham-Controlled Study

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Conclusions:Twelve weeks, but not 6 weeks, of CPAP increases IGF-1, with a further increase after 24 weeks. Total and pulsatile GH secretion, secretory burst mass and pulse frequency are also increased by 12 weeks. CPAP improves specific elements of the GH/IGF-1 axis in a time-dependent manner.Clinical Trials Registration:Australia New Zealand Clinical Trials Network,, number ACTRN12608000301369.Citation:Hoyos CM; Killick R; Keenan DM; Baxter RC; Veldhuis JD; Liu PY. Continuous positive airway pressure increases pulsatile growth hormone secretion and circulating insulin-like…
  • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Alters Cancer-associated Transcriptional Signatures in Circulating Leukocytes

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Conclusions:Effective therapy of OSA with CPAP is associated with alterations in circulating leukocyte gene expression. Functional enrichment and network analyses highlighted transcriptional suppression in cancer-related pathways, suggesting potentially novel mechanisms linking OSA with neoplastic signatures.Citation:Gharib SA; Seiger AN; Hayes AL; Mehra R; Patel SR. Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea alters cancer-associated transcriptional signatures in circulating leukocytes. SLEEP 2014;37(4):709-714. (Source: Sleep)
  • Abnormal Myelin and Axonal Integrity in Recently Diagnosed Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Conclusions:Fiber injury appears in critical medullary respiratory regulatory sites, as well as cognitive and autonomic control areas. Myelin is more affected in newly diagnosed OSA than axons, and primarily on the left side, possibly from the increased myelin sensitivity to hypoxia and asymmetric perfusion.Citation:Kumar R; Pham TT; Macey PM; Woo MA; Yan-Go FL; Harper RM. Abnormal myelin and axonal integrity in recently diagnosed patients with obstructive sleep apnea. SLEEP 2014;37(4):723-732. (Source: Sleep)
  • Brown Norway and Zucker Lean Rats Demonstrate Circadian Variation in Ventilation and Sleep Apnea

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Conclusions:Inherited, environmental, and circadian factors all are important elements of underlying sleep related breathing disorder. Our method to examine sleep related breathing disorder phenotypes in rats may have implications for understanding vulnerability for sleep related breathing disorder in humans.Citation:Fink AM; Topchiy I; Ragozzino M; Amodeo DA; Waxman JA; Radulovacki MG; Carley DW. Brown Norway and Zucker Lean rats demonstrate circadian variation in ventilation and sleep apnea. SLEEP 2014;37(4):715-721. (Source: Sleep)
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    MedWorm: Narcolepsy

  • Glucose and Fat Metabolism in Narcolepsy and the Effect of Sodium Oxybate: A Hyperinsulinemic-Euglycemic Clamp Study

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Conclusion:We show that narcolepsy patients are more insulin sensitive and may have a lower rate of lipolysis than matched controls. SXB stimulated lipolysis in narcolepsy patients, possibly accounting for the weight loss after treatment. While sodium oxybate tended to decrease systemic insulin sensitivity, it increased hepatic insulin sensitivity, suggesting tissue-specific effects.Citation:Donjacour CE; Aziz NA; Overeem S; Kalsbeek A; Pijl H; Lammers GJ. Glucose and fat metabolism in narcolepsy and the effect of sodium oxybate: a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp study. SLEEP…
  • Narcolepsy with cataplexy and comorbid immunopathological diseases

    20 Mar 2014 | 5:01 am
    This study reported on the comorbid immunopathological diseases associated with narcolepsy. One‐hundred and fifty six narcoleptic patients with a mean age at diagnosis of 39.1 ± 17.8 years (range, 6–70 years) were assessed using the clinical history, physical and neurological examinations, sleep questionnaires, neuroimaging and human leucocyte antigen typing. Diagnosis was confirmed by polysomnography followed by a multiple sleep latency test or by measuring hypocretin‐1 levels. Patients with immunopathological diseases were matched for gender and age at the onset of narcoleptic…
  • Hypothalamo–pituitary–adrenal axis, glucose metabolism and TNF‐α in narcolepsy

    19 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Summary Narcolepsy with cataplexy is caused by a deficiency in the production of hypocretin/orexin, which regulates sleep and wakefulness, and also influences appetite, neuroendocrine functions and metabolism. In this case–control study, 11 patients with narcolepsy with cataplexy and 11 healthy adults underwent an oral glucose tolerance test, and dexamethasone suppression/corticotropin‐releasing hormone stimulation test. The average age of patients and controls was 35.1 ± 13.2 and 41.0 ± 2.9 years, respectively, body mass index was 28.1 ± 6.6 and 25.5 ± 4.7 kg m−2. We did…
  • New Edition of International Classification of Sleep Disorders Available

    13 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released the 3rd edition of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3) as an eBook in its resource library. This authoritative text is used by clinicians and researchers alike for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The previous edition was published in 2005. It is the collective opinion of sleep experts from the AASM who determine the names, symptoms, and diagnostic features of the most common sleep problems. These disorders are divided into six broad categories that include: Insomnia Sleep-related Breathing…
  • Narcolepsy risk after A/H1N1 2009 influenza vaccination

    7 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    In this study 75 children between 4–19 years of age were diagnosed with narcolepsy during the follow-up period; 11 had received the vaccine. The OR was 14.4 (95% CI 4.3 to 48.5) for vaccination after adjusting for the fact that children receiving the vaccine were more likely to be in high-risk groups. The relative incidence estimate for onset of narcolepsy after vaccination using self-controlled case series analysis was 9.9 (95% CI 2.1 to 47.9). The estimated attributable risk was between... (Source: Thorax)
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  • Baby Monitors in Samsung Galaxy S5s?

    Brian Yalung
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    Everyone is anxious to see that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has to offer and this piece of lead could probably entice the parents out there. Especially for the ones who are quite sensitive towards the proper monitoring of their babies, the Samsung Galaxy S reportedly has a baby monitor feature in tow. The said monitor is good for use up to one meter away from the child although the said feature was not meant to be among the key features of the S5. In short, don’t leave your babies unattended still! The said feature can reportedly be seen via the accessibility menu of the Samsung Galaxy S5 which…
  • Get Rid of Headaches for Better Sleep

    Brian Yalung
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:53 am
    One thing that hinders folks from getting good sleep would normally be because they are suffering from headaches. Severe or not, such is seen as something that comes between relaxing and quality-demanded sleep. There are things you can do to address such an issue. But if you want to go a bit advanced, the Cefaly Headband could be a wise choice. Of course this is not only limited to wannabe sleepers. It could be a great way to help out folks who have punishing headaches which could be due to stress or lack of sleep. The Cefaly headband makes micro-impulses to stimulate the trigeminal nerve…
  • Star Trek TOS Pillows

    Brian Yalung
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:01 am
    After those printed themed pillow cases, here are some which need no elaboration. The designs are pretty much obvious, lifted from the original uniforms of the crew aboard the USS Enterprise. The pillows should be neat for your sofa and of course your bed, perhaps neat complimenting pieces for people who may have some Star Trek bedding already in place. The pillows are available in blue, yellow, and red, all made from 100% polyester with an embroidered division emblem. The Star Trek TOS Pillows are available from for just $19.99. Source and Image a bedding, elaboration, image…
  • Firefighter Bed Sheets

    Brian Yalung
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
    Here are some more creative bed sheets for your little ones, especially for the niche which are fascinated by firemen. Designed by Snurk, the Firefighter Bed Sheets are finely designed and printed, producing a realistic looking bedding design which should make your little firefighters proud to be in bed while pulling up the sheets and resting their head on the pillow cases which display a fireman’s hat. For the aspiring firefighter tots, this is certainly a great way to kick things off, finely printed and looking pretty much like the real firefighter uniforms. Source and Image a bed sheets,…
  • Doctor Who and The Companion Pillow Cases

    Brian Yalung
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Add some more Doctor Who items to your bedroom with these statement Doctor Who Pillow Cases. While the message printed on them seem to be familiar, it should help you define who sleeps and where. Apparently this refers to the The Doctor and The Companion embedded text on the pillow cases, making sure that you or your mate stay on the right side of bed. The pillow cases are made of 100% cotton and are specially dyed directly on the fabric. The said pillow cases are available from RKGracePrints Etsy Store for $28. Source and Image a companion, doctor who, fabric, image doctor, mate, pillow…
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    Narcolepsy News

  • Freshrelieve Company Launches Custom Online Ordering & Private Label Options

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    We are proud to represent the FRESH RELIEVE group of web sites. We understand that over the past year the customer service of previous. RIDGELAND, MS, 39157, UNITED STATES, April 21, 2014 / -- Directions For Preparation and Use of Sea …
  • PharmaBoardroom Releases New Portugal Pharmaceuticals Report

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 18, 2014 / -- When PharmaBoardroom first came to Portugal in 2007, price cuts, payment delays and changes to the health system with each successive government were only the first indications for the …
  • ADC Summit | Exclusive Interview Photobiotics

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 17, 2014 / -- In the run up to SMi’s 3rd annual ADC Summit, SMi Group Ltd would like to thank conference speaker, Dr Mahendra Deonarain, for taking time out to give us his views on the conference, challenges …
  • Centre for Human Drug Research to Sponsor the 14th annual Pain Therapeutics Conference

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 17, 2014 / -- SMi Group are delighted to announce that the Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR) will be sponsoring the 14th annual Pain Therapeutics Conference taking place on 19th and 20th May in Central …
  • Women at Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s Find Solution with MentScan

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    Women with Alzheimer’s Gene fight back with screening test called the MentScan from MMT. RIDGEFIELD, CT, USA, April 17, 2014 / -- Stamford University School of Medicine has just announced that women carrying even a single copy of a gene …
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  • How Long Does a CPAP Prescription Last?

    26 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    If you use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bilevel to treat your sleep apnea, you may wonder: how long does a CPAP prescription last? Though the answer may vary somewhat based on your insurance, there are a few rules of thumb that can be followed....Read Full Post
  • Why Periodic Limb Movements Are Not Restless Legs Syndrome

    22 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    This is an issue that confuses patients and sleep specialists alike: what is the difference between periodic limb movements of sleep and restless legs syndrome? And why does it matter? Movements of the legs at night can disturb sleep and lead to insomnia. However, not all movements are alike. In order to understand the difference between overlapping disorders, it is important to get back to the basics....Read Full Post
  • Sleep Apnea and the Effects on Your Health

    21 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sleep is not always a benign state. Snoring may not be harmless. In fact, a related condition that affects breathing during sleep may have important consequences. This disorder, sleep apnea, can have significant effects on your overall health....Read Full Post
  • Battling the Bed Bugs

    20 Mar 2014 | 9:16 am
    It is a perennial headline that appears in the news: "Bed Bugs Are Back!" You may wonder about these little critters and why they seem to bedevil us everywhere these days. Take a moment to review some information on what bed bugs are, what harm they may (or may not) be, the symptoms associated with bed bug exposure, and the treatment options available if you face an infestation. You don't have to let these creepy, crawly nuisances bother you. Sleep tight - and don't let the bed bugs bite!...Read Full Post
  • Fellowship Training in Sleep Medicine

    15 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    What does it mean for a physician to be fellowship-trained in sleep medicine? If you are a patient, why should you care? Learn how fellowship training may enhance your experience at your next doctor's visit to treat your sleep disorder....Read Full Post
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    Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

  • Wen Dan Tang improves insomnia-related anxiety

    31 Mar 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Ghrelin, a brain-gut peptide that induces anxiety and other abnormal emotions, contributes to the effects of insomnia on emotional behavior. In contrast, the traditional Chinese Medicine remedy Wen Dan Tang reduces insomnia-related anxiety, which may perhaps correspond to changes in the brain-gut axis. This suggests a possible relationship between Wen Dan Tang’s pharmacological mechanism and the brain-gut axis. Based on this hypothesis, a research team from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in China generated a sleep deprivation rat model, and orally administered Wen Dan Tang. Wen Dan…
  • Sleep may stop chronic pain sufferers from becoming ‘zombies’

    27 Mar 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. The study by the University of Warwick’s Department of Psychology, published in PLoS One, found that sleep was a worthy target for treating chronic pain and not only as an answer to pain-related insomnia. “Engaging in physical activity is a key treatment process in pain management. Very often, clinicians would prescribe exercise classes, physiotherapy, walking and cycling programmes as part of the treatment, but who would like to engage in these activities when they feel…
  • Scientists identify the switch that says it’s time to sleep

    19 Feb 2014 | 7:04 pm
    The switch in the brain that sends us off to sleep has been identified by researchers at Oxford University’s Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour in a study in fruit flies. The switch works by regulating the activity of a handful of sleep-promoting nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. The neurons fire when we’re tired and need sleep, and dampen down when we’re fully rested. ‘When you’re tired, these neurons in the brain shout loud and they send you to sleep,’ says Professor Gero Miesenböck of Oxford University, in whose laboratory the new research was performed. Although…
  • Patients with spinal cord injuries should be assessed for sleep apnea

    15 Jan 2014 | 2:44 pm
    A new study suggests that patients with spinal cord injuries could benefit from careful assessment for sleep apnea. Results show that 77 percent of spinal cord injury survivors had symptomatic sleep-disordered breathing, and 92 percent had poor sleep quality. The study also found that the nature of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with spinal cord injury is complex, with a high occurrence of both obstructive and central sleep apnea events. The occurrence of central sleep apnea, which requires special consideration in diagnosis and treatment, was more common in patients with a cervical…
  • Web, videoconference insomnia therapies show promise

    11 Jan 2014 | 2:28 am
    Insomnia treatment that’s delivered through a Web-based program or videoconference may help people feel less tired during the day, according to a small study from Canada. Researchers found over half of people who had chronic insomnia at the start of the study no longer had severe difficulty functioning after receiving therapy through one of those methods. “I think the biggest takeaway is . . . cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia can be delivered effectively in a variety of formats - not just face to face but also using different technologies and even self-directed,” Maxine…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Brain’s ‘sleep switch’ found

    Dr. Michael Breus
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:29 am
    Scientists have identified a protein molecule in the brains of fruit flies that they believe is the “switch” that controls the flies’ internal drive to sleep—and that a similar mechanism likely exists for human sleep as well.  Researchers at the UK’s Oxford University Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour examined a small cluster of neurons in fruit flies that help to induce sleep. These neurons become active when flies are sleep deprived, and their increased activity stimulates an anesthetic response in the brain that sends the flies to sleep. A similar group of neurons with a…
  • Poor sleep increases pain risk—especially as we age

    Dr. Michael Breus
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:18 pm
    For many people, getting older means contending with more frequent aches and pains. Musculoskeletal pain—pain in muscles, bones, and nerves—occurs with increasing frequency as we age. This age-related pain can take many forms. Sometimes it is acute and short-term, while other times it becomes chronic. Pain can occur, and re-occur, in specific sites around the body—the sore back, an aching knee, tension in the neck and shoulders—or pain can become more widespread and diffuse, affecting several areas of the body at once. Sometimes pain is associated with a specific illness or disease,…
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  • Survey: 60% Don’t Get Enough Sleep

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    It shouldn’t be a shock that a lot of us don’t get enough sleep, but a new survey conducted in Britain is a bit alarming. The survey, conducted on behalf of a professor at the University... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Sleeping Without Disturbance Helps Your Memory

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    New research points out just how important sleep is when it comes to memory, while at the same time showing us that we need quiet and uninterrupted sleep. The research, conducted by scientists at... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • TV Viewing Again Linked to Poor Sleep for Children

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Once again, researchers are warning us that television and childhood sleep don’t mix very well. Propping up previous studies, scientists in Massachusetts followed more than 1,800 children from... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Monday Sleep Myth: A 24-Hour Body Clock?

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all. Myth or Truth:... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Ask SleepBetter: Why Can’t I Sleep Better Now That I’m Older?

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer?  Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter.  You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
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    Insomnia Blog

  • Wind turbine syndrome, insomnia, and the nocebo effect

    Martin Reed
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Roughly a year ago I wrote about a possible link between wind turbines and insomnia – and now I’ve come across another story that seems to back this up. Apparently, dozens of families in Cape Cod are suing their town and the energy company for damages due to ‘wind turbine syndrome’. Just months after the energy company erected three 400ft tall wind turbines a few years ago, residents claimed to begin suffering from symptoms such as insomnia, tinnitus, dizziness and headaches. It’s worth mentioning that wind turbine syndrome isn’t recognized by the Centers…
  • Does insomnia put you at a higher risk of death?

    Martin Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Back in 2010 I wrote about a study that found male insomnia sufferers to be 4 times more likely to die prematurely, compared to healthy sleepers. Since then, I’ve come across so many headlines linking insomnia with premature death that it’s a wonder any insomniacs are still alive! I understand, though. Nothing beats a good headline. However, the truth is that the evidence linking insomnia with mortality is mixed. Furthermore, I’ve yet to come across any studies that have found insomnia to be the cause of premature death. Having said that, a more recent prospective cohort…
  • How we’re handing insomnia down to our children

    Martin Reed
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I’m not talking about whether insomnia is hereditary today. Instead, I want to look at an external influence that is harming the sleep of our children. Since childhood insomnia can lead to the development of chronic insomnia (and related conditions) later in life, it’s important that we take the sleep health of our children seriously. A survey out of Australia suggests that time spent watching TV and using the computer is harming the sleep of children as young as 2. The survey was only small (it involved 101 individuals) – but the results were startling. 54% of the children…
  • The best insomnia treatment for heart failure patients

    Martin Reed
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    In a study involving patients with stable heart failure, researchers discovered that participants were suffering from poor sleep quality and moderate insomnia. Participants were averaging less than 5.5 hours of sleep and had difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Patients also said they didn’t mention their poor sleep to their doctors as they felt their doctors wouldn’t be interested in the quality of their sleep. Those taking part in the study recognized the importance of sleep, but researchers found they had incorrect attitudes and beliefs towards sleep (which is actually…
  • Insomnia linked to higher levels of anticipatory anxiety

    Martin Reed
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:24 pm
    There’s an undeniable link between stress, anxiety and insomnia. Normally we hear that stress and anxiety cause insomnia. However, a recent study suggests that insomnia itself is to blame for at least one form of anxiety. Anticipatory anxiety is the anxiety we feel when we think about a potential threat. For example, when we get nervous at a job interview or walk down a dark alley at night fearing what may be around the next corner. Sometimes, anticipatory anxiety is useful and helps prepare us for times of ‘fight or flight’. In those with chronic anticipatory anxiety,…
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  • Hyland’s Nerve Tonic Stress Relief, 100 Tablets

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Insomnia Hyland's Nerve Tonic Stress Relief, 100 Tablets - click on the image below for more information. All Natural Stress ReliefWorks without contraindications or side effectsNon-Addicting and Non-Habit FormingAspirin and Acetaminophen FreeEasy to take, quick dissolving tablets Homeopathic. Non-habit forming. 100% Natural. No side effects. Quick dissolving tablets. Nerve Tonic tablets dissolve quickly in the mouth to help ease the symptoms of stress and nervous tension. Sugar free. Non-sedating. Alcohol free. Made in the USA. Hyland's Nerve Tonic Stress Relief, 100 Tablets Click on the…
  • select:Enlighten Me: Growing acceptance of acupuncture

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    Enlighten Me: Growing acceptance of acupuncture insomnia pregnancy She continued acupuncture for “basic pregnancy assistance,” she explained. “Because when you … He figured 70 % of his clientele have soreness troubles, the other 30 percent are functional complaints, ranging from insomnia to migraines to nervousness. But Allen … Read through much more on WDDE FM | Delaware’s NPR Information stationAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! Christie: Professional-Daily life for Prisoners insomnia pregnancy…
  • ResMed Mirage Quattro Medium Full Face Seal with Clip Reviews

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Sleep Apnea ResMed Mirage Quattro Medium Full Face Seal with Clip - click on the image below for more information. Original ResMed productResMed 90-day warranty against defects. (Available from an authorized ResMed dealer)Fits Mirage Quattro Full Face Mask Only. Does not fit Quattro FX Full Face Mask.Approved CPAP product on Amazon Marketplace.Does not require a prescription for over-the-counter purchase. This is the replacement cushion and clip for the Mirage Quattro Full Face Mask. PLEASE NOTE: Cushion and masks sizes must match. Small cushion with small mask, medium cushion with medium…
  • Q&A: How to “cure” insomnia?

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    insomnia cure question by Brae82: How to “cure” insomnia? I put “cure” in quotations because I’m not sure there is one, but how can I stop it? It happens every night and has happened for the past 6 years or so. I’ve taken all sorts of sleep-aids. They’ll work at first, but then I build a tolerance to them. What can I do just to permanently rid of insomnia???? Any advice would be great! insomnia cure best answer:Are you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! Answer by Billy SmithHonestly,…
  • Sleep Sheets Honey Dreams Dissolvable Strip – 10 Strips

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:01 am
    Natural Sleep Aids Sleep Sheets Honey Dreams Dissolvable Strip - 10 Strips - click on the image below for more information. Great for home and travelDrug-freeDissolves in seconds for a good night's sleepNatural sleep aidHoney flavor Sleep Sheets promote restful sleep for those experiencing occasional sleeplessness. The natural active ingredients in Sleep Sheets are designed to help support your natural sleep cycle. Wake up feeling refreshed and alert. Honey Dreams flavor 10-pack in box Sleep Sheets Honey Dreams Dissolvable Strip - 10 Strips Click on the button for more information and…
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  • Sleep monitoring at Manchester United

    Jo White
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    Photo credit: tutu Sports news …  it’s been reported that Manchester United’s players are now having their sleep monitored as part of their training programme. Quite rightly, the coaching team has identified sleep as an important factor in the players’ performance. Each player is required to give marks out of seven on how they slept, how their muscles feel and their state of mind. United’s Head of Fitness, Tony Strudwick, is quoted as saying that their monitoring and recording process is “probably the best coaching tool we have. And all we’re doing is asking them how they…
  • Our response to the Heartbleed Bug

    Brandon Paluzzi
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    Last week, a serious security vulnerability was discovered that affected the large majority of sites on the internet. Nicknamed “Heartbleed”, it affects the OpenSSL library and makes it possible for private data to be obtained by other users. You can read more about it on the BBC News website here. We have taken all necessary steps to eliminate any possibility of the Heartbleed bug affecting our site, including updating all of our servers and systems as well as re-issuing and replacing all of our SSL certificates. It does not appear that there were any unauthorised attempts at…
  • How to … Wake Up

    Jo White
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Photo credit: François Rey Whether we’ve slept well or not, it can take most of us a little while to get from our sleepy state to wide-awake in the morning. So, how can we wake up ‘better’? Avoid hitting the snooze button. It’s so tempting but it tends to leave us feeling worse once we’re up and out of bed. Our body begins preparing to wake some time before the alarm goes off, releasing hormones that promote alertness and getting us ready to face the day. By hitting the snooze button, we confuse ourselves as sleep-promoting hormones are then released into our bloodstream, making…
  • Five ways to make your bedroom sleep-friendly

    Jo White
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Photo credit: Dimbledar Here at Sleepio we think that the bedroom is the most important room in the house! Our sleeping environment plays a huge part in how we sleep so here are our top tips for making your bedroom sleep-friendly: It’s oh so quiet Ideally your bedroom should be fairly quiet, but it doesn’t have to be completely silent! Research has found that most of those living near busy roads for example quickly get used to traffic noise. Ear-plugs can be handy too. But noises inside the bedroom can be a different matter – I’ve actually dismantled a clock in the…
  • Three ways to cope with the clock change

    Jo White
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:56 am
      Photo credit: Guillaume Cattiaux Next weekend sees the clocks change in the UK. Turning the clocks forward by an hour may herald the longer, lighter days of Summer but it also leaves us with a temporary ‘Spring–lag’ as it disrupts our body clock, leaving us feeling like we have jet-lag. On average, the quality of our sleep will take a dip of 10% immediately after the clock change – and this could last for up to three weeks as our bodies adjust. The change in our sleep pattern has a significant impact across our daily lives with 9% more people reporting a negative impact on…
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  • The German town that’s revolutionizing sleep

    Jessica Uno
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    In a picturesque Bavarian spa town, an ambitious and intriguing experiment is underway. The unlikely location for this civic project is Bad Kissingen, just south of the Rhon mountains in Germany.  Led by Dr. Thomas Kantermann of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, the project aims to improve the health of its 20,000 citizens and 250,000 annual visitors by restructuring civic life around the importance of sleep. Dr. Kantermann and his partners outlined this novel urban design project in October 2013, using the lastest findings in chronobiology -the study of people’s circadian…
  • Hunger, feedings, and sleep

    Diana Julian
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    For those of you who are reading this and have experienced parenthood, I am sure that at some point you were told to feed your child right before they go to sleep in order to help them sleep longer. I find it unbelievable how commonly this myth is presented on a daily basis, but again who is supposed to clear up these common misconceptions? I recently learned the answer, Certified Child Sleep consultants. Sleep is driven by our brains, not our stomachs. During a full night’s sleep, babies as well as adults, shift from light sleep to deep sleep causing slight awakenings during this short…
  • Why are so many tech entrepreneurs sleep deprived?

    Jeff Mann
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    Michael Thomsen has written a funny, scathing and insightful piece in Forbes about  the tech industry, and how its sleepless obsession with working round the clock might be the reason why 3 out of 4 startups are complete failures. Mentioning the sleep habits of tech legends such as Jack Dorsey, Twitter founder and Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, he comments, It isn’t enough to be a worker in today’s economy, accepting eight hours of daily labor as a compromise with the greater good. …..Sleep only postpones the future and all the productivity it could hold. But he then goes on to ridicule…
  • The 4 most common toddler sleep questions, answered

    Rebecca Kempton
    30 Mar 2014 | 1:21 pm
    One of the most common calls I get is from the parent of toddlers who “used to be such great sleepers” and then, upon hitting toddlerhood, somewhere between 18 months and 4 years, became bears at bedtime…and in the middle of the night…and too early in the morning. You are not alone! But don’t let sleep time antics deter you from helping them get adequate shut eye. They need 12-14 hours of sleep per day – to help them learn, develop, grow, be safe and healthy, and keep their moods and behavior in check. Here are answers to the four most common toddler sleep questions I…
  • 5 ways to make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep

    Guest Contributor
    26 Mar 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Getting your kids to go to sleep can be a lot easier said than done. Particularly important during school term time, sleep is vital to the well being and performance of children. Countless studies have shown that those children who get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night are much more likely to perform better at school. And yet for many parents, getting their children to sleep can seem like an impossible task as they wreak havoc and refuse to rest for the night. But there are some steps that you can take to ensure that your children are able to get a good night’s rest… 1)…
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