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  • Sleep Health & Safety 2015 Conference to Discuss New Automobile Technology and How it Can Prevent Drowsy Driving

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    12 Aug 2015 | 2:04 pm
      Sleep, Technology, Transportation & Policy Experts to Convene in Washington, DC, November 6   Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • Health Tip: Can't Sleep?

    MedicineNet Sleep General
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Health Tip: Can't Sleep?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/26/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • New symptom may help identify sleep apnea in older women

    MedWorm: Sleep Disorders
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:18 am
    Obstructive sleep apnea may be underdiagnosed in postmenopausal women. A new study strongly associates the condition's traditional risk factors with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), suggesting that it may be an additional screening factor for doctors to consider. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • How making your husband sleep in a 'snore room' can save your marriage

    MedWorm: Snoring
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:15 am
    With one in six couples choosing to sleep in separate rooms, Elizabeth McKinstry explains why husband's snoring left her seeking refuge in another room home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
 
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  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/26/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Restless Leg SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Fatty Liver

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Fatty LiverCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Sleep Related Breathing DisordersCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/17/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Yawning

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: YawningCategory: Symptoms and SignsCreated: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
 
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    MedWorm: Sleep Disorders

  • New symptom may help identify sleep apnea in older women

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:18 am
    Obstructive sleep apnea may be underdiagnosed in postmenopausal women. A new study strongly associates the condition's traditional risk factors with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), suggesting that it may be an additional screening factor for doctors to consider. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • How making your husband sleep in a 'snore room' can save your marriage

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:15 am
    With one in six couples choosing to sleep in separate rooms, Elizabeth McKinstry explains why husband's snoring left her seeking refuge in another room home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  • Prevalence, characteristics and risk factors of chronic postsurgical pain after laparoscopic colorectal surgery: Retrospective analysis

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:40 pm
    CONCLUSION: The incidence of CPSP after laparoscopic colorectal surgery (17%) is similar to those reported in the literature after laparotomy. Risk factors are redo surgery for postoperative peritonitis, IBD and preoperative pain. TRIAL REGISTRATION: EudraCT 2012-005712-25. (Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology)
  • New symptom may help ID sleep apnea in older women

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 pm
    (Brown University) Obstructive sleep apnea may be underdiagnosed in postmenopausal women. A new study strongly associates the condition's traditional risk factors with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), suggesting that it may be an additional screening factor for doctors to consider. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
  • 5 Strategies To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:02 pm
    This article originally appeared on QuietRev.com. You can find more insights from Quiet Revolution on work, life, and parenting as an introvert at QuietRev.com. Follow Quiet Revolution on Facebook and Twitter. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
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    MedWorm: Snoring

  • How making your husband sleep in a 'snore room' can save your marriage

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:15 am
    With one in six couples choosing to sleep in separate rooms, Elizabeth McKinstry explains why husband's snoring left her seeking refuge in another room home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Thank goodness for 'snoring rooms', the saviour of marriage

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:28 am
    It's no surprise one in six British couples now sleeps apart, says Allison Pearson. It works for the Queen, after all (Source: Telegraph Health)
  • Regional Cerebral Blood Flow during Wakeful Rest in Older Subjects with Mild to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Conclusions: While older individuals with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had hypoperfusion in the sensorimotor and parietal areas, respiratory variables and subjective sleepiness were correlated with extended regions of hypoperfusion in the lateral cortex. Interestingly, OSA severity, sleep fragmentation, and obesity correlated with increased perfusion in subcortical and medial cortical regions. Anomalies with such a distribution could result in cognitive deficits and reflect impaired vascular regulation, altered neuronal integrity, and/or undergoing neurodegenerative processes.
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing in Four Resource-Limited Settings in Peru: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Association with Chronic Diseases

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Conclusions:Sleep disordered breathing symptoms were highly prevalent, varied widely across four resource-limited settings in Peru, and exhibited strong independent associations with chronic diseases.Citation:Schwartz NG, Rattner A, Schwartz AR, Mokhlesi B, Gilman RH, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Miranda JJ, Checkley W, CRONICAS Cohort Study Group. Sleep disordered breathing in four resource-limited settings in Peru: prevalence, risk factors, and association with chronic diseases. SLEEP 2015;38(9):1451–1459. (Source: Sleep)
  • Snoring in children

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Abstract Chronic snoring (≥4 nights per week) is not benign. Otherwise healthy children with chronic snoring and evidence of adenotonsillar hypertrophy can be referred directly for adenotonsillectomy. Snoring children <30 months or with significant medical comorbidities should be referred for specialist sleep evaluation. Older children with intermittent snoring or without significant medical comorbidities can be managed with a combination of medical and surgical interventions listed herein. (Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health)
 
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    MedWorm: Sleep Apnea

  • New symptom may help identify sleep apnea in older women

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:18 am
    Obstructive sleep apnea may be underdiagnosed in postmenopausal women. A new study strongly associates the condition's traditional risk factors with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), suggesting that it may be an additional screening factor for doctors to consider. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • New symptom may help ID sleep apnea in older women

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 pm
    (Brown University) Obstructive sleep apnea may be underdiagnosed in postmenopausal women. A new study strongly associates the condition's traditional risk factors with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), suggesting that it may be an additional screening factor for doctors to consider. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
  • High risk for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders among overweight and obese pregnant women

    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We examined the extent to which maternal pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity status are associated with high risk for OSA, poor sleep quality, and excessive daytime sleepiness in 1032 pregnant women in Lima, Peru. The Berlin questionnaire was used to identify women at high risk for OSA. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) were used to examine sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness, respectively. Multinomial logistic regression procedures were employed to estimate odds ratios (aOR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CI) adjusted for putative…
  • [effects of weight loss after bariatric surgery on pulmonary function tests and obstructive sleep apnea in morbidly obese women].

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:18 pm
    [EFFECTS OF WEIGHT LOSS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY ON PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTS AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN MORBIDLY OBESE WOMEN]. Nutr Hosp. 2015;32(3):1050-5 Authors: Santiago A, Carpio C, Caballero P, Martín-Duce A, Vesperinas G, Gómez de Terreros F, Gómez Mendieta MA, Álvarez-Sala R, García de Lorenzo A Abstract INTRODUCTION: obesity impacts on respiratory function and also it acts as a risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). AIMS: to study the effects of bariatric surgery on pulmonary function tests and on OSA in morbidly obese women over 4 years. METHODS: fifteen morbidly…
  • ESC: Adaptive Sleep Apnea Tx Risk in HF 'Real' (CME/CE)

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:13 pm
    (MedPage Today) -- Sudden death accounted for much of the mortality in SERVE-HF trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
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    MedWorm: Narcolepsy

  • Genetics of Sleep Disorders

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Publication date: Available online 31 August 2015 Source:Psychiatric Clinics of North America Author(s): Philip R. Gehrman, Brendan T. Keenan, Enda M. Byrne, Allan I. PackTeaser Sleep disorders are, in part, attributable to genetic variability across individuals. There has been considerable progress in understanding the role of genes for some sleep disorders, such as the identification of a human leukocyte antigen gene for narcolepsy. For other sleep disorders, such as insomnia, little work has been done. Optimizing phenotyping strategies is critical, as is the case for sleep apnea, for which…
  • Narcolepsy with cataplexy and Parkinson's disease. Case Report.

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:31 pm
    We present the case of an 86 year old female, in whom narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) manifested at 52 years of age. She was treated by an amphetamine-like drug phenmetrazine and tricyclic antidepressants for more than 10 years. Hypokinetic-rigid syndrome manifested at 83 years of age and Parkinson´s disease (PD) was diagnosed. Detailed examination at the age of 86 confirmed the previous diagnosis of NC and the diagnosis of PD. Severe periodic limb movements in sleep, severe sleep apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder and restless legs syndrome, which are frequently comorbid in NC and PD, were…
  • Orexin deficiency alters cardiovascular control during sleep: Of mice and men

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:28 pm
    The hypothalamic neurons releasing the orexin (hypocretin) peptides project to brain structures critical for sleep and for cardiovascular control, and their loss is associated with narcolepsy and cataplexy in human patients and mouse models alike. Arterial blood pressure (BP) physiologically decreases from wakefulness to non-rapid-eye-movement sleep and rises again during rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep in both humans and mice. The mechanisms driving these sleep-related changes in BP are still incompletely understood (Am J Physiol 2013;305:H1683-92) even though they contribute to the magnitude…
  • The Prevalence of Obesity in Children with Narcolepsy

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    The participants will be able to assess the current standard of nutritional care by determining rate and rise of Body-Mass-Index (BMI) of children with narcolepsy post diagnosis. (Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association)
  • Commentary: A Quest for a Novel Peripheral Biomarker for Narcolepsy.

    21 Aug 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Authors: Peyron C, Seugnet L, Lin JS PMID: 26281778 [PubMed - in process] (Source: CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
 
 
 
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    Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

  • New symptom may help ID sleep apnea in older women

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:30 am
    The results of a new study suggest that nocturnal enuresis, or bedwetting, may be an additional symptom that doctors can look for when assessing post-menopausal women for obstructive sleep apnea. That condition left untreated can lead to serious medical problems, such as cardiovascular disease, as organs are undersupplied with oxygen. About 2 percent of women reportedly experience OSA, but it may be underdiagnosed among older women, said Dr. Patrick Koo, lead author of the new study in the journal Menopause. Past research suggests that women may understate some symptoms when reporting poor…
  • The timing of sleep just as important as quantity

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:42 am
    Washington State University researchers have found that the timing of an animal’s sleep can be just as important as how much sleeps it gets. Ilia Karatsoreos, an assistant professor in WSU’s Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, shifted mice from their usual cycle of sleeping and waking and saw that, while they got enough sleep, it was of poorer quality. The animals also had a disrupted immune response, leaving them more open to illness. Most sleep research focuses on the effects of sleep deprivation or the overall amount of sleep an animal needs. This is generally…
  • Men, people over 65 sleep better when they have access to nature

    24 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    Men and persons age 65 and older who have access to natural surroundings, whether it’s the green space of a nearby park or a sandy beach and an ocean view, report sleeping better, according to a new University of Illinois study published in Preventive Medicine. “It’s hard to overestimate the importance of high-quality sleep,” said Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, a U of I professor of kinesiology and community health and a faculty member in the U of I’s Division of Nutritional Sciences. “Studies show that inadequate sleep is associated with declines in mental and physical health, reduced…
  • Study finds that genetic ancestry partially explains 1 racial sleep difference

    22 Aug 2015 | 11:47 am
    A new study clearly establishes a partial genetic basis underlying racial differences in slow-wave sleep, suggesting that it may be possible to develop sleep-related therapies that target specific genetic variants. Using a panel of 1,698 ancestry informative genetic markers, the study found that greater African genetic ancestry was associated with lower amounts of slow-wave sleep in African-American adults. African ancestry explained 11 percent of the variation in slow-wave sleep after adjustment for potential confounders. Although a similar association was observed for delta power, no…
  • Can I get some sleep? Hospital tests sound panels to reduce noise

    17 Aug 2015 | 9:37 am
    One of the most common complaints about hospitals is the noise. Patients complain that they can’t sleep soundly in the environment of multiple monitors, paging systems, wheelchairs and gurneys, and carts that squeak. Ongoing efforts at the University of Michigan Health System are making the hospital quieter, and the hospital has tested sound panels designed to dial down noise. During a pilot study, strategically placed sound acoustic panels helped diffuse sound in the hallways around patient rooms. The modest 3-4 sound decibel drop is recognizable to the human ear and consistent with a fall…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Hot enough for you? Sweating at night undermines sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Do you ever experience night sweats? It’s an uncomfortable feeling, to wake from sleep drenched in sweat, your pajamas and sheets damp and clammy. Sweating at night can be highly disruptive to sleep, keeping you from falling asleep and rousing you out of your sleep repeatedly throughout the night.   Sometimes, of course, we sweat at night because it’s hot outside and in our bedrooms. These days of high summer can bring about plenty of sweaty nights and restless, less-than-refreshing sleep. Warm weather and warm sleep environments are the most common reason for occasional nighttime…
  • Digging into memory—and its relationship to sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    We’ve all had the experience of having our memory fail us, whether it’s forgetting a name, struggling to remember what you did the day before, or wandering in search of a pair of keys. Before you ascribe that fuzzy memory to a “senior moment,” or to the frenetic pace of daily life, try putting your head to the pillow for a good night’s rest. Sleep—how much you get, and how well you sleep—can have a powerful effect over memory.  When we talk about memory and its relationship to sleep, we’re talking about the intersection of two complicated and dynamic physiological…
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    Sleep Advice, Tips, and Information from SleepBetter.org

  • Ask SleepBetter: Traffic Noise, Smartphones and Overactive Brains

    Staff
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:01 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!]
  • Bad News for Late Night Workers

    Staff
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:02 am
    In what is sure to be seen as bad news for those who work third shift, researchers say new research shows that when you sleep is as important as how much you sleep. In the research, conducted at... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Lack of Sleep Can Lead to More Illness

    Staff
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    It’s age old wisdom that if you’re not well rested, you may be more likely to get sick.  Researchers at the University of California have now managed to quantify just how much of a... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Ask SleepBetter: Sleeping in Shifts

    Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:37 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!]
  • 7 Novel Bits of Sleep Advice from Sleep Doctors

    Staff
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Huffington Post recently posted a great article that included seven pieces of advice from sleep doctors on how to fall asleep.  At least one of them, we’ll admit, we’d never heard of.... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
 
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    Insomnia Blog

  • Sleep deprivation makes you more likely to catch a cold

    Martin Reed
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:53 pm
    It looks as though we may have another condition to add to the list of health consequences of insomnia: the common cold. A US study took 164 healthy men and women between the ages of 18 to 55 and asked them to record their sleep over the course of a week. At the end of that week, the participants were quarantined and given nasal drops containing rhinovirus. Researchers found that those with shorter sleep durations were more likely to develop a cold compared to those with longer sleep durations. More specifically, those who slept less than five hours per night, or only got between five and…
  • Teenagers with sleep problems more likely to self-harm

    Martin Reed
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:31 pm
    A disturbing study was recently published by researchers in Norway. The study surveyed over 10,000 teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 on their mental health, including sleep duration and quality, and self-harm. 702 of the teenagers reported self-harming, with around half of this group claiming to have self-harmed on more than one occasion. Researchers found that teenagers with sleep problems were far more likely to report self-harm compared to healthy sleepers. Furthermore, self-harming was found to be four times more common in those who met all the criteria for insomnia. Perhaps…
  • Is it possible to avoid sleeping pill tolerance?

    Martin Reed
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    Typically, insomnia sufferers who are prescribed sleeping pills start off with a relatively low dose and are told to take them only on nights when they experience difficulties with sleep. Unfortunately, many insomniacs find they need to continually increase their dose over time in order to maintain the effectiveness of their sleeping pills. Furthermore, even though sleeping pills should only be used for the short term, very often people find they are taking them for months (or even years). Unfortunately there is no clear consensus on how to manage insomnia with medication over the long term,…
  • How to boost melatonin levels naturally to improve your sleep

    Martin Reed
    12 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Regular readers of this insomnia blog know that I am not a huge fan of melatonin supplements when it comes to treating insomnia. There are ways to naturally increase your melatonin levels, though. One way is by eating more tropical fruits. A small clinical crossover study out of Thailand selected 30 healthy volunteers and gave each of them one fruit to eat each week. Researchers then measured levels of 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (a marker of melatonin) in the urine of the volunteers. It was found that those who ate pineapples, bananas and oranges saw significant increases in levels of…
  • Should you ignore your insomnia if you want to keep your guns?

    Martin Reed
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Earlier this year, the media was in a furore over a story that a man who sought treatment for insomnia ended up having his guns confiscated. Apparently, after seeking medical help he was admitted to hospital for treatment. Less than a week later the Country Sheriff’s Department turned up on his doorstep and confiscated his pistol license and four handguns. There’s a bit more to the story, though. The individual concerned, Donald Montgomery, a U.S. Navy veteran and retired police detective wasn’t only being treated for insomnia. He was also diagnosed with depression.
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  • select:Cannabis for Treating Psychiatric Problems? A Clear Yes, Maybe.

    SiteAdmin
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:26 am
    Cannabis for Treating Psychiatric Problems? A Clear Yes, Maybe. bipolar insomnia Around the country, medical marijuana cards are routinely given to people suffering anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, trauma, and mental health issues. The internet is replete with a growing number of testimonies of successful symptom alleviation … Read more on Mad In AmericaAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! BC review board criticizes law giving location of mentally ill offender bipolar insomnia Mr. Nelson was later diagnosed with bipolar…
  • select:Productive insomnia

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    23 Aug 2015 | 10:25 am
    Productive insomnia insomnia poems And being a writer, I eagerly seize the minutes to search my memory for ideas to form the basis for story plots, or images to incorporate into poems, or opening sentences for articles. The brain responds favorably to the supine position; it is free of … Read more on Warwick Beacon Transient Truths in Fragile Focus: Geoffrey O'Brien's 'In a Mist' insomnia poems The obliquity of what can be seen or known is literalized in the description of, in one poem, “his face / tiled downward” or “your eyes, looking in down, “ in another, or…
  • select:How to keep technology from mocking your broken heart

    SiteAdmin
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:24 pm
    How to keep technology from mocking your broken heart how to stop insomnia I think it's kind of hilarious especially because whatever automated system sends them out has sent them on meaningful holidays or at 3 a.m., when you're knee deep in insomnia and sad.” It seems even if you have downloaded every ex-blocking app … Read more on MashableAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! Bowel cancer: science shows coffee lovers lower risk of relapse how to stop insomnia On the downside, caffeine can cause anxiety,…
  • select:6 homemade remedies for common illnesses

    SiteAdmin
    6 Aug 2015 | 4:23 pm
    6 homemade remedies for common illnesses natural remedies for insomnia “You have to be careful with home remedies because they're usually not supported by controlled research,” says Dr. Raymond Casciari, retired chief medical officer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, California. Methods like buttering a sunburn or … Read more on Fox NewsAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! How to Beat Insomnia Naturally? natural remedies for insomnia Fortunately there are several different natural remedies that may help…
  • select:Sleep issues and your teeth

    SiteAdmin
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:29 am
    Sleep issues and your teeth problems sleeping Sleep disorders can cause a number of problems, and although most of them are diagnosed and treated outside the dentist's office, some are directly related to the patient's mouth. Here are a few sleep disorders that you might want to discuss with your … Read more on TheraBreath “Sleeping On It” Really Does Help Us Solve Problems, Plus 5 Other Reasons … problems sleeping In today's episode of “things your mother was right about all along,” it turns out that “sleeping on it” actually does help us solve problems.
 
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    Sleep Junkies

  • A big welcome our sister site BrainFodder.org !

    Jeff Mann
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:35 am
    We’re really stoked to announce the launch of our sister site, BrainFodder.org !At Brain Fodder you can feed your mind everyday with awesome insights about human behaviour and happiness hacks from a wide range of subjects from psychology, science, philosophy, plus everything to do with human behaviour and communication. To sum up, at Brain Fodder, you’ll find:amazing insights from the world of psychologywisdom from great thinkersobservations about human behaviourtips and hacks for happiness and successYou can also check out Brain Fodder  on Twitter, Facebook and…
  • This sleep position could protect you against Alzheimer’s Disease

    Jeff Mann
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:49 am
    A new study finds that your sleeping position might determine the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.What is the real function of sleep? Countless theories exist, but the fact remains that we’re still a long way from being able to fully answer this question. Back in 2013 however, we reported on new research which shone a little light on the mystery. Sleep flushes away toxic waste in the brainOne of the curious things scientists have observed is that during sleep, the brain acts as a ‘waste disposal system’, flushing away toxic proteins…
  • What is lucid dreaming and what can it do for you?

    Contributor
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:20 pm
    What Is Lucid Dreaming?Lucid dreaming is a term that was first coined by Frederik van Eaden, a Dutch writer and psychiatrist in the late 19th century. It is a special kind of dream in which the dreamer is aware of the fact that he or she is dreaming. The word “lucid” simply means “aware” or “conscious”. So in his original description van Eden referred to a lucid dream as a state in which the dreamer was aware that they were experiencing a dream.However, since then the term lucid dream has evolved. There are now considered to be different levels or degrees of lucidity that a person…
  • VIDEO: The caveman brain, body clocks and modern technology

    Jeff Mann
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Through the eyes of a caveman, this video explains how our brains evolved to depend on the natural light cycle of night and day and how when we fast forward to the 21st century we find that modern technology exposes us to a disproportionate amount of unnatural light, and how this has a detrimental effect on our body clocks. VIDEO: The caveman brain, body clocks and modern technology appeared first on Sleep Junkies.
  • Why REM sleep is vital for a child’s memories

    Contributor
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    We all know how beneficial a good night’s sleep is. But a new study suggests that dream sleep, or REM, might play a crucial role in the development of children’s brains.Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is an important phase in our nightly sleep cycle. It happens before you fall into deep sleep and is when you have the most vivid dreams. The findings could explain why compared to adults, babies spend such a high proportion of their sleep in REM. The authors of the study made their discovery by taking a look at how sleep affects vision development in young animals.During the day,…
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    Sleep Scholar

  • 2015 AASM/AADSM Guidelines: Requires Doing the Right Thing

    John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:42 am
    I have to admit, I was very excited to hear the 2015 oral appliance guidelines being presented at this years AADSM meeting in Seattle. However, I was expecting something a little clearer. After all, we went from having no guidelines where pretty well all MD’s thought oral appliances were the equivalent of witchcraft, to the 1995 guidelines that CLEARLY indicated oral appliances for snoring and mild sleep apnea, to the 2006 guidelines that CLEARLY indicted oral appliances for snoring, mild and moderate sleep apnea. Now what, sitting there I was being told this was good but what I heard did…
  • A Cautionary Tale: For Physicians, Dentists and Regulatory Boards

    John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Recently, I saw a patient in my dental sleep clinic referred by his general Dentist. He was originally referred to a Sleep Physician that arranged an in-lab sleep study, establishing a moderate level of sleep apnea (Overall AHI = 19, Lateral AHI = 12). After demonstrating intolerance to CPAP, he visited the Sleep Physician requesting to try an oral appliance, something he read about on the Internet. The Sleep Physician flatly refused to provide him with a referral and insisted that he wear CPAP. Unfortunately, this scenario plays out all too often in North America leaving patients to their…
  • Clinicians Seek Consensus on Vertical for Oral Appliance Therapy

    John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    H. Ball DDS,  D. Klauer DDS, D. Rawson DDS, L. Priemer DDS, T. Soileau DDS, S. Lamberg DDS, T. Morgan DMD, S. Carstensen DDS, D. Marangos DDS, E. Elliott DDS, J. Viviano DDS, K. Thornton DDS, D. Tache DDS The newly formed LinkedIn Discussion Group, “SleepDisordersDentistry” had an open discussion on the impact of Vertical for oral appliance therapy. Here is a consensus for all to ponder. What was asked, “What I would like to see discussed here is the importance of vertical; some swear by it and others never vary vertical. Yet, everyone seems to have a similar success rate; or do they?
  • Men’s Disconnect with Sleep and Health

    Jeremy Andra, RPSGT, RST
    15 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    Most people underestimate how long they can survive without food. Prisoners that have gone on hunger strikes live around 60 days before their demise. Although there is not a lot of data on how long humans can survive without sleep, researches agree that it is considerably less. In studies the longest lifespan of sleep deprived rats was only 11 days. We know that men outnumber women when it comes to those that suffer sleep disorders. These disorders are killers. The challenge for those concerned for us is to get us to act on the lifesaving  treatments for these nighttime disorders. But…
  • Why won’t my TMJ splint help me sleep better? I can’t sleep!

    Tony Soileau DDS
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
      What is “TMJ”? What is sleep apnea? Is a splint for my top teeth better than a bottom splint? What should I ask my dentist if I don’t sleep well? The nights that you’re not sleeping and/or waking up feeling amazing may be that your TMJ problem is a symptom and not the true problem. Most patients (and sadly most doctors) see TMJ as the problem and everything else as a symptom of “TMJ disorder”. If you were in an accident and damaged your muscles, nerves, spinal column, etc you may simply have TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder can occur when your muscles are not working properly and…
 
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  • 3 Negative Health Effects of Sleeping on the Couch

    Oxford Digital
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:26 am
    Sleeping on the couch can have some benefits. If you’re after a quick nap, the inherent discomfort means you’re unlikely to doze for too long, and couches are a little more versatile than your average bed—after all, unless you have a good adjustable foundation, it’s tough to read in bed without putting your neck in an uncomfortable position. But there are several reasons not to make a habit of dozing off on your favorite sectional… 1. Couches are too darn soft. While it might be a little easier on the neck to read on the couch, it’s certainly not easier on the neck if you want to…
  • The Third Pillar of Health Most of Us Ignore

    Oxford Digital
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    The “three pillars of health” is a phrase that gets thrown around somewhat frequently. But what exactly are those three pillars? Depends who you ask. According to the ancient practice of Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), the three essential elements of life are food, sleep, and the observance of brahmacharya, loosely translated as love. But ask the folks over at Harvard’s Healthy Sleep website or the National Sleep Foundation, and they’ll tell you it’s nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Notice one that shows up in both places? Us too. So if we’re all agreed that sleep is one of…
  • Is Melatonin a Safe Sleep Remedy?

    Oxford Digital
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:45 pm
    It’s probably the most widely used sleep supplement available, and at about five bucks for a month’s supply, it’s our pick for cheapest. But tales of overuse and unusual side effects make melatonin a not-so-straightforward choice. Here, we’ll clear up a few things—plus share some lesser-known facts about this ubiquitous sleep remedy. It doesn’t just come in pill form. Melatonin can be taken in tablets, capsules, liquid, and even in patches that transfer the hormone via your skin. And you can get melatonin from your food. Few foods actually contain melatonin, but tart…
  • What Triggers Midnight Bathroom Trips?

    Oxford Digital
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    Not much is better in the world than being bundled up in a warm, cozy bed. On the flipside, not much is worse than having to haul yourself out of that sublimely comfortable bed and fumble your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Except when it happens twice, and then three times, and then you start to wonder if you should just cut water out of your diet altogether if it means you’ll enjoy a solid, uninterrupted eight hours of sleep. What triggers those midnight bathroom trips? Did you really drink that much wine at dinner? Peeing more than twice during the night qualifies for…
  • You’ll Want to Start Making Your Bed After Reading This

    Oxford Digital
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Consider the following not atypical exchange: Kid: Why should I make my bed in the morning if I’m just going to unmake it again at night?? Parent: Well, um, because….because! Quite a cogent argument, no? Whether you’re the parent, you remember being that kid, or you’ve had a similar internal dispute, we have good news for you: there’s actually a better answer to the question. In fact, there are a lot of pretty compelling reasons that prove, once and for all, that you should make your bed. Take happiness, for instance. When Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author and founder of The…
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  • How Nutrition Affects Sleep - The Expert's Opinion

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    We hear all the time that what we eat can affect our sleep, from cherries to tea and so many more besides, however how accurate is this? It's easy to understand that eating or drinking certain things before bedtime can stop us falling asleep (as an example caffeine), however what about the effects of introducing certain foods into our everyday diets? We decided to ask a number of sleep and nutrition experts as to how nutrition affects sleep, with some rather interesting responses being given: Dr. Robert S. Rosenberg, Sleep Specialist Nutrition is very important for sleep. You do not want to…
  • Helping Your Child Get A Great Night's Sleep: 22 Experts Share Their Top Tips [Infographic]

    15 Aug 2015 | 3:05 pm
    We're strong believers that both parents and children need a great night's sleep in order to enjoy the adventures which each day brings, however sometimes, getting that great sleep is easier said than done! Being a parent is a tiring job (and anyone who says it isn't isn't telling the truth) full stop but as a new parent, it can be difficult to know the best approach to take to help your little one not only fall asleep but to stay asleep throughout the night and this is something we wanted to offer our help with! We got in touch with 22 child sleep experts and asked them to share their top…
  • Helping Your Child Get A Great Night’s Sleep: 22 Experts Share Their Top Tips

    15 Aug 2015 | 2:20 am
    We understand better than anyone that when your child gets a great night's sleep, you do too and regardless of whether you're a new parent or a veteran, sleep advice is always something which is met with differing opinions. Some mums (and dads...don't forget the dads) are firm believers of the attitude that 'a decent night's sleep will come eventually,' whilst others will try every 'method' under the sun to help their little one sleep. As such, we asked 21 sleep experts from across the globe to share their top tips for helping your child to get a great night's sleep! We really do believe that…
  • The Surprising Sleep Habits Of The Rich & Famous

    13 Aug 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Did you know that both Thomas Edison and Leonardo Da Vinci both saw sleep as a waste of time, sleeping no more than three hours each over a 24 hour period? How about that, almost at the opposite end of the spectrum, Winston Churchill always made sure he got at least seven hours a night. When you start to study the sleep habits of the rich and famous, you quickly see how some clearly thought that there is / was better ways to spend their time than in bed whilst others saw the importance of getting a great night's sleep. Whilst we all know all too well that we're 'meant' to get eight hours…
  • What Happens To Our Bodies When We Don't Sleep

    13 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    We all know that there's never enough hours in the day and, in many cases, the first thing that suffers when we've things to do. The temptation to pull an 'all nighter' to get things done is one which never goes away, however many of us never stop to think about what actually happens to our bodies when we don't sleep. When you take the time to research the effects, some are truly shocking and would make anyone stop and think twice about burning the candle at both ends. We've taken the time to compile the effects of sleep deprivation, the most common of which you'll find below: 1. Our…
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  • Wake Up to the Importance of Sleep Infographic

    admin
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:44 pm
      The conversation around sleep is changing. Whether by choice or due to a sleep disorder, a lack of sleep can and will have devastating consequences. Your health, safety, performance and quality of life severely decline as sleep is sacrificed. […] The post Wake Up to the Importance of Sleep Infographic appeared first on SleepPrime.
  • Sleep Research and What They Tell Us About Sleep: Sara Mednick

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Dr. Sara Mednick is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Her work on sleep research continues to shape the way we understand the importance of healthy sleep hygiene. In her talk, she argues […] The post Sleep Research and What They Tell Us About Sleep: Sara Mednick appeared first on SleepPrime.
  • Kirk Parsley: America’s Biggest Problem

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 3:29 pm
    America has an ENORMOUS problem that most of us don’t know we have. We’ve heard about this problem, but we don’t think it’s impacting “us” individually. We have a very simple, but not so easy way to fix this problem. […] The post Kirk Parsley: America’s Biggest Problem appeared first on SleepPrime.
  • Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 3:27 pm
    In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the […] The post Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep appeared first on SleepPrime.
  • Brain and Sleep by Jeff Iliff

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research […] The post Brain and Sleep by Jeff Iliff appeared first on SleepPrime.
 
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  • 6 Common Sleep Disorders

    Martin
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    Could you be suffering from a sleep disorder? Check out this info-graphic with the six most common sleep disorders and learn more about them! Source: UPMC’s Sleep Medicine Center The post 6 Common Sleep Disorders appeared first on Bestmouthpiece.com.
  • Best Diet for the Best Sleep at Night

    Martin
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Poor quality of sleep has been linked to a number of health problems, including obesity, diabetes, high-blood pressure, depression, and more. A study done in 2012 found that the more tired you are after less than perfect night’s sleep, the more you will eat during the day in effort to perk yourself up, and this can easily add up to weight gain over time. Although there is no set menu for best diet for the best sleep, there are some small tweaks and tricks you can do all day for a more restful sleep during the night. So instead of sleeping poorly, drinking caffeine every morning, reaching…
  • Eight Ways to Stay Awake and Alert

    Martin
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just could not keep your eyes open and stay awake? Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there! Not every second of our lives can be action-packed, and, more than we would like, we’ve got to endure some less-than-thrilling moments. But, you can’t afford to fall asleep in a business meeting or doze off when essay writing. Below we have compiled a list of eight reasonable and tested ways to stay awake during those life’s less-than-exciting moments. Caffeine Ah yes, coffee, the old standby, or actually its caffeine.
  • Strange Places for Sleep With Pictures

    Martin
    21 Jun 2015 | 2:52 am
    In US a baggage handler was the reason a commercial airplane needed to make a priority landing because he fell asleep in the cargo hold whilst he was loading the passenger bags. But by no means is he the only one who has managed to find a strange places for sleep. For instance in China sleeping in strange places is something of a national sport, this is fully demonstrated by this lorry driver, pictured asleep under his truck next to a busy road in the city of Ningbo in  104F (40C) heat. Bernd Hagemann, the man who took these pictures and who is the author of Sleeping Chinese, ventures that…
  • Medical Surgery to Prevent Snoring

    Martin
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:10 am
    The last resort for fixing the snoring problem is snoring surgery. If you or your partner has continuous snoring issues, no anti snoring mouthpieces and no medication works, only then it is time to visit your doctor to see the doctor and decide about the necessary surgery type. Surgery to stop snoring should always be the last option to consider. All anti snoring methods available should be tried prior deciding on an expensive and, often, risky medical interruption. Such surgery is usually performed only after a serious patient lifestyle change under the medical staff supervision, for…
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