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  • Does Insomnia Cause Weight Gain?

    Sleep Disorders
    Charles Moore
    29 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Your Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain Did you know that insomnia can actually contribute to weight gain? It doesn’t cause you to gain weight…however there are factors that lead to those gaining of extra pounds, which is why your fat burning and weight loss efforts may have proven fruitless so far. Significant studies tell […]
  • Naps May Boost Worker Productivity

    WebMD Health Channel - Sleep Disorders
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    Hour of rest during the day seemed to ease impulsiveness and frustration, researchers report
  • Health Tip: Help Curb Sleep Talking

    MedicineNet Sleep General
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Health Tip: Help Curb Sleep TalkingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Yawning

    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty
    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
  • The Association between Sleep Duration and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease among Japanese Men and Women

    MedWorm: Sleep Disorders
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Conclusion: Sleep shortage tends to be associated with NAFLD in women and may be mediated by body adiposity.Obes Facts 2015;8:234-242 (Source: Obesity Facts)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
 
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    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty

  • 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
  • Allergic Cascade

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Allergic CascadeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in AmericaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/25/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Oximetry

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: OximetryCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 10/13/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Children and Teenagers

    18 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Children and TeenagersCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
 
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    MedWorm: Snoring

  • Cognitive function in preschool children with sleep-disordered breathing

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Conclusions We demonstrated that SDB of all severities is not associated with cognitive impairment compared to the control group in preschool age. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Cough in obstructive sleep apnoea

    25 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Publication date: Available online 9 June 2015 Source:Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics Author(s): Kevin Chan , Alvin Ing , Surinder S. Birring Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) has recently been reported to be a cause of chronic cough. It should be considered when cough remains unexplained following investigations and treatments for common causes. The presence of nocturnal cough, snoring and gastro-oesophageal reflux may be helpful in identifying patients who require further investigation. Daytime somnolence is often absent. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy has been…
  • My Q and A With William Dement, a True Sleep Studies Pioneer

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    Dr. William C. Dement, a professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is considered the father of sleep medicine. In answer to my questions, he spoke about his early interest in sleep studies, the scientists who inspired him and how the study of sleep has evolved over half a century. Here is a transcript of our conversation. What led you to found the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic? Before I came to Stanford, I was a research fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and worked with patients who had narcolepsy. After I went to Stanford, in 1963, I discovered that…
  • Efficacy of sclerotherapy with radio-opaque foam guided by digital subtraction angiography for the treatment of complex venous malformations of the head and neck

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Publication date: Available online 23 June 2015 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): A.-W. Chen , Y.-R. Liu , K. Li , K. Zhang , T. Wang , S.-H. Liu Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of sclerotherapy using radio-opaque foam and guided by digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for complex venous malformations in the head and neck in 11 selected patients between 2011 and 2013. The sclerosing foam was manufactured by the classic Tessari method and consisted of air, 1% polidocanol, and radio-opaque media iopromide (Ultravist®300) in a ratio of 7:2:1. We recorded…
  • Association of Sleep Apnea and Snoring With Incident Atrial Fibrillation in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The association between sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been examined in a multiethnic adult population in prospective community-based studies. We prospectively (2000–2011) investigated the associations of physician-diagnosed sleep apnea (PDSA), which is considered more severe sleep apnea, and self-reported habitual snoring without PDSA (HS), a surrogate for mild sleep apnea, with incident AF in white, black, and Hispanic participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) who were free of clinical cardiovascular disease at baseline (2000–2002). Cox…
 
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    MedWorm: Sleep Apnea

  • Association of Interleukin-10 gene promoter polymorphisms with obstructive sleep apnea

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Conclusion The prevalences of the IL-10 gene promoter polymorphisms were different in OSAS patients and the controls in Turkish population. IL-10 gene polymorphisms may lead to altered inflammatory cascade, which might contribute to OSAS. Further studies on larger cohorts are needed to validate our findings. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Is tryptophan metabolism involved in sleep apnea-related cardiovascular co-morbidities and cancer progression?

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a multi-component chronic disease affecting 6-17% of adults in the general population. The main hallmark of OSA, intermittent hypoxia (IH), is reported as the main trigger for cardiometabolic co-morbidities. Recent studies, both in rodent models exposed to IH and in humans, have suggested an enhanced incidence and accelerated progression of cancer. However, mechanisms underlying the relationships between OSA and cardiovascular disease on one hand, and cancer on the other hand, have not been entirely deciphered yet. (Source: Medical Hypotheses)
  • Outcome of adenotonsillectomy for children with sleep apnea

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    • Underweight children with adenotonsillar enlargement and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea were studied.• Adenotonsillectomy was associated with resolution of obstructive sleep apnea in a small percentage of the children.• Predictors of poor outcome of adenotonsillectomy were identified. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
  • Cognitive function in preschool children with sleep-disordered breathing

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Conclusions We demonstrated that SDB of all severities is not associated with cognitive impairment compared to the control group in preschool age. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device–Associated Carbon Monoxide and Iron-Enhanced Hypercoagulation: Impact of Concurrent Disease

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy is associated with thrombophilia despite anticoagulation. Of interest, LVAD patients have increased carboxyhemoglobin, a measure of upregulated heme oxygenase (Hmox) activity that releases carbon monoxide (CO) and iron. Given that CO and iron enhance plasmatic coagulation, we determined if LVAD patients had hypercoagulability and decreased fibrinolytic vulnerability with measurable CO and iron-mediated effects. Blood samples were obtained a month or more after implantation of the LVAD. Thrombelastographic methods to assess coagulation kinetics,…
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    MedWorm: Narcolepsy

  • [In Depth] Narcolepsy link to pandemic flu vaccine becomes clearer

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic left a troubling legacy in Europe: More than 1300 people who received a vaccine to prevent the flu developed narcolepsy, an incurable, debilitating condition that causes overpowering daytime sleepiness, sometimes accompanied by a sudden muscle weakness in response to strong emotions such as laughter or anger. The manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, has acknowledged the link, and some patients and their families have already been awarded compensation. But how the vaccine might have triggered the condition has been unclear. In a paper in Science Translational…
  • [Influenza] Immunological mistaken identity

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The incidence of narcolepsy increased after the global vaccination campaign against the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic, but only in some countries. Ahmed et al. examined the – [Read More] (Source: This Week in Science)
  • Swine flu jab and narcolepsy may be linked by autoimmune response

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    Vaccine may have caused narcolepsy by triggering the production of antibodies which destroy a sleep-regulating part of the brain, a new study suggestsScientists appear close to pinpointing why a swine flu vaccine given to six million people in Britain triggered the devastating sleep disorder, narcolepsy, in rare cases.The Pandemrix vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and which was recommended by the UK government to high-risk groups during the 2009-10 swine flu pandemic, was withdrawn after medical records showed a spike in the number of cases of narcolepsy presenting in doctors’…
  • Scientists find new evidence on GSK vaccine link to narcolepsy

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists investigating why a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine triggered narcolepsy in some people say they have the first solid evidence the rare sleep disorder may be a so-called "hit-and-run" autoimmune disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
  • Stanford study: Immune response to a flu protein yields new insights into narcolepsy

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    (Stanford University Medical Center) An international team of researchers has found some of the first solid evidence that narcolepsy may be a so-called 'hit-and-run' autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
 
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    Narcolepsy News

  • Sharp rise in narcolepsy tied to swine flu vaccine

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    … that the chances of developing narcolepsy following vaccination in the UK … the sleep disorder.” People with narcolepsy experience severe daytime sleepiness and … awake. However, people suffering from narcolepsy have lower levels of the … vaccines or infections can trigger narcolepsy in people with a certain …
  • Glocal Mind welcomes 3 key hires to its team

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    GLocalMind, a leading healthcare fieldwork company, has strengthened its team over the past 2 months with key hires. TEXAS, TX, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- GLocalMind, a leading healthcare fieldwork company, has strengthened its …
  • New Job Matching Service

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    A proactive job matching service with unique job matching algorithms to assure all job seekers fast results. LAKE MARY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- UniverseJobs.com offers a proactive job matching service that utilizes …
  • Study of Herpes Vaccine in Phase 2 Progresses According to Plan

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Admedus Limited (ASX:AHZ) continues to move forward in a phase 2 clinical study for an HSV-2 vaccine technology developed by Dr. Ian Frazer. (1) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 2, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “Infected with a …
  • Stanford study: Immune response to a flu protein yields new insights into narcolepsy

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    … diseases. Gene variants increase susceptibility Narcolepsy is a chronic, incurable and … narcolepsy has been a source of fascination among scientists for decades. Narcolepsy … predisposition and infection. People with narcolepsy carry more antibodies to pathogens …
 
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    Sleep Disorders News

  • Sharp rise in narcolepsy tied to swine flu vaccine

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    … that the chances of developing narcolepsy following vaccination in the UK … a role in the sleep disorder.” People with narcolepsy experience severe daytime sleepiness … awake. However, people suffering from narcolepsy have lower levels of the …
  • Glocal Mind welcomes 3 key hires to its team

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    GLocalMind, a leading healthcare fieldwork company, has strengthened its team over the past 2 months with key hires. TEXAS, TX, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- GLocalMind, a leading healthcare fieldwork company, has strengthened its …
  • New Job Matching Service

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    A proactive job matching service with unique job matching algorithms to assure all job seekers fast results. LAKE MARY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- UniverseJobs.com offers a proactive job matching service that utilizes …
  • 25 tips and tricks to help you get better sleep

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    … consultant respiratory and sleep disorders physician, and the … also exacerbate certain sleep disorders. Secondly, avoid excess alcohol … possibility of specific sleep disorders. Sleep apnoea (momentarily … them) are common. Narcolepsy and sleepwalking are …
  • Aboard Insomnia: What it takes to sail 320 nautical miles

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    … sailing for the world record Insomnia. She’s earned her name …
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    Snoring News

  • Glocal Mind welcomes 3 key hires to its team

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    GLocalMind, a leading healthcare fieldwork company, has strengthened its team over the past 2 months with key hires. TEXAS, TX, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- GLocalMind, a leading healthcare fieldwork company, has strengthened its …
  • New Job Matching Service

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    A proactive job matching service with unique job matching algorithms to assure all job seekers fast results. LAKE MARY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- UniverseJobs.com offers a proactive job matching service that utilizes …
  • Americans spend more than two years of their lives losing sleep, with main factors including stress, anxiety: study 

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    … years of their lifetime losing sleep, with snoring topping the list of … ; "Many nights my husband snores really loudly all night. I … , money worries and snoring partners. "Disrupted sleep is a constant problem … heard stories about disrupted sleep caused by snoring and unfortunately too many …
  • Americans lose 2 years of their lives to lost sleep: study

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    … years of their lifetime losing sleep, with snoring topping the list of … ; "Many nights my husband snores really loudly all night. I … , money worries and snoring partners. "Disrupted sleep is a constant problem … heard stories about disrupted sleep caused by snoring and unfortunately too many …
  • How to get the perfect night's sleep from exercise to keeping warm

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    … information about the sleep cycle and the history of sleep patterns, others … likely to snore while facing upward. 'People who sleep on their … 8 hours of sleep at a time. Other sleep patterns involve less … ;uberman' sleep pattern, requires only 1.8 hours of sleep, which …
 
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    Dental Sleep Medicine Solution Provider

  • Yes

    Ez Sleep
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:56 am
    Download The post Yes appeared first on Dental Sleep Medicine Solution Provider.
  • Demystifying Dental Sleep Medicine

    Ez Sleep
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:12 pm
    http://ezsleeptest.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/DDSM.mp4 The post Demystifying Dental Sleep Medicine appeared first on Dental Sleep Medicine Solution Provider.
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    Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

  • New Recommendations to Achieve Healthy Sleep

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has released a policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good-quality sleep and getting enough sleep. “Sleep plays a vital role in human health, yet there is a lack of sufficient guidance on promoting good sleep health,” said Sutapa Mukherjee, MBBS, PhD, chair of the ATS committee that produced the document. “In this statement, with an eye towards improving public health, we address the importance of good quality sleep with a focus on sleep health in adults and children; the effects of work schedules on…
  • Study suggests that a causal pathway may link job stress and sleep disturbances

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:43 pm
    A new study suggests that there may be a reciprocal, causal pathway between job strain and disturbed sleep, implying that interventions to treat sleep problems may improve work satisfaction. Results show that higher work demands predicted subsequent sleep disturbances at the two-year follow-up. Similarly, sleep disturbances predicted a higher perception of stress, higher work demands, a lower degree of control, and less social support at work two years later. No relationship was found between disturbed sleep and physical work environment, shift work schedules or working hours. “The results…
  • Lack of sleep affects long-term health

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
    New research from the University of Copenhagen has found that maintaining a good night’s sleep is important for our future health, partly because of how it affects lifestyle factors. Previous population based studies have not provided sufficient information on the timing of changes in both sleep and lifestyle to tease out cause and effect relations of this highly intertwined relationship. “This study shows that sleep affects our ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and when sleep deteriorates we are more likely to make unhealthy lifestyle changes,” says Postdoc Alice Jessie Clark…
  • American Thoracic Society issues recommendations on healthy sleep

    15 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    The American Thoracic Society has released a policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good quality sleep and getting an adequate quantity of sleep. “Sleep plays a vital role in human health, yet there is a lack of sufficient guidance on promoting good sleep health,” said Sutapa Mukherjee, MBBS, PhD, chair of the committee that produced the statement. “In this statement, with an eye towards improving public health, we address the importance of good quality sleep with a focus on sleep health in adults and children; the effects of work…
  • Twitter data may help shed light on sleep disorders

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of “digital phenotype” of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter. This study, published today in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is one of the first to look at relationships between social media use and sleep issues, and- based on assessments the sentiments expressed in users’ tweets - gives preliminary hints that patients with sleep disorders may be a greater risk of psychosocial issues. The study - led by Jared Hawkins, PhD; David McIver, PhD; and John Brownstein, PhD, of…
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  • Visiting Chiang Mai and Koh Phi Phi Island

    Admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:44 am
    Thailand has some of the most beautiful beaches, islands and scenery in the world. It also has some of the cheapest accommodations in the world. […] Related posts: Staying in Hostels for Less than $10 per Night in Chiang Mai Pattaya – How to Stay for Less than $75 per Night Brussels – Stay at a Hostel for Less than $25 per Night Aruba Vacation – 10 Tips to Visiting the Island on a Budget
  • Best Diving Locations in Thailand

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    26 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    Any professional diver or avid scuba enthusiast can tell you: if you want to taste some mean diving thrills at their best, try Thailand. A […] Related posts: Best Places to Scuba Dive in the US Exploring The Exotic Islands Of Great Barrier Reef Looking of a Thailand Island Holiday? Getting Up Close & Personal with Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
  • How cheap airfares to Thailand are ideal for PhuketFit clients

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    6 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Getting lean, fit, and healthy is certainly not easy, and it is certainly not something that simply happens overnight. In order for us to improve […] Related posts: Thailand Vacation – Planning Your Essential Thailand Trip Looking of a Thailand Island Holiday? The Beautiful Thailand Cheap Air – 10 Tips to Using Hotwire to Get Great Airfares
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    25 Feb 2015 | 12:31 pm
    If you are looking at Minneapolis hotels, then you have probably already discovered that what area you want to stay in will have a big […] Related posts: Atlanta Hotels – Finding a Decent Place to Stay on a Budget Seattle Hotels – Stay for Less than $100 per Night Houston Hotels – How to Stay for Less than $125 per Night Austin Hotels – 5 Hotels in the Downtown Area
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    18 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    If you are a frequent traveler, perhaps you have heard about or even used the travel booking website Hotwire. Are you interested in what Hotwire […] Related posts: Cheap Air – 10 Tips to Using Hotwire to Get Great Airfares How To Plan, Book, And Enjoy Your Vacation Without Spending Too Much San Diego Hotels – Saving Money by Deciphering Hotwire Choices Cheap Airline Flights – Top 8 Travel Booking Websites
 
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    Sleep Disorders

  • 3 Myths About Sleep Disorders

    Charles Moore
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:36 am
    We all know we need to get a good night’s sleep to be healthy. Our brain needs it to rejuvenate! As important as sleep is to our health and vitality, there are many myths surrounding certain sleep disorders. Without sleep, we cannot survive. Our mind and body needs to rest. So let’s clear up some […]
  • Does Insomnia Cause Weight Gain?

    Charles Moore
    29 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Your Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain Did you know that insomnia can actually contribute to weight gain? It doesn’t cause you to gain weight…however there are factors that lead to those gaining of extra pounds, which is why your fat burning and weight loss efforts may have proven fruitless so far. Significant studies tell […]
  • Restless Legs Syndrome Natural Treatments

    Charles Moore
    9 Mar 2013 | 3:12 am
    5 Restless Legs Syndrome Natural Treatments Have you heard about Restless Legs Syndrome or RLS? Or worse do you suffer with the symptoms? Those who have it would describe the symptoms as creepy and uncontrollable.  It seems that their legs are not cooperating with what their mind dictates.  They have this uncontrollable urge to move […]
  • Do You Suffer With Mental Fatigue?

    Charles Moore
    1 Dec 2012 | 11:48 pm
    Mental Fatigue Can Be Worse Than Physical Fatigue Mental fatigue can definitely take its toll on your well-being. It can actually be worse than physical fatigue because of your inability to think clearly or express your feelings and frustrations. Worse still, mental stress is known to cause physical fatigue and illness too. Mental fatigue or […]
  • What Causes Adult Bed Wetting

    Charles Moore
    26 Mar 2012 | 12:17 am
    Causes of Adult Bed Wetting – Adult Enuresis Bed wetting or nocturnal enuresis is a problem that usually occurs in babies and very young children that don’t have total control of their bladder. There are also adults that go through the same problem and adult bed wetting or adult enuresisis more common that many people […]
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • The harm that light can do to your sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Do you think about how you use and consume light? We live in a culture where electricity and artificial light are everywhere: inexpensive and always available in seemingly endless supply. We’re so used to being surrounded by light—it’s truly at our fingertips—that many of us don’t even think about it, much less question the timing and degree of our exposure. Yet a robust and growing body of scientific research suggests that for the sake of our sleep—and our overall health—we all need to start paying a lot more attention to the presence of light in our daily lives. How did we get…
  • Observing the damaged brain for clues about dreaming

    Dr. Michael Breus
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Thanks to advanced and digital technologies, a close study of the dreaming brain is possible. Dream researchers use neural-imaging tools range from EEG to PET scan to MRI to observe the brain’s activity while dreaming. In addition to observing healthy brain activity, scientists also use cases of brain injury and illness as a way to learn about the brain mechanics of dreaming. This approach—of learning about the functions of the brain through abnormalities, injury, or illness—is by no means just confined to the study of dreams. A great deal of what we know about the mechanics of the…
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    Sleep Advice, Tips, and Information from SleepBetter.org

  • Job Stress = Poor Sleep

    Staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    Maybe one of the best ways to improve your sleep is to change jobs?  Or, the best way to do well at work is to sleep well? A new study conducted in Sweden suggests that there may be a direct... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Sleeping With Your Smartphone is Frighteningly Common

    Staff
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times — it’s a bad idea to sleep with your smartphone.  Despite that, people do it.  In fact, according to a new survey, a vast... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Scientists Locate Gene That Regulates Sleep

    Staff
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    A report published recently about research conducted on flies may have a significant role in learning more about human sleep. In research published online in Current Biology, researchers report that... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Ask SleepBetter: Sleeping with CPAP

    Staff
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:51 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!]
  • Your Sleep Problems Could Be Caused By Electricity

    Staff
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    There are many reasons for sleeplessness.  Some are physical, some are mental, and some are environmental.  According to new research, one environmental factor that is causing us to turn into a world... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
 
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    Insomnia Blog

  • What to do when you can only exercise late at night

    Martin Reed
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Exercise can improve sleep. If you want to use exercise as a natural insomnia remedy to help you fall asleep, it’s best to exercise within three to six hours of bedtime to give your body temperature enough time to fall. Exercise should be avoided in the three hours before bedtime as this can make sleep more difficult since your body temperature may be too elevated when you’re ready for bed. That being said, if you don’t have time to exercise earlier in the day, here are some tips: 1. Save the vigorous exercise for days when you do have the spare time. On days when…
  • The insomnia treatment that also reduces suicide risk

    Martin Reed
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    We already know there’s a link between insomnia and military service. Studies have also found a link between nightmares, insomnia and suicide. Now a study has found suicidal thoughts were reduced by 33% in veterans who underwent cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. In fact, researchers found that every seven point decrease in Insomnia Severity Index score during the CBT-i treatment was associated with a 65% reduction in the risk of suicidal thoughts. Furthermore, as sleep improved, so did symptoms of depression. Quality of life also improved. This research suggests that treating…
  • Can omega-3 DHA improve sleep and cure insomnia?

    Martin Reed
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that higher levels of omega-3 DHA may be associated with better sleep. The study involved 362 children between the ages of 7 and 9. It suggested that those who took a daily supplement of omega-3 DHA (the long chain fatty acid found naturally in algae and seafood) for 16 weeks got nearly an hour more sleep and woke seven times less often each night compared to those who took a placebo. Higher levels of omega-6 were also associated with better sleep health. Although previous research has suggested links between poor sleep and low levels of…
  • Does insomnia cause high blood pressure?

    Martin Reed
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    It all depends on which study you read. For the first three years of writing this blog, all the studies I came across suggested there was a link between insomnia and hypertension (high blood pressure). However, in 2014 I came across a cross-sectional study of over 12,000 individuals that found no significant association between insomnia symptoms and high blood pressure. 2015 rolls along, and I’m reading a study that reverts back to the original perceived wisdom that there is a link after all! In this latest study, researchers found that those who took longer than 14 minutes to fall…
  • The insomnia that becomes more common as we get older

    Martin Reed
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Back in 2012 I wrote about a survey that suggested we should expect our sleep to improve as we age. As I pointed out at the time, though, the survey was subjective in nature. More recent (and objective studies) have cast doubt about the accuracy of that survey. One study found insomnia prevalence among community dwelling seniors to be as high as 42%. As we get older, the amount of deep sleep we get decreases. It’s thought that REM sleep declines by about 10 minutes every decade and the amount of time we spend awake during the night increases by about 30 minutes every decade. Our…
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    Cures for Insomnia Now!

  • select:Tiny device for sleep apnea reaches crowdfunding goal in two hours

    SiteAdmin
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Tiny device for sleep apnea reaches crowdfunding goal in two hours sleep apnea devices Airing, the Burlington-based maker of a tiny device that aims to help sleep apnea patients, on Monday morning reached its $ 100,000 crowdfunding goal in two hours. As of 11 a.m., more than 1,100 people had funded the campaign with about $ 109,000. Read more on Boston Business Journal (blog) Airing Is A Maskless, Hoseless Micro-CPAP Dream Gadget For People With … sleep apnea devices About 18 million Americans diagnosed with sleep apnea opt not to wear their Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)…
  • select:Trouble sleeping?: 'Sleep genes' discovery could help

    SiteAdmin
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:34 am
    Trouble sleeping?: 'Sleep genes' discovery could help sleep help A team of researchers has made a discovery in the animal kingdom regarding 'sleep genes', which could help us understand how to get a better night's sleep. The research was undertaken by a team from Jefferson University in the US that wanted to better … Read more on Siliconrepublic.com Kokoon Headphones Help You Sleep sleep help Most of us just want to shut out the world when we sleep. But that can be a tricky proposition, at best, especially if you can't take having headphones stuck on your…
  • select:CBT-I Ups Antidepressant Side Effects in Patients With Insomnia, MDD

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    17 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    CBT-I Ups Antidepressant Side Effects in Patients With Insomnia, MDD side effects of insomnia SEATTLE, WA—Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) did not appear to abrogate the frequency or burden of antidepressant side effects in patients with comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD), results from the multi-site Treatment of … Read more on Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration) Cure For Insomnia: CBT Improves Sleep Quality By 10% With No Sleeping Pill … side effects of insomnia A new study examining cognitive behavior therapy finds it can improve sleep without…
  • select:Always tired? It may not be just lack of sleep

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    11 Jun 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Always tired? It may not be just lack of sleep always tired “It's not just feeling tired after physical exertion. It's profound fatigue, sleep disturbance, waking up feeling exhausted, headaches and weakness,” Haas said. “It interferes with living a normal life, and is severe, profound fatigue that is not … Read more on Catskill Daily Mail Leslie Beck: Nine diet mistakes that are making you tired always tired Too little B12 can also cause you to feel tired. The vitamin is used to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen through your body. B12 is found in all animal foods…
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    6 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    Kamelot Guitarist Thomas Youngblood Talks New Album 'Haven' + More insomnia define I'd like to hear about the track “Insomnia” musically and lyrically. It's a bit more of a modern approach to the Kamelot DNA that we have … I've never let any one thing define me as a person. It's a part of my life that I love and I'm proud of but … Read more on LoudwireAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! PTSD, Linked To Chronic Depression And Insomnia, Makes You Grow Old Faster insomnia define After…
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  • Sleep Apnea and Reflux

    Jordan Stern MD
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Sleep Apnea and Reflux. Waking up in the middle of the night gasping for air is not always Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Good sleep is critical to all physical and emotional functions. In search of good sleep, or as part of the remedies for poor sleep, consideration to reflux is often overlooked. Many medical research papers have discussed the association between sleep disorders and reflux, particularly the association between sleep apnea and acid reflux (Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Symptoms are Related to the Presence and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. J Sleep Re. 2010 Jun9.  Shepherd…
  • Dental Sleep Medicine in the 21st century

    Dave Singh DDSc, PhD, DMD
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    Recent advances in sleep technology, 3D digital imaging and molecular genetics have given new insights into the role that dentists play in dental sleep medicine.  It is important to appreciate that dental sleep medicine is a multi-disciplinary endeavor with a team of professionals that aim to achieve maximum medical benefit for their patients.  Another important concept is to understand that obstructive sleep apnea is one slice in the broad spectrum of sleep medicine, so professional collaboration and cooperation with sleep specialists is the key to successful patient outcomes.  There are…
  • Next Steps in Navigating the World of Dental Sleep Medicine

    Erin Elliott DDS
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    You are reading this magazine because there’s always more to learn about treating sleep apnea – I’ll get to that. But first, let me start out by telling you why I NEVER wanted to make sleep appliances in my practice. In 2008, 5 years out of dental school, one thing I was absolutely sure of was that if a patient had Class I canine guidance then all was right in the world. One of my favorite patients, Phyllis B., had that perfect bite until she came in with (cue scary music) a posterior open bite! Gasp! The horror! I furiously wrote a referral to the orthodontist to get this…
  • Great Video from the Beginning of Dental Sleep Medicine

    Randy Clare
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Dr L. Wayne Halstrom Dr L. Wayne Halstrom a SleepScholar contributor and pioneer of the Dental Sleep Medicine field recently posted his media reel on the Silencer Blog. I asked him for permission to post this material because some of the attendees at Dr John Tuckers Sleep Complete Presentation last weekend asked for access to the material.   Some of this material goes back to 1997. There are some really great images here of older CPAP mask technologies and CPAP machine designs that are worth a look.  There are great clips of the young and dashing Dr Halstrom and also Dr Bradley Eli…
  • Sleep Bruxism: Occlusal Splint or OSA Appliance, That’s the Question

    Randy Clare
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    I attended the Henry Schein Sleep Complete meeting in Dallas this weekend, and presented Nox T3 sleep diagnostic device for the group. This is a dental meeting taught by Dr John Tucker DMD an excellent presenter and SleepScholar contributor. I have been in the dental sleep medicine arena for over twenty years and continue to be impressed with how much passion attendees show at these meetings. I tested 12 Drs with the Nox T3 overnight and we had many spirited discussions about the results. Since the discussion of home sleep testing for dentists is largely a discussion of appliance titration…
 
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  • 6 Surprising Misconceptions About Sleep

    Oxford Digital
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    1. Turkey Makes You Sleepy Ah, the old “turkey coma” from Thanksgivings past. Anybody who has inhaled perhaps a bit too much food during this special annual festival of gratefulness and gluttony has heard of this one. After all, turkey contains tryptophan, which sends you to sleep. Right? Well, not really. Eating only the amino acid tryptophan on an empty stomach will help to release serotonin, which helps you to make the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. But turkey comes with a whole stack of other amino acids, fats, minerals, and more, which mean the tryptophan won’t turn straight…
  • Does Sleeping Apart Harm Relationships?

    Oxford Digital
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:26 am
    Sleep is good for relationships. In fact, research shows that poor sleep is highly correlated with increased interpersonal conflict, and that lower marital satisfaction is associated with insomnia, findings that shouldn’t be too surprising to anyone who has felt particularly testy after a night of tossing and turning. But beyond the notion that getting good sleep improves relationship quality is another question: does it matter if you and your partner sleep together? Surprisingly, a good amount of research suggests that the answer to that question is no. “People actually feel they sleep…
  • The Real Reason Why We Yawn

    Oxford Digital
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:17 am
    Penguins do it as part of a mating ritual. Snakes do it to align their jaw and stretch out their windpipe. Baboons yawn to threaten their enemies with their fangs. But why do people yawn? It’s always been a surprisingly difficult question to answer. The default, “because we’re tired,” doesn’t quite cut it. Is it because we need more oxygen? Is it an innate social gesture to signify fatigue and see if anyone else feels the same way? Nope, and, maybe. For a long time, it was thought that we yawn because our brains need more oxygen, but recent science has shown that’s not the case.
  • How Much Sleep Do Babies Really Need?

    Oxford Digital
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:20 am
    Once a woman’s first pregnancy is announced, veteran parents usually share a sly, knowing glance. She has no idea what she’s in for, they smile silently, and the truth is that they’re right: fledgling parents are often surprised by how much their baby sleeps, and up to 76 percent of them underestimate how many hours of sleep their child actually requires. How often should their baby be put to bed? How long should they sleep for? How many hours per day should they be awake? One of the best, and perhaps worst aspects of infants is that they grow incredibly fast. Most newborns triple their…
  • 5 Reasons Naps are Totally Healthy

    Oxford Digital
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:29 am
    Who says sleeping is unproductive? Those who do tend to have two things clear in their minds: That napping does nothing but chew up otherwise productive time, and that dopey clichés like “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” should be repeated every morning as you drag your unrested self out of bed. Sure, sleep is the opposite of being awake, so it’s tempting to feel as though it defines the state of “doing nothing.” But science is showing that it’s time for the beloved afternoon nap to make a comeback. Here’s why. 1. You’ll Be More Focused This might be…
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