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  • Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain

    WebMD Health Channel - Sleep Disorders
    12 May 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Tolerance dips based on frequency, severity of sleep disorder, researchers say
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    MedicineNet Sleep General
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: SleepCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
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    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: SleepCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Kleine-Levin Syndrome

    MedWorm: Sleep Disorders
    21 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare recurrent encephalopathy primarily affecting teenagers, characterized by relapsing-remitting episodes of hypersomnia along with cognitive, psychiatric and behavioral disturbances. During episodes, patients suddenly present hypersomnia (with sleep lasting 15-21 h/d), cognitive impairment (major apathy, confusion, slowness, amnesia), and a specific feeling of derealization (dreamy state, altered perception). Less frequently, they may also experience hyperphagia (66%), hypersexuality (53%, principally men), depressed mood (53%, principally women), anxiety,…
  • Pang‐Rotenberg sign—snoring surgery prognosticator: A prospective clinical trial of 153 patients

    MedWorm: Snoring
    20 May 2015 | 8:03 pm
    ConclusionsThe PR sign is a reliable prognosticator of snoring reduction, after combined nose and palate surgery, for patients with troublesome snoring. Level of Evidence2b Laryngoscope, 2015 (Source: The Laryngoscope)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
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    MedicineNet Sleep General

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    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: SleepCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Jet Lag

    14 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Jet LagCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/10/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Health Tip: Care for Your Mattress

    14 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Health Tip: Care for Your MattressCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain

    13 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/12/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for Some

    6 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for SomeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/5/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
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    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty

  • Sleep

    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: SleepCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds

    19 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Stitches

    18 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: StitchesCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/16/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Electromyogram (EMG)

    14 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Electromyogram (EMG)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 9/24/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)

    8 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2015 12:00:00 AM
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    MedWorm: Sleep Disorders

  • Kleine-Levin Syndrome

    21 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare recurrent encephalopathy primarily affecting teenagers, characterized by relapsing-remitting episodes of hypersomnia along with cognitive, psychiatric and behavioral disturbances. During episodes, patients suddenly present hypersomnia (with sleep lasting 15-21 h/d), cognitive impairment (major apathy, confusion, slowness, amnesia), and a specific feeling of derealization (dreamy state, altered perception). Less frequently, they may also experience hyperphagia (66%), hypersexuality (53%, principally men), depressed mood (53%, principally women), anxiety,…
  • Sleep and Psychiatry in Children

    21 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    SLEEP MEDICINE CLINICS (Source: Sleep Medicine Clinics)
  • Sleep Medicine and Psychiatric Disorders in Children

    21 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    From birth to adolescence, an individual traverses a remarkable path during which developmental changes alter every aspect of mind and body. This change far exceeds what will occur in the remainder of life. The developing brain undergoes such remarkable and rapid maturation that the amorphous brain waves present at birth are scored as “infant sleep.” After the first six months, adult brain waves have emerged and adult sleep stages can be scored. Thereafter, sleep stage scoring according to guidelines of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine remains consistent throughout the life span.
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    21 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
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    21 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Restless Legs Syndrome and Movement Disorders (Source: Sleep Medicine Clinics)
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    MedWorm: Snoring

  • Pang‐Rotenberg sign—snoring surgery prognosticator: A prospective clinical trial of 153 patients

    20 May 2015 | 8:03 pm
    ConclusionsThe PR sign is a reliable prognosticator of snoring reduction, after combined nose and palate surgery, for patients with troublesome snoring. Level of Evidence2b Laryngoscope, 2015 (Source: The Laryngoscope)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Laser System Promises To Eliminate Snoring

    20 May 2015 | 7:21 pm BOSTON (CBS) – Technology is promising a big breakthrough for people who snore, and maybe some peace for those who are nearby. A laser system, known as NightLase, was developed in Slovenia and is now being introduced here in the U.S. as way to stop patients from snoring. Lana Vilbaum is happily married to her husband Dmitry, but his loud snoring was wearing on here nerves. “I’m tired. I’m tired when I wake up.” Dmitry went through the NightLase procedure and he feels that it has changed his life. “It’s a…
  • Sleep duration and snoring associate with hypertension and glycaemic control in patients with diabetes

    19 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    ConclusionsCompared with a sleep duration of 6–7.9 h, longer sleep duration was associated with a higher prevalence of hypertension and poor glycaemic control in people with diabetes. Moreover, the relationship between sleep duration and prevalent hypertension was U‐shaped. These findings may propose important public health implications for diabetes management.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Diabetic Medicine)
  • Mandibular Movements Identify Respiratory Effort in Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    14 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Conclusions:MM > 0.4 mm occurred frequently during periods of OAH and were frequently terminated by MMS corresponding to mouth closure on CAr. The MM findings strongly correlated with changes in PTT. MM analysis could be a simple and accurate promising tool for RE characterization and optimization of OAH diagnosis in children.Citation:Martinot JB, Senny F, Denison S, Cuthbert V, Gueulette E, Guénard H, Pépin JL. Mandibular movements identify respiratory effort in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med 2015;11(5):567–574. (Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep…
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans

    14 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Conclusions:OEF/OIF/OND veterans with PTSD screen as high risk for OSA at much higher rates than those seen in community studies and may not show all classic predictors of OSA (i.e., older and higher BMI). This study is the first to suggest that the Berlin may be a useful screener for OSA in a younger OEF/OIF/OND veteran population with PTSD. Screening of younger veterans with PTSD for OSA should be standard care, and polysomnography and OSA interventions should be readily available to younger veterans.Citation:Colvonen PJ, Mosino T, Drummond SP, Myers US, Angkaw AC, Norman SB. Obstructive…
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    MedWorm: Narcolepsy

  • Integration of disease association and eQTL data using a Bayesian colocalisation approach highlights six candidate causal genes in immune-mediated diseases

    18 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The genes and cells that mediate genetic associations identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are only partially understood. Several studies that have investigated the genetic regulation of gene expression have shown that disease-associated variants are over-represented amongst expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) variants. Evidence for colocalisation of eQTL and disease causal variants can suggest causal genes and cells for these genetic associations. Here, we used colocalisation analysis to investigate whether 595 genetic associations to ten immune-mediated diseases…
  • A Polymorphism in CCR1/CCR3 Is Associated with Narcolepsy

    15 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Publication date: Available online 15 May 2015 Source:Brain, Behavior, and Immunity Author(s): Hiromi Toyoda , Taku Miyagawa , Asako Koike , Takashi Kanbayashi , Aya Imanishi , Yohei Sagawa , Nozomu Kotorii , Tatayu Kotorii , Yuji Hashizume , Kimihiro Ogi , Hiroshi Hiejima , Yuichi Kamei , Akiko Hida , Masayuki Miyamoto , Makoto Imai , Yota Fujimura , Yoshiyuki Tamura , Azusa Ikegami , Yamato Wada , Shunpei Moriya , Hirokazu Furuya , Masaki Takeuchi , Yohei Kirino , Akira Meguro , Elaine F Remmers , Yoshiya Kawamura , Takeshi Otowa , Akinori Miyashita , Koichi Kashiwase , Seik-Soon Khor ,…
  • A Polymorphism in CCR1/CCR3 Is Associated with Narcolepsy.

    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Authors: Toyoda H, Miyagawa T, Koike A, Kanbayashi T, Imanishi A, Sagawa Y, Kotorii N, Kotorii T, Hashizume Y, Ogi K, Hiejima H, Kamei Y, Hida A, Miyamoto M, Imai M, Fujimura Y, Tamura Y, Ikegami A, Wada Y, Moriya S, Furuya H, Takeuchi M, Kirino Y, Meguro A, Remmers EF, Kawamura Y, Otowa T, Miyashita A, Kashiwase K, Khor SS, Yamasaki M, Kuwano R, Sasaki T, Ishigooka J, Kuroda K, Kume K, Chiba S, Yamada N, Okawa M, Hirata K, Mizuki N, Uchimura N, Shimizu T, Inoue Y, Honda Y, Mishima K, Honda M, Tokunaga K Abstract Etiology of narcolepsy-cataplexy involves multiple genetic and environmental…
  • Hypothalamic-Amygdalar-Brainstem Volume Reduction in a Patient with Narcolepsy Secondary to Diffuse Axonal Injury

    14 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    A 17-year-old male with diffuse axonal injury (DAI) was referred to our psychiatric clinic with a diagnosis of depression. However, further investigation indicated that he had narcolepsy without cataplexy secondary to DAI. We assessed regional volume alterations in the patient; MRI analysis showed a significant decrease in the volume of the hypothalamus, left amygdala, and brainstem. Our findings add to further understanding of the structural basis of secondary narcolepsy, and may provide basis for future neuroimaging studies on sleep disturbances in traumatic brain injury…
  • WATCH: This Is What Adderall Does To Your Brain

    12 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    It's a little pill that can make you hyper-focused, suppress your appetite, and improve your mood and energy levels. Sound familiar? Adderall is used by over 25 million people worldwide to treat ailments including ADHD, narcolepsy and depression -- and increasingly, the pills are being taken without a prescription to boost performance at school or work. So what happens in your brain when you pop one? A new video from the American Chemical Society's series, Reactions, has some answers. In short: It's all about the dopamine. "People with ADHD tend to have lower levels of dopamine, the key…
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    Snoring News

  • Sleeping With the Seasons: See How Weather Influences Your Sleep

    22 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    … SAD with reduced sleep efficiency and less slow-wave sleep. SAD is more … It Harder to Sleep While cool temperatures make sleep more comfortable, the … make sleep uncomfortable. Elevated body temperatures, increased snoring, and coughing can make sleep …
  • Easy exercises to help control snoring

    22 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    If snoring is hampering your partner’s sound sleep, simple mouth and … for large populations suffering from snoring, the snorers and their bed partners … by sleep questionnaires and full polysomnography with objective measurements of snoring. “The …
  • CMV May Cause Brain Cancer; The CBCD Reviews the Medical Evidence

    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    CMV proteins are oncogenic (cancer causing) … “and at the same time avoid recognition by the immune system.” (1) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 20, 2015 / -- “Infected with the Cytomegalovirus (CMV)? The Center for the …
  • I love him but his snoring is killing our marriage

    21 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    … noise machine, take sleep aids, and have been sleeping on the couch … Snoring Is Killing My Marriage It's the snorer, not the snoring. (1) Record his snoring, then play … being "wonderful." Re: Snoring ... duh: Working through those everyday …
  • Spouse needs to wake up to snoring problem

    21 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    Sleep deprived wife asks for help finding solution to husband’s snoring … noise machine, take sleep aids, and have been sleeping on the couch … DEAR SNORING IS KILLING MY MARRIAGE: It’s the snorer, not the snoring. (1) Record his snoring, then play …
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    Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

  • Workplace intervention improves sleep of employees’ children

    22 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    A workplace intervention designed to reduce employees’ work-family conflict and increase schedule flexibility also has a positive influence on the sleep patterns of the employees’ children. The intervention, Support-Transform-Achieve-Results (STAR), includes training supervisors to be more supportive of their employees’ personal and family lives, changing the structure of work so that employees have more control over their work time, and changing the culture in the workplace so that colleagues are more supportive of each other’s efforts to integrate their work and personal lives. The…
  • Study shows that children sleep better when they have a nightly bedtime routine

    7 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    A multinational study suggests that having a regular bedtime routine is associated with better sleep in young children up to 6 years of age, and the positive impact on sleep increases with the consistency of the nightly routine. Participants included 10,085 mothers from 14 countries reported that less than 50 percent of their infants, toddlers and preschoolers had a regular bedtime routine every night. The study found that children with a consistent bedtime routine had better sleep outcomes, including earlier bedtimes, shorter amount of time in bed before falling asleep, reduced night…
  • Study links insomnia to impaired work performance in night shift workers

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    A new study of night shift workers suggests that overnight occupational and cognitive impairment is more strongly correlated to insomnia than it is to sleepiness. Results show that night shift workers classified as alert insomniacs had the highest level of impairment in work productivity and cognitive function, which was significantly worse than controls. This occupational impairment was more severe in alert insomniacs than in insomniacs with excessive sleepiness. The study also found that alert insomniacs reported significantly greater fatigue than sleepy insomniacs, which emphasizes the…
  • Natural sleep cycles identified in rural community - new study finds

    18 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    A new study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, has identified a rural community in Brazil that still follows the earlier sleep and wake times similar to pre-industrial times. The team of researchers from the University of Surrey and the University of São Paulo studied the population of Baependi, a small rural town in south-eastern Brazil, whose sleep/wake cycle is much more aligned with that of our ancestors. “In big cities, the availability of cheap electricity has brought us both artificial lighting and a multitude of other electronic devices that compete with us going…
  • Brain waves predict our risk for insomnia

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    There may not yet be a cure for insomnia, but Concordia University researchers are a step closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer from it—just in time for World Sleep Day on March 13. In his study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Thien Thanh Dang-Vu, from Concordia’s Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology and PERFORM Center, explores the impact of stress on sleep. Although researchers already know that stressful events can trigger insomnia, the experiment reveals that some people are more vulnerable than others to developing the condition. To determine the…
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    EmaxHealth - Sleep Disorders

  • Sleepwalking, What Parents Should Know

    Deborah Mitchell
    4 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Neither of my parents were sleepwalkers, yet when I was about 12, I started wandering at night and engaging in activities such as making the bed. I was apparently in the minority, because a new study finds that more than 60 percent of kids whose mother and father were sleepwalkers also develop the practice themselves. This discovery suggests that sleepwalking has a genetic component.Health and Wellness: Sleep DisordersLatest News: Current News
  • Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

    Teresa Tanoos
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age. A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older. Health and Wellness: AgingSleep DisordersFamily HealthGeneral HealthLatest News: Current Newsconditions: Brain & Nervous SystemHeartMental HealthStress Management and Relief
  • Could your E-reader cause unknown health problems?

    Kathleen Blanchard
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Penn State researchers warn that light emitting devices like your e-reader could interfere with getting a good night's sleep. One reason is because electronic devices seem to interfere with the sleep hormone melatonin. Scientists for a new study wonder if the light from iPads, Kindle and other electronic reading devices could have long-term negative health effects. Authors of a new study say the finding is important given high numbers of people who areHealth and Wellness: Sleep DisordersLatest News: Current News
  • Lack of sleep in teens dramatically increases the risk for obesity

    Harold Mandel
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    A lack of sleep among teens has been found to be associated with a significant increased risk for obesity. The consequences of not getting enough sleep can therefore be a lot more serious than simply falling asleep in class. Optimizing sleep duration may help prevent excess weight gain in teens.Health and Wellness: Sleep DisordersLatest News: Current Newsconditions: Obesity Cause and Help
  • Sleep deprivation is associated with false memories

    Harold Mandel
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Sleep is essential for overall good health in body and mind. Yet, many people disregard advice to get adequate sleep on a daily basis and risk their well being by being in a sleep deprived state.Health and Wellness: Sleep DisordersLatest News: Current News
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • How do Scientists Study Dreams?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    15 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Dreams are among the most personal and mysterious human experiences. They’re also one of the most ephemeral. Memories of our dreams are often incomplete and fleeting. You may wake from sleep with sharp and vivid recollections of a dream and strong residual emotions, only to lose those memories quickly, often within just a few minutes. Much of the experience of dreaming goes unremembered and unrecorded, seemingly beyond our grasp. It’s fascinating to learn about dreaming, to discover patterns and themes that appear in dreams across cultures and ages, and to speculate about the purpose of…
  • Insomnia Could Kill You - By Accident

    Dr. Michael Breus
    7 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    We talk a lot about the dangers of poor sleep, the risks to health, mental and physical well-being and performance, and to quality of life. One serious consequence of poor sleep that sometimes gets overlooked? The risk it poses to accidental death. A recent study puts in stark relief the dangers that can insomnia can pose by increasing the risks for unintended fatal injury. Researchers in Norway undertook a large-scale evaluation of the relationship between symptoms of insomnia and the risk of fatal accidental injury. Their study included 54,399 men and women between the ages 20-89, all of…
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  • Colleges Making it Easier for Students to Sleep

    21 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    We’ve written many articles on SleepBetter about the relationship between sleep and learning.  Now, it appears universities are starting to take sleep deprived students seriously. Two schools... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Teen Sleep Patterns Tied to Drug Use

    20 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    New research shows that teens who stay up late or sleep less are more likely to have used alcohol and drugs recently than those who haven’t. Researchers at the RAND Corporation surveyed more... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Americans Can’t Decide How They Feel About Sleep

    13 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    A new survey shows Americans understand why sleep is important, but when confronted with how much they’re supposed to sleep, they’re not so enthusiastic about it. The survey, administered... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • New Study: Children Sleep Better With Routines

    12 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    A new study is reinforcing the idea that a bedtime routine is the best way to get your child to sleep better. The huge multinational study, conducted by St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia,... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Do Cellphones Disturb Unborn Baby’s Sleep?

    7 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    If you read many of our articles here at SleepBetter, you know that we’re against cell phones in the bedroom.  They can disturb your sleep in a number of ways.  Interesting new research is now... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
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    Insomnia Blog

  • The dangers of insomnia when pregnant

    Martin Reed
    18 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Perhaps it’s unsurprising that insomnia and pregnancy are closely linked, what with the hormonal and other physical and mental changes associated with pregnancy. Regardless of how common insomnia in pregnant women may be, it should never be ignored. It’s thought that insomnia during pregnancy puts women at a higher risk for developing postpartum depression and that sleep disturbances may even get passed down to the child after birth. It has also been found that pregnant women with insomnia are more likely to experience longer and more painful labors. So how do you address sleep…
  • Can a Wuling capsule cure insomnia?

    Martin Reed
    6 May 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Today I want to explore the effectiveness of one of the myriad ‘natural insomnia remedies‘ out there. Wuling is a type of fungus found in China. Wuling capsules are typically made from a powdered form of the mushroom. According to Chinese medicine, Wuling is thought to aid sleep and treat insomnia due to its tranquilizing effect on the central nervous system. Chinese researchers performed a double-blind study to determine just how effective Wuling capsules are when it comes to improving sleep. The study involved just under 200 individuals. Half were given the Wuling capsule…
  • Avoid insomnia – don’t become an astronaut!

    Martin Reed
    4 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    According to researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston, astronauts get less than six hours of sleep on orbiting space shuttles and barely more than six hours when on the International Space Station – even though NASA allots 8.5 hours of sleep for all space-traveling astronauts. Furthermore, about 75% of astronauts are using sleeping pills during spaceflight – which is a concern when you consider the potential side-effects of sleeping pills (and sleep deprivation itself). So why aren’t astronauts getting more sleep? One theory is that since the sun rises and sets every…
  • What are the best sleeping pills?

    Martin Reed
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Consumer Reports set out to determine the best sleeping pills for insomnia by comparing effectiveness, safety and price of the most common sleep aids. All the sleeping pills evaluated had to be approved by the FDA for treating insomnia. You can read their full findings (all nine pages) via the source link at the bottom of this post but here’s a general overview. The best prescription pills for insomnia Consumer Reports concluded that eszopiclone (Lunesta), ramelteon (Rozerem), zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar and Zolpimist) are effective but are no better than…
  • The prevalence (and causes) of insomnia in children

    Martin Reed
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:44 pm
    A study by the National Sleep Foundation has estimated that nearly half of teenagers in the United States aren’t getting enough sleep (in three-quarters of those cases, insomnia was to blame for that lack of sleep) and nearly a third of teenagers are only getting a borderline acceptable amount of sleep. Furthermore, it’s not just teenagers that are seeing increasing rates of insomnia and sleep disturbance. Between 20% and 30% of children under five suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Even in childhood, it’s thought that stress is the number one cause of insomnia; from…
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    Cures for Insomnia Now!

  • select:Mumbai police station shootout: Too much work, too little sleep keeping cops …

    14 May 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Mumbai police station shootout: Too much work, too little sleep keeping cops … too much sleep The 40,000-strong Mumbai police force is marginally short-staffed, but lower ranking police personnel, who constitute 80% of the force, put in more than 14 hours on duty every day. A majority of them stay at least an hour away from their stations, and … Read more on Hindustan Times Sleep hacks, 37 of them too much sleep When your sleep haven is so silent you could hear a pin drop, every occasional bump in the night becomes that much more evident and disruptive. You might want to consider…
  • select:Dangers of obstructive sleep apnea

    3 May 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Dangers of obstructive sleep apnea sleep apnea test However, the test is costly and still not widely available in the country. Given the magnitude of the problem and the available resources, it remains a continued struggle to find a suitable cost-effective means of screening for sleep apnea among the … Read more on New Straits Times Online Congestive heart failure and apnea sleep apnea test Studies have shown that 70% of people with resistant hypertension have sleep apnea and that with treatment of the sleep disorder, blood pressure becomes much easier to control. In fact, a recent…
  • select:Lower blood pressure might not always be better

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Lower blood pressure might not always be better insomnia natural remedies Please do not recommend a home remedy. I have tried several, to no avail. A: We understand your reservations about home remedies. Such approaches are rarely, if ever, tested scientifically. You might want to ask your dermatologist about a prescription … Read more on Tri-State Neighbor Ask JJ: Getting to Sleep insomnia natural remedies "Alcohol plays a nasty trick on your body," says Lisa Medalie, PsyD, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist at the University of Chicago. "Drinking within ……
  • select:Expert: Could Treating Sleep Problems Help With PTSD?

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:21 am
    Expert: Could Treating Sleep Problems Help With PTSD? sleeping problems Newswise — Sleep problems—a common condition among military personnel—may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions. So concludes a team of researchers at the RAND Corporation, … Read more on Newswise (press release)Are you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles sleeping problems It didn't prove that sleep apnea or snoring caused the…
  • select:Acupuncture Plus Herbs Relieve Perimenopause Insomnia

    11 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Acupuncture Plus Herbs Relieve Perimenopause Insomnia treatment insomnia Combining acupuncture with a special Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formula relieves perimenopausal insomnia. Acupuncture, as a standalone treatment modality, is found effective for the treatment of perimenopausal related insomnia in a … Read more on HealthCMiAre you making any of the 7 mistakes insomniacs make? Find out by doing my free 2 minute sleep quiz! Viewpoint: Support PTSD therapy treatment insomnia It will also measure the lowered levels of insomnia, pain management through prescription…
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    Sleep Junkies

  • Sleep apnea and upper-airway stimulation

    5 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Compliance. It’s not a term that evokes positive emotions, but it has major implications across most medical treatments. The positive clinical results that are often reported in the media, typically comes at the price of being compliant.Compliance plays a particularly important role in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. “Sleep apnea” refers to the occasional collapse of the airway and typically occurs at night during sleep. The reason that it typically occurs during sleep is because the muscles that protect the airway relax when we fall asleep. The term “apnea” itself means…
  • Choosing a CPAP mask: Have you considered all these factors?

    Jeff Mann
    2 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    Sleep apnea sufferers face a bewildering range of decisions when it comes to choosing CPAP equipment. Thankfully, the folks at Resp Shop have put together a useful guide to picking the right CPAP mask.Infographic textFor a comfortable and restful night’s sleep while struggling with sleep apnea, one of the most important decisions to make is picking the right CPAP mask to match your lifestyle.The three most common CPAP Masks are:Full Face MasksNasal MasksNasal PillowsMake sure the mask you pick accommodates your specific needs by referring to the legend below.Lifestyle Needs A…
  • Chrona: a 'smart pillow' that actively improves your sleep quality

    Jeff Mann
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    Recently at Sleep Junkies, we took at look at the fast growing world of personal sleep tracking devices. As ever with new technology, the pace of innovation is fast and furious.  So it's no surprise to learn that a new startup, Ultradia, has come up with a novel and interesting approach to track, optimize and improve the overall quality of your sleep.Chrona, is a non-invasive device that renders any pillow into a 'smart pillow'. So why does anybody need a 'smart pillow' I hear you ask? As well as being able to monitor your sleep patterns at night, Chrona offers the potential to…
  • More ways sleep can protect your health

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    Why do we sleep?This is an age-old question with no easy answer. There are several theories, from it being a holdover evolutionary trait that kept early humans safe at night, to sleep being a necessary time for the body to heal and restore itself. There are many good reasons to get a good night's sleep.Sleep as a learning aidRecent research into sleep has also given us insight into brain plasticity theory. This compelling theory shows that sleep is also a time when our brain forges new pathways, helping to cement our learning and memories of the previous day's events. This theory explains why…
  • 5 productivity boosting sleep hacks for 2015

    10 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    It’s no secret that you’re a better person, employee, partner, and parent when you’ve gotten a solid night of sleep. In fact sleep has become known as one of the most important parts of productivity. It’s also become one of the first things sacrificed to keep up in the modern world. What’s replaced sleep are things like energy drinks, expensive gourmet coffees, and other unhealthy alternatives for keeping up with the pace of modern life. But why are we bothering to bombard our bodies with unnecessary stimulants if the solution is as simple as getting higher quality sleep. Notice…
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  • Beyond Bruxism

    Louis Malcmacher
    19 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    Measuring How Treatment Can Impact Airway One of the most common dental diseases is bruxism, which research suggests may affect nearly one in every three patients. It’s time to start paying attention to bruxism for a number of reasons, especially because your treatment may be exacerbating other medical conditions. The most common treatment for bruxism is to create a bruxism appliance for the patient. Many dentists fall in love with one type of bruxism appliance and they use it for all of their bruxism/temporomandibular disorder patients. The patient goes home with said appliance, and the…
  • Documentation of Bite Change in Oral Appliance Therapy

    Wayne Halstrom
    16 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    To Serve and Protect The debate on whether or not there is a place in the practice of sleep medicine for oral appliance therapy is long over.  The goal of oral appliance therapy, as with other modalities in health care is to “serve” the needs of our patients as well as “protect” them from the threats to health that come as a result of sleep disordered breathing. As “sleep dentists“ we have ventured out from our usual and customary dental roles into a field of medicine. What protection does the sleep dentist need, and protection from whom? A fact of life for the sleep…
  • The Use of ApneaRx in a Diagnostic Setting

    Randy Clare
    8 May 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Recently I addressed a meeting of hospital administrators who had a very simple request. “Please explain how we can implement oral appliance therapy to our current programs in order to reduce our costs, and give our physicians the confidence that the oral appliances they prescribe will address the patient’s need?”  I prepared the slide presentation below to address the questions at hand. I tried to make each point research based. I introduced a few new concepts like combination therapy and explained the use of the Nox T3 as a way of introducing home sleep testing . I really believe…
  • Getting MAD Right – Choosing Oral Appliances

    Steve Carstensen DDS
    6 May 2015 | 4:47 pm
    “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or if the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.”  – Matt Damon “Good Will Hunting” Keep that thought in mind as you sit with your patient and decide which of the over 100 FDA cleared or mandibular advancement devices (MAD) is the right one to open the airway.  There is no universal appliance, just like there is no ‘standard’ patient!  So how do we go about this decision? Dr. Pankey taught us a philosophy that includes the relevant parts: “Know Your Patient, Know Your Work, and Apply Your Knowledge.” …
  • Home Sleep Testing is Essential for Dental Treatment of Sleep Apnea

    John Viviano DDS
    5 May 2015 | 4:32 am
    The subject of the Home Sleep Test (HST) seems to always invite much debate regarding accuracy of “HST compared to in-lab polysomnography” and of “auto-scoring outcomes vs. technician scored outcomes”. I believe that these issues have been, and continue to be adequately addressed in the literature. What is clear to me is this; these devices are not all created equal, but a carefully selected HST can provide reliable auto-scored data that can be of great value in the titration process of an oral appliance intended to manage sleep apnea. However, I am not in any way suggesting that the…
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  • 5 Common Dreams and What They Mean

    Oxford Digital
    22 May 2015 | 3:48 am
    It’s time for your big exam, the make-or-break moment of your entire college degree. Or it’s the day of your big presentation at work, the PowerPoint that could get you that promotion. Or maybeyou’re approaching that cute friend-of-a-friend, the one you’ve wanted to ask on a date ever since you met. There’s only one problem: you’re not wearing any pants. Crap! Then, you wake up. Odds are you’ve had that dream, or some variation of it, more than once. The question is, why? Why does everyone seem to have had this same dream, the one where in the most important moment in recent…
  • Why a Good Night’s Sleep Tanks Your Diabetes Risk

    Oxford Digital
    19 May 2015 | 2:40 am
    Insulin is the kind of word that everyone has heard and few people understand, but it’s critically important for literally everybody on Earth. Insulin affects how well your body absorbs nutrients, how it processes carbohydrates, and plays a major role in your body fat—both how much you have and how easily you can lose it. Since your body fat has a real effect on your inflammation and risk of chronic disease, how you manage your insulin is significant not only with regard to your diabetes risk, but the quality and length of your life. And yes, sleep has an enormous impact on your insulin.
  • Sleep and Social Skills

    Oxford Digital
    7 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Have you ever stayed up late to finish off some work so that you’d be free to enjoy the weekend? Sacrificed sleep one night so you could be the life of the party the next? When your obligations pile up, sleep is usually first on the chopping block. If you need more time to get things done, the easiest solution is to whittle down that eight-hour block of “nothingness” each night. That’s time that should rightfully be claimed back when you need it! After all, it’s not like you’re doing anything when you’re unconscious, right? Not so fast. Cutting into your sleep won’t just…
  • How a 5-Minute Phone Call Can Change Your Sleep Forever

    Oxford Digital
    5 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you needed a haircut, would you ever skip the salon, grab a pair of scissors from the craft cabinet, and go to work? If you were experiencing a collection of strange symptoms, would you eschew the doctor’s office and attempt to self-diagnose with some help from Internet comment threads? How about buying a house—would you discard the expertise of a realtor and brave the housing market on your own? I’m guessing the answers are no, heck no, and no (and if not, kudos to you for your commitment to the devil-may-care lifestyle). You care about your hair, your health, and your home, and so…
  • The Truth about Beauty Sleep: And 6 Tips to Maximize its Benefits

    Oxford Digital
    1 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    Some of the beauty tricks your grandma swore by were, shall we say, less than scientific: rubbing a double chin won’t make it disappear, girdles are modern torture devices, and brushing your hair for 300 strokes will only make you look insane. But she did have one thing right—you can’t overestimate the importance of beauty sleep. You can use all the deep cleansing masks and conditioning treatments and age freezing ointments you want, but the most powerful beautifying tool you’ll ever have is your nightly 8 hours. When you go to sleep, your body enters repair mode; skin cells generate…
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