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  • 2015 Sleep and Pain

    Sleep News
    mrobbins
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The 2015 Sleep in America™ poll finds that pain joins two related concerns – stress and poor health – as key correlates of shorter sleep durations and worse sleep quality. But there are paths to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?

    WebMD Health Channel - Sleep Disorders
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    Study suggests it might, raising the risk for potential weight gain
  • zolpidem, Ambien, Ambien CR, Zolpimist, Edluar, Tovalt ODT (discontinued)

    MedicineNet Sleep General
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: zolpidem, Ambien, Ambien CR, Zolpimist, Edluar, Tovalt ODT (discontinued)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)

    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Energetic adaptations persist after bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents.

    MedWorm: Sleep Disorders
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:50 pm
    CONCLUSIONS: Energetic adaptations in response to RYGB-induced weight loss are associated with changes in insulin, adipokines, thyroid hormones, gut hormones, and sympathetic nervous system activity and persists 12 months postsurgery. PMID: 25707380 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Obesity)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
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    Sleep News

  • 2015 Sleep and Pain

    mrobbins
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The 2015 Sleep in America™ poll finds that pain joins two related concerns – stress and poor health – as key correlates of shorter sleep durations and worse sleep quality. But there are paths to... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • 2015 Sleep in America™ Poll Finds Pain a Significant Challenge When It Comes to Americans’ Sleep

    mrobbins
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:49 pm
    A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation finds that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re getting – an average 42 minute sleep... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • Insomnia Cast Needed

    mrobbins
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    The National Sleep Foundation is looking for individuals to be part of an online video cast that will highlight the true stories of insomnia sufferers from across the country. Cast members will offer... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • National Sleep Foundation Recommends New Sleep Times

    mrobbins
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
  • CEA & NSF Wearable Sleep Monitors Working Group

    mrobbins
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    OverviewSleep technology has incredible potential to improve consumers’ sleep and their health, but in many cases current sleep trackers have not met consumer expectations. It is possible for... Visit http://www.sleepfoundation.org for more!
 
 
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    MedicineNet Sleep Apnea Specialty

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Health Tip: Talking in Your Sleep

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Health Tip: Talking in Your SleepCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/23/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Deviated Septum

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Deviated SeptumCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/6/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Snoring

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: SnoringCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/29/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Pulmonary HypertensionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
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    MedWorm: Sleep Disorders

  • Energetic adaptations persist after bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents.

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:50 pm
    CONCLUSIONS: Energetic adaptations in response to RYGB-induced weight loss are associated with changes in insulin, adipokines, thyroid hormones, gut hormones, and sympathetic nervous system activity and persists 12 months postsurgery. PMID: 25707380 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Obesity)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Sleep Disorders, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behavior Among U.S. Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:44 pm
    CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that middle-aged adults who are less active may have increased likelihoods of SD. It is important for health care professionals to continue developing methods for increasing PA to decrease the risk of SD. PMID: 25710522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
  • Monitoring Fatigue During the In-Season Competitive Phase in Elite Soccer Players.

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:42 pm
    CONCLUSIONS: Perceived ratings of fatigue and heart rate variability were sensitive to daily fluctuations in THIR distance in a sample of elite soccer players. Therefore, these particular markers show particular promise as simple, non-invasive assessments of fatigue status in elite soccer players during a short in-season competitive phase. PMID: 25710257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance)
  • Sleep Deprivation and Circadian Disruption

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Sleep has important homeostatic functions, and circadian rhythms organize physiology and behavior on a daily basis to insure optimal function. Sleep deprivation and circadian disruption can be stressors, enhancers of other stressors that have consequences for the brain and many body systems. Whether the origins of circadian disruption and sleep disruption and deprivation are from anxiety, depression, shift work, long-distance air travel, or a hectic lifestyle, there are consequences that impair brain functions and contribute to the cumulative wear and tear on body systems caused by too much…
  • Sleep in Schizophrenia

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Both subjective and objective assessments of sleep patterns in schizophrenia include a wide range of dyssomnias, with insomnia being the most frequently cited. Early and middle insomnia can range from mild disruption to total sleeplessness. Severe insomnia is a prodromal sign of clinical exacerbation or relapse. In general, most antipsychotic agents (APs) ameliorate this insomnia. However, in some schizophrenics APs can be associated with residual insomnia or with significant daytime somnolence. Furthermore, in some schizophrenics APs can induce or exacerbate comorbid sleep disorders such as…
 
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    MedWorm: Sleep Apnea

  • Risk factors for automobile accidents caused by falling asleep while driving in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome - Arita A, Sasanabe R, Hasegawa R, Nomura A, Hori R, Mano M, Konishi N, Shiomi T.

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    We examined the risk factors for automobile accidents caused by falling asleep while driving in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS: We asked licensed drivers with history of snoring and excessive daytime sleepin... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Improve Sleep to Improve Health

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Now that we are well into 2015, many people are struggling to keep their New Year's resolutions to improve their health. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8 percent of people actually achieve their resolutions. That's the discouraging statistic we're up against in making our resolutions a reality. Two of the most common New Year's resolutions are losing weight and lowering stress levels. One common factor that can help achieve both of these goals is sleep. Regularly getting a full night's sleep can reap many health benefits, including weight loss and stress management. In…
  • Saliva and oxidative stress in oral cavity and in some systemic disorders.

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:02 am
    Authors: Buczko P, Zalewska A, Szarmach I Abstract Saliva is a liquid environment of the oral ecosystem that to some extent reflects the local state of oral cavity or the general state of health of the human body. Since saliva reflects general health status of the human organism and is easy to collect, it can be used as a non-invasive diagnostic tool. In the present review the authors discuss and highlight the role of oxidant-antioxidant balance in the blood and saliva in human pathology. Particularly, the evaluation of oxidative stress status was proposed as an important factor in diagnosing…
  • White Matter Damage and Systemic Inflammation in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Conclusions:Obstructive sleep apnea impairs white matter integrity in vulnerable regions, and this impairment is associated with increased disease severity. The possible interactions between systemic inflammation and central nervous system microstructural damage may represent variant hypoxic patterns and their consequent processes in obstructive sleep apnea.Citation:Chen HL, Lu CH, Lin HC, Chen PC, Chou KH, Lin WM, Tsai NW, Su YJ, Friedman M, Lin CP, Lin WC. White matter damage and systemic inflammation in obstructive sleep apnea. SLEEP 2015;38(3):361–370. (Source: Sleep)MedWorm Sponsor…
  • Sleep Apnea Related Risk of Motor Vehicle Accidents is Reduced by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: Swedish Traffic Accident Registry Data

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Conclusions:The motor vehicle accident risk in this large cohort of unselected patients with obstructive sleep apnea suggests a need for accurate tools to identify individuals at risk. Sleep apnea severity (e.g., apnea-hypopnea index) failed to identify patients at risk.Citation:Karimi M, Hedner J, Häbel H, Nerman O, Grote L. Sleep apnea related risk of motor vehicle accidents is reduced by continuous positive airway pressure: Swedish traffic accident registry data. SLEEP 2015;38(3):341–349. (Source: Sleep)
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    MedWorm: Narcolepsy

  • Lucid Dreaming in Narcolepsy

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Conclusion:Narcoleptics have a high propensity for lucid dreaming without differing in REM sleep characteristics from people without narcolepsy. This suggests narcolepsy patients may provide useful information in future studies on the nature of lucid dreaming.Citation:Dodet P, Chavez M, Leu-Semenescu S, Golmard JL, Arnulf I. Lucid dreaming in narcolepsy. SLEEP 2015;38(3):487–497. (Source: Sleep)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • The Neuroprotective Potential of Low-Dose Methamphetamine in Preclinical Models of Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Publication date: Available online 25 February 2015 Source:Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry Author(s): Thomas Rau , John Ziemniak , David Poulsen Methamphetamine is a psychostimulant that was initially synthesized in 1920. Since then it has been used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), obesity and narcolepsy. However, methamphetamine has also become a major drug of abuse worldwide. Under conditions of abuse, which involve the administration of high repetitive doses, methamphetamine can produce considerable neurotoxic effects. However, recent…
  • Characteristics of patients with hypersomnia by actigraphy

    22 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    I read with interest the paper by Filardi et al. [1]. By using actigraphy, the authors compared several characteristics of 39 patients with narcolepsy Type 1 (NT1), 24 patients with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH), and 30 controls. The authors used the criteria of International Classification of Sleep Disorders - Third Edition. They also conducted receiver operating characteristics curve analysis to differentiate cases and controls with using number of estimated awakening (eAwk), estimated sleep motor activity (eSMA), and mean duration of daytime longest estimated sleep episode (eNapD). (Source:…
  • The Role of Dreams in Our Lives

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    Science has experienced great progress in deepening our understanding of dreaming. Still, there is no answer to the question: Why do we dream? There are, however, a great number of theories being explored. While some scientists posit that dreaming has no direct function -- but instead is a consequence of other biological processes that occur during sleep -- many scientists studying sleep and dreams believe that dreaming serves a primary purpose. Theories of dreaming span scientific disciplines, from psychiatry and psychology to neurobiology. Some of the current theories of the purpose of…
  • Distinct genetic architecture underlies the emergence of sleep loss and prey-seeking behavior in the Mexican cavefish

    19 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Conclusions: Taken together, these results localize genomic regions underlying sleep/locomotor and sensory changes in cavefish populations and provide evidence that sleep loss evolved independently from enhanced sensory responsiveness. (Source: Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations)
 
 
 
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    Snoring News

  • Column: Does sleep interfere with diabetes?

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    … with sleep apnea. He had an adenotonsillectomy but still has sleep apnea … make sure his sleep apnea is treated. Untreated sleep apnea in children … about was sleep apnea. Is this true? A: Yes, sleep apnea can … , children who snored chronically and were bedwetters were tested for sleep apnea …
  • Ask Uncle Joe > My wife is a snorer

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    … , Since snoring takes place during sleep, snorers are generally unaware of their snoring, and … case for your wife too. Snoring occurs from obstructions in the … whatever the cause of the snoring, she needs your support. Marriage … dentist experienced in treatment of snoring. Joseph Musaalo is a counselling …
  • Pain Therapeutics Conference - Reviewing current opportunities in the effective and safe management of pain

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    SMi’s 15th annual Pain Therapeutics conference will be taking place on the 18th - 19th May 2015 in London, UK. Book by 27th February to save £300 LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, February 27, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- We are delighted to announce that …
  • Ask Well: Are Fatty Liver and Sleep Apnea Related?

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    … the liver, and sleep apnea, marked by snoring and interruptions of breathing … may be strongly linked, with sleep apnea directly exacerbating fatty liver … they were suspected of having sleep apnea. They found that two-thirds … the loss of oxygen from sleep apnea may increase chronic inflammation …
  • New device treats sleep apnea

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:46 pm
    … night, snoring that became more severe," explained Lablonge. Sleeping tests showed Lablonge suffered from sleep apnea, a condition … people who snore have sleep apnea, and not all sleep apnea patients snore. But …
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    Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

  • Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens

    16 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Should teenagers be able to hit the snooze button one more time before school? Ask their parents and half say they would support later school start times, according to today’s University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. More schools across the country are exploring delayed school start times as research shows benefits for adolescents’ physical and mental health, including reduced risks of obesity and depression. The poll was conducted in November/December 2014, following last year’s recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics…
  • Sleep problems may impact bone health

    3 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
    The daily rhythm of bone turnover is likely important for normal bone health, and recent research suggests that sleep apnea may be an unrecognized cause of some cases of osteoporosis. Sleep apnea’s effects on sleep duration and quality, oxygen levels, inflammation, and other aspects of health may have a variety of impacts on bone metabolism. It’s important to determine the relationship between these two increasingly common diseases and to understand the biological processes that may connect them, experts note in a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research review. “There are strong…
  • Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    There is no rest for a baby’s brain - not even in sleep. While infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. Working with researchers from the University of Tübingen, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have discovered that babies of the age from 9 to 16 months remember the names of objects better if they had a short nap. And only after sleeping can they transfer learned names to similar new objects. The infant brain thus forms general categories during sleep, converting experience into knowledge. The researchers also…
  • Flexible work schedules improve health, sleep

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    Giving employees more control over their work schedules may help curb sleep deficiency, according to health researchers. “In the absence of sufficient sleep, we are not as attentive or alert, we process information more slowly, miss or misinterpret social and emotional cues and decision making is impaired,” said Orfeu M. Buxton, associate professor of biobehavioral health, Penn State. “For example, we may misjudge risks by undervaluing negative consequences and overvaluing potential rewards.” About 30 percent of U.S. adults reported not regularly getting a sufficient amount of sleep,…
  • Sleep tight and stay bright? Better sleep in younger years may aid memory in old age

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades, they don’t sleep as much or as well - and sleep is no longer linked so much to memory, a Baylor researcher says. That raises an “alluring question” - whether improving sleep early in life might delay, or even reverse, age-related changes in memory and thinking, said Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor University’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, who examined 50 years of sleep research for an article in the journal Perspectives on…
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    Sleep Apnea Disorder

  • Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To

    Ashutosh
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Education is important, which is why Dr. Mayoor Patel and Dr. David Dillard teamed up to write “Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To,” which can be purchased at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/sleep. Through the creation of this book, Dr. Patel and Dr. Dillard hope to help dentists across the country educate their patients […]
  • Sleep Apnea May Lead To Osteoporosis and Bone Fractures

    Ashutosh
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Findings of a recently concluded research study at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland has revealed that Sleep apnea is directly related with the osteoporosis and bone fractures. Nearly 54 million Americans over the age of 50 are affected by low bone mass, and about 10 million of them have osteoporosis, which leads to […]
  • Pilots to Continue Flying While Undergoing Treatment for Sleep Apnea Disorder

    Ashutosh
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    FAA has now revised its policy for pilots who now will be allowed to keep flying while being evaluated for the sleep apnea disorder.Facing a backlash from pilots and aviation lobbying groups, the FAA has reversed course on a controversial medical policy that would have grounded overweight pilots until they underwent screening for obstructive sleep […]
  • A Better Night’s Sleep for Your Kids

    Ashutosh
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:12 pm
    kids continually waking up in the middle of the night could be a nightmare for both parents and children. But here are some advice and products to help get some “rest for the weary.” There are three main causes of “night wakings.” The first is night terrors, or bad dreams. Adults are able to shake it […]
  • A 30-minute Nap Can Reverse Hormonal Impact of Poor Night’s Sleep

    Ashutosh
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:10 pm
    A short nap can help relieve stress and bolster the immune systems of men who slept only two hours the previous night, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Lack of sleep is recognized as a public health problem. Insufficient sleep can contribute to reduced […]
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • The Role of Sleep in our Lives

    Dr. Michael Breus
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Science has experienced great progress in deepening our understanding of dreaming. Still, there is no answer to the question: why do we dream? There are, however, a great number of theories being explored. While some scientists posit that dreaming has no direct function—but instead is a consequence of other biological processes that occur during sleep—many scientists studying sleep and dreams believe that dreaming serves a primary purpose. Theories of dreaming span scientific disciplines, from psychiatry and psychology to neurobiology. Some of the current theories of the purpose of…
  • What’s in a dream?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric, chasing dreams can be terrifying, forgot-to-study-for-my-exam dreams can be stressful.  There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams, and lucid dreams. Let’s look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming. Nightmares are broadly defined as frightening dreams…
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    Sleep Advice, Tips, and Information from SleepBetter.org

  • Research: Longer Sleep Means Higher Stroke Risk

    Staff
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    The current recommendations for sleep duration for the average person is around seven to eight hours.  Some people need more and some people can get by just fine on less.  The problem is, however,... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Ask SleepBetter: Hot Tea for Insomnia?

    Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:26 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!]
  • Study: Seniors Can Meditate Their Way to Better Sleep

    Staff
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    For quite some time, SleepBetter articles have recommended that those who have sleep troubles, particularly issues with a racing mind, learn relaxation techniques to settle down for a better... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Sleep Myth Monday: Exercise at Night?

    Staff
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Exercising in the... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
  • Napping Toddlers May Sleep Less at Night

    Staff
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    New research may change the way parents look at sleep for their kids. The study, published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, looked at the value of napping for children.  Parents have nearly... [Click on the headline to read the rest of this story!]
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    Insomnia Blog

  • Is your spleen to blame for your insomnia?

    Martin Reed
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Chinese medicine suggests that those who suffer from insomnia are experiencing an imbalance in their spleen. This imbalance can reduce nourishment to the heart which can lead to anxiety, worry and other thoughts that make sleep difficult. Before you dismiss these ideas entirely, it’s worth being reminded that Chinese doctors discovered a connection between sleep and the digestive system thousands of years before Western medicine. So if you suspect your spleen may be the cause of your insomnia, what do you do? One doctor recommends ginseng, hawthorn, alisma, astragalus, atractylodes,…
  • What makes cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia so effective?

    Martin Reed
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (otherwise known as CBT for insomnia or CBT-i) is universally recognized as the most effective insomnia treatment. That’s because CBT works by tackling the root cause of most cases of insomnia (incorrect thoughts and behaviors towards sleep). Researchers recently set out to determine which component of CBT for insomnia was the most effective – cognitive therapy (which addresses incorrect thoughts and attitudes towards sleep) or behavioral therapy (which addresses negative behaviors and lifestyle issues that affect sleep). 188 individuals…
  • A proven natural insomnia remedy for older adults

    Martin Reed
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:04 pm
    A recent study set out to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation as a way of improving sleep in older adults. The research involved a small group of adults with an average age of 66 who had moderate sleep disturbances. Half were taught mindfulness awareness practices and half were taught sleep hygiene techniques over the course of 6 weeks. Those in the mindfulness meditation group saw significant improvements in their sleep quality, depression symptoms and levels of fatigue compared to those in the sleep hygiene group. When looking at anxiety, stress and inflammation, there was…
  • Over 60? You’re probably sleeping better than you think

    Martin Reed
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:41 pm
    About 5 years ago I wrote about the possibility that some insomnia sufferers may be getting more sleep than they think they are. A new study appears to back this up – at least in older adults. Researchers in the United States found discrepancies when comparing self-reported insomnia symptoms and data gathered from a sleep monitoring device in those aged 62-91. Previous studies have suggested as many as half (or more) of older adults report at least one insomnia symptom – but it now appears these claims may not be entirely accurate. In the latest study, over 700 older individuals…
  • 3 drug-free insomnia remedies put to the (scientific) test

    Martin Reed
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles recently set out to determine which natural insomnia remedy was more effective at treating insomnia; cognitive behavioral therapy, Tai Chi (a Chinese martial art) or sleep seminar education. 123 older adults with chronic and primary insomnia were divided into 3 groups. Those in the cognitive behavioral therapy group showed the best improvements in terms of remission of clinical insomnia (as determined by a doctor), sleep quality, fatigue and depressive symptoms. In second place was the Tai Chi group, who also saw improvements in…
 
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    Cures for Insomnia Now!

  • select:Patients battling sleep apnea find relief from Zzoma device

    SiteAdmin
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Patients battling sleep apnea find relief from Zzoma device sleep apena Thousands of patients in the U.S. and Europe battling positional obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are finding relief from Zzoma®, an FDA-cleared medical device designed by physicians at Sleep Specialists, LLC. According to the National Sleep Foundation, … Read more on News-Medical.net School investigating after disabled child left alone on school bus for 4 hours sleep apena Ethan suffers from numerous disabilities including Down Syndrome, sleep apnea, a heart condition and asthma. “Sleep apnea, you can die from…
  • select:This Is The Easiest Way to Get Better Sleep

    SiteAdmin
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:23 am
    This Is The Easiest Way to Get Better Sleep how to get to sleep In the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers looked at 49 men and women around age 66 who were experiencing poor sleep but didn't have a diagnosed sleep disorder. About half of them enrolled in a standard sleep hygiene … Read more on TIME This Is What's Keeping Teens From Getting Enough Sleep how to get to sleep Up to a third of teens in the U.S. don't get enough sleep each night, and the loss of shut-eye negatively impacts their grades, mental well-being and physical health.
  • select:Five surprising tricks to help you stop snoring

    SiteAdmin
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Five surprising tricks to help you stop snoring stop snoring According to research published this week, socks worn during long-haul flights to prevent blood clots could also be used to address obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) – a snoring-related condition that is thought to affect some three million people in the UK. Read more on Telegraph.co.uk Theravent's Solution to Stop Snoring Delivers 2 Million Quiet Nights stop snoring Theravent, Inc., a medical device company that provides easy-to-use, non-invasive solutions to help people stop snoring, recently hit a huge milestone by…
  • select:How can I stop my neighbour pacing the ceiling?

    SiteAdmin
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    How can I stop my neighbour pacing the ceiling? insomnia quote Q. The woman who lives above me has insomnia and walks around all night. I'm also disturbed by her rather noisy cat, which seems to be constantly jumping around. Together they are keeping me … Ask if she would like them to quote for soundproofing her … Read more on Spectator.co.uk Here are 8 invented diseases Big Pharma is banking on insomnia quote But Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata and Rozerem have reached market saturation, so pharma is rolling out subcategories like nocturnal, middle-of-the-night (MOTN) and terminal…
  • select:A New Diagnosis for Combat Nightmares

    SiteAdmin
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    A New Diagnosis for Combat Nightmares sleep disorders insomnia But a recent study suggests some of them may have a new affliction: trauma-associated sleep disorder (TSD). People dealing with TSD have vivid nightmares and a myriad of other sleep problems, including insomnia, anxiety, night sweats, thrashing, … Read more on Defense One Special Report: Local Treatment For Insomnia Goes Beyond Medication sleep disorders insomnia ASHEVILLE, N.C. — It's a struggle many of us share — getting a good night's sleep. There are medications to help treat insomnia, but…
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    Sleepio Blog

  • Let UP by Jawbone become your personal sleep coach

    Peter Hames
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    Two years ago when Jawbone first opened up its API for UP, Sleepio was honoured to be among the inaugural app integrations featured in the UP App Gallery. Since then, the UP system and platform has continued to evolve, and we are excited to help Jawbone mark a new milestone with the launch of the Jawbone Marketplace. The Jawbone Marketplace is a curated selection of UP-integrated apps and devices that empower each user to supercharge their progress with tailored experiences and highly personalised coaching. Today, we’re happy to announce Sleepio as one of the first ten best-in-class…
  • Sleeping your way to better mental health

    Dr. Sophie Bostock
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
      The Sleepio team were invited to Liverpool yesterday to speak at a psychological therapies masterclass. Dr Sophie Bostock presented a case study from Manchester, where Sleepio is being used to help patients with anxiety and depression. The event was organised to share best practice across Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the North West. IAPT is a national NHS programme set up to deliver evidence-based talking therapies to patients with common mental health disorders. The evidence Sleep and mental health are intimately linked. We all know that after a…
  • Sleepio shortlisted for design award: Design Museum, here we come!

    Dr. Sophie Bostock
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    We’re delighted to announce that the Sleepio app has been shortlisted for the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Design Awards. The new awards aim to recognise, celebrate and showcase the best in personal health technology innovations. Over 120 entries were submitted by designers, developers, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals from the UK and around the world. A prestigious judging panel whittled the entries down to the innovations with potential to have a tangible impact on global health and wellbeing. Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, noted: “The digital revolution is…
  • The era of digital medicine: breaking the barrier

    Mhairi Nisbet
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    We live in a world where a trip to our GP often results in leaving with a prescription in hand. Although drugs are essential to the health of many people, we now have decades of clinical evidence that suggests behavioural treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a more effective long-term solution for conditions such as depression and insomnia. And yet, only a fraction of these patients have access to non-pharmaceutical medicine. However this may be about to change. Writing in PharmaTimes this week, Big Health co-founder Peter Hames gives his perspective on what he describes as a…
  • The bright side of the end of Summer: clock change advice

    Dr. Sophie Bostock
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Photo credit: gnomonic Early on Sunday morning, clocks across the UK will be rolled back an hour, marking the end of the summer’s Daylight Saving Time (DST). You can check your local clock change time and date here. So should we be despairing at the darker winter mornings, or revelling in the extra hour in bed? Why do we change the clocks? The idea was first proposed in Britain in 1907 by a keen horse-rider, William Willett, who was incensed at the waste of useful daylight on summer mornings. The government finally introduced a Daylight Saving Time scheme in 1916, a few weeks after Germany.
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    Sleep Junkies

  • This is how much sleep you should be getting in 2015

    Jeff Mann
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has updated its recommendations for the amount of sleep we should be getting each night. The new guidelines coincide with the foundation's 25th anniversary and are the result of a 2 year study which reviewed more than 300 current scientific publications. Our table shows how the new recommendations compared with the old guidelines. Although recommendations for adult sleep times have not changed, 2 new categories have been introduced, Young Adults, and Older Adults. Age New recommendations Old recommendations Newborns (0-3 months ) 14-17 hrs 12-18 hrs…
  • The 3 essential rules for a perfect sleep sanctuary

    Contributor
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    There's nothing worse than tossing and turning, counting the dwindling hours left until the alarm goes off in the morning. If you're having trouble sleeping, try a bedroom makeover. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, "A quiet, dark and cool environment can help promote sound slumber." Let's put that advice to work with some bedroom design tips that will help you create a restful haven for a good night's sleep. Keep It Quiet Adding soft goods to your design can do a lot to absorb ambient noise and make your bedroom a quiet place. Choose plush, thick textiles…
  • The 5 biggest sleep medicine no-no's

    Jeff Mann
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    You might think that any kind of treatment for a sleep disorder is better than none, but according to some of the world's leading sleep medicine professionals, some treatments, in specific circumstances, should be avoided completely. As part of a continued commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centred care, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)  has published a list of five common tests and treatments that are not always necessary in sleep medicine, in order to promote better conversation between doctors and patients, reduce medical waste and provide the most appropriate…
  • Overcoming fatigue: a simple 3-part plan for sleep success

    Contributor
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    Do you laugh when you hear all the health gurus say that you should be getting 8 hours of sleep? Maybe that’s because you think it’s just a myth. Or maybe you can get those precious hours in, but when you wake up the next day you still feel tired, groggy and lack the energy to power you through the day. Well, don’t feel like you’re alone. According to National Institutes Of Health, “about 70 million Americans of all ages suffer from chronic sleep problems. The 2 most common sleep disorders are insomnia and sleep apnea.” Personally, I had issues with insomnia and getting those…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Sleep Tracking

    Jeff Mann
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:35 pm
    When asked why he wished to climb Mount Everest, the late mountaineer George Mallory simply retorted 'because it's there'. It wouldn't be surprising to get a similar response from the growing community of 'sleep trackers'. Up until a few years ago, the fitness/sleep tracking craze hardly existed. But now things have changed. The last few years has seen an explosion of interest in gadgets and software designed to measure and evaluate our sleeping habits. Many factors have contributed to this - a growing awareness of sleep as a health concern, the ubiquity of smartphones, the rise…
 
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    Sleep News

  • 2015 Sleep and Pain

    mrobbins
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The 2015 Sleep in America™ poll finds that pain joins two related concerns – stress and poor health – as key correlates of shorter sleep durations and worse sleep quality. But there are paths to resolving the problem: The sleep gap narrows sharply among those who make sleep a priority. Learn more about our poll results below:
  • 2015 Sleep in America™ Poll Finds Pain a Significant Challenge When It Comes to Americans’ Sleep

    mrobbins
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:49 pm
    A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation finds that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re getting – an average 42 minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve suffered from acute pain in the past week.
  • Insomnia Cast Needed

    mrobbins
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    The National Sleep Foundation is looking for individuals to be part of an online video cast that will highlight the true stories of insomnia sufferers from across the country. Cast members will offer insight into the impact that insomnia has had on them and their lives by chronicling their sleep struggles through video, blog posts, pictures and more. 
  • National Sleep Foundation Recommends New Sleep Times

    mrobbins
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.
  • CEA & NSF Wearable Sleep Monitors Working Group

    mrobbins
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    OverviewSleep technology has incredible potential to improve consumers’ sleep and their health, but in many cases current sleep trackers have not met consumer expectations. It is possible for wearables to produce useful sleep tracking metrics, but we need to standardize.
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  • Why Pregnancy Makes It So Hard to Sleep

    Oxford Digital
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    As soon as you have a tiny human being growing inside of you, your life becomes a whole lot less about you. Most women know this, of course, but many don’t know just what changes are in store for their daily habits. An expectant mom usually knows to avoid alcohol, yes, and she’s pretty sure that she should avoid too much fish, and second-hand smoke becomes extra risky… but what about her favorite cheeses? Is she still allowed to hit the gym? Can she even still enjoy a cup of coffee? Because it’s not just about you anymore every single decision of the day suddenly becomes more…
  • 5 Sleeping Disputes All Couples Have

    Oxford Digital
    14 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Ah, Valentines Day: say what you will about “Hallmark Holidays” and commercialization, but we have trouble being too hard on a holiday that encourages us to eat chocolate and show appreciation for the ones we love. Whether that takes the form of romantic dinners, heartfelt cards, or simply quality time together, making an effort to demonstrate affection is never a bad idea. Still, that doesn’t mean that love is always so lovely. Once the chocolate has been eaten (hopefully not too close to bedtime!) and the lights turned out, chances are even the most lovey-dovey of couples have to…
  • 4 Reasons Athletes Should Prioritize Sleep for Maximal Performance

    Oxford Digital
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    You’d be hard pressed to find someone who feels better when they’re sleeping less, and the science is rock solid in this regard: a lot of studies show that high quality rest is linked to a lower risk of depression and a more positive outlook on life. But what about those of us who are more concerned with hard facts, those who want some more physical outcomes – the athletes and CrossFitters who don’t want to know if sleep will make them think positive, but want to know if it means faster sprints, heavier hang cleans, and more accurate free throws? Shelve the cynicism, my musclebound…
  • 5 Tips to Get Sleepy Kids Out of Bed in the Morning

    Oxford Digital
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Getting kids out of bed in the morning is never easy, and with the recent transition from holiday vacation back to school—not to mention frosty mornings that make cozy blankets all the more tempting—it may be harder than ever this time of year. As lazy mornings eating pancakes in PJ’s are replaced by buzzing alarm clocks, blankets pulled tight over sleepy heads, and frantic searches misplaced homework assignments, parents across the nation are faced with the perennial question: how do I get my kid out of bed in the morning? First, rest assured that you’re not alone. This is a nearly…
  • Train Hard, Sleep Hard: How Sleep Improves Athletic Skill

    Oxford Digital
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
    There’s nary an individual among us who doesn’t know that being tired is the pits. But it wasn’t until recently that we understood just how deep in the pits it is—it doesn’t just make you groggy, but it also makes you more prone to fat gain, messes with your decision making abilities, and puts the kibosh on muscle growth. However, there’s one little-known effect of sleep deprivation that touches on all of these areas—an effect that involves your physical abilities and your mental function in a way that few people truly grasp: your skill acquisition. What…
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