Researchers Find New Connections Between Sleep Apnea And Hypertension In African-Americans

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A new study may have found more evidence of a connection between sleep apnea and cases of hypertension in African-Americans. The study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Researchers found that, out of a cohort of African-Americans diagnosed with hypertension, about one-fourth suffered from sleep apnea. This is a sleep disorder …

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Science Gets One Step Closer To Understanding Exactly How Too Much Artificial Light Exposure Disrupts Sleep

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For more than a decade, researchers have known that certain cells in our eyes may play a role in resetting our body’s circadian rhythms when exposed to light. This helps explain the strong link between artificial (or “blue”) light exposure (particularly in the evening hours) and difficulty falling or staying asleep. Now, a new study …

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Late-Night Tweeting Impairs Basketball Players’ Sleep And Athletic Performance

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NBA players who skip sleep in favor of late-night tweeting perform worse in games the next day, a new study found. The study, which was published in the journal Sleep Health, examined how acute sleep deprivation impacts professional athletes’ game-time performance (1). This latest study adds to two distinct, growing bodies of research: one that …

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Level Sleep Giveaway – Zoned For Back Pain?

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If you have any sort of back pain whatsoever, you’ll probably be very interested in this Level Sleep mattress giveaway! [Editor’s Note: The information provided should not be considered a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a medical professional or another medical expert if you have questions related to your own health.] While there are many …

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Female Snorers Face Greater Cardiac Risks Than Male Counterparts, Study Says

Caught snoring? You may want to make a doctor’s appointment, say health experts. Snoring can be a common sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which can result in several negative health effects. What’s more, data from a new study revealed that OSA is not only vastly underdiagnosed in snorers, but that women who snore are at …

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6 Most Comfortable Mattresses 2019 – Which Is Best For You?

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Over the years, we at Mattress Clarity have listed our top picks for a variety of mattress categories. We’ve talked about the best memory foam mattresses, the best soft mattresses, and many others. But in the end, most people just want to know one thing: What is the most comfortable mattress? While there is no single …

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Dogs Vs. Cats: Study Sheds Light On How Different Pets Affect Sleep Quality

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The battle of Dog People versus Cat People just got some more ammunition. New research suggests that when it comes to sleep quality, dog owners may have a leg up on cat owners. It’s the first study to investigate the distinct impacts of dogs versus cats on human sleep. We spoke with the study’s lead …

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Study Finds Possible Link Between Crib Sleeping And Better Sleep In Toddlers

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A new study found that children under the age of three may sleep better in a crib rather than in a bed. Out of a large cohort of toddlers, those who slept in a crib exhibited better sleep hygiene than those who slept in a bed. In addition, between 18 and 36 months, there was …

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