Sleep Health

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Sleep Health
Joe Auer

Sleep Apnea May Be Connected To Alzheimer’s Disease

New research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, scientists have found a connection between sleep apnea and high levels of a protein fragment called beta-amyloid. According to Stanford researchers, the beta-amyloid protein is “strongly implicated in Alzheimer’s disease” because it helps build the brain plaques associated with the

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Sleep Health
Joe Auer

How Thinking One Has A Sleep Problem Could Be Just As Bad As Having One

Believing a person has a sleep problem may have a similar effect on that individual’s health as actually having one, new research suggests. A review published in Behaviour Research and Therapy looked at 20 existing studies in which participants were asked to describe their own sleep, and researchers quantified the participants’ sleep. And researcher Kenneth Lichstein,

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Sleep Health
Katie Golde

New Study Suggests Tart Cherry Juice Could Help Older Adults Battle Insomnia

A new pilot study published in American Journal of Therapeutics found that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice helped extend the sleep time in older adults who struggled with insomnia by one hour and 24 minutes. “Insomnia is quite common among older adults and it can lead to a range of health issues if left untreated,” said lead researcher Jack Losso,

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Sleep Health
Joe Auer

Why Being Unable To Remember Dreams Could Be A Bad Sign

Plenty of people don’t remember their dreams. But could that actually be a sign of poor health? One sleep expert claims so, while other researchers are dubious. Rubin Naiman Ph.D., a psychologist, and sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, wrote a review in the Annals of the New

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Sleep Health
Katie Golde

Smartphones, TV, Linked To Poor Sleep In Teens

It may come as no surprise that teenagers love their smartphones, TV’s and video games, but new research out of Canada suggests it’s negatively impacting their sleep health. “Today’s adolescents sleep much less than previous generations, their sleep quality is poorer, and they report more daytime sleepiness, all of which have health and social consequences,”

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Sleep Health
Joe Auer

Having a Sense of Purpose Can Help Us Sleep Better

We all know that we sleep better at night if we’re in a comfortable bed, in a room at the perfect temperature when it’s as dark as possible. New research published in Sleep Science and Practice shows that something less obvious can help a person sleep well — having a sense of purpose in life. Researchers used 825

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Sleep Health
Joe Auer

How to Sleep Well When Away from Home

When someone is on the road, getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult no matter how tired they are — new environments are always tough to get used to. Why do some people find it difficult to sleep well when they aren’t in their own home? Scientists may have figured out both why and

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Sleep Health
Joe Auer

Could Poor Sleep Be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?

A study published this week in the journal Neurology connects poor sleep with dementia. Researchers studied 321 people from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) who participated in the Sleep Heart Health Study between 1995 and 1998, and who were over 60 years old at the time. They followed these participants for 19 years, and 32

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Sleep Health
Joe Auer

Here’s How Blue Light Affects Sleep

It’s becoming common knowledge that limiting screen time before bed can help a person sleep better. The reasoning behind that? Studies have shown that the blue and white light emitted by many electronic prevents the brain from releasing melatonin, a hormone that tells the body when to go to sleep. So if a person doesn’t have

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Sleep Health
Joe Auer

Binge-Watching TV Is Hurting Sleep

A TV binge is one of life’s greatest small pleasures. Is there anything better than having the time and space to watch back-to-back shows in the comfort of one’s own home? No. Unfortunately, science suggests that TV marathons might be harming an individual’s sleep. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found

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Sleep Health
Joe Auer

Study Links Lack Of Sleep To Growing Waistlines

We all know the major benefits of getting proper sleep. Increased energy, improved concentration, decreased stress and better memory are just a few reasons to make sure everyone is getting enough rest. And new research shows that people with poor sleep habits are more likely to be overweight. Researchers from the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular

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