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According to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have more non-calcified or "bad" plaque in their coronary arteries. "Our study reveals that individuals with ...

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50 percent of middle-aged and older adults complain of chronic insomnia symptoms. A recent study by Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University found that millions of these adults may get some relieve from aerobic exercise. The study is the first to examine the effect of aerobic...

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People may not automatically connect sleep to NBC's reality show The Biggest Loser, but sleep is an increasingly important part of this highly successful show. Since the show's seventh season, sleep studies have been added to the contestants' pre-show medical work-ups, and treatment for those with...

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What health problems might contribute to weight gain, or make it difficult to lose weight? Is it harder for someone with sleep apnea to lose weight? What weight loss treatment plan and advice do you recommend to your patients with sleep apnea? These are just some of the questions that Dr. Frankie Roman discusses in our latest "...

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A recent study published in the journal SLEEP found that men with chronic insomnia who slept for less than six hours were four times more likely to die during the 14-year follow-up period (odds ratio = 4.33) than men without insomnia who slept for six hours or more. These findings further emphasize the importance of diagnosis and...

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Authors of a recent report published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine are concerned that "...evidence is accumulating from cross-sectional population studies to support a robust contemporaneous relationship between shortened sleep duration and unhealthy weight status in children and adolescents." Using existing...

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The National Sleep Foundation's 2006 Sleep in Americapoll found that America's adolescents (6th-12th grade) are not getting the sleep they need, and this lack of sleep gets worse as they progress through their teen years. According to our study -

  • Just one in five adolescents get an optimal nine hours of sleep on school...
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Researchers have found that 19.5% of U.S. adults are suffering from moderate to severe excessive daytime sleepiness; a cause for public health and safety concerns. "The number of individuals sleepy or drowsy during situations where they should be alert is disturbing," said principal investigator Dr. Maurice Ohayon, professor of psychiatry at...

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A modest delay in school start time of only 30 minutes could significantly improve adolescent alertness, mood and health, according to a study conducted in a small private high school. Judy Owens, MD, a sleep expert with Hasbro Children's Hospital, reports in the July issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine that...

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A lot of people suffer from insomnia, and they say to themselves, "I know what this is, but I can't do anything about it." However, consider the toll insomnia takes on your life, the effect it has on your family, your ability to work at a high level, and to socialize with others. The consequences are so enormous that it's important to do...

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The average academic grades of children and teens with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are worse than the grades of students who have no sleep-disordered breathing, according to a research led by Dean W. Beebe, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics in the division of behavioral medicine and clinical psychology at Cincinnati...

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Why do many women feel so tired throughout pregnancy? Pregnancy is a time of joy and excitement for most women, but it also means coping with daytime sleepiness and a wide range of new sleep issues. Changing hormone levels are responsible for fatigue and sleep...

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Transportation Safety in Action 5 Minutes with Deborah Hersman Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board.

Deborah Hersman Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board

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Most children snore on occasion, and about 10 percent or more snore when they sleep at night. Snoring is a noise that occurs during sleep when the child is breathing in and there is some blockage of air passing through the back of the mouth. A stuffy nose or...

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Many of us view old age as a time to relax and enjoy our families and not having to worry about the stress of being in the workforce. According to researchers, we can now add getting plenty of sleep to the list of things we could enjoy if we live past our retirement age...

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When final exams rear their ugly heads, college students reach for that cup of coffee. Many students depend on caffeine to stay alert in order to study and get their final papers done.

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Shifting work schedules can wreak havoc on a person's ability to get enough sleep, resulting in poor performance on the job. Researchers have developed software that uses mathematical models that can help people who do shift or...

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Maintaining daily routines may be the key to reducing the rate of insomnia and improving quality of sleep in older adults living in a retirement community according to a new study being reported in the journal SLEEP. Researcher Anna Zisberg, R.N., M.A...

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Poll Reveals Sleep Differences among Ethnic Groups

WASHINGTON, DC, March 8, 2010 – The 2010 Sleep in America poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reveals significant differences in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics and Whites. It is the first poll to examine...

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A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics and conducted at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center has revealed that over 96% of infants who have died from Sudden Infant...

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Who needs more sleep – younger adults or older adults? A good night's sleep is essential to good health regardless of age, but those in good health tend to sleep at least 20 minutes less than those that are not. A recent study in the journal SLEEP found that adults free of sleep disorders and other serious health problems need less...

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A recent study found that teens with earlier bedtimes were less likely to suffer from depression and thoughts of suicide...

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There are many reasons why some people talk during sleep – sleep deprivation, stress, alcohol consumption and daytime sleepiness are just some reasons behind this activity. Sleep talking (formally known as...

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Teenagers are notorious for staying up late at night. When they are not working on school projects, they are usually socializing late into the night and missing out on valuable sleep. A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that...

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You know you have insomnia when you have difficulty falling asleep, wake up frequently during the night, wake up too early in the morning and suffer from daytime sleepiness.

Although insomnia is a disorder in its own right, it is often a symptom of some other disease or condition. Stress, worry, pain and jet lag are some factors that...

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