Category: Sleep Studies

Get Fit While You Sleep

Let’s just get something out of the way first: no matter how much and how well we sleep, most of us want and know we need more. But with a finite number of hours in each day, we’re all struggling to get as much done as possible, and our ideal sleep time is often the […]

Circadian Rhythm and Sleep

Having difficulty in sleeping is a problem that a lot of people are experiencing, especially now that there are many distractions to keep one up all night, enough to disregard insomnia treatment. The sleep/wake cycle is controlled by the circadian rhythm, and sleep disorders associated to this rhythm will cause insomnia. vaXzine – flickr.com A […]

Children and CPAP

Since sleep apnea is considered to be one of the most alarming sleep disorders that a patient can be diagnosed with, various sleep aids have been developed for it. The most popular of these is the CPAP machine. This problem is common to both kids and adults, but children are the having the worse time. […]

Binge Eating and Sleep

Studies show that sleeping disorders are considerably related to binge eating in females. The team has discovered that not receiving adequate sleep, difficulty falling asleep, sleeping poorly, disturbed sleep, as well as daytime sleepiness is notably linked to a heightened risk for binge eating in females. All these are considered insomnia symptoms as well. Despite […]

Sleep Apnea and Depression

If you frequently experience restless sleep, difficulty breathing during sleep (including gasping, snorting, and snoring) and/or daytime fatigue, you probably wouldn’t be surprised if a doctor diagnosed you with obstructive sleep apnea. After all, even though the symptoms of OSA are many and varied, the ones listed here are among the most common. But what […]

What To Expect from Sleep Studies

Sleep studies conducted in a clinical laboratory or patient’s home are an excellent way for doctors and specialists to gather critical information about personal sleeping patterns. Studies of this kind may be recommended for individuals suspected of having obstructive sleep apnea or similar sleep disorders, with the resulting data then being used as a roadmap […]

Ignoring Sleep Apnea Signs Now – Signal Big Problems Later

Working as a sleep tech professional for many years offered me many insights in those diagnosed with sleep apnea. A common component was that many of our patients were told or, even diagnosed pervasively with the symptoms of sleep apnea but, did not follow through with recommendations or treatment. Sleep apnea is not a disorder […]

Too Much Light at Night Linked to Obesity

Have you been steadily gaining weight despite the lack of changes to your eating habits or activity levels? Medical disorders and aging aside, exposure to excessive light at night may be the cause of your weight gain. Recent findings in the US, UK, and Japan suggest that there may be a link between light at night (LAN) […]

Manual Labor and Sleep: Extremes in Sleep and Health

Written by Armara Luong Does your job require you to be on your feet all day? Do you feel so restless throughout the day, but wonder why you still cannot sleep at night? Well, studies have recently shown that a job that requires more physical labor than an average job links to receiving six hours or less […]

Caffeine and Sleep: What You Need to Know

Caffeine has been the most readily available drug in the world – it can be found easily in coffee beans, tea leafs, and be used in drinks such as coffee, tea, cocoa, and soft drinks. It’s the secret sauce in Red Bull that is purported to give you wings. Although 250 milligrams of caffeine per […]

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

What is a Sleep Study? Sleep studies have been around since the 1970s and are the gold standard when it comes to determining the underlying causes of your inability to get a good nights sleep. Many people have questions and some amount of uncertainty when they learn that they need to take a sleep study […]

Sleep 2013 Annual Meeting: What We Learned about Sleep

The SLEEP 2013 annual meeting in Baltimore, put on by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society, was truly a splendid event. This conference covered the best of the sleep medicine world: both the newest and most cutting edge progressions in sleep treatments and products, paired with hot off the press research […]

The Effect of Nerve Cells During Sleep On Anxiety Disorders

According to the findings of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in their new research, a group of nerve cells that are stimulated during a rapid eye movement (REM) sleep affects the processing of emotional memory of a person. This research aims to be useful to the development of behavioral therapies effective to treat various […]

Arrest Sleep Stealers

There has been an increasing awareness among those who can’t sleep on the adverse effects of having less rest and the health value of having regular quality sleep. Nonetheless, it appears that many still remain indifferent on taking the steps to have the right amount of sleep. Based on a recent survey of 1,000 respondents, […]

Sleep-Disruptive Gizmos

There appears to be sound logic to the advice of keeping the bedroom dark as one of the sleep aids for the insomniacs. A study conducted by biologists at the Johns Hopkins University found out that the quality of sleep suffers for those who regularly expose themselves to sources of light, including standard lamps, iPads, […]

Kids Exposed to Violence Prone to Sleep Problems

A new study showed that children exposed to violence, either as a witness or a victim, can suffer long-term sleep disorders. Further, it demonstrated that the adverse impact on the kids’ sleep becomes greater the more severe the violence that was experienced. The research involved forty-six children aged from eight to sixteen in Cleveland, Ohio, […]

Insomnia Can Bring Higher Stroke/Heart Attack Risk

Those with insomnia may have twice the chance of suffering from a stroke or a heart attack compared to those with better quality of sleep, a research in Taiwan suggests. What this study showed is but one of the many findings that sleep disorder is correlated with several ailments. Previous scientific investigations have shown that […]

Studies Show No Harm in Allowing Babies to Cry Themselves to Sleep

Some parents refrain from using behavioral techniques for getting infants to sleep in fear of the development of children’s sleep disorders. One such method involves allowing babies to cry themselves to sleep. As controversial as this technique may seem at first – especially after considering the speculated sleep disorders tied to this method in the […]

Behavioral Issues and Sleep Disorders in Children

Sleep disorders in children include nightmares, snoring, and sleep apnea. Researchers indicated that parents and doctors need to take sleep disturbances seriously since they can result to behavioral and medical problems later on. The Delta Sleep Lab indicated that more than 2 million kids experience sleep problems and about 30 to 40% of them do […]

Link between Insomnia and Sleep Apnea in a New Study

The SLEEP journal will be publishing a new study in its December 2012 issue, which suggests that the night time awakenings experienced by patients with chronic insomnia symptoms might be due to breathing problems when sleeping. The study was conducted on 20 patients by the Sleep & Human Health Institute or SHHI in Albuquerque New […]

Sleep and Weight Loss: Good Sleep Fosters Ideal Weight

A recent research conducted by the St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center and Columbia University in New York suggests that having adequate sleep may contribute to the reduction of food intake and help battle obesity. Its findings show a strong correlation between sleep and weight loss, and suggests that seeking insomnia treatment can have a positive impact on […]

Sleep Disorders Can Lead to Billion-Dollar Losses in Healthcare

Sleep apnea and insomnia are turning a large number of the population into major consumers of health services. These sleeping disorders can lead to less productivity at work or even result to serious accidents in some cases. If you are unable to sleep during night time then you are definitely not alone. About 10% of […]

Sleep and Pain Relief: The Benefits of an Extra hour of Shut Eye

Researchers say that getting an extra hour of sleep can reduce a person’s sensitivity to pain. The research suggests that sleeping for ten hours is more effective at alleviating pain than taking codeine. As we all know 10 hours of sleep isn’t habit forming because it seldomly happens. Let’s take a look at this study […]

Rise in Unwanted Behaviors during Sleep Noted

Sleep clinics are reporting an increase in odd sleep disorders that were erstwhile unknown and uncommon like the widespread insomnia among populations. These new types of sleep behaviors are often related to the pervasive impact that technology now has on people’s lives, sleep experts say. An increasing number of people report to their doctors that […]

Sleep Apnea in Women Causes Worse Brain Damage

A study conducted by the School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), concluded that the degree of brain damage in women who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), as a whole, are higher than in men who have the same sleep disorder. This study is the first of its kind, and […]

Sleep Deprivation and Its Effects on Health

WebMD indicated that sleep deprivation has become a growing problem. A number of Americans reported getting an average of six hours or less sleeping time each night. The number of individuals getting the ideal eight hours sleeping time each night has also decreased. With sleep deprivation, the body loses energy. It can also lead to […]

Sleep Problems Under the Spotlight

According to the Norwegian researchers, sleep problems have become an economic nightmare, accounting for the 253 million sick leave days in the United States alone. Sleep apnea and insomnia are being associated to presenteeism or loss of work productivity and absenteeism and may also lead to accidents. According to the researchers, about 10% of the […]

Sleeping with Your Pets Can Lead to Sleep Problems

Many pet lovers will be upset with this but the truth is sleeping with your pets can cause health problems like a sleeping disorder. Everybody agrees to the numerous benefits that pets provide to improve a person’s psychological and physical health.  Pets can help you exercise, stay positive, and reduce stress.  Pets improve numerous aspects […]

Study Shows Strong Relationship of Insomnia to Stroke and Heart Attack

A lot of people suffer from sleeping disorders, especially Americans.  About 70 million of the American population is experiencing sleeping difficulties.  What these people may not know is that this gives them a higher risk of stroke or heart attack. In Taiwan, a research conducted on people with sleeping difficulties show that during the four-year […]

Sleep Better By Resetting Your Internal Sleep Clock

As we grow older we struggle to get a good night’s sleep. One possible explanation for this is changes to our internal sleep clock. As we age, most of us are all too familiar with sleeping-related issues, like suffering from insomnia and other sleeping disorders. According to Rochelle Zozula, PhD, a coordinator at Capital Health’s Center […]

Spanish Study: Evidence Suggest No Link Between OSA and Heart Disease

According to Dr. Miguel Angel Martinez-Garcia of La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital in Valencia, Spain, their study shows that there is unclear evidence to support the association of OSA and cardiovascular mortality in the elderly. However, he did state that among younger patients the link between OSA and cardiovascular mortality was solidly proven. Dr. […]

Knowing the Risks of Sleep Disorders in Children

Insomnia and other sleep disorders in children are conditions that shouldn’t be taken for granted among children, including teenagers. Experts estimate that up to 20 percent of the 50 million to 70 million Americans which have sleeping problems are kids. Moreover, this health issue does not only involve sleeplessness. There are also sleep-related issues that […]

French Study Proves the Link of the Use of Sleep & Anxiety Drugs to Dementia

Medications are often being used by many people as sleep aids for their insomnia or anxiety problems, particularly by the older ones who are often the most vulnerable to them.  However, a recent study revealed the connection of the use of anxiety and sleep drugs among adults above 65 years old to the development of […]

Lack of Sleep Amounts to 30% of Employee Productivity Loss in America According to Recent Study

A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention showed that lack of sleep is a highly common problem in America today. It’s more serious than we give it credit for. In fact, about one third of the population is only getting about 6 or less hours of sleep each night which […]

Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Cardio Risk in Elders

According to research published on Sept. 13 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, undiagnosed and subsequently untreated severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (also called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea) is directly related to a heightened risk of cardiovascular death, and appropriate treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) would contribute significantly in reducing this […]

A Study on the Link between Sleep Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers indicate that if the studies being conducted on mice can be applied to humans then there is a possibility that sleeping problems such as insomnia and its related insomnia symptoms may be considered an early marker of the Alzheimer’s disease. The brain’s protein clumps called plaques are thought to be one contributing factor to […]

Sleep or Ipad? The iPad and Sleep Problems

Do you always have a hard time letting go of your Ipad even when you’re about to sleep?  Do you still find time to use your Ipad even if you’re already tired and in need of sleep?  A result from a recent study showed a link between the Ipad and sleep problems. The results are […]

Smoking and Insomnia: Increase Risk of Insomnia among Smokers

Studies on a Possible Link between Smoking and Insomnia A recent German study involving more than 2,000 people revealed that compared to the non-smokers, people who smoke experience insufficient sleeping time and rarely have peaceful sleep. The study, which was published in the Addiction Biology Journal showed that of the 1,1000+ smoker participants, 17% of […]

Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality in Elders Higher with Untreated OSA

A new study goes on to claim that, untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality especially in elders. The research goes on to conclude that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ameliorates, to a very large degree, the risk of cancer. Lead author of the study from […]

Repeated Research Indicates Untreated Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Cancer

There is a link between Severe Sleep Apnea, a sleep disorder, and cancer: A new research has found. This research follows two earlier studies that further strengthen the same conclusion present to the ERS Congress. In the first study, a sample size of over 5,600 patients from Spain was investigated. The degree of sleep apnea […]

CPAP Benefits for Mild OSA Patients

Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) now have a way of treating their sleep disorder by the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. US researchers  have now began to recommend that this therapy be extended to patients with milder OSA. Their studies showed how patients with mild and even moderately severe sleep apnea […]

CPAP is a Good Sleep Aid

People suffering from sleep disorders will no longer need to toss & turn and miss a good night of sleep. Insomnia help is forthcoming as new studies showed evidence that CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is not only a very effective treatment for severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but is also equally effective in patients […]

CPAP Therapy Improves Quality of Sleep

A person suffering from sleep apnea actually stops breathing while they are sleeping at night. Before the result of various studies about sleeping disorders, doctors only recommended the treatment for severe cases of OSA. In her program in TV 10-55’s, Katie McGee talks about a new study, which discovered the relevance of giving the same […]

Sleep Disorder is a Worldwide Malady Affecting All Ages

One of the most serious problems that humanity is facing today is sleep disorder. Many people complain to their health provider that they can’t sleep. Many studies are conducted to study different levels of this problem and it appears that people in both developing and developed countries are victims of this problem due to the […]

Sleep Studies

Thanks to medication and special therapy programs, people suffering from sleep disorders (such as insomnia) are given a fighting chance at managing these adverse conditions better. The most commonly recognized signs of slumber-related ailments resemble the insomnia symptoms people get, which includes the inability to sleep during the night, rousing too early in the morning, […]

Sleeping Problems and Insomnia Symptoms are a Global Issue

  If a person can’t sleep, he is not alone. Researchers discovered that lots of people have insomnia symptoms and many more are undergoing insomnia treatment. It appears that sleep-related disorders are global and many countries, even in the third world, have signified that sleep disorders are common health issues. Researchers at the Warwick Medical […]

Violent Cartoons Equal Sleep Disorders

New studies revealed that children sleep is better after watching a cartoon of Big Bird than the dark adventure of Batman (aka the Dark Knight) and what type of shows kids watch can possibly cause sleeping disorders. Sesame Street’s Big Bird is much more colorful and pleasant than the gloomy and perilous character Batman. The […]

Sleep Study

Thanks to medication and special therapy programs, people suffering from sleep disorders (such as insomnia) are given a fighting chance at managing these adverse conditions better. The most commonly recognized signs of slumber-related ailments resemble the insomnia symptoms people get, which includes the inability to sleep during the night, rousing too early in the morning, […]

Sleep Disorders Associated with Binge Eating in Females

Studies show that sleeping disorders are considerably related to binge eating in females. The team has discovered that not receiving adequate sleep, difficulty falling asleep, sleeping poorly, disturbed sleep, as well as daytime sleepiness is notably linked to a heightened risk for binge eating in females. All these are considered insomnia symptoms as well. Despite […]

Are Sleep Disorders Becoming Rampant?

New studies reveal that sleep deficiency is an increasing health problem worldwide. Sleeplessness has been connected to chronic illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Shortage in sleep is not just an issue that people suffer from in developed countries. Those from developing countries are suffering from these sleep disorders as well. This is why some […]