Navigation Links
Lack of Good Sleep Might Be Deadly
Date:6/11/2009

Studies find it raises death risk and many older people don't get enough rest

THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies suggest that chronic poor sleep can actually boost your odds for dying prematurely, while another study finds that more than half of older Americans aren't getting the recommended eight hours of slumber.

All three studies were presented this week at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies annual meeting, in Seattle.

The first study, from a consortium of researchers, found that death rates were higher among people who had more "fragmented" sleep, meaning they had more transitions between stages of sleep per hour. Those stages were: wake-to-non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM); NREM-to-wake; NREM-to-REM; REM-to-NREM; and REM-to-wake.

Although few studies have looked at fragmentation specifically, other studies have found that sleep-disordered breathing, which can contribute to sleep fragmentation, can increase the risk for early death.

Over the eight years of the study, participants with more fragmented sleep had a 5 percent increased chance of dying.

The wake-to-non-REM and non-REM-to-wake transitions were most closely linked to the higher risk of dying. The odds of dying were actually less with the other transition types.

"We're learning more about how slow-wave sleep has effects on the body, helping people relax, lowering heart rate, lowering blood pressure," said Dr. Carl Boethel, an assistant professor of internal medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and associate director of the sleep disorders clinic at Scott & White. "We think those things are very important."

But, pointed out Dr. Nicholas Rummo, director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco, N.Y., it's impossible to tell what conditions are underlying these sleep deficiencies, conditions that ultimately may
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Time to Set Kids Back-to-School Sleep Clocks
2. AASM encourages those student-athletes at risk for developing osa to visit a sleep clinic
3. Sleepless Kids Are Troubled Kids
4. Jefferson specialists studying innovative surgery for effectively treating sleep apnea
5. Work time is the largest influence to the duration of a persons sleep
6. Passive smoking increases sleep disturbance among pregnant women
7. Minorities more likely to have sleep durations associated with increased mortality
8. Lack of sleep among new school-goers leads to behavioral, cognitive problems
9. Work Time Predicts Sleep Time
10. Nicotine in breast milk disrupts infants sleep patterns
11. Pain patients at risk for sleep apnea
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Lack of Good Sleep Might Be Deadly
(Date:10/20/2014)... It’s hard to imagine what it’s like ... children around the world, it’s a reality. And while new ... are forced to walk barefoot on rocky terrain or sewage-lined ... with their friends. , Buckner International's Shoes for ... in October to encourage support for Air1 and while ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Do you ever ... Here comes a wonderful app Metassessor for teachers, specialists ... company helped its client “Intervention Development LLC” to ... app is designed for iOS 4.3 or later and ... app is optimized for iPhone 5. It is now ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... October 20, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one ... unveiled its new range of bamboo deckings . ... these natural items; they are now available at deeply ... people, it is hard to overstate the significance of ... attention to online services. The company’s workers are striving ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... October 20, 2014 Having been working in ... good knowledge of customer needs. According to James, one of ... with dazzling sequins, or with high-low skirts that add beauty ... huge demand. Recently, LunaDress has unveiled its new selection of ... fact, the company’s brand new items are available in over ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... SweetDressy.com, a professional company of women’s ... for long evening dresses . All the company’s ... the current discount is up to 66 percent off. ... in the fashion field. Its dress specialists are striving ... various parts of the world. All the company’s items ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 3Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3Health News:High Quality Bamboo Deckings, New Items Unveiled By BambooIndustry.com 2Health News:2014 Long Prom Dresses From LunaDress Now Available In Over 20 Popular Designs 2Health News:Promotion For Beautiful Long Evening Dresses Launched By SweetDressy.com 2
... an evening news program without hearing about an out-of-control ... how safe and comfortable is the clothing ... fires? Researchers at North Carolina State University are working ... gear worn by wildland firefighters to protect against ...
... bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks increases the risk of infection in ... by researchers at the Medical Research Council Centre for Outbreak ... in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters . ... to license farmers to organise the widespread culling of badgers ...
... are at war and both the conflict and aftermath have ... published in BioMed Central,s open access journal Conflict and ... access to family planning, these services are often not available ... further deprivation and unintended pregnancy. It is often the ...
... by a U-M neurologist, better understanding of the anatomy of ... iPhone. Nerve Whiz is a free application for medical ... plexuses, and peripheral nerves. It can work on Apple personal ... be available for Android devices. The application goes beyond ...
... 12 (HealthDay News) -- Scorching heat and oppressive humidity continued ... exceeding 90 degrees -- and in some cases 100 degrees ... wave is prompting doctors to warn that high temperatures can ... "The body has ways of keeping itself cool, by ...
... a traditional Chinese herbal remedy might help treat deadly ... at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center ... Research Institute (OSUCCC James)., The researchers discovered that ... cells, preventing their spread to other areas of the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Research hopes to improve suits for fighting wildfires 2Health News:Localized reactive badger culling raises bovine tuberculosis risk, new analysis confirms 2Health News:Family planning in conflict 2Health News:An app for your brain: new educational tool developed by U-M doctor 2Health News:Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks 2Health News:Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks 3Health News:Indirubin -- Component Of Chinese herbal remedy might block brain tumor's spread 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the ... to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced ... Inc., a leading full-service provider of dental consumables, implants ... into Japan , the world,s 2 ... the number of countries in which the Company operates. ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... 18, 2014  In a policy paper ... the nation,s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ... of Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is ... prevent the spread of a disease or infection ... name anti-HIV drug combination currently approved for PrEP, ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 17, 2014  Training market researchers to spot ... factor in today,s highly competitive global marketplace. As ... that effectively and efficiently produce high performing analysts, ... Effective training programs can help ... from internal clients by developing analysts who can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 2Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 3Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 4Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 5HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug 2HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug 3Effective Training Programs for Market Research Groups can Boost Overall Organizational Success 2
... LLC today announced the appointment of Erica L. Mann as ... business based in Morristown, NJ, USA, with operations in more ... million.  Ms. Mann also becomes a member of the Bayer ... 14, 2011. Ms. Mann most recently served as ...
... NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces ... in its catalogue: North American ... This research covers the state ... and restraints for growth, key trends, and end-user ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Erica L. Mann, Former Pfizer Executive, Appointed New President of Bayer HealthCare's Global Consumer Care Division 2Erica L. Mann, Former Pfizer Executive, Appointed New President of Bayer HealthCare's Global Consumer Care Division 3
Used for dilation of a tract to the kidney for removal of stones. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... via the pelvic nerves has proven to ... incontinence. Through the use of mild electrical ... can be strengthened to encourage urinary control ... to its patients as a tool to ...
... High Dose Rate (HDR) treatment system includes ... Sandwich. Using the Template, simply load ... the Template, suture the Sandwich to the ... the needles in place for the duration ...
... The Prostate Stepper Template Set is the ... dose seed implantation technique. The template set ... that can be sutured to the patient ... with variable ultrasound Grid Face Plates. The ...
Medicine Products: