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Warm yourself to sleep

...ease of hormones such as melatonin, which regulate sleepiness and wakefulness. The researchers say that a hot water bottle at the feet may not directly act on the central nervous system to cause sleep, but it can trigger widening of the blood vessels, which in turn switches the body's sleep mechanism on. If t...

Sleepy drivers increase road death toll

... were used as a control group. Drivers reporting sleepiness were eight times more likely to be involved in a serious car smash, while those who reported five hours or less of sleep during the previous 24 hours had a threefold increased risk. Driving in the small hours - between 2am and 5am - led to a five fol...

Gastrointestinal conditions affect sleep

...nt relationship between GERD and excessive daytime sleepiness and insomnia. He added, "We also found a connection between peptic ulcer disease and hiatal hernia and insomnia." In a second study, researchers from the Lynn Health Science Institute in Oklahoma City compared data from 20 GERD patients to records o...

Longer airway in males increases sleep disorder risk

...tarily many times in the night, leading to daytime sleepiness and a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Men are far more prone to sleep apnoea than women and researchers in the US now believe they may have discovered the underlying reason. They have studied the anatomic and physiologic differences in the...

The Link Between Eye Disease And Sleepiness

... disease were 20-times more likely to have daytime sleepiness than those with normal sight. Additionally, the pe...nerve damage were nine-times more likely to suffer sleepiness than even those were blind due to non-optic nerve disease. Recent work has indicated that the reti...

Treatment For Sleep Apnea Found To Lower Blood Glucose Levels

...symptoms of sleep apnea, such as excessive daytime sleepiness and loud, persistent snoring, should be screened and treated....

Sleepiness May Be Associated With Visual Impairment

... disease were 20-times more likely to have daytime sleepiness than those with normal sight and people with optic...nerve damage were nine-times more likely to suffer sleepiness than even those were blind due to non-optic nerve disease. Recent work has indicated that the reti...

Excessive Day time sleep may be linked to depression or diabetes

...docrinology and Metabolism that excessive day time sleepiness may be due to depression, diabetes, obesity or smo... conclude that individuals with excessive day time sleepiness were strongly associated with depression, obesity, diabetes and smoking or metabolic factors than wi...

Self-Applied Acupressure May Reduce Sleepiness And Increase Alertness During Class Hours

...ss. Researchers have now found a way to combat the sleepiness // and to keep students awake during class, and it... leads to a statistically significant reduction in sleepiness compared to an acupressure treatment that focuses on relaxation. The 39 students who participated ...

Children With ADHD May Just Be Sleepy

...gnosed children had significantly higher levels of sleepiness during the day than those in the control group. Half of the test subjects with ADHD (vs. 22% of the control group) were found to suffer from some degree of sleep-disordered breathing (such as sleep apnea, which is characterized by interruptions in ...

Obesity And Chronic Fatigue Related To Snoring

...een a history of snoring and complaints of daytime sleepiness (80 percent), obesity (73 percent), and chronic fa... AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Index), BMI, and age. Daytime sleepiness was strongly predicted by percent time snoring, weakly by average loudness, and not at all by peak l...

Newer Generation Sleeping Pills Lack Superior Performance

...rt-term side effects such as headaches and daytime sleepiness were found to occur at similar rates among the drugs studied. Furthermore, the incidences of hip fractures were found to be higher in older women who took sleep medication compared to those who didn’t. Comparative studies to establish the therapeut...

Playing Didgeridoo can cure sleep apnoea

... Aboriginal instrument reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness for those with obstructive sleep apnoea, reports t...they were on a waiting list for lessons. Daytime sleepiness and apnoea scores improved significantly in the didgeridoo group. Partners of patients playing the d...

Sleep Apnea Can Be Treated With Oral Devices

...ondition. Sleep disruptions in the night result in sleepiness during the daytime. The CRAP treatment is inclusive of wearing a facemask which delivers pressurized air which serves to keep the airways open while sleeping, but most people consider this treatment difficult. Bringing OSA under control is importa...

Sleep Science awakens from deep slumber!

... International conference on ‘Monitoring sleep and sleepiness - from physiology to new sensors’ which will be held in Switzerland 29-30 May 2006.”...

Positive Airway Pressure the Treatment for Sleep Apnea

...gen levels. It also improves self-reported daytime sleepiness in patients with sleep apnea and may improve their quality of life. After the treatment patients express dramatic improvements in the sleep pattern. They are more alert, have more energy and are able to perform at higher levels for longer periods ...

Alcohol-illusion: Alcohol and Energy Drinks Combo, Maintains Sobriety?

...drinks after alcohol, believing that it avoids the sleepiness caused by alcoholic beverages and pep them up to dance all night. To understand better, she conducted a study, involving 26 healthy young men, about 23 years old. In a lab, the men drank Red Bull, vodka, or Red Bull mixed with vodka. Each man consum...

Kids Overcome Behavioral And Sleep Problems After Tonsillectomy

...er of children with inattention, hyperactivity, or sleepiness during the day – and also sleep-breathing problems at night – may benefit during both the night and day by tonsillectomy, an operation that was once performed on more than a million children a year but has become much less common in recent decades. ...

Sunglasses Can Really Pull a Fast One on the Biological Clock, and Set a Lag in the Build Up Of Jet Lag

...isturbed causes jet lag, which is felt as fatigue, sleepiness and muscle incompetence. Edinburgh Sleep Centre initiated a study for British Airways that monitored more than 1,000 passengers. Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of The Edinburgh Sleep Centre, said that the experiment revealed that the recovery time...

How To Prevent A Stroke

...order is marked by extremely loud snoring, daytime sleepiness and is associated with an increased risk of stroke. Sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing several times a night, rousing to gulp in air in a pattern that disrupts normal sleep. "We know that treating sleep apnea is associated with a reduction of bloo...

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