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Sleepy drivers increase road death toll

Researchers say that driving when sleepy increases the risk of a car crash resulting in serious injury or death by eight times.A team at the University of Auckland studied 500 drivers and passengers admitted to hospital, or who had died, between 1999 and 2000.// A furthe r400 drivers using ...

Shaking Legs Syndrome Is Curable

...ere with their sleep and as a result they may feel sleepy during the day, too tired to participate in their daily activities." Results of a multi-centric trial in Europe and the US, published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine 2004, found 23,000 people suffering from RLS, indicating the large number of peop...

Light Cafe to help beat winter blues for SAD

... melatonin, which is responsible for making people sleepy and animals hibernate. Only bright light has any beneficial effect. The Dana Cafe Light Lounge contains four specially designed light boxes, each of which produces light over five times brighter than normal house lights. These light boxes are arra...

Sleep Aids Are Not The Best Option For Insomniacs

...nvironment is cool and dark. * If you don't feel sleepy within 15-20 minutes, get out of bed and do something until you do. * Turn the alarm clock around so you won't constantly be looking at it. * Avoid nicotine, alcohol, caffeine and large meals several hours before bed. * Avoid naps of 30 minutes...

Mystery Behind Sleepiness After the Meal Revealed

...own for a while that people and animals can become sleepy and less active after a meal, but brain signals responsible for this were poorly understood,' said Dr Denis Burdakov, the lead researcher based in Manchester's Faculty of Life Sciences. 'We have pinpointed how glucose – the sugar in food – can sto...

Neurology behind Drinking in Teenagers

...enagers can drink more than adults before they get sleepy enough to stop. However impairment of their cognitive functions is another side effect of this. The frontal areas of the adolescent brain are crucial for controlling impulses and thinking through consequences of intended actions — capacities many a...

Help Near At Hand For Elderly With Disturbed Sleep

...you are taking on sleep. * Wait until you're sleepy to go to bed. * Avoid heavy meals before bedtime. If you're hungry, eat a light snack. * Limit liquids in the evening. * Keep a regular schedule. * Rest and retire at the same time each day. * Eat and exercise regularly....

Allergic Rhinitis Associated with Impaired Sleep Quality

...rs, took longer to fall asleep and more often felt sleepy during the day. Among the 591 patients with aller...ened, individuals slept fewer hours at night, felt sleepy more often during the day, took longer to fall asleep and found it more necessary to take sedative d...

New Sleep Medication not Effective for Treating Abuse or Cognitive Impairment

...ach drug, how strong the drug was and how alert or sleepy they felt, and also underwent cognitive and motor function tests. Trained research staff members also rated the participants’ behavior, including how sedated and impaired they seemed and how much they slept. None of the three doses of ramelteon sho...

Older People Get Worse Hangovers

...ce to alcohol. Not only are they less clumsy and sleepy on the night itself, they do not suffer as much the next day. It is not all good news, however, as youngsters may be lulled into a false sense of security, leading them to do untold damage to their health, Varlinskaya said. This ability of adolesc...

Overworked Doctors May Put Patients At Risk

Can sleepy doctors put patients at risk? Long shifts done by doctors in the hospitals results// in preventable mistakes and the need of the hour is rested and well-trained doctors. An U.S study by Harvard Medical School suggests that doctors, especially fir...

Feeling Tired? Don’t Worry - You May Be Less Likely To Get Hur

...medicine, found that patients who reported feeling sleepy were, surprisingly, less likely to be injured. How...sk of injury. "It could be that people who feel sleepy change their behavior," Vinson said. "If I'm feeling really tired, maybe I'll stop driving, maybe I ...

Rest for Doctors to Ensure Patients’ Safet

...ng hours did cause sleepiness, it did not make one sleepy at the wheel or lead to a fatigue-related error. Dr Phillip Gander, of Massey University's Sleep Research Centre, said: "We conclude that long work hours are not the only aspect of work patterns that needs to be managed to reduce sleepiness and fat...

Circadian Clocks Triggered Chemical Reactions may Be Behind Jet Lag

...an clocks, a factor responsible for why people get sleepy at night and wake in the morning, sense light through a process that transfers energy from light to chemical reactions in cells, which may be behind jet lag, mental illness, and even some forms of cancer in humans. Circadian clocks in cells respond...

Reason Behind Sleepy Feeling During Sickness Found

...r alpha (TNF-alpha) is the reason why people feel sleepy while sick . The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Thomas Birchler at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland. The protein was known to set off inflammation in response to infection and some chronic diseases like rheumato...

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