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Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'

Posted 4 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 – Sleep problems can play havoc with your social life, a new study suggests. A series of experiments revealed sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less eager to engage with others. That, in turn, makes others less likely to want to socialize with the sleep-deprived, researchers said. The researchers also found that well-rested people feel lonely after spending just a ...

Health Tip: Fight Frequent Fatigue

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

-- It is normal to be tired now and then. But if your fatigue doesn't end after a good night's sleep, there may be underlying health concerns, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. Certain medications, medical problems and emotional health issues can trigger feelings of frequent exhaustion, the agency says. It offers these suggestions: Keep a diary to help uncover patterns during the day ...

Sound Advice for a Sound Sleep

Posted 25 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 – Insomnia affects up to 15 percent of Americans, but sleeping pills aren't the only – or the best – answer. A good sleep routine, exercise and mindfulness are all options to get the restorative sleep you need. Set up a daily sleep pattern by going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning. Yes, even on the weekends. Keep your bedroom ...

Health Tip: Suggestions For a Better Night's Sleep

Posted 19 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Not getting enough sleep? It's probably hurting your health. The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke suggests how to improve your sleep: Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Exercise for at least 20 minutes a day. But don't exercise just before bedtime. Avoid nicotine, caffeine and alcohol before bedtime. Set a relaxing routine before ...

Sleepless Nights Haunt 1 in 4 Americans

Posted 14 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 – Good sleep is hard to come by for the 25 percent of Americans who experience a period of severe insomnia each year, new research suggests. There was some good news, though: Most who suffer a bout of "acute,"' new-onset insomnia will recover and go on to gain restful slumber, the study found. Tracking more than 1,400 adults nationwide for a year, researchers found that ...

Leave Tablets, Smartphones Out of the Bedroom for Better Sleep

Posted 25 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 – Are tablets, smartphones and laptops robbing Americans of shut-eye? Absolutely, said researchers who found that the unending entertainments and the light the devices emit are a powerful, slumber-killing combo. The finding comes from a small analysis of nine otherwise healthy adults in their 20s. Their sleep was tracked after five straight nights of unrestricted tablet use, ...

Injured Kids Can Have Lasting Mental Scars, Too

Posted 7 May 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 – If your child lands in the hospital with an accidental injury, new research suggests you should watch for signs they may be struggling with what happened to them. Investigators found that among children treated for serious injuries at one pediatric hospital, the odds of being diagnosed with a mental health condition rose by 63 percent in the next year. The findings do not ...

Sleep-Deprived Kids at Risk of Obesity

Posted 5 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 – Too little sleep can increase a child's risk of obesity, British researchers report. "Being overweight can lead to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes which is also on the increase in children," said study co-author Michelle Miller, of the University of Warwick in England. "The findings of the study indicate that sleep may be an important potentially modifiable risk ...

Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

Posted 1 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 – After dealing with nasty co-workers or a rude boss all day, try doing something to unwind. It can help you sleep better, a new study suggests. "Sleep quality is crucial because sleep plays a major role in how employees perform and behave at work," said study lead author Caitlin Demsky, of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. "In our fast-paced, competitive professional ...

Another Study Finds Later School Bell Brings Sleep Bonus for Teens

Posted 13 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 – Singapore's teens are the world's best on an international test of academic performance, but they pay for it with their sleep. Most get well below the recommended eight to 10 hours of shut-eye on school nights. But a new study finds that delaying the morning school bell would help. Studies in Western nations have found that later school start times improve students' ...

Who Lives Longer -- Night Owls or Early Birds?

Posted 12 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 – "Night owls" might pay a price when it comes to their health and longevity, a new study reports. Folks who stay up late and struggle to wake in the morning have a 10 percent higher risk of dying sooner than so-called "morning larks" who are early to bed and early to rise, said lead researcher Kristin Knutson. She's an associate professor of neurology at Northwestern ...

Health Tip: Speak With Your Doctor if You Aren't Sleeping Well

Posted 10 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you aren't getting enough sleep, you'll probably feel very tired during the day. And you may not feel alert and refreshed when you wake up. While everyone has a sleepless night now and then, chronic lack of sleep can lead to a host of medical problems and should be discussed with your doctor, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says. Here is the agency's list of issues you should ...

Health Tip: Find the Best Places to Nap

Posted 23 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- While napping can't replace a good night's sleep, it can offer a quick recharge in the midst of a busy day. The National Sleep Foundation says a nap shouldn't be longer than 30 minutes, to prevent a groggy feeling when you wake up. So where can you sneak in a few minutes of shuteye? The NSF offers these potential hideaways: At home – Consider black-out shades and a white noise machine so ...

Health Tip: Risk Factors For Insomnia

Posted 13 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Insomnia – the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep – affects more women than men, and older people more than younger ones. The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says people at increased risk for insomnia include those who: Are stressed. Are depressed or have emotional health issues, such as those going through divorce or the death of a spouse. Have lower incomes. Work at ...

Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer's Risk

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. A hallmark of Alzheimer's is the accumulation of a protein in the brain called beta-amyloid. It's believed that one benefit of sleep is to clear beta-amyloid, and poor sleep might allow it to build up, the ...

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