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Injured Kids Can Have Lasting Mental Scars, Too

Posted 16 days ago 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 19 days ago 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 ...

Health Tip: When Noise Interrupts Sleep

Posted 6 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Even when you are asleep, your brain continues to hear and process sound, the National Sleep Foundation says. Noise can wake you, shift you between different stages of sleep and even cause a change in your heart rate and blood pressure. It's more likely that noise will affect sleep during sleep's earlier stages. And it has been shown that people are more likely to awaken if a sound is an ...

Health Tip: Sleep's Effects on Diabetes

Posted 14 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Lack of sleep is an often overlooked risk factor for type 2 diabetes, the National Sleep Foundation says. Chronic sleep deprivation leads to less insulin production and increased production of stress hormones, the foundation says. Over time, too much glucose stays in the bloodstream and increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Getting insufficient sleep can also increase your ...

Sleepy Drivers May Be Causing More Crashes Than Thought

Posted 8 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – Driver fatigue causes many more car accidents in the United States than previously estimated, a new report suggests. The finding comes from an analysis of several months' worth of video recordings taken of nearly 3,600 Americans while they were driving. During that time, participating drivers were involved in 700 accidents. All participants' vehicles had been outfitted ...

Health Tip: Sleep Better

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Poor sleep increases your risk of health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. Poor sleep also has been linked to memory problems and increased risk of falls, the agency adds. You should aim for at least seven hours of quality sleep each night. The institute offers these suggestions for ...

Health Tip: Manage Non-24 Sleep Wake Disorder

Posted 2 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Many people, the far majority of them blind, have non-24 Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24), which affects the circadian rhythm. This means their bodies don't properly prepare for sleep while it's dark outside and for wakefulness while it's light out. As a result, many people with the disorder cite ongoing fatigue. The National Sleep Foundation mentions these potential remedies: Eat a diet that ...

A Sleepy Child Is More Likely to Pile on Pounds

Posted 26 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 – Poor sleep may make your children more than just grumpy, a new study suggests. Kids who don't get enough sleep are more likely to be obese later on, researchers report. And that might even boost their odds for cancer decades later. The study of 120 U.S. children, average age 8, linked poor sleep quality to higher body mass index (BMI), an estimate of body fat based on ...

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