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Sleepy Drivers Involved in 100,000 Crashes a Year

Posted 10 days ago by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 – Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns. "Drivers can reduce the danger by being aware of risk factors and taking precautions," said Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, who directs the Center for Sleep Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital in ...

Injured Parent Can Mean Sleepless Nights for Kids

Posted 15 days ago by

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 – Children face an increased risk for sleep problems if a parent suffers a serious injury, especially if the parent has a brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reveals. Researchers used U.S. Military Health System records to identify more than 485,000 children of more than 272,000 parents who were seriously injured in combat or daily life. ...

Sunday Is 'Fall Back' Time for Your Clock -- Sleep Experts Offer Tips

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FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 – The hour you "lost" with daylight savings time in the spring you "gain back" on Sunday, when clocks are set an hour back. And every time shift takes a subtle toll on the human mind and body, experts say. Still, "for most people, it is easier to stay up an hour later than to go to bed an hour earlier," said Dr. Steven Feinsilver, who directs sleep medicine at Lenox Hill ...

Fueling Up With Functional Foods

Posted 26 Oct 2018 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 – Though the term "functional foods" currently has no legal definition, it's more than just a clever marketing catchphrase. According to health organizations like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, these are foods that go beyond providing calories and basic nutrition to actually improving your health. They can be whole foods in their natural state or enhanced ones. But ...

Here's Something to Sleep On

Posted 11 Oct 2018 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – Seems that you can get too much – as well as too little – of a good thing when it comes to sleep. In what's billed as the world's largest sleep study, too little or too much sleep can impair your brain, researchers report. The study included more than 40,000 people worldwide who completed an online survey and a series of tests of mental abilities such as reasoning, ...

Sit-Stand Desks Good for the Mind. What About the Body?

Posted 11 Oct 2018 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – "Sit-stand" desks can get office workers on their feet more often – and improve their well-being along the way, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when they swapped out traditional office desks for sit-stand versions, workers stayed on their feet for an extra 80 minutes on the average workday. And over one year, that translated into lower levels of anxiety ...

Drowsy Driving as Risky as Drunk Driving

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 – Getting too little sleep at night? If so, your odds for a car crash are rising, new research suggests. Crash risk is highest if you get fewer than four hours of shuteye a night, scientists found. That's like driving with a blood alcohol concentration roughly 1.5 times the legal limit, the researchers explained. But even those who sleep fewer than seven hours a night are ...

Scientists Developing Blood Test for Drowsy Driving

Posted 25 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 – Here's a welcome alert: Scientists say they're inching closer to a blood test for drowsy driving. A computer algorithm effectively differentiated between sleep-deprived and well-rested people by picking up changes in expression of certain genes, British researchers report. "Identifying these biomarkers is the first step to developing a test which can accurately ...

Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health

Posted 21 Sep 2018 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 – As important as getting close to eight hours of sleep a night is, new research suggests that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just as critical for your health. The study of more than 1,900 older adults found that those who didn't keep to a regular bedtime and wake time weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure and a higher risk ...

Many Young Doctors Report Burnout, Regret Career Choice

Posted 19 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 – Burnout affects nearly half of all resident physicians in the United States, raising their risk for serious mistakes, a new study finds. Also, many of these young doctors regret their career choice, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Specialties with the highest rates of burnout are ...

Parents Blame Smartphones, Tablets for Teens' Sleep Troubles

Posted 18 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 – Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a national poll of more than 1,000 parents with at least one child between 13 and 18 years old. "This poll suggests that sleep problems are common among teens and parents believe late-night use of ...

Do You Know Your 'Body Time'?

Posted 11 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 – No matter what your watch says, your body may be on a whole other schedule. Now, scientists say they've created a blood test that pinpoints the timing of your own internal clock. The TimeSignature test evaluates dozens of genes to reveal an individual's "circadian rhythm" – the crests and troughs that occur throughout the day as your body and brain cycle between ...

Daytime Drowsiness a Sign of Alzheimer's?

Posted 11 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 – Feeling drowsy during the day might mean you have an increased risk for Alzheimer's, new research suggests. The long-term study included 123 adults with an average age of 60 when the study began. The findings showed that those who were very sleepy during the day had a nearly threefold increased risk of developing brain deposits of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with ...

Doctor Burnout Likely to Impair Care

Posted 5 Sep 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 – You're much more likely to receive poor or unprofessional health care if your doctor suffers from burnout, a new analysis contends. Physicians who feel burned out are twice as likely to make a mistake that endangers patient safety or to behave in an unprofessional manner, according to the review. It's even worse for young doctors. They're more than three times as ...

Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'

Posted 14 Aug 2018 by

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 ...

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