sleep disorders

‘Deep sleep, not brain, switches on puberty’


September 13th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Slow-wave or deep sleep may be the controlling factor in the onset of puberty, rather than the involvement of any brain part in this process, says ... Read more...

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Sleep disorders are early signs of Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) A pattern of disturbed sleep could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, suggest scientists.Working on a mouse model, researchers from the Washington University School ... Read more...

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Heavy use of mobile, PC affects sleep, mental health


June 12th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 12 (IANS) Youths who heavily use mobile phones and computers run a greater risk of sleep disturbances, stress and affecting their mental health. "Public health advice should, therefore, ... Read more...

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Insomniacs prime candidates for hypertension: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) People who can't get enough sleep at night are at greater risk of hypertension or high blood pressure (BP), according to a new study. Researchers at ... Read more...

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Caffeinated gum keeps Israeli pilots, commandos alert


May 18th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 18 (IANS) The Israeli army is supplying aviators and special operations forces a caffeine-charged chewing gum that dramatically enhances their ability to cope with fatigue on long missions, ... Read more...

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Scientists discover better drugs for sleep problems


April 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The discovery of cellular switches in the bio-clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolise food may lead to new drugs to treat sleep ... Read more...

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Intake of sleeping pills can be fatal


November 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) A recent study found those who took sleeping tablets were 36 percent more likely to die at any given time than others.In the study American researchers ... Read more...

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Protein, not sugar, key to keeping us alert and thin


November 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) In a finding that could have bearing on obesity and sleep disorders, researchers say it's protein, not sugar, that stimulates cells keeping us awake and thin ... Read more...

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Yellowing of eye lens behind sleep disorders


September 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Yellowing of the eye lens that absorbs blue light may be causing sleep disorders among the elderly, says a study.Blue light is a portion of the ... Read more...

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50-year-old commits suicide over sleeping disorder


August 11th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Depressed over his sleeping disorder, a 50-year-old business man allegedly committed suicide Wednesday morning in his residence in upscale Greater Kailash-II, police said.Kulbeer Singh shot ... Read more...

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People who punch or kick in sleep signal Parkinson’s


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) You may not have realised it but if you kick or punch at night while asleep, it may be a signal for an early onset of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Music therapy ease pain in muscles, joints


May 27th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Music therapy combined with other relaxation techniques based on guided imagery, reduces pain, depression and anxiety and improves sleep in fibromyalgia, a condition that causes pain, ... Read more...

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Sudden sleep syndrome may hit kids after swine flu jab


April 24th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) A swine flu jab administered to thousands of children is likely to cause sleep disorders. Symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness and nodding off suddenly without warning.All ... Read more...

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Gene in fish that don’t sleep could shed light on sleep disorders in humans


April 8th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Biologists have found that a gene that makes cave fish sleep significantly less than their surface counterparts, could shed light on the sleep patterns and disorders in humans.The ... Read more...

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Novel way to identify heart disease earlier during sleep found


April 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has revealed that a specially customised pulse oximeter attached to the finger can be used to detect changes in heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unemployed people ’suffer from health problems more often’


February 5th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): A new study has shown that compared to people in employment, men and women who are unemployed suffer more often and longer from both physical and emotional complaints.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

SleepCare Solutions launches sleep disorder treatment facility


January 27th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) The country's first facility to treat sleep disorders has been set up here by the Hyderabad-based SleepCare Solutions (SCS) in collaboration with Philips Respironics, and plans are ... Read more...

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Missing one night of sleep ‘is equal to walking almost 2 miles’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study by a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Link between light signal and circadian rhythms discovered


December 30th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have pinpointed the link between light signal and circadian rhythms.Aziz Sancar, and his colleagues have identified the genes ... Read more...

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U.S. Kids Consume Caffeine Almost Everyday, Study Says


December 18th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is astonishing to find that as many as 75% of American children consume caffeine on a daily basis. This is leading to insomnia among the ... Read more...

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Study examines socio-economic consequences of sleep disorders


December 18th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research has examined the socio-economic consequences of the sleep disorder hypersomnia, revealing that ... Read more...

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A good night’s sleep really can make you look beautiful


December 15th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Want to look healthy and attractive? Well, all you need to do is a get a good night's sleep, suggests a new research.For the first time, say the ... Read more...

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Jet lag pill that slows down body clock to help you ‘catch up’ 1 step closer


December 15th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to developing a jet lag pill that could relieve millions of long-haul passengers from sleepless nights and mid-afternoon drowsiness.Using automated screening techniques developed ... Read more...

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Why women always fall asleep during movies


November 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): The last time you decided to watch a flick with your woman, you found her dozing off just after 20 minutes of being in the movie. Well, now ... Read more...

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Regular aerobic exercise combats insomnia


September 16th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Here's a new drug-free prescription to help insomniacs get a good night's sleep - regular aerobic exercise.According to a small but significant new study from Northwestern Medicine, regular ... Read more...

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Aerobics help improve sleep, mood and vitality


September 16th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Regular aerobic exercise improves the quality of sleep, mood and vitality, according to a new study. The study is the first to examine the effect of aerobic exercise ... Read more...

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Nightmares could be early sign of Parkinson’s


September 15th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Horrifying dreams could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, say experts. Those who shout or cry in their sleep could be more likely to develop the condition within ... Read more...

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Horrifying nightmares ‘could be first sign of Parkinson’s disease’


September 15th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Those who shout or cry in their sleep could be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, scientists have revealed.Experts have found that people who suffer from a condition ... Read more...

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Now, ‘tongue tingler’ to tackle snoring


September 7th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): Fed up of your partner's snoring that keeps you up all night? A new tongue tingler may be the answer to all your prayers.During each breath, the device ... Read more...

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Guidelines to ease insomnia and other sleep disorders


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 02 (ANI): The British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) has released up-to-the-minute guidelines regarding insomnia and other sleep disorders to guide psychiatrists and physicians dealing with this problem.Sleep experts agree that ... Read more...

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Mums’ sleep quality during babies’ 1st months not good enough: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 1 (ANI): A new US study has found that mothers do get sufficient sleep in their babies' first few months, but it is not quality sleep.Researchers from West Virginia University ... Read more...

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Drugs can reset body clock to ease psychiatric disorders


August 24th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) It is possible to treat a host of health problems by resetting the body clock with the help of drugs. "This might include some psychiatric diseases and certain circadian ... Read more...

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Kicking during sleep signals Parkinson’s risk


July 29th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Kicking in sleep could mean you are more likely to develop dementia or Parkinson's, scientists warn. They say it could signal a higher risk up to 50 years before ... Read more...

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Sexual abuse survivors prone to psychiatric disorders


July 13th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A new research has revealed that victims of sexual abuse, regardless of gender or age when the abuse occurred, are more likely to suffer from multiple psychiatric disorders. ... Read more...

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Pain, dry mouth from radiation therapy affects sleep in cancer patients


July 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Head and neck cancer patients suffer from poor sleep quality due to chronic pain and dry mouth problems related to radiation treatments, according to a new study.According to ... Read more...

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