sleep problems

Sleeping pills don’t work for 40 percent poppers


September 10th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Sleeping pills seldom worked for 40 percent of the poppers who suffer from insomnia, says a survey of 20,000 people, according to a British study.Some 42 ... 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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Using cellphones, tablets before bedtime affects sleep


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) If you happen to be one of those who often find it difficult to fall asleep at night, the reason could be usage of cellphones or ... Read more...

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Children’s performance linked to sound sleep


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Parents expecting a good performance from their children at school can help their kids do so by first ensuring they get a sound sleep.A study ... Read more...

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British dogs to get anti-depressants


June 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Dogs in Britain would now be given anti-depressant drugs similar to those given to humans after it was found that over six million canines suffer from ... 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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Sleep problems and Alzheimer’s disease linked?


February 17th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has linked sleep difficulties with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers say staying awake in the night for hours affected the brain and increases the risk ... Read more...

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Breathing device helps kids with sleep apnea


February 13th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Children and adolescents with obstructive sleep apnea fared much better in terms of attention, anxiety and quality of life after treatment with positive airway pressure (PAP). ... Read more...

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Fungi can help rein in lead pollution


January 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Fungi can help scientists keep hazardous lead under control by transforming the heavy metal into its most stable mineral form. Lead is an important industrial material ... Read more...

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Poor sleep aggravates young diabetics’ condition


January 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Young diabetics who struggle to get a good night's sleep are at greater risk as it worsens blood sugar control and leads to poorer performance and ... Read more...

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Scientists say that grinding teeth may indicate sleep problems


December 7th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Grinding the teeth in children may be a sign of sleep disorder, scientists suggest. In the United States, teeth grinding while sleeping is common among children ... Read more...

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Winter blues? Go for light therapy!


October 31st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) kicks in as soon as days turn shorter during winter with loss of natural light triggering lethargy, lack of interest in sex ... Read more...

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Trouble falling asleep signals heart attack risk


October 31st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) If you have trouble falling asleep, don't take it lightly -- you could be a candidate for a moderately higher risk of a heart attack. In ... Read more...

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Sleep loss can cause testosterone levels to plummet


June 1st, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Cutting back on sleep can be quite disastrous for healthy young men - it sends their testosterone levels plummeting, says a study. Men who slept less ... Read more...

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Sleep problems may cause kids to become aggressive


June 1st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) School kids who experience sleep-disordered breathing or daytime sleepiness are twice as likely to become bullies, according to a study. "What this study does is raise ... Read more...

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Internet program helps young children and moms sleep well


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): An Internet-based intervention was found to be effective at reducing infant and toddler sleep disturbances, as well as providing positive, indirect benefits for maternal sleep, mood and confidence ... Read more...

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People in jobs sleep better than jobless


March 7th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) The employed and self-employed enjoy much better sleep than those out of work, according to one of the world's largest studies.The jobless are over 40 percent ... Read more...

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Quality of your sleep tells how happy you are at work


March 5th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has found that job satisfaction affects the quality of your sleep - 33 per cent of the most dissatisfied employees report poor sleep quality compared ... Read more...

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Poor sleep quality linked to greater disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients


February 16th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that poor sleep quality is associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, greater pain severity, increased fatigue, and greater functional disability in patients with Rheumatoid ... Read more...

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Boozing aggravates sleeping problems more in women than men


February 16th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from University of Michigan has found that intoxication from alcohol can increase feelings of sleepiness while at the same time disrupt actual sleep measures in ... Read more...

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Lack of good night’s sleep a major health concern


January 27th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Almost two-thirds of people struggle to get a good night's rest, which according to a British research, constitutes a major public health concern.Some 60 percent adults admit rarely ... Read more...

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Poor sleep affects 1 in 3 Brits


January 27th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Amid a growing epidemic of insomnia, a new survey has found that one in three Brits is suffering from sleep problems.The Great British Sleep Survey of 5,000 people ... Read more...

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Now, a DIY duvet that allows different thickness on each side


January 15th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): A couple has created a double duvet that can be adjusted for couples, who prefer different thickness on their sides.Ian and Ruth Pressman have created CosyCool, a DIY ... Read more...

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Caffeine negatively affects kids: Study


December 16th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that 75pc of children surveyed consumed caffeine on a daily basis, and the more caffeine the children consumed, the less they slept.Caffeine ... Read more...

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Socialising can cause sleep problems


November 1st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Extroverts who regularly socialise for half their day are more vulnerable to sleep deprivation than introverts, say researchers.The study, which looked at 48 people, suggests that one's ... Read more...

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Afternoon nap boosts energy levels in elderly, say experts


October 27th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): Experts have suggested that older people who struggle to get a good night's sleep should consider taking an afternoon nap.A large proportion of pensioners sleep badly at night, ... Read more...

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Fibromyalgia linked to restless legs syndrome


October 16th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study discovered that adults with fibromyalgia, a medical disorder characterized wit chronic widespread pain, had a much higher prevalence and risk of restless legs (RLS) syndrome ... Read more...

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Watching too much TV ‘a risk for mental health’


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): People who are addicted to television are jeopardizing their mental health, says a new study.It revealed that Scots who spend more than four hours a day are 80 ... Read more...

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Staying up late to browse raises mental illness risk


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Staying up late to browse the web or chat with friends could cost you your sanity later in life, finds a new study. Such sleep deprivation could explain ... 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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Lack of sleep linked to mental illness: Oz study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept 1 (ANI): An Australian research has suggested that youngsters who get very little sleep are more prone to mental illness.Nicholas Glozier of the University of Sydney said that lack ... Read more...

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Chronic drinking can disrupt body clock


August 25th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A study has found a link between dysregulation of circadian clock genes and chronic drinking in humans.Circadian rhythmicity is regulated by circadian clock genes, and animal studies have ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity rated biggest health problem for kids


August 22nd, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the problem of childhood obesity is getting worse in the United States.The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital conducted a ... Read more...

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Overweight people ‘visit GP more often than smokers’


August 14th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Dutch researchers have found that people who are obese are more likely to make frequent trips to their GP than smokers.As part of their study, the research team ... Read more...

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Gulf spill can affect children emotionally, says expert


July 17th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Children may come under emotional stress due to the Gulf oil spill, according to an expert."When parents are stressed, children are stressed," says University of Alabama at ... Read more...

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