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Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder

...in almost 40 percent of older adults. Not sleeping well can lead to a number of problems. Older adul... not part of normal aging. Those who have trouble sleeping are advised to see a sleep specialist at a facility accredited by the AASM. Be prepared to tell th...

AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success

...ay out later, as well as the long lazy mornings of sleeping in. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)...That is the same as if the body had to adjust from sleeping and waking in Los Angeles to sleeping and waking in New York. That is a three-day adjustment for th...

Late weekend sleep among teens may lead to poor academic performance

...tay up late on school nights and make up for it by sleeping late on weekends are more likely to perform poorly in the classroom. This is because, on weekends, they are waking up at a time that is later than their internal body clock expects. The fact that their clock must get used to a new routine may affec...

Sleep Slide-Rule improves children's understanding of the importance of sleep

... decade, children have been going to bed later and sleeping less. This can be attributed, in part, to a lack of awareness in the community concerning sleep need in children and how the amount of sleep a child should get each night is dependent on ones age. The Sleep-Side Rule is found to be an effective cla...

Journal Sleep: Advanced cancer patients have less quality sleep

...with stage four cancer are more prone to disturbed sleeping patterns due to factors such as pain, treatment side effects and psychological causes, according to a study published in the June 1st issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, conducted by Kyriaki Mystakidou, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the University...

Children from low income families more likely to have sleep problems

...n, April 28 May 5, 2007. The study compared the sleeping habits of 64 healthy inner city children, who were African American and Hispanic, to the sleeping patterns of children from middle class, Caucasian families. The children were 4 to 10 years old. Pa...

Government fails sleepy Judge Dodd

...owing extensive media scrutiny about his workplace sleeping habits, and other cases involving The Hague War Crimes Tribunal and US Supreme Court. Professor Grunstein said "active monitoring of sleepiness and screening for sleep disorders should be encouraged so the condition can be treated, allowing people ...

Study puts us one step closer to understanding the function of sleep

... wave activity, which occupies about 80 percent of sleeping hours, waves of electrical activity wash across th...gnetic stimulation (TMS) to initiate slow waves in sleeping volunteers. The researchers recorded brain electrical activity with an electroencephalograph (EEG). ...

Depression among retired NFL players: Rates mirror the general public, but pain compounds symptoms

...ession were 11 times more likely to report trouble sleeping than those rated as not depressed or mildly depres...se (29 percent), weight gain (28 percent), trouble sleeping (28 percent), difficulty with aging (27 percent), and trouble with the transition to life after prof...

Study finds drug helps PTSD nightmares

... a day at VA contract prices. It is not a sedating sleeping pill, emphasized Raskind. "It does not induce sleep. But once you are asleep, you sleep longer and better." And better sleep can make a big difference. "This drug changes lives," Raskind said. "Nothing else works like prazosin." Trauma nightmare...

Mild head injuries increase risk of sleep disorders

...f California, San Diego. "This is concerning since sleeping problems may exacerbate other brain injury symptom...nd should be considered when these patients report sleeping problems to avoid misdiagnosis. "Misdiagnosis of these patients as insomniac may lead to prescriptio...

American College of Physicians releases new patient education resources

... could be insomnia. It is normal to have trouble sleeping now and then, Alguire said. Over time, however, ge...anding insomnia and its causes, providing tips for sleeping better, and working with their doctor and exploring treatment choices. The restful sleep guidebook...

Children who sleep more weigh less

...deration. Specifically, the researchers found that sleeping an additional hour reduced young childrens chance ...esults suggest that many American children are not sleeping enough, said lead researcher Emily K. Snell of the School of Education and Social Policy and the Ins...

Children who sleep less more likely to be overweight

...rends in sleep behavior. By age 7, children were sleeping on average less than 10 hours on weekdays. By age 14, weekday sleep time fell to 8.5 hours. A full 16 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 18 were found to sleep fewer than seven hours on weekday nights. The National Sleep Foundation recommends children...

Take fatigue seriously, says University of Alberta researcher

...of energy, difficulty both in staying awake and in sleeping and complete social withdrawal. "It is important to recognize the difference between tiredness and fatigue, because fatigue is a marker that the body is not able to keep up," says Olson. "The onset of the manifestations of fatigue, particularly if ...

AASM position statement: Treating insomnia with over-the-counter sleep aids, herbal supplements

...ep aids should not be taken with alcohol or with a sleeping pill, sedative, tranquilizer, or another antihistamine. 7. Pregnant or nursing women and individuals with breathing problems or glaucoma should consult their doctor before taking an OTC sleep aid. 8. Individuals should consult their doctor if they ha...

Young infants should not be left unattended to sleep in car safety seats

...ver the next 12 months. The frequency of leaving sleeping infants in car seats is low, say the authors. However, modifying car safety seats so that head does not bend forward could avoid the risk of these events. Half the mothers in this study were smokers, which may also have had an effect, they add. Chi...

Sleep problems -- real and perceived -- get in the way of alcoholism recovery

...ipants that were less accurate about how they were sleeping were more likely to return to drinking." Conro...onalcoholics with insomnia actually think they are sleeping worse than they are, so they may be more likely to seek appropriate treatment. Our study shows that ...

Recovering alcoholics with poor sleep perceptions will likely relapse

...ipants that were less accurate about how they were sleeping were more likely to return to drinking." "In ot...onalcoholics with insomnia actually think they are sleeping worse than they are, so they may be more likely to seek appropriate treatment. Our study shows that...

Depression symptoms less likely in kids with accurate self-perceptions

..., including feeling sad, trouble concentrating and sleeping problems. The experiment was repeated six months later. The average age of the children at the start of the study was 9.4 years old. Prior to about age 8, children's self-perceptions tend to be glowingly positive and unrealistic, according to Kistn...

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