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Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find

...re sleep quality. These included better and longer nighttime sleep and less dysfunction during the day. The only element that did not improve after listening to music was sleep disturbance. "Music is pleasant and safe and the technique we used in our study is quick and easy to learn is low cost, and could be u...

Carbonated soft drinks and sleeping pills cause heartburn during sleep

...scribed sleeping pills, benzodiazepines, can cause nighttime heartburn, according to new research. A study pub...uarter of the US population loses sleep because of nighttime heartburn, and many of these individuals have related sleep complaints and suffer from excessive day...

Hyperhidrosis and its treatment becoming better understood

...rhidrosis affects people while they are awake, but nighttime sweating is never normal. A careful history and physical examination must be performed to rule out other causes of excessive sweating, which physicians call secondary hyperhidrosis. In contrast to the primary form, secondary hyperhidrosis is associat...

Moderate to severe sleep apnea significantly raises stroke risk, study finds

SAN DIEGO-Moderate to severe cases of the nighttime breathing problem known as obstructive sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of suffering a stroke, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23. The study of 1,475 people found that ...

Breathing disorders during sleep are common among asthmatics, may help predict severe asthma

...leep apnea and asthma might one day lead to better nighttime sleep and daytime alertness for asthmatics. In addition to Teodorescu, Bria and Chervin, the authors are Flavia Consens, M.D., clinical assistant professor of neurology; Michael Coffey, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine; Ann Durance, R.N...

'Silent' nighttime acid reflux symptoms can cause poor sleep and sleep apnea

...nts but no heartburn symptoms suffered episodes of nighttime acid reflux according to research presented at the...p apnea. These patients had frequent daytime and nighttime heartburn symptoms. Those with sleep apnea reported much lower quality of life on a self-administer...

Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development tipsheet

... device. Investigators found both devices improved nighttime travel for people with night blindness as compared with nighttime travel with no device. Although some participants preferred the ITT, overall most patients performed...

Artificial light at night stimulates breast cancer growth in laboratory mice

...ults from a new study in laboratory mice show that nighttime exposure to artificial light stimulated the growth...in. The study also showed that extended periods of nighttime darkness greatly slowed the growth of these tumors. The study results might explain why female night...

Nighttime breathing mask decreases blood pressure in people with sleep apnea

SAN DIEGO--Patients with the nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apne...e either CPAP treatment, fake CPAP or supplemental nighttime oxygen through a face mask. All patients were hooked up to a 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monit...

Newsbriefs from the journal CHEST, June 2006

...ficant changes in systolic, diastolic, daytime, or nighttime blood pressure for either group. Researchers conclude that short-term CPAP has little impact on patients with OSAS and well-controlled hypertension. The study appears in the June issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Ch...

Increased nighttime blood pressure may be linked to higher risk for congestive heart failure

...and serum cholesterol level), a 9mm Hg increase in nighttime ambulatory diastolic blood pressure and the presen...e or during follow-up. Furthermore, a nondipping nighttime BP pattern increased the risk of CHF even after adjusting for conventional office BP measurement. "T...

Commonly recommended sedative does not improve infant sleep

...through the night may not be effective in reducing nighttime awakenings or improving parents' happiness with th...articipants in the diphenhydramine group had fewer nighttime awakenings during the week in which the infants were taking medication. Two additional parents in t...

Trouble putting the kids to sleep?

...e was no more effective than a placebo in reducing nighttime awakening, "or improving overall parental happiness with sleep for infants," he says. Merenstein also notes that while it is generally reported about 7 percent of diphenhydramine users become "hyperactive," and so have increased sleep problems, on...

Graduated driver licensing reduces fatal crashes by 11 percent

...m age of at least 17 years for full licensing A nighttime driving restriction A restriction on carrying p...o apply for their intermediate-stage license, plus nighttime driving restrictions and either 30 hours of supervised driving or passenger restrictions. The author...

Daytime light exposure dynamically enhances brain responses

...n studies, much work has focused on the effects of nighttime light exposure, but little is known about daytime responses to light. Especially mysterious are the neural correlates of these responses, and their temporal dynamics. Such issues are of significant interest given that daytime sleepiness is a major so...

Molecular medicine comes to the rescue

... every bite she ate." Two years ago Lilly had two nighttime seizures, caused by low glucose. "It's sobering," said Jaffe, "dealing with that kind of fragility and intensity day after day." An insulin pump helped prevent further seizures, but over the summer the Jaffes worried about Lilly's imminent transiti...

New studies in the journal Sleep focus on helping children, women sleep better

... a number of problems. Older adults who have poor nighttime sleep are more likely to have, in addition to heal...emory problems, excessive daytime sleepiness, more nighttime falls, and use more over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids. Poor sleep is also associated with...

New study in JCSM shows effective treatment for elderly insomniacs

... a number of problems. Older adults who have poor nighttime sleep are more likely to have a depressed mood, at...emory problems, excessive daytime sleepiness, more nighttime falls and use more over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids. Poor sleep is also associated with ...

Simulation in a virtual combat environment puts surgical skills to the test

... They performed the surgery under both daytime and nighttime combat conditions. When tested again four months later, they demonstrated that they retained the necessary skills for the procedure. The students' completion times demonstrated that they could perform the surgery efficiently, but the quality of thei...

Risk factors for hypertension start young

By age 10, some black children already have high nighttime blood pressure, an early signal of impending cardi... up, black children also show greater increases in nighttime blood pressure, according to a study that followed children's blood pressures over 15 years. Black...

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