Tag: "sleeping" at medical news
'Yarning about Mental Health' during International Mental Health Week
...nd memory problems and not enough exercise and not sleeping
and cigarettes take my strength away. I want to change and learn more about culture. So I can speak more language and pass it on to the kids. I want to learn about corroboree. I want to understand when they sing in ceremony. I want to stop fighting a...
Effects of new sleep medication appear unlikely to have potential for abuse or cognitive impairment
... regularly experience chronic insomnia, difficulty sleeping
that causes distress or impaired daytime functioning, according to background information in the article. Some of the medications most commonly used to treat the condition (known as benzodiazepine receptor agonists) have a number of problematic side...
New study in JCSM shows effective treatment for elderly insomniacs
...ts -- seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Not sleeping
well can lead to a number of problems. Older adults who have poor nighttime sleep are more likely to have a depressed mood, attention and memory problems, excessive daytime sleepiness, more nighttime falls and use more over-the-counter or prescripti...
New studies in the journal Sleep focus on helping children, women sleep better
...s -- seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Not sleeping
well can lead to a number of problems. Older adul...s. This sleep problem causes you to have trouble sleeping
or to be severely tired. It is most often reported due to the night and early-morning shifts. Thes...
Common cold may be just a fingertip away due to environmental contamination
...e in a hotel room for at least five hours prior to sleeping
overnight, followed by at least two hours of activity in the room before a morning checkout. All were asked to perform normal activities. Participants received food via room service and no other individuals entered the rooms. At check-in, participa...
About 5 percent of adults with insomnia use alternative therapies
...out whether they regularly had insomnia or trouble sleeping
in the past 12 months and completed a 10-minute su...ported that they regularly had insomnia or trouble sleeping
in the past year. Difficulty sleeping
was more common in women than men, most prevalent between age...
Breathing problems during sleep increase risk of depression
...bits, demographics and whether they had difficulty sleeping
at night (insomnia) or felt sleepy during the day. During the 3,202 sleep studies, 334 showed no evidence of reduced or paused breathing. Among cases of sleep-related breathing disorder, 1,911 were categorized as minimal, defined as an average of f...
Allergic rhinitis associated with impaired sleep quality
...ay fever and other allergies, have more difficulty sleeping
and more sleep disorders than those without allergies, according to a report in the September 18 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a theme issue on sleep. Allergic rhinitis, which occurs when pollen or other allergens irritate and inflame the ...
Over 1.6 million Americans use CAM for insomnia or trouble sleeping
...ow that over 17 percent of adults reported trouble sleeping
or insomnia in the past 12 months. Of those with i...ts regarding the prevalence of insomnia or trouble sleeping
in the United States and the types of CAM therapies people use to treat these conditions," said Dr. ...
Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases
...s, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping
sickness. The journal, supported by a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will begin accepting submissions in 2007. "PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases will promote science, policy, and advocacy for diseases of the poor, and...
Alcoholism-treatment medication acamprosate may help abstinent alcoholics sleep better
...lism as individuals attempt to self medicate their sleeping
problems. New findings show that an alcoholism-treatment drug called acamprosate, widely used in Europe, can alleviate post-withdrawal sleep disturbances by influencing glutamatergic transmission. Results are published in the September issue of ...
U of M professor explores spooning, snoring and sheet stealing
...006 ) --Snoring, spooning, stealing the sheets and sleeping
in the nude -- for the millions of people who shar...latt examines the dynamic of couples sharing their sleeping
space. "Two in a Bed" is a groundbreaking book in the field of sleep and relationships. While a plet...
Digital cameras and Internet ease the pain of oral disease
...prolonged exposure to sweetened juices, often from sleeping
with a bottle, and tend to be overlooked by parents until the pain becomes so severe, and the teeth so decayed, that the only option for these toddlers often under the age of four is sedation and extraction. A specially outfitted digital camer...
Grueling four-day race becomes Stanford lab for cardiac experiments
...ace became the hangout," Ashley said. "We had guys sleeping
on the floor. We sent out two or three times for more donuts as finishers came in." Prior to the race, the researchers ran electrocardiograms, conducted ultrasounds and took blood samples of 86 or so race entrants but only about half of the origina...
Study shows new drug helps elderly with insomnia
...argest sleep-lab-based trial of nightly doses of a sleeping
pill in elderly patients with insomnia, he said. "Chronic insomnia is an under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated disorder that is not only more prevalent in the elderly than the general population, but also potentially serious, as it c...
Sawing the ZZZZZs: getting old needn't keep you awake, Saint Louis University geriatricians say
...han 50 percent of older adults who have difficulty sleeping
and have come to accept their problem as part of growing older, according to Saint Louis University geriatricians. "Sleep requirements and patterns change throughout life, but sleep problems in the elderly are not a normal part of aging," says Juli...
New study shows people sleep even less than they think
...or health, we find evidence that people seem to be sleeping
less and less." Studies suggest that average sl...mes have declined since 1900, when people reported sleeping
nine hours a night. Studies from the 1970s reported average sleep times closer to seven hours a nig...
Trouble putting the kids to sleep?
...t. Only 1 out of 22 children showed improvement in sleeping
after using diphenhydramine compared to 3 in 22 children who used a placebo. The drug, an antihistamine, is available over-the-counter in generic forms or as the name-brand drug, Benadryl. Because of diphenhydramine's obvious lack of effectivenes...
Studies of married couples, soccer and hockey teams focus on brain's response to stress
...not be due to the creature comforts that come with sleeping
in one's own bed as much as they may relate to a very basic need for protecting territory. Investigators looking into the "home advantage" phenomenon studied an ice hockey team over the course of a season, measuring testosterone and cortisol levels...
Sudden infant death syndrome: Reducing the risk
...vironmental risk factors (e.g., avoidance of prone sleeping
position and secondhand smoke). However, SIDS continues to be the leading cause of postneonatal infant death, accounting for about 25% of all deaths among infants between 1 month and 1 year old. In this review, Hunt and Hauck discuss the multiple ris...
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