New findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society have found that nursing home patients have a better quality of sleep after receiving acupressure treatment.
The study was conducted by the Taipei Medical University in Taiwan and followed… Read More
The key to getting a good night’s sleep may lie in simply spending more time outdoors, according to new research published in Current Biology. Technology-filled environments could be responsible for issues with our circadian rhythm and sleep timing, which… Read More
Highly demanding jobs often result in intense stress that may affect an individual’s mental health and capacity for sleep. For some people, the use of natural sleep aids may help alleviate the symptoms of stress and other mental health conditions… Read More
Sleep problems pertain to a wide range of disruptions in patterns of sleeping, such as the inability to sleep, or insomnia, and the grinding of teeth during sleep. These disruptions may actually interfere with the capacity of a person to… Read More
It is recommended by the National Sleep Foundation that seniors over the age of 65 aim for seven to eight hours of sleep, but for many this goal is hardly attainable. Many of us find it difficult to fall asleep… Read More
A new study has found that many consumers misuse over-the-counter sleep aids. Oftentimes, people with sleep troubles turn to non-prescription sleep aids in order to get a good night’s rest. Unfortunately, many of these options can be addictive and… Read More
Short-term sleep deprivation can raise the risk of heart disease. The study focused on those individuals working in emergency jobs such as firefighters or paramedics. They often partake in shift work or may be required to work a 24-hour shift.… Read More
A new report suggests that Americans who only get five hours or sleep or less happen to be in many cases heavy soda drinkers. Soda is a common source of sugar in our diet, and both soda drinking and sleep … Read More
A new study has found that changes in sleep – sleeping too long or too short – can alter gut bacteria. Researchers suggest that these changes can contribute to metabolic conditions such as obesity, or type 2 diabetes.
For… Read More
Brain atrophy risk in the elderly increases with excessive sleepiness and fatigue, according to research findings. Lead author Diego Z. Carvalho explained, “Our results may help to identify individuals at higher susceptibility or risk for dementia prior to symptom… Read More
Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) risk is higher with poor sleep in elderly, according to research findings. The researchers examined three sources of data to isolate and confirm the impact of inadequate sleep on atrial fibrillation.
The researchers found that disrupted… Read More
Sleep disorders may impact chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression, according to research findings. Sleep disorders are quite common among kidney disease patients, but their impact on the kidney disease progression has long been unknown.
The researchers analyzed data from 432… Read More