It’s a classic situation among couples: One person says the bedroom is too cold. The other says it’s too hot. There is a bitter battle for control of the thermostat. Sleep experts unanimously suggest keeping your bedroom cooler than standard daytime temps.
The people hardest hit when it comes to sleep deprivation are those we depend on the most for our health and safety: police and health care workers, along with those in the transportation field, such as truck drivers.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a study found a link between high social media usage and poor sleep patterns. Specifically, teens who report heavier social media use go to sleep later. And, late bedtimes are linked with poorer academic and mental health outcomes.
"Optimists are more likely to engage in active problem-focused coping and to interpret stressful events in more positive ways, reducing worry and ruminative thoughts when they're falling asleep and throughout their sleep cycle."
Chronic insomnia is linked to an increased risk of developing hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, depression, anxiety and premature death. It may also be a risk factor for dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease.
Have trouble sleeping? ‘Blue light’ from devices may be to blame. That’s one reason there has been a growing interest in glasses or apps that can block the blue parts of the light spectrum that experts say are especially bad for sleep.
Researchers found that sleeping with a TV or light on in the room was associated with gaining 11 lbs or more, a BMI increase of at least 10%, and a higher risk of being overweight or obese, compared with being exposed to no artificial light.
New research claims this common habit leads to ‘significantly less’ sleep in kids ages 3-5. Preschoolers who watch TV sleep “significantly less” than those who don’t, according to new research by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
More than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask don’t use it, but when one sleep expert at National Jewish Health showed patients videos of themselves struggling to take in air while sleeping, he found that their usage rate increased significantly.
Research has linked a particular sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. What characterizes this sleep problem, and can its presence be a good way to predict Parkinson's risk?
Every night, millions of Americans go to bed and drift into an evening of sleep that is anything but peaceful. They snore and gasp for air throughout the night. Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea detection, diagnosis and treatment.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that from 6-12 grade, children should get between 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, research shows that most teenagers are sleep-deprived. The bottom line: electronics and sleep do not mix.
On February 21, over thirty of Sleep Health MD's team attended a cross-departmental staff meeting at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Capitola. Members of the clinical and administrative groups met to learn and brainstorm. Team work makes the dream work!
New research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea may impair a person's ability to form meaningful memories about their personal life. Such dysfunction may, in turn, be a sign of depression, caution the researchers.
A recent study found that a special bed that gently rocks like a cradle has helped a small group of adults sleep better and longer. Rocking participants also spent more time in still, dreamless (non-rapid eye movement) sleep.