For years, telemedicine has been pitched as a way to democratize medicine by driving down costs, increasing access to care and making appointments more efficient. It sounds great—until you look at the data, and find that only about 10% of Americans have actually used telemedicine to make a virtual visit,...
From fruit flies to whales, virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend nearly a third of our lives in such a defenseless state? Scientists are peering more deeply into the sleeping brain than ever before, discovering just how powerful sleep can be, playing a role...
Seven categories of sleep disorders are identified in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, produced by AASM in conjunction with several other authoritative sleep groups worldwide. Sleep disorders fall into these groups: Insomnia. The most common sleep disorder, insomnia falls into two major categories: trouble falling asleep and difficulty maintaining...
A recent study published in the Sleep Medicine journal found a strong correlation between parental insomnia and sleeplessness in their children. The study, published in the Sleep Medicine journal, found that children with parents who suffered from insomnia were 1/3 more likely than others to also suffer from insomnia. “The...
If you often hit that midafternoon slump and feel drowsy at your desk, you're not alone. The number of working Americans who get less than seven hours of sleep a night is on the rise. And the people hardest hit when it comes to sleep deprivation are those we depend...
Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep
Chronic insomnia is linked to an increased risk of developing hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, depression, anxiety and premature death.
Have trouble sleeping? ‘Blue light’ from devices may be to blame. This light doesn't necessarily appear blue to they eye; rather, it's part of any bright white light. Click here to read more...
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.
Preschoolers who watch TV before bed sleep 30 minutes less than those who don't.
Wake up, people: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says
Study: After Watching Disturbing Video, CPAP Usage Soars
Nappuccinos To More Weekend Z's: Strategize To Catch Up On Lost Sleep
Sleep Apnea May Stop You From Forming New Life Memories. New research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) 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.
Experts say that most patients who undergo 4-8 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia experience a significant reduction in their symptoms.
Rocking participants also spent more time in still, dreamless (non-rapid eye movement) sleep.
Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. If you get less than 6 hours of sleep nightly, you may be putting your heart at risk. Click here to read more about a recent study that indicates that people who don't get enough sleep are more likely to develop heart disease than...