Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests. By age 7, these sleepless kids had markedly decreased mental and emotional functioning, said study …

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Genes Plus Erratic Sleep May Raise Odds for Obesity

FRIDAY, March 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Yet more evidence of a link between poor sleep and excess weight: A new study finds that people who are genetically prone to obesity are more likely to be overweight if they have unusual sleep habits. “These data show that in people with …

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Top 5 strategies to live longer

Everyone wants to live a longer and healthier life. It is actually not very difficult. We need to implement these 5 strategies in our life: Protect yourself on deadly diseases and prevent cancer. Stay up to date on immunizations, screening exams for specific types of cancer [e.g., colorectal cancer screening for …

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Time Outdoors May Deliver Better Sleep

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Spending time in the outdoors may improve your sleep, a small study suggests.Researchers found that a week of winter camping reset the body’s “clock” to be more in tune with nature’s light-and-dark cycle. The result was longer sleep. The findings, the study authors …

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Lack of Sleep May Stretch Your Waistline

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Too little sleep may contribute to a larger waistline, researchers say. The new research included 11 studies with a total of 172 participants. Compared to those who got enough sleep, those who were sleep-deprived consumed an average of 385 more calories a day. …

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The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Imagine you wake up, see a stranger running toward you with a knife and your legs won’t move so there’s no escape. Terrifying episodes like these are known as sleep paralysis. They’re not dangerous, it’s just your brain telling your body it’s still …

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Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep disorders — including too little or too much sleep — may contribute to heart disease risk factors, the American Heart Association said in its first statement on the risks of sleep problems. But, the heart group stopped short of recommending a certain …

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Study Links Sleep Problems to Stroke Risk, Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Too little or too much sleep may be a risk factor for stroke and might hinder recovery, new research suggests. The review of 29 previously published studies found that sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea are related to stroke risk and …

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Sleep Disorders 6 Times Higher Among Veterans

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep disorders are six times more likely among American military veterans than in the general population, a new study finds. And veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seem to have the highest rates, the researchers said. The research involved more than 9.7 million …

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Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Stimulating a targeted area of the brain with small doses of weak electricity while you sleep may enhance your ability to remember what you learned the night before, new research finds. The new procedure is called transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS). “We work …

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