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Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trick

Getting the required eight hours of sleep is difficult to accomplish in this day and age with demanding lifestyles and high-pressure jobs. Usage of technology has also played a significant role in disturbing patterns of people, impacting physical and mental health. Ultimately, weakening the immune system. Not sleeping enough impairs functioning the next day by […]

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Why snoring can be harmful to your health

If you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]

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Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals study

It has been widely recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep every night. However, demanding lifestyles, work schedules and household responsibilities have been leading to sleep loss in many people. Sleep problems can significantly affect the daily lives of people. The way you rest at night could affect how you function during […]

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Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

People having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

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Snoring causes damage and prevents healing in the upper airway tract, reveals study

These findings are reported by researchers at Umeå University, Sweden. Their on-going research focuses on the processes behind vibratory damage and healing of the upper airway tract. The data generated will help identify people at high risk of developing sleep apnoea and to find novel treatment strategies. “Besides the disturbing effects, constant snoring can be […]

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New research reveals: Not all insomnia is the same, in fact, there may be 5 types

There’s a new way of looking at insomnia. The findings may pave the way for a better understanding of the causes of insomnia, as well as the development of more personalised treatments for the condition, the researchers said. The study, conducted by researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam, was published online Jan. […]

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What are the long-term risks of using sleeping pills?

These medications, often classified as sedative-hypnotics, should not be used for long. Not only because the body can build up a tolerance after a while but also in order to reduce the likelihood of associated health risks. Here are a few of them you should know about. Unintentional sleep behaviours Parasomnia refers to an action […]

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Child sleep disorders on the rise due to social media and obesity, finds UK study

The information comes from NHS Digital, who showed that sleep problems that once affected only the middle-aged and elderly are now being diagnosed even among babies and pre-school children. According to the latest research, more and more children and teenagers in England are being diagnosed with sleep problems, including nightmares, sleepwalking, and insomnia. Nearly 88 […]

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More than eight hours of sleep can increase heart disease and death risk

The study also showed that sleeping for ten hours is associated with a 30% increased risk of dying, compared with sleeping for seven hours. As reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, lead author Chung Shing Kwok and colleagues studied the link between self-reported sleep duration and quality, cardiovascular outcomes and mortality across […]

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Treatment for sleep apnea is crucial, don’t overlook its symptoms

Last week, actress Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the “Star Wars” actress’ death. Fisher also had cocaine, methadone, ethanol and opiates in her system. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing while sleeping, for 10 seconds to a minute […]

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