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How Bad is a Loss of Only 30 Minutes of Sleep?

Which is better: finishing up your to-do list and preparing for the next day by getting 30 minutes less sleep or going to bed with the list unfinished but getting an addition 30 minutes of sleep at night?

Sleep, Weight Gain, & Diabetes Found to be Linked

Did you know weight gain and poor sleep lead into each other in a way that creates a cycle? Eating unhealthy food causes weight gain but weight gain leads to sleep problems.

New Link Between Poor Sleep and Dementia

A new study has revealed a possible link between dementia and poor sleep patterns in older adults. The study, published in Neurology, looked at 167 men who consented to sleep tests in 1999 who had also died by 2010.

A New Link Between Insufficient Exercise & Sleep Apnea

According to a new study coming from the University of California San Diego, people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a disease that interrupts normal breathing patterns during sleep, may not be able to burn high enough levels of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise.

An External Sign You May Have Sleep Apnea

Through various studies of the condition, doctors have identified signs of sleep apnea and the common risk factors associated with it.

Insomnia Has Been Linked to Sleep Apnea

For some people, it is truly a luxury to be able to fall asleep and stay asleep. If you are an insomniac, you may also be at risk for sleep apnea. Anyone that suffers from a sleep disorder truly understands the torture of trying to fall asleep whenever you want to get some rest. 

A Good Night’s Sleep May Mean a Good Day’s Work

Do you have a tough time getting through every hectic workday? No matter what your job is, it is very important to come to work well-rested after a good night’s sleep. A recent study of nearly 4,000 people in Finland of working age, from 30 to 64, found that getting enough sleep every night meant the worker was less likely to take time off from work due to illness.

Get Screened for Sleep Apnea Before Surgery

If you are scheduling a surgery in the near future, it is important to schedule a sleep apnea screening prior to undergoing the surgery. According to a study released in the October 2014 issues of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should get tested and treated for the condition prior to the surgery.

New Link Found to Decrease Infant Sleep Quality

Parents of infants may think they are soothing their child by allowing bed-sharing during infancy but there is new evidence it may harm your child in the long run. A study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics shows a link between bed-sharing and shorter sleep times and increased nighttime waking.