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The Common but Fixable Problem of Sleep Disorders in Athletes

Sleep disorders are more of a problem in professional athletes than many people believe; however, individual counseling, treatment planning, and examination has been shown to help improve their sleep quality.  A new Finnish study ...
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Higher Risk of Complications in Heart Failure Patients with Central Sleep Apnea

Patients with central sleep apnea (CSA) and chronic heart failure (CHF) have a higher risk of being hospitalized and higher mortality rates than people with both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and CSA.  This is ...
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Sleep Apnea Left Untreated Can Make Melanoma More Aggressive

A new multicenter prospective study on the relationship between cancer and sleep-disordered breathing has shown that severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), if left untreated, may be linked to more aggressive malignant cutaneous melanoma.  Sleep-disordered ...
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REM Sleep Plays a Prominent Role in Memory Formation

Over the last several decades, scientists have debated about whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is directly linked to the formation of memories.  REM sleep is the phase of the cycle when dreams appear.  ...
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New OSA Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Down Syndrome

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Massachusetts Eye and Ear have begun a new FDA-approved clinical trial recently.  Researchers will test and review the use of a hypoglossal nerve stimulator in a group of ...
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Mobile App Helps Scientists Determine Sleep Patterns

A new study combining mobile apps, big data, and math modeling of sleep patterns around the world has analyzed the roles of biology and society in the setting of sleep schedules. Led by mathematicians out ...
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Why am I always tired?

"Why am I always tired?" is one of the most frequently asked questions on the internet. There are several potential causes for 'being tired'. Here, we will discuss the causes of being tired. First, ...
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ADHD Children Sleep Less and More Poorly

Parents of ADHD children have claimed for years that their children have more trouble falling and staying asleep and have poorer quality sleep than other children.  A study out of Aarhus University has found ...
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The Mapping of Our Internal Clock

The SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus) makes the body run properly and on time.  It acts as the control center for our genetic clock and the circadian rhythm, which regulates multiple functions including insulin sensitivity, hunger, ...
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