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Electronics and Sleep

It’s Not Just Pre-Bed Screen Time that Causes Sleep Loss

The ideal 7-9 hours of nightly sleep is a recent discovery.  Historical data suggests humans have been struggling to get a good amount of sleep long before the invention of electronic devices.  Broken sleep ...
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Some Insomnia Drugs May Be Prescribed Out of Habit

Multiple factors are responsible for driving the complex clinical decision-making process.  Things like peer pressure, psychological and social dynamics, as well as exposure to pharmaceutical advertising play a role in a physician’s choice of ...
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Sleep Quality May be Affected by Air Conditioners

A joint research team from Toyohashi University of Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering published findings that showed air conditioning (AC) airflow stimulates ...
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Benefits of Low-Cost Treatments like Massage and Guided Imagery for Insomnia

Many patients in a progressive care unit suffer from difficulty sleeping, as well as pain and anxiety.  In a recent study, researchers found that clinical massage and guided imagery might be a low-cost benefit ...
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Research Shows Camping Good for Sleep

Research Shows Camping will Recover Sleep Patterns Many people stay up late into the night, usually watching some type of screen like a television, phone, or tablet.  Reading is even a major culprit to ...
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Discovery of Breathing Molecule May Help Treat Sleep Apnea

Targeted treatment for respiratory conditions, especially sleep apnea, are possible with the discovery of a breathing molecule found in new research out of the University of Warwick. The name of the molecule is Connexin26 ...
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Sleep Deprivation Leads to Decreased Immunity

More consequences of sleep deprivation - decreased immunity Subjective complaints of illness creep up after a prolonged period of sleep loss, and new research points to an explanation of why. Researchers for this study ...
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Study Shows Midlife Women have no Sleep Benefits from Yoga and Exercise

New research shows that aerobic exercise and yoga do not significantly impact the sleep disturbances objectively reported by midlife women who experience hot flashes. A randomized control trial was used for secondary analysis of ...
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Patients with Muscular Dystrophy Benefit from Sleep Disorder Therapy

Most patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) also suffer from respiratory and sleep disorders.  DM1 is the most common form of muscular dystrophy found in adults.  Recent research published in the Journal of ...
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