Is snoring ruining your sex life?

Donald M. Sesso, D.O., For Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 4:34 AM Are you sleeping in a different room because your partner is snoring? If you are, you’re not alone. The New York Times reports that 25% of couples sleep in separate rooms due to snoring and that 60% of custom homes will be constructed with dual master bedrooms by 2015.  While partners of snorers reported better sleep when sleeping alone, the majority also stated that the arrangement had …

Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 14-Apr-2014 [ | E-mail ] Share Contact: Lynn [email protected] Academy of Sleep Medicine Results confirm that obstructive sleep apnea is a public health hazard DARIEN, IL – A new study shows that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death. Results of the 20-year follow-up study show that people with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more likely to die (hazard ratio = 4.2), …

Local dentist now offers sleep disorder therapy

Dr. Phillip DeJesus, a Shelton resident with a dentistry practice in Bridgeport, now is offering sleep dysfunction therapy. Sleep apnea can be a contributing factor in strokes, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and motor vehicle accidents, but only 4% of dentists are qualified to discover and treat it, according to a release from DeJesus’ office. Dr. […]

Nightmares heighten insomnia impact on depression

By Lucy Piper, Senior medwireNews Reporter Nightmares and insomnia contribute independently and additively to depression severity, cross-sectional study findings show. The researchers, led by Yuichi Inoue (Tokyo Medical University, Shinjuku-Ku, Japan), say the finding highlights “the necessity of assessment of these two symptoms to prevent the aggravation of depression.” Among 2822 individuals, with an average […]

Gene Might Be Linked to Sleep Disorder Narcolepsy

Gene Might Be Linked to Sleep Disorder Narcolepsy MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study links a genetic variation to narcolepsy, the medical condition that causes people to become excessively sleepy and even lapse into sleep involuntarily. The genetic variation is fairly common, while narcolepsy is rare. Among more than 2,500 participants, researchers found that people with the variation are 251 times more likely to have narcolepsy with cataplexy — muscle weakness brought on by actions such …

Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night’s Sleep

Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night’s Sleep FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Bad news for caffeine addicts: That midday coffee pick-me-up might increase your odds for a sleepless night, new research shows. The small study, which was done with caffeine pills equivalent to two or three cups of coffee, found that taking in caffeine even as long as six hours before bedtime significantly harmed sleep. “Drinking a big cup of coffee on the way home from …

As Clocks Turn Back on Sunday, Think About Better Sleep

As Clocks Turn Back on Sunday, Think About Better Sleep FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) — Don’t forget to turn your clock back an hour this weekend, and try some simple tips to get more restful sleep. The switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, and it moves one hour of daylight from the evening to the morning. “For the body, the time changes are like jet lag — they sleep-deprive the …

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