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Midday naps are associated with reduced blood pressure levels and prescription of fewer antihypertensive medications, according to research presented at European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress by Manolis Kallistratos, MD, PhD, a cardiologist at Asklepieion Voula General Hospital in Athens, Greece.
Wearable medical technology and point-of-care test developer NeuroMetrix Inc today announced preliminary results from a pilot study of its wearable pain relief technology in subjects with restless leg syndrome (RLS).
In a Dentistry iQ report, Elizabeth Kornegay, RDH, BSDH, focuses on the connection between sleep apnea and bruxism as they relate to predicting first-onset temporomandibular disorders.
A Healio news report indicates increased activation of blue light photosensitive ganglion cells after cataract surgery has little effect on circadian photoentrainment.
The light emitted from using devices at night can increase a woman's risk of infertility, as reported by Shape.
An HCP Live report indicates a new study suggests pregabalin shows notable improvements in pain-related interference of sleep related to low back pain.
A Horsetalk.co.nz report discusses a British study that aimed to investigate whether sleep impacts a horse's performance.
In patients with PTSD, comorbid obstructive sleep apnea is linked with worsened symptoms, quality of life, and adherence and response to PAP, reports a study in CHEST.
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Shahrokh Javaheri, MD, is charting a new course in cardiovascular sleep medicine.
Can’t sleep? Try getting less
Sleep restriction therapy is growing in popularity, reports The Guardian.
Amy Amara, MD, PhD, a neurologist and sleep medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) says there are a host of factors that can disrupt sleep; but she also offers some suggestions that can help you catch those elusive Zzzs.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)’s ban on certain hypnotic medications, including Stilnox (zolpidem; brand name Ambien in the United States), remains in place for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio and will come into effect earlier.
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Shalini Paruthi, MD, an adjunct associate professor in Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and director of the Pediatric Sleep and Research Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, has joined Sleep Review's editorial advisory board.
A writer for the Washington Post notes that while her son's school will start the day later this year (at 8:30 am), that is still not the case for most schools.
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A new study has an important implication for tweens and young teens as they head back to school: Taking a gadget to bed could really hurt their sleep.
Chronotype is mostly nature, but there's nurture has some influence, reports The Globe and Mail.
Equinox discusses the impact of light on sleep.
Women have different challenges with respect to their sleep that men don’t have, reports The Globe and Mail.
Mobility between different physical environments in the cell nucleus regulates the daily oscillations in the activity of genes that are controlled by the internal biological clock, according to a study that is published in the journal Molecular Cell. Eventually, these findings may lead to novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of diseases linked with disrupted circadian rhythm.
The Globe and Mail discusses side effects of commonly used OTC and prescription sleeping pills, focusing on their effects on the elderly.