You may find this article from Liberty Voice helpful in explaining to your patients the link between sleeping and eating.
Researchers who studied 100 twin pairs have identified a gene mutation that may allow the carrier to function normally on less than 6 hours of sleep per night. The genetic variant also appears to provide greater resistance to the effects of sleep deprivation.
In its second recent article on a controversial topic, the New York Times discusses the risks of sleeping pills for older adults, citing some especially interesting statistics surrounding insomnia drug Ambien.
If you suspect that a patient’s stress problems are connected to his or her sleeping habits, this article from The Globe and Mail might point out the extent of the problem and help with some suggestions.
If you’re having trouble motivating your patients to change their sleep habits, a sleep tracking device might help, CBS News reports.
Joy Mangano broke a record at entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN this past weekend, when she sold close to half a million “Comfort & Joy MemoryCloud pillows.”
Some people can handle stressful situations better than others, and it’s not all in their genes: Even identical twins show differences in how they respond.
A simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Meena Khan, MD, writes on Live Science about how to help patients identify narcolepsy.
If your patients think constantly being awake and productive is helping them, you may want to talk to them about it. Yahoo Health reports on how bad sleeping habits can drain your finances.