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Work, Long Commutes May Cut Sleep
Missing out on Zs? Your job or long commute may be to blame.
Better Sleep for a Stronger Mind
A good night’s rest may not only make you less groggy — it could also prevent a more serious brain drain. Those who get enough deep sleep may be less likely to develop dementia.
Nix That Nightcap — Alcohol May Disrupt Sleep
Getting better sleep may be as simple as skipping your nightcap.
Sleep Apnea May Speed Kidney Decline
Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. It can damage tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste from the blood. Add sleep apnea to the mix, and kidneys may decline even faster, new research suggests.
Irregular Shift Work May Slow Brain Function
Several past studies have found health impacts of working irregular shifts, such as an increased risk for heart disease. And a new study may have found some negative long-term mental effects of shift work.
Cutting Calories May Cut Sleep Apnea
Obesity is linked to a host of conditions, such as sleep apnea and high blood pressure. New research suggests that cutting calories may improve these conditions.
Sleepy Teens Could Face Serious Health Problems
Staying up late, watching TV at night and drinking coffee may not seem like dangerous activities, but they can seriously harm adolescents' health.
Moms' Postpartum Days Were Sleepy
The first several weeks after a new baby can be a whirlwind — especially for moms. But the effects of sleeping pattern changes may last for months.
Insomnia Associated With Increased Back Pain
Insomnia doesn't just affect patients at night — they often feel tired and less focused during the day, too. But patients may also experience back pain as a result of their sleepless nights.
Sleep Apnea, Cancer Not Linked in Recent Study
Previous research has suggested that low levels of blood oxygen associated with sleep apnea could prompt cancer development. But new research suggests that may not be the case.