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As REM sleep declines, life span suffers

Deep sleep is essential for good health, and too little of it may shorten your life, a new study suggests.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a public health threat: Researchers have developed an app to recognize it

Sleep apnea is a very common sleep disorder characterized by breathing pauses and periodic snoring. According to some studies, as much as ten percent of the population suffer from it, but up to nine out of ten cases remain ...

Sleep apnea

Study links increased exercise with lower sleep apnea risk

A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that increased physical activity is associated with a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder. ...

Diabetes

Sleep apnea in patients with T2DM ups risk for comorbidities

(HealthDay)—Patients with type 2 diabetes who develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other diabetes-related complications, according to a study recently published in ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Sleep-disordered breathing tied to brain changes

(HealthDay)—Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with changes in the brain, including amyloid deposition in brain regions typically involved in Alzheimer disease, according to a study published online March 23 ...

Sleep apnea

Losing tongue fat improves sleep apnea

Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have ...

Health

Getting a good night's sleep complicated by menopause

The value of a good night's sleep can't be underestimated. Unfortunately, sleep complaints are common during the menopause transition. A new study from Canada compared sleep quality, sleep duration, and sleep disorders between ...