Top News: #Sleep

Here are the top read news for #Sleep:

Woman with a flu taking pillCan Melatonin Really Help You Sleep Better?

“Scientists are just beginning to understand how well melatonin supplements work for different sleep problems, and when and how much it should be taken,” says sleep specialist Michelle Drerup, MD. A few studies suggest that taking melatonin for short periods of time — meaning days or weeks — is better than a placebo for: Read more



sleepCan’t sleep? Here’s some science-based advice:

It’s clear that sleep – a daily activity comprising one-third of our lives – deserves a lot of attention from the research community. And the failure to get a good sleep drives people to try numerous interventions: some based on science, others not: Read more




person-sleepingSleep Problems Insomnia And Apnea Linked To Stroke Risk, Longer Recovery:

They found that two-thirds of stroke patients reported problems with breathing while sleeping at the time of their stroke. Many patients continued to experience these problems weeks into their recovery. Similarly, patients often struggled with insomnia, restless leg syndrome and other sleep disturbances before and after their stroke. Even sleeping too much appeared to raise the risk for stroke or hamper recovery: Read more


a-tired-nurseHow night shifts can increase cancer risk:

Working night shifts disrupts the body’s circadian rhythm, which a number of studies have found may raise the risk of cancer development. Now, researchers have shed light on the mechanisms behind this association: Read more




sleep-disordered-breathing-promotes-progression-of-pediatric-nafld-to-nashSleep-disordered breathing promotes progression of pediatric NAFLD to NASH:

Studies have shown that obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen, which result in oxidative stress, are associated with the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adults. Investigators have now established that these factors may also be important triggers in the progression of pediatric NAFLD to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a new report in the Journal of Hepatology: Read more