Top News: #Sleep

Here are the top read news for #Sleep:

imagElectro-acupuncture may be effective in treating sleep disturbances in women with breast cancer:

Poor sleep is particularly bothersome for breast cancer survivors experiencing nighttime hot flashes because it has been shown to increase levels of pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Although electro-acupuncture produced significant sleep improvements, researchers noted that sleep quality for the participants was still not as good as it should be, implying that more research is necessary to explore possible combinations of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments: Read more


Bedtime storiesInsomnia: Your 3 Worst Ways and 3 Best Ways to Fall Asleep:

Have trouble falling asleep? Wake up at 3 a.m. for no reason? Insomnia can rob you of energy the next day, fog your thinking and put you in harm’s way on the road. If you’re relying on common crutches for sleeplessness, they won’t help your cause. Here, our sleep experts share their favorite and least favorite remedies for insomnia: Read more



little-girl-sleepingBeyond early bird or night owl: Expert says there are 4 types of sleepers:

Most people have traditionally believed that there are two sorts of sleepers: early birds and night owls. That theory has been around for ages, and lots of us probably identify with one of those two categories. However, one of the nation’s leading sleep experts suggests that this prevalent belief is not entirely accurate. In fact, buying into it may actually be hurting our health: Read more



istock_25020113_largeSleep-deprived preschoolers crave more calories:

“We found that sleep loss increased the dietary intake of preschoolers on both the day of and the day after restricted sleep,” she said. These results may shed light on how sleep loss can increase weight gain and why a number of large studies show that preschoolers who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be obese as a child and later in life. A paper on the study was published in the Journal of Sleep Research: Read more


ap_883629592978Nurse-Led Evidence-Based Sleep Program Helps Hospitals and New Mothers Keep Babies Safe:

Some of the practices listed in the article are familiar to those involved in infant care: babies should sleep on their backs in an open crib, open cribs should be level and flat, and soft materials such as blankets and stuffed toys should not be placed in the crib. Others were new to me—for example, that hats can place an infant at risk for overheating and should not be used if the infant is normothermic: Read more