Call it the teen trifecta: poor sleep; media use; and lack of exercise. Put it together and it all takes a toll. According to a new study, it can all lead to psychiatric illness in teens.
As reported by Anthony Rivas, teens who spent their nights using various forms of media also tended to lose sleep and time spent exercising. This trio of behaviors may point to a teen’s risk of psychiatric illness.
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If you’re about middle aged, you’ve probably heard the old admonition from fitness experts: Don’t work out at night because your heart rate will elevate and it will be difficult to sleep.
A new study titled “Does Nighttime Exercise Really Disturb Sleep?” says the opposite. According to a reuters report, researchers found that people who exercised in the evening reported sleeping just as well as those who weren’t active in the hours before bed. People who worked out in the morning, however, reported getting the best sleep, on average.
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Boston Children’s Hospital is teaming up with pharm giant Merck to turn Twitter and Facebook into a new source for sleep health data. The two social network engines could help collect data about how many people in a population suffer from insomnia, and what they have in common with each other.
An recent news report states that John Brownstein, associate professor at Boston Children’s Hospital and project leader, will take publicly available data from Twitter and Facebook, including message content, frequency, user analytics, and demographic information to determine what social media users are likely suffering from sleep deprivation.
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Researchers at the University of Chicago found that sleep apnea can worsen blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes.
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Has the elusive “sleep switch” been discovered by researchers at Oxford University’s Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour? A study involving fruit flies suggests the answer may be yes.
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In addition to the well-known comorbidities associated with sleep disorders, English researchers have detected “widespread pain” as yet another consequence of poor sleep.
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Prior to 1996, the Veterans Administration (VA) did not compensate for sleep apnea treatment. Last year, the VA shelled out an estimated $1.7 billion in sleep apnea related reimbursement for equipment such as CPAP.
According to Shreveport Times columnist Tom Philpott, the relatively new amounts have not gone unnoticed by the VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation. In fact, the committee privately recommended to Allison A. Hickey, under secretary for Benefits, that the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) consider four steps to address a “recent surge” in VA compensation awards for sleep apnea.
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Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced construction on a manufacturing and development facility to be located on a 17-acre site in Monksland, County Roscommon, approximately 75 miles east of the company’s Dublin, Ireland, headquarters. This is the first manufacturing facility to be built by Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
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A new study reveals that while the apnea hypopnea index (AHI) is important, it is not everything. Other less well studied OSA-related variables may be more pathophysiologically relevant and offer better prediction.
The study, published in plos medicine, evaluated the relationship between OSA-related variables and the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Risk of Cardiovascular Events and All-Cause Mortality: A Decade-Long Historical Cohort Study was conducted using clinical database and health administrative data.
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If you really want to catch 40 winks, the best place to go may be—Bad Kissingen, Germany? The Huffington Post reports that the docile European town is so fond of its shuteye that it is “making a move for its residents to return to the natural sleep cycles that elude many of us living in a constantly-connected digital world.”
Citing a recent Atlantic article (The Town that’s Building Life Around Sleep), the Post is reporting in its introduction to the “top five” that “sleep deprivation not only contributes to serious health hazards, but also costs American corporations an estimated $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity.”
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