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Here ’s Why Sleeping With Your Dog Is Actually Good For You

Good news, dog lovers: Letting your four-legged friend into the bedroom does not worsen your sleep, according to a new Mayo Clinic study—and it may actually help you rest easier. But before you cuddle up too close, know this: Researchers still caution against snoozing in the same bed. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, included 40 adults, all of whom slept with a dog either in their bed or elsewhere in their bedroom. Both humans and canines wore motion-tracking devices for seven nights, and humans answered questions about their quality of sleep and where their dogs spent the night. The researchers found that having a dog in the bedroom did not necessarily compromise sleep quality, as had previously been suspected. On average, people with dogs in their rooms (but not on their beds) maintained 83% sleep efficiency—a comparison of time spent asleep to total time in bed. (80% is generally considered satisfactory.) Sleeping with a dog in the bed, however, was linked to a slightly lower sleep efficiency: an average of around 80%. Though that is considered a satisfactory score, people with dogs in their beds woke up more throughout the night than those whose dogs slept elsewhere. Human sleep companions, on the other hand, did not cause similar disturbances. Those who slept two-in-a-bed had better sleep efficiency than those who slept alone. “Presumably, humans accommodate the needs of their bed partner in an effort to promote sleep in a manner that ...
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We examined contemporary gender differences in symptoms, health status, and quality of life associated with diagnosed OSA and OSA symptoms in a population-based sample. A 2015 postal/on-line questionnaire of 2889 active participants of The North West Adelaide Health Study (response rate = 54%, male n = 704; female n = 856; age 30–100 years) assessed previously diagnosed OSA, OSA symptoms, insomnia, doctor-diagnosed medical conditions, and the SF-36. In weighted analyses, self-reported diagnosed OSA (men: 12.6%, n = 95; women: 3.3%, n = 27) and OSA symptoms (men: 17.1%; women: 9.7%) were more common in men. Diagno...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Levy T, Perez-Padilla R Abstract OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of sleep related symptoms (SRS) in Mexico, and their distribution by region, urbanization and gender. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study using a national probabilistic sample among adults over 20 years old. We applied the Berlin questionnaire for sleep apnea risk (OSA) and questions on sleep duration, insomnia and sedative use. RESULTS: The most frequent SRS were snoring 48.5% and difficulty falling asleep 36.9%. High risk for OSA was found in 27.3% of adults, increases with BMI (OR=1.1), age (OR=1.03) and urban residence (O...
Source: Salud Publica de Mexico - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Salud Publica Mex Source Type: research
Pregnant women report disturbed sleep, including habitual snoring and insomnia. The co-occurrence among non-pregnant cohorts is 30% - 50% with increased risk for adverse health outcomes. To date, no study has examined the comorbid status or impact in pregnant women.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Pr écis: Comorbid insomnia and habitual snoring occur in a substantial number (15.7%) of pregnant women, and are associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsWorking in early morning shifts was found to be associated with poorer health outcomes, while working in rotating and early morning shifts with more severe sleep-related problems.
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
A look at lifestyle changes and treatments developed to reduce or eliminate snoring. We also discuss coping strategies and when to see a doctor.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of gender on reported OSA-related symptoms in a large clinical population of patients. METHODS: The database from the sleep laboratory of a tertiary care center was examined. Adult patients who had undergone a diagnostic polysomnography and completed the Berlin questionnaire, a sleep questionnaire, and the Epworth sleepiness scale were selected. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the relationship between OSA-associated symptoms and different potential explanatory variables. RESULTS: The study sample included 1084 patients, median...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of gender on reported OSA-related symptoms in a large clinical population of patients.MethodsThe database from the sleep laboratory of a tertiary care center was examined. Adult patients who had undergone a diagnostic polysomnography and completed the Berlin questionnaire, a sleep questionnaire, and the Epworth sleepiness scale were selected. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the relationship between OSA-associated symptoms and different potential explanatory variables.ResultsThe study sample included 1084 patients, median age was 53 &nbs...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract CASE PRESENTATION: A 15-year-old boy presented as a direct referral for polysomnography for evaluation of snoring, unrefreshing sleep, and daytime sleepiness despite a self-reported average of 8 hours of sleep a night. The mother reported he snored intermittently, although there were no witnessed apneic episodes or fragmented sleep. He denied morning headaches. He reported that his sleep was generally unrefreshing and he would experience significant daytime sleepiness, especially after school or when doing his homework. However, his Epworth Sleepiness Scale score was only 3 of 24. He denied any symptoms c...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Conclusion: Almost 60% SDB patients had severe OSA and almost 35% of all SDB patients had an AHI>60/hr. AF in our series is very uncommon present in only 0.5 % patients of SDB. Indians had relatively higher OSA severity than African patients. Also MPT and ESS were significantly higher among Indians
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research
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