Ask Well: Does Magnesium Help You Sleep?

Studies have found a link between low levels of magnesium and sleep disorders. But changing your diet may be a better option than taking supplements.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Sleep Parasomnias (Sleep Disorders) Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

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ute;dez-Ocaña DY Abstract Erythropoietin (EPO) is required for promoting the progress of erythroid differentiation. However, the discovery of EPO and the EPO receptor (EPOR) in the nervous system may contribute to new treatment strategies for the use of EPO in neurodegenerative disorders. Diabetic neuropathy is a neurodegenerative disease that affects a large proportion of diabetic patients and results in alterations in functionality, mood and sleep. The pathogenic mechanisms generating diabetic neuropathy involve: Schwannopathy, polyol pathway activity, advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) accumulation, ...
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research
Authors: Keshavarzi F, Mehdizadeh S, Khazaie H, Ghadami MR Abstract OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between OSA and preeclampsia. METHODS: Between 30 and 39 weeks gestation, objective sleep apnea were evaluated in 38 normal pregnant and 40 preeclamptic women. Preeclampsia was defined by having a blood pressure (BP)> 140/90 mmHg on two occasions after the 20th week of pregnancy with excess protein in the urine (> 300 mg in 24 h) or 30 mg persistent proteinuria (...
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research
ConclusionTo our knowledge, this was the first study to examine the relationship between objective sleep and fear-potentiated startle performance in veterans with PTSD. Study methods were well tolerated by participants, supporting feasibility of the experimental design. Results indicated REM sleep was associated with both initial safety learning and subsequent safety recall. Taken together with previous studies in healthy controls, these preliminary results provide additional evidence suggesting REM sleep could play a mechanistic role in the maintenance of PTSD and thus identify a modifiable biological process to target in...
Source: Neurobiology of Stress - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Jaster JH PMID: 30023110 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
ConclusionsRCTs which investigate the impact of omega-3 supplements on vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women are scarce. A comprehensive search in a wide range of databases found only three relevant papers. Our analysis suggests that omega-3 supplements may alleviate night sweats but have no benefit in reducing hot flushes, or improving sleep quality and quality of life during the menopausal period. We recommend high quality RCTs along with a longer follow-up period to investigate this important subject, as there was insufficient evidence to conclude that omega-3 supplements are of benefit in alleviating vasomotor symptom...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang L, Wu Q, Zhang Q, Lu G, Yuan Y, Wang T PMID: 30021417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsEfforts to develop and evaluate intervention strategies should therefore consider not only social media behaviours but also underlying cognitive factors, such as fear of missing out.
Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
This study aims to use methods of scoring collaterals on CT angiography to analyze changes in collateral circulation in untreated patients with moderate and severe OSAS before and after nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight moderate and severe OSAS patients treated with nasal CPAP and seventy-four controls that weren't treated with CPAP, were involved in this study. Two independent neuroradiologists evaluated intracranial collaterals by using Miteff scale, modified Tan scale. Intracranial collaterals differences were compared between OSAS group (before and after ...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
The objective of the study was to evaluate the relative prevalence of cardiovascular as well as other comorbidities, in patients with the overlap syndrome, as compared to patients that are diagnosed solely with OSA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined thirty-eight (38) patients (27 men, 11 women) with coexisting COPD and OSA - overlap syndrome (Group 1) vs. 38 patients with OSA-only (Group 2), matched for sex, age, and Body Mass Index (BMI). All patients underwent pulmonary function tests (PFTs), oximetry and overnight polysomnography and were asked about other coexisting chronic diseases and medications. RESULTS: Th...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," says sleep scientist Matthew Walker, author of Why We Sleep. Originally broadcast Oct. 17, 2017.
Source: NPR Health and Science - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
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