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Late risers more likely to die early? Wake me up from this nightmare | Andy Dawson

My dedication to watching woeful late-night TV is apparently a health hazard. Should society do more to cater to night owls?In my (admittedly self-regarding) opinion, I do my very best living between the hours of 11pm and, say, 3am. That ’s when my children have been confined to their beds and I have the relative freedom that allows me to consume television until my eyes start to sting. Essentially, I’m talking about repeated episodes of Bullseye (the originalJim Bowen incarnation, not the abhorrent Dave Spikey reboot), maybe some BBC4 music documentaries that I ’ve already seen seven or eight times, or one of the 45 episodes of A Place in the Sun that are clogging up my Sky box.Essentially nothing that represents challenging viewing, because I ’m too done in to think properly by then – anything on Netflix feels like a chore, plus there’s the added time needed to scroll through endless menus, deciding on what to watch.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Sleep Health Science Television & radio wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: The HBI considers both hypoxia duration and severity during sleep. It may have potential value in predicting the clinical outcomes of OSA based on its correlation with ESS scores and morning blood pressure as well as its independent association with the prevalence of CVDs, whereas the AHI is not significantly associated with CVD prevalence. PMID: 29676667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased levels of systemic inflammatory markers, increased arterial stiffness, and endothelial dysfunction, which may lead to increased cardiovascular risk. We aimed to quantify the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on cardiovascular biomarkers and to establish predictors of response to CPAP.MethodsWe searched PubMed and the Cochrane Library from inception to May 31, 2017. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy of CPAP on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor- alpha (...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe Bahasa Malaysia version of SBQ is a valid tool for the identification of OSA. It is useful to detect patients at risk for further investigation and management.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2018 Source:Mental Health and Physical Activity Author(s): Raquel Costa, Tânia Bastos, Michel Probst, André Seabra, Estela Vilhena, Rui Corredeira Patients with schizophrenia experience poor sleep quality that affects their physical and mental health. In the general population, physical activity (PA) is considered as a beneficial non-pharmacological intervention for sleep quality. However, there is a lack of research concerning its implications in the sleep quality of patients with schizophrenia. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the associations be...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
The presence of polysomnography-confirmed REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is the stronger risk factor for having prodromal Parkinson disease (PD), followed by abnormal presynaptic dopaminergic radionuclide neuroimaging. Aim of the review is to conduct a meta-analysis of literature data regarding presynaptic dopaminergic neuroimaging in RBD.A literature search was conducted, resulting in 16 papers that met the inclusion criteria. Clinical and neuroimaging data were extracted. The studies are heterogeneous, especially for neuroimaging methodology.
Source: Sleep Medicine Reviews - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: ETN is an effective option for improving PROs in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. PMID: 29671665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Medical cannabis and/or its synthetic extracts should not be used for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement published in the April 15...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Ambulatory BP measurements, advanced practice providers, medical marijuana for sleep apnea, Barbara Bush's comfort care, and apixaban for cardioversion are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news
Ambulatory BP measurements, advanced practice providers, medical marijuana for sleep apnea, Barbara Bush's comfort care, and apixaban for cardioversion are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: podcasts
Within 24 hours of her second daughter’s birth, Dyane Harwood felt elated. From the moment she came home from the hospital, she started writing. Furiously. She wrote while nursing her daughter and going to the bathroom. She wrote on her hands, on the bathroom mirror, inside books and on tabletops. She yearned to write down every thought she was having. She wrote so much that her wrists ached—her carpal tunnel returning—and she was in constant pain. She also had endless energy and a newfound enthusiasm for life. She felt like she could run a long race. She couldn’t sit still, and her speech was fast ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Sleep Women's Issues Johns mood disorder Motherhood Parenting postpartum bipolar disorder postpartum depression Postpartum Disorder Source Type: blogs
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