Six to 8 Hours a Night May Be the Sweet Spot for Sleep

People who slept more had an increased risk for cardiovascular events and premature death.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Sleep Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

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HOW TO sleep: The cold weather can have a huge impact on a person ’s sleep pattern. Not only can it make falling asleep at night difficult, when the temperature drops in the early hours of the morning it can trigger an early wake up. Drinking a certain tea before bed though has been proven to help you enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Michael R Irwin, Michael V VitielloSummaryNearly half of all adults older than 60 years of age report sleep disturbance, as characterised either by reports of insomnia complaints with daytime consequences, dissatisfaction with sleep quality or quantity, or the diagnosis of insomnia disorder. Accumulating evidence shows that sleep disturbance contributes to cognitive decline and might also increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease dementia by increasing β-amyloid burden. That sleep disturbance would be a candidate risk factor for Al...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSOur findings indicate that EIMFS may be associated with two types of SB patterns (early-onset and late-onset), which can be distinguished based on the stage of emergence and level of synchrony.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionOverall, we found more evidence for a subjective basis rather than a pathophysiological nature for the reported sleep disturbances in PNES subjects. In addition to educating PNES patients on the importance of maintaining good sleep habits, clinicians should address sleep complaints and screen for insomnia, as effective treatments are available and may improve overall health.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Quality of sleep very much depends on how comfortable your sleeping environment is. Factors such as noise and light can cause disturbances, but so can heat. In particular, many people tend to flip their pillow during the night to cool the head a bit,...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: OTC Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Layeeq Ahmad, Md Mujahid, Anuradha Mishra, Md Azizur RahmanAbstractBackgroundThe plant Cajanus cajan had earlier shown protective effect against hypoxic-ischemic brain damage in rats.ObjectiveHence, hydroalcoholic extract of C. cajan Linn leaves (HECC) was evaluated for its protective role against memory impairment in sleep-deprived Sprague Dawley rats.Materials and methodsAdult rats were divided into five groups each consisting of 5 rats (n = 5). Groups I, II, III, IV and V received 1 mL/kg ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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ConclusionsCARMEN-AF Registry demonstrates that in Mexico, regardless of gender, a large proportion of patients remain undertreated. No gender differences were found in the use of VKA or DOAC.
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Czuczejko J, Sielski Ł, Woźniak B, Woźniak A, Szewczyk-Golec K Abstract Melatonin supplementation has been proved to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in humans. The aim of the study was to estimate the influence of a 30-day melatonin supplementation on oxidative and inflammatory state in the blood of intense training professional athletes. The study was conducted in 47 football players, 19 rowers, and 15 adults who did not practice sports (control group). Blood samples were taken once from the control group and twice from the athletes: before and after 30-day melatonin administration (5&th...
Source: Free Radical Research - Category: Research Tags: Free Radic Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study, under current conditions, do not presently allow us to propose an identification of marker for EHS. PMID: 30652950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
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