Medical News Today: What to know about sleeping with earplugs

Sleeping with earplugs is usually safe. One potential risk of using them regularly is earwax buildup, but people can treat most complications with home remedies. Learn more about sleeping with earplugs, including the specific benefits, here.
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The sleeping buddy is able to slow down users' breathing by simulating breathing rhythms a human body naturally adapts to. Developed by robotics students in the Netherlands.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Sleep disorders are common among PD patients and affect quality of life. They are often under-recognized and under-treated. Mechanisms of sleep disorders in PD remain relatively poorly understood. Improved awareness of common sleep problems in PD. Tailored treatment and evidence for efficacy are lacking. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview and update on the most common sleep disorders in PD. We review specific features of the most common sleep disorders in PD, including insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep-disordered breathing, restless legs syndrome, circadian rhythm disorders and REM sleep behavior disorders.
Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: We included 26 studies: only three studies focused on sleep as a main outcome, two with polysomnography (objective measurement), and one with subjective self-reported sleep, while all the other studies reported sleep problems among the adverse effects (subjective report). The only study available on disulfiram showed reduced REM sleep. Acamprosate showed no/little effect on self-reported sleep but improved sleep continuity and architecture measured by polysomnography. The two opioidergic drugs naltrexone and nalmefene had mainly detrimental effect on sleep, giving increased insomnia and/or somnolence compared w...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
According to a recently-published interview with John Torous, MD, MBI, Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division at the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, there are seven great evidenced-based mental health apps you should consider. Evidence-based means they’ve met the minimum requirements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have at least one randomized clinical research study that supports their use and effectiveness. The recommendation for these evidence-based mental health apps comes in an interview with Dr. Torous found in the Oct. 2019 issue of The Carlat Psychiatr...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Psychology Self-Help Technology evidence-based mental health apps Smartphone Source Type: blogs
More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help?
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Anxiety and Stress Marijuana Mental Health and Disorders Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sleep Addiction (Psychology) Research Clinical Trials Insomnia Depression (Mental) Hemp Source Type: news
Abstract Objective: The principal objectives of this study were to investigate relationships between objective sleep parameters, that is, sleep onset latency, wake after sleep onset, number of awakenings, sleep efficiency, and sleep duration, and quality of life after mild to moderate stroke. Methods: The subjects were 112 first-time mild to moderate stroke patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit. Physical functions, depression, anxiety, quality of life, subjective insomnia, quality of sleep, and fatigue were assessed at about 20 days after stroke. Objective sleep parameters were also assessed using a wrist-wor...
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
In conclusion, actigraphy event marker compliance is generally moderate or high, with older women exhibiting the highest compliance. C-factor predicts lower compliance, and this pattern may further translate to other circumstances. If compliance is important, clinicians may want to consider the effects of age, sex and C-factor. PMID: 31617625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: J Sleep Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found evidence for differential relations between markers, depressive symptoms, and covariates. Associations between symptoms and markers were attenuated after covariate adjustment; BMI and sex consistently showed strong relations with inflammatory markers. PMID: 31615595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
Conclusions:Health providers should assess for mental health problems in youth presenting with sleep-related concerns. Intervening with both sleep and mental health problems should be considered to most effectively improve functioning.Citation:Van Dyk TR, Becker SP, Byars KC. Rates of mental health symptoms and associations with self-reported sleep quality and sleep hygiene in adolescents presenting for insomnia treatment.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(10):1433–1442.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Ramos AR, Tarraf W, Wu B, Redline S, Cai J, Daviglus ML, Gallo L, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Perreira KM, Zee P, Zeng D, Gonzalez HM Abstract INTRODUCTION: To determine if sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), daytime sleepiness, insomnia, and sleep duration predict seven-year neurocognitive decline in US Hispanics/Latinos (N = 5247). METHODS: The exposures were baseline SDB, daytime sleepiness, insomnia, and sleep duration. The outcomes were change in episodic learning and memory (B-SEVLT-Sum and SEVLT-Recall), language (word fluency [WF]), processing speed (Digit Symbol Substitution), and a cognitive ...
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
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