The pros and cons of sleeping with your pet

(Natural News) Some pet owners balk at the idea of letting their well-trained pets sleep on their bed, but others don’t mind letting their furry friends snooze beside them at night. According to several studies, there are pros and cons to letting your pets sleep on your bed. A study published in Social Sciences showed that having...
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ConclusionHM might have some beneficial effects including improving insomnia, blood pressure, and mental health, for hypertensive elderly with insomnia. Since the methodological quality of the included studies and QoE were not high, well-designed RCTs are urgent to confirm these results.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES: Sleep complaints, such as insomnia and sleep disturbances caused by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are more common among women veterans than nonveteran women. Alcohol use among some women may be partially motivated by the desire to impro...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
People genetically predisposed to sleep problems have greater risk of stroke and coronary artery diseasePeople who struggle with sleep might be at greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems, research suggests.Scientists have found that people who are genetically predisposed to insomnia have a greater risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary artery disease.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Sleep Health & wellbeing Life and style Science Heart disease Stroke UK news Society Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2019Source: Journal of Thermal BiologyAuthor(s): Greggory R. Davis, David Bellar, Derek Scott, Mary LavergneAbstractIt is important to identify potential underlying factors that can affect the variability of resting metabolic rate (RMR) measurements. The RMRs of 20 college-aged men were tested twice in stable environmental conditions, with each measurement separated by 40 min. Skin temperature, core temperature, and inter-beat interval were monitored throughout the study as identified factors that could affect RMR measurements. Since environmental conditions in a clinic or lab...
Source: Journal of Thermal Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn Japan, among the population of under 70  years old, the prevalence of IBS-C and FC (Rome III criteria) was 4.97% and 8.76%, respectively. IBS-C caused more severe symptoms than FC, resulting in impairment of QOL.
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Raseen Tariq, Page Axley, Ashwani K. SingalNonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the leading cause of chronic liver disease worldwide with a strong association with metabolic syndrome. NAFLD is truly a systemic disease and is associated with a plethora of extra-hepatic manifestations or comorbidities. These are either related to secondary effects of associated obesity or from pathophysiological effects of insulin resistance in NAFLD. Three most common causes of increased morbidity and mortality associa...
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: WPNs are extremely vulnerable to AD but not to 4 repeat tauopathies. Considering that WPNs are involved early in AD, such degeneration should be included in the models explaining sleep-wake disturbances in AD and considered when designing a clinical intervention. Sparing of WPNs in PSP, a condition featuring hyperinsomnia, suggest that interventions to suppress the arousal system may benefit patients with PSP. PMID: 31416793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
Authors: Koller G, Schwarzer A, Halfter K, Soyka M Abstract Introduction: Opioid addiction is a worldwide disease with a significant impact. A multitude of physical and mental comorbidities are associated with opioid addiction, pain being one of the most relevant. Insufficient pain management may lead to a disruption in medical treatment, self-medication, and subsequent harm to patients. Areas covered: In this review, the authors provide a general overview of opioid addiction. A literature search for pain management and opioid maintenance treatment was conducted. Different settings of acute or chronic pain and situ...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
DiscussionWe showed that SD-EEG study confirmed a high specificity to assess a specific diagnosis. Therefore, the decrease of activity observed in DMN could be explain by a different amount of sleep/awake time during fMRI recording in the two groups or the interictal activity during fMRI acquisition. Our study highlighted alterated functional activity in SD cortical areas of epileptic patients if compared to HC.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 99Author(s): Leohrandra Graham, Maxine Gossell-Williams, Judy Tapper, Roxanne Melbourne-ChambersAbstractChildren with epilepsy (CWE) are more likely to have sleep and behavioral disorders. With differences in reports, the aim was to evaluate sleep and behavior in Jamaican CWE and determine any association with epilepsy-related variables. Children with epilepsy were identified along with age and gender-matched controls from the University Hospital of the West Indies and the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Written informed consent was obtained followed by...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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