The Big Number: Those who nap about twice a week are 48 percent less likely than others to face serious heart illnesses

Sleep experts generally agree that a 20-minute snooze is all that most people need to feel refreshed and less stressed.
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Decline in global cognitive z - score faster for individuals with ≤ 4 hours, ≥ 10 hours of sleep nightly
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news
Abstract Pulmonary comorbidities and ASA physical status class III and IV can significantly increase the rate of major complications after ISC placement. Patients with an underlying pulmonary comorbidity or lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, or obstructive sleep apnea) have a 2.2-fold increased risk of having any complication and a 2.4-fold increased risk of having a major pulmonary complication compared to those without pulmonary comorbidities. Patients with pulmonary comorbidities may benefit from alternative pain management strategies to avoid complications in the early postoperative p...
Source: The Orthopedic Clinics of North America - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Orthop Clin North Am Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2020Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Courtney Cochrane, Melissa A. St. Hilaire, Demba Ba
Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Sleep dysfunction (SD) is associated with a high symptom burden and lower neurocognitive performance after concussion and on baseline testing without injury. However, few studies have compared concussed athletes and controls with and without SD...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
The TNF α G308A gene polymorphism has been reported to influence performance impairment during total sleep deprivation (TSD). We investigated this effect in a randomized, double-blind, crossover laboratory study of repeated exposure to 48 h TSD with caffe...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
BACKGROUND:Symptoms, cognition, balance, and other domains are commonly assessed at baseline testing as part of comprehensive preseason evaluations among collegiate student-athletes. Although approximately 27% of college students have at least 1 sleep diso...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Condition:   Healthy Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: L-Ergothioneine 10 mg/d;   Dietary Supplement: L-Ergothioneine 25 mg/d;   Other: Placebo Sponsors:   Midwest Center for Metabolic and Cardiovascular Research;   Blue California Company Recruiting
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Although most cancer survivors adhere to recommendations to refrain from tobacco and minimize alcohol use, survivors of certain cancers are not meeting these recommendations. In addition, most cancer survivors do not achieve optimal recommendations for diet and physical activity, further decreasing survivor health and quality of life. Sun protective and sleep behaviors also tend to be suboptimal among survivors. Uptake of age-appropriate vaccinations is variable among survivors. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to review the prevalence of healthy behavior uptake among cancer sur...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
How the brain controls the need and acquisition of recovery sleep after prolonged wakefulness is an important issue in sleep research. The monoamines serotonin and dopamine are key regulators of sleep in mammals and inDrosophila. We found that the enzyme arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 (AANAT1) is expressed byDrosophila astrocytes and specific subsets of neurons in the adult brain. AANAT1 acetylates monoamines and inactivates them, and we found that AANAT1 limited the accumulation of serotonin and dopamine in the brain upon sleep deprivation. Loss of AANAT1 from astrocytes, but not from neurons, caused flies to increa...
Source: eLife - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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