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Fewer obs at night to avoid disturbing patients 'may pose risk'
Nurses are deviating from early warning scoring systems and taking fewer vital signs at night so they do not disrupt patients ’ sleep, which could be posing a risk to patient safety, according to a new study involving health service hospitals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Does dry January work? We ask the experts
Millions pledge to start the new year alcohol-free, but how much difference can a month off booze make to our health or drinking behaviour in the long term?Read more:‘I now sleep straight through until my alarm rings’: your experiences of dry JanuaryMillions of people pledge to ditch the booze every January, but experts are divided over whether going dry for a month is the answer to the UK ’s troubled relationship with alcohol.According torecent figures, around four-fifths of adults drink in England, with 31% of all men and 16% of all women consuming more than therecommended limit of 14 units in a usual w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Alcoholism Health Society & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could Botox stop teeth grinding?
If, like me, you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might be interested in this study. It claims that Botox could help to treat bruxism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Donald Trump sleeps four hours a night - but is it wise?
Donald Trump's doctor said his lack of sleep may be the cause for his success on Tuesday raising eyebrows in the medical community who all agree it can do more harm than good. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar And Sleep: More Rest May Dull Your Sweet Tooth
When study participants who routinely got less than seven hours of sleep were coached to extend their sleep time, they also changed their diets, without being asked — taking in less sugar each day.(Image credit: Jenny Dettrick/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Insufficient sleep syndrome: an unrecognized but important clinical entity - Kohyama J, Anzai Y, Ono M, Kishino A, Tamanuki K, Takada K, Inoue K, Horiuchi M, Hatai Y.
BACKGROUND: In the Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Centre, a sleep clinic for adults and children was established in August 2012. As few sleep clinics are available in Japan that are specifically for children, this clinic provides the opportunity to pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eating habits stopping you getting a good night's sleep
From coffee to evening snacks, many foods and drinks can have an impact. London-based nutritional therapist and author Jackie Lynch says it's not just what you eat but when. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Can Botox be used to treat teeth grinding?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a small new study that points towards Botox injections as a possible treatment option for people who grind their teeth while they sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Fatigue and sleep deprivation the impact of different working patterns on doctors
This briefing highlights why doctors are at risk of fatigue and the acute and long-term impacts this can have. It also presents a framework for how Government, organisations and doctors themselves can manage this risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans are getting more ZZZZs
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Although more than one in three Americans still don't get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut eye. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A provisional tool for the measurement of sleep satisfaction - Ohayon MM, Chen MC, Bixler E, Dauvilliers Y, Gozal D, Plazzi G, Vitiello MV, Paskow M, Roach A, Hirshkowitz M.
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this project was to provisionally identify the basic elements of sleep satisfaction within the general population. METHODS: The National Sleep Foundation conducted a systematic literature review and identified 495 published ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Grind Your Teeth at Night? Botox Might Help
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 -- If you're one of the millions of people who grind and clench their teeth during sleep, an injection of Botox might be the answer, a small study suggests. The condition, called bruxism, can lead to pain, headaches, jaw... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep expert reveals his top five tips for insomniacs  
One in three people regular suffer from difficulty sleeping, says the NHS. The University of California Berkeley's Professor Matthew Walker shares his advice for ensuring you get a restful night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Better, Lose Weight?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 -- Sleeplessness could cost you when it's time to stand on your bathroom scale, a new British study suggests. People plagued by insomnia who began sleeping more cut the amount of sugary foods they tended to eat, an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

To-Do List Before Bedtime Prompts Better Sleep
Title: To-Do List Before Bedtime Prompts Better SleepCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - January 17, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Now, Safer Deliveries for Women in Tajikistan
January 16, 2018In just a year, home births in Bokhtar District have been cut in half.“I delivered my oldest daughter at home,” says Gulrukhsor Talbieva. “I’d never heard about the maternity hospital.”  Gulrukhsor Talbieva, now a 26-year-old mother of five, lives in Lohuti village in Tajikistan ’s remote Bokhtar district.She also delivered her second baby, a son, at home and had a terrible headache that lasted for days. She didn ’t know it at the time, but she had eclampsia, a life-threatening condition." I'd never heard about the maternity hospital. "  “I...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Sleep apnea and its role in transportation safety - Bonsignore M.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a main cause of excessive daytime sleepiness and increases the risk for driving accidents, which can be normalized by treatment with continuous positive airway pressure ventilation. Since it is estimated that OSA is not dia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Sleep apnea and pesticide exposure in a study of US farmers - Baumert BO, Carnes MU, Hoppin JA, Jackson CL, Sandler DP, Freeman LB, Henneberger PK, Umbach DM, Shrestha S, Long S, London SJ.
INTRODUCTION: Carbamate and organophosphate pesticides inhibit acetylcholinesterase, and poisoning leads to respiratory depression. Thus, involvement in sleep apnea is plausible, but no data exist at lower levels of exposure. Other pesticides could impact ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Sleep duration, sleep quality, and sexual orientation: findings from the 2013-2015 National Health Interview Survey - Galinsky AM, Ward BW, Joestl SS, Dahlhamer JM.
This study identifies associations between sleep outcomes and sexual orientation net of sociodemographic and health-related characteristics, and produces estimates generalizable to the US adult population. PARTICIPANTS/METHODS: We used 2013-2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Sleep quality, psychological symptoms, and psychotic-like experiences - Ered A, Cooper S, Ellman LM.
Poor sleep quality has been repeatedly linked to the entire psychosis continuum, including psychotic-like experiences (PLEs); however, sleep dysfunction is a component of several other psychopathologies that have also been linked to increased risk for PLEs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Greater Screen Time Linked to Worsening Sleep Quality in Early Childhood Greater Screen Time Linked to Worsening Sleep Quality in Early Childhood
Higher use of electronic media is tied to poorer sleep quality in children as young as three, a new study from Germany suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Natural medicine even improves surgical outcomes: Aromatherapy massage found to decrease stress and improve sleep in ICU patients
(Natural News) Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of any medical facility are often subject to various severe and life-threatening illnesses. Aside from the severity of their conditions, these patients must also deal with the surgical pain caused by “clinical, disease-related concerns, unknown encounters after surgery, quality of sleep, [and] restrictions in position after.”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Sleep app users are mostly healthy, affluent
In a new study of 934 mobile phone users, 100 percent said they used a mobile phone for health-related purposes, but only 28 percent used an app to track sleep. By contrast, 53 percent tracked exercise and 48 percent tracked diet. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

To-Do List Before Bedtime Prompts Better Sleep
The lab study included 57 university students who took five minutes before going to bed to either write down what they needed to do over the next few days, or to list the tasks they had completed during the previous few days. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To-Do List Before Bedtime Prompts Better Sleep
TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 -- It sounds counterintuitive, but researchers report that writing a to-do list just before you hit the pillow might send you off to sleep more quickly. The lab study included 57 university students who took five minutes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UK's bizarre home remedies revealed
A UK survey found gargling with salt water to ease a sore throat and having a nightcap to help you sleep were two of the top DIY 'cures'. Mail Online investigates if these remedies really work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who uses phone apps to track sleep habits? Mostly the healthy and wealthy in US
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) The profile of most Americans who use popular mobile phone apps that track sleep habits is that they are relatively affluent, claim to eat well, and say they are in good health, even if some of them tend to smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bright light therapy improves sleep in people treated for cancer
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Results of a randomized controlled trial suggest that systematic bright light exposure can improve sleep for fatigued people who have been treated for cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Driver education: enhancing knowledge of sleep, fatigue and risky behaviour to improve decision making in young drivers - Alvaro PK, Burnett NM, Kennedy GA, Min WYX, McMahon M, Barnes M, Jackson M, Howard ME.
This study assessed the impact of an education program on knowledge of sleepiness and driving behaviour in young adult drivers and their performance and behaviour during simulated night driving. Thirty-four participants (18-26 years old) were randomized to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Estimating adolescent sleep need using dose-response modelling - Short MA, Weber N, Reynolds C, Coussens S, Carskadon MA.
This study will, (a) estimate the nightly sleep need of human adolescents, (b) determine the time course and severity of sleep-related deficits when sleep is reduced below this optimal quantity, and (c) determine whether sleep restriction... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Higher incidence of sleep disturbance among survivors with musculoskeletal pain after the Great East Japan Earthquake: a prospective study - Yabe Y, Hagiwara Y, Sekiguchi T, Sugawara Y, Tsuchiya M, Koide M, Itaya N, Yoshida S, Sogi Y, Yano T, Tsuji I, Itoi E.
Sleep disturbance is a common symptom after natural disasters. Although musculoskeletal pain also increases after natural disasters, its relation to sleep disturbance is not clear. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of musculoskeletal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Insomnia and motor vehicle accident-related injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007-2016 - Erickson EA, Stahlman S, McNellis MG.
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in adults, and its incidence is increasing in the U.S. Armed Forces. A potential consequence of insomnia (including medications used to treat it) is increased risk of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs), which cause si... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Greater screen time linked to worsening sleep quality in early childhood
(Reuters Health) - Higher use of electronic media is tied to poorer sleep quality in children as young as three, a new study from Germany suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

20 baby health products from CES 2018
Last week CES brought innovators from around the world to Las Vegas. But one event at CES was dedicated to creating innovations for the smallest people. This year participants in the Babytech Awards displayed a myriad of products from wearables that monitor a baby ’s heartbeat to baby sleep coaches. There were five categories including healthy baby, fertility and pregnancy, baby safety, baby eats, and baby learn and play.  Here is a list of 20 digital health products displayed that are aimed to help new babies and expectant parents: (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can't sleep? Time to write your to-do list, study says
A recent study suggests that there may be an easy fix for those of us who struggle to fall asleep: writing our to-do lists just before bed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

The longitudinal association between poor sleep quality and cyberbullying, mediated by anger - Erreygers S, Vandebosch H, Vranjes I, Baillien E, De Witte H.
Adolescents tend to go to bed later and sleep less as they grow older, although their need for sleep stays the same throughout adolescence. Poor sleep has negative consequences on personal and interpersonal functioning, including increased aggressive tende... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vital signs: Trends and disparities in infant safe sleep practices - United States, 2009-2015 - Bombard JM, Kortsmit K, Warner L, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Cox S, Kroelinger CD, Parks SE, Dee DL, D'Angelo DV, Smith RA, Burley K, Morrow B, Olson CK, Shulman HB, Harrison L, Cottengim C, Barfield WD.
INTRODUCTION: There have been dramatic improvements in reducing infant sleep-related deaths since the 1990s, when recommendations were introduced to place infants on their backs for sleep. However, there are still approximately 3,500 sleep-related deaths a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What Treatment is Recommended for Common Headaches?
Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fatigue and sleep deprivation – the impact of different working patterns on doctors
A BMA briefing highlights the risks posed by fatigue among doctors. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sleep Inn Discount, an AARP Member Benefit
As an AARP member, you can save off the best available rate at Sleep Inn. Learn more details and how to access this members-only benefit. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trouble sleeping? Eat more fish – research suggests a connection between omega 3s and enhanced cognitive performance in school children via better sleep
(Natural News) A study revealed that children who eat plenty of fish are more likely to achieve cognitive performance boost and sleep better compared with those who rarely or never consume fish. A team of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania evaluated the effect of better sleep among children who ate more fish on cognitive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everyone ’s talking about the flu. Here’s what to do about it
H3N2: If you ’ve had it, you know how bad it can be. If you don’t, you’ve heard about it and are afraid. Very afraid.We ’re talking about the flu, specifically this flu season’s dominant strain.Others are taking about the flu as well. Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have been featured in the media, and sought by patients and the public for advice on flu care and prevention — and for good reason.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that flu activity is widespread across the country. The California Department of Publi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to get a better night’s sleep - day and night-time tips to feel fresh the next morning
HOW to sleep deeply and wake up feeling fresh is often pondered during our busy daily lives. These simple tips and tricks could help you to feel well-rested, after getting some good quality sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting to sleep quicker: Writing a 'to-do' list could help you nod off
WRITING a 'to-do' list at bedtime can help you get to sleep quickly, a new study revealed today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Taking Fewer Naps
-- Has your doctor suggested taking fewer naps? Or are you ready to wean a child from napping? The National Sleep Foundation suggests how: Don't expect to accomplish the deed overnight. Napping isn't an all-or-nothing proposition. An occasional... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pitt study suggests risk management approach to combat EMS fatigue
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Extended shift work has historically been linked to interrupted sleep patterns and risk of injury, and is a persistent problem for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel who are tasked with delivering acute care under significant pressure. New guidelines, written by a team led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists aim to mitigate the effects of fatigue by addressing the impact of shift work and scheduling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Newborn immune activation may have long-term negative impact on brain function
(McLean Hospital) McLean neuroscientists have found that even a brief episode of immune system activation within days of birth can cause persistent changes in sleep patterns concurrent with increases in epilepsy-like brain activity -- a combination of symptoms common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Relationship between sleep quality, obstructive sleep apnea and sleepiness during day with related factors in professional drivers - Joorabbaf Motlagh S, Shabany M, Sadeghniiat Haghighi K, Nikbakht Nasrabadi A, Emami Razavi SH.
One of the important reasons for accidents is sleepiness.With this description, the sleep disorders are associated with health and mortality, and not only affect the person but also the family and the whole society. Aim of this study was assessing of relat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The effect of sleep pattern changes on postpartum depressive symptoms - Lewis BA, Gjerdingen D, Schuver K, Avery M, Marcus BH.
This study examined the relationship between ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Incontinence Drug May Help Sleep Dysfunction in Older Women Incontinence Drug May Help Sleep Dysfunction in Older Women
An antimuscarinic agent used to treat urinary incontinence improves sleep quality as well as bladder symptoms in older women, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news