Sleep

Penn Medicine Study: U.S. Workers Sacrifice Sleep for Work Hours and Long Commutes

Time at Work is a "Sleep Thief" Across All Socioeconomic Groups ...

Many U.S. workers are sacrificing sleep for work hours, long commutes

DARIEN, IL – A new study shows that paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep and suggests that ...

Many U.S. workers are sacrificing sleep for work hours, long commutes

DARIEN, IL – A new study shows that paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep and suggests that chronic sleep loss potentially could be prevented by strategies that make work start times more flexible. ... Full story

Toxin from tobacco smoke could increase pain in spinal cord injury and worsen multiple sclerosis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period. ... Full story

Movements help measure child sleep problems

New research from the University of Adelaide has helped to shed light on the complexities of child sleep, and could lead to improved diagnosis of children with sleep-related breathing problems. ... Full story

Study links sleep apnea to impaired exercise capacity

DARIEN, IL – A new study shows that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with impaired exercise capacity, which is an indicator of increased cardiovascular risk. ... Full story

Nearly 55 percent of U.S. infants sleep with potentially unsafe bedding

NIH, CDC study shows unsafe infant bedding use still common, despite warnings ... Full story

Important element in the fight against sleeping sickness found

Researchers from Aarhus have now uncovered how parasites that cause the deadly sleeping sickness in Africa absorb an important nutrient from the human blood stream. The result may help the development of more effective drugs to fight the disease. ... Full story

Sleep Apnea Linked to Poor Aerobic Fitness

People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise, according to a new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. ... Full story

Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later

ANN ARBOR—The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of Michigan researchers. ... Full story

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