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I am having a hard time to sleep every night for almost a year now. Sometimes straight two weeks I have only got 2-3 hours rest at night. This is really a big problem to me especially that I become…Continue
My boyfriend is having a very difficult time sleeping in college. He is a very light sleeper and with even the slightest sound he wakes up and has a hard time falling back asleep. He is taking hard…Continue
Started by Brianna J. in Sleep and Students Jan 8.
The National Sleep Foundation's new comprehensive Excessive Daytime Sleepiness resource center helps you understand a condition that is often widely misunderstood. Explore over 30 articles dedicated…Continue
If you work in an office and don’t get much sunlight, it may be reducing the amount of time you sleep and exercise, according to new research released in June.
The study was authored by Ivy Cheung, a doctoral candidate in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill, and colleagues. Cheung presented the findings at SLEEP 2013, the 27th annual meeting…Continue
Posted by Dr. David O. Volpi on June 21, 2013 at 3:09pm
Smartphones, iPads, and other personal electronic devices are great ways to communicate and entertain ourselves, but they may also be negatively impacting the quality and quantity of our sleep.
As personal electronic devices have become more ubiquitous, the bright-light emitting screens that allow the use of mobile devices in dimly lit rooms have become a more common reason for sleep disruption, whether users realize it or not.
Why is that? Melatonin is a hormone produced by…Continue
Posted by Dr. David O. Volpi on June 19, 2013 at 3:19pm
There have been many studies in recent years showing the effects that poor sleep has on our health and well being, including increased stress levels, and a negative immune system response.
In a new study from the University of Birmingham, UK, researchers wanted to determine the effects of partial sleep deprivation on blood vessel (vascular) function and breathing control.
A full night’s sleep vs. reduced sleep
The research team, led by Keith Pugh,…
Posted by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 29, 2013 at 2:30pm
It is common knowledge that untreated sleep apnea can have dire health effects, but a new study shows that it also increases a person’s risk of getting in a car accident.
Researchers at the University Hospital in Leeds, UK found that people with untreated sleep apnea are more likely to fail a driving simulator test, and report nodding asleep while driving.
The study was organized by the European Respiratory Society and the European Sleep Research Society, and was…
Posted by Dr. David O. Volpi on May 25, 2013 at 2:00pm