The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine is reporting that sleep apnea poses an increased risk for stroke in middle-aged and older Americans. Researchers looked at stroke risk in over five thousand participants without a history of stroke in the Sleep Heart Health Study. Their findings suggest that participants aged 40 years and older are at a greater risk of having a stroke.
Researchers have identified a long-term relationship between childhood sleep problems and subsequent alcohol and drug outcomes. "We found that 'having trouble sleeping' in early childhood, ages three to five, predicted a higher probability of 'having trouble sleeping' in adolescence, ages 11 to 17, which in turn predicted the presence of drug-related problems in young adulthood ages 18 to 21," said Maria M. Wong, associate professor in the department of psychology at, Idaho State University.
Maintaining daily routines may be the key to reducing the rate of insomnia and improving quality of sleep in older adults living in a retirement community according to a new study being reported in the journal SLEEP.
A recent study published in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reporting that the condition known as floppy eyelid syndrome (FES) is strongly associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Floppy Eyelid Syndrome is caused by weakened muscles or decreased elastin in eyelids and is more prevalent in overweight males over sixty years old.
A recent study found that poor quality and reduced sleep duration are two likely conditions people with resistant hypertension (RH) are enduring. Hypertension is called resistant if a person's blood pressure remains above goal despite their taking three medications to lower it.
Humans are living longer than at anytime in our history. Understanding what it takes to age well is important. Consumer Report's guide to healthy aging listed sleeping well as one of ten steps we should be taking towards aging well.
According to the National Sleep Foundation's 2010 Sleep in America poll, Asians are the most likely ethnic group to say that they had a good night's sleep at least a few nights or more a week. In addition, Asians are about half as likely to discuss their sleep issues with a healthcare professional, and are half as likely to report having been diagnosed with a sleep disorder.
A recent study published in the journal SLEEP found that extremes of sleep duration are related to increases in abdominal fat in persons younger than 40 years old. Researchers found that persons sleeping less than five hours at night gained more abdominal fat over a five year period, versus those who averaged over six hours per night.
The 2010 Sleep in America poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reveals significant differences in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics and Whites. It is the first poll to examine sleep among these four ethnic groups.