HealthDay News: Sleep
Could Catching Up on Sleep Lower Your Diabetes Risk?
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Catching up on your sleep on weekends may help protect you from developing diabetes, a small, early study suggests.
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion can lead to damage in the white matter of the brain that resembles abnormalities found in people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
Hot Weather Takes Toll on Farmworkers: Study
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they leave the fields at the end of hot day, farmworkers still have to cope with high levels of heat and humidity in their living quarters, a new study shows.
Restless Legs Syndrome Tied to Earlier Death Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Men with restless legs syndrome now have another health concern: New research has just linked the condition to an increased risk of dying early.
Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea raises the risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a long-term study that strengthens a link doctors have suspected.
Sleeping on Back to Prevent SIDS Doesn't Appear to Hurt Babies' Ability to Roll
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Having babies sleep on their back to reduce their risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) does not affect the development of their ability to roll, according to a new study.
Consistent Bedtime Helps People Stick With Sleep Apnea Treatment
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking with a regular bedtime helps people with sleep apnea stay with their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, according to a new study.
Sleepy Men Might See Sexual Come-Ons Where None Exist
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- You may have heard of "beer goggles" -- a sly way of describing how people seem to become less picky about potential sex partners when they've had a few drinks. Now, a new study suggests something similar happens to men when they're sleepy: They're slightly more likely to interpret signals from women as sexual come-ons.
Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women, Study Finds
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep appears to contribute to the progression of heart disease in women by raising their inflammation levels, but this effect was not seen in men, researchers say.
Windows Add to Office Workers' Well-Being, Study Finds
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Paid vacation and health benefits are coveted job perks. Perhaps windows also belong on that list, new research suggests.