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Brain Activity May Predict Your Insomnia Risk

Brain Activity May Predict Your Insomnia Risk

While scientists are still working on a solid cure for insomnia, Concordia University researchers are working a method to predict who’s likely to be affected. Published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, lead study investigator Dr. Thien Thanh Dang-Vu and his team focused on how stress impacted the sleep of 12 Concordia students as […]

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Could More Sleep Lead to a Happier Life?

Could More Sleep Lead to a Happier Life?

According to a new poll taken by researchers from Gallup and Healthways, a good night’s sleep comes along with plenty of happiness. Live Science tells us that more than 7,000 adults in the United States answered questions regarding their social relationships, finances, sense of purpose, physical health and involvement in their communities to allow for […]

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Mindfulness Meditation May Boost Your Sleep Quality

Mindfulness Meditation May Boost Your Sleep Quality

Shutting your brain down for sleep after an intense day of commuting, deadlines and a lengthy to-list can seem nearly impossible. While mindfulness meditation has been recommended as an overall relaxation tool, new research is highlighting its ability to help older adults with moderate sleep disturbance issues improve their sleep habits and shut-eye. Published in […]

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7 Factors That Could Be Causing Your Insomnia

7 Factors That Could Be Causing Your Insomnia

It is more than just a frustrating experience lying in bed waiting for sleep to come. Defined as trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up too early or not feeling recovered upon waking up at least 3 nights a week, chronic insomnia makes it more likely you’ll experience headaches, depression, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease […]

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New Measures Developed for Childhood Sleep Apnea

New Measures Developed for Childhood Sleep Apnea

Characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, childhood obstructive sleep apnea OSA is a chronic sleep disorder that brings along serious health risks. While it affects hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents in the United States, OSA doesn’t have a standard method of detection, treatment or long-term plan. However, physicians from NYU Langone Medical […]

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