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More Reasons Why Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Is Important

Losing several hours of sleep can slow the body’s metabolism, but what about losing only a few hours? A new study finds that metabolic effects are seen even when sleep is shortened by two hours. Research will be presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting on Monday, March 30.

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Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Is Not Good for Mother or Baby

Researchers find that having sleep apnea while pregnant could make the baby prone to metabolic disease as an adult.

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Sleep Deprived? 4 Tips to Better #Sleep

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Sleep Loss Tied to Emotional Reactions

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A new book summarizes research on the interplay of sleep and various components of emotion and affect that are related to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and depression.

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Research Reveals High Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Adults with sickle cell disease who report trouble with sleep could actually have a clinical diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing which could lower their oxygen levels at night.

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New Quality Measures Approved for Childhood Sleep Apnea

Multi-Institutional Work Group Proposes New Metrics to Help Ensure Physicians, Parents and Payers Follow Best Practices Identifying and Treating Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Prolonged Shortened Sleep Increases Blood Pressure at Night, Mayo Clinic Researchers Find

People exposed to prolonged periods of shortened sleep have significant increases in blood pressure during nighttime hours, Mayo Clinic researchers report in a small study of eight participants.

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MSU-Led National Research Team Links Alcohol, Insomnia to Suicide

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Insomnia symptoms affect the risk of suicide among people who drink alcohol, according to a groundbreaking study led by the director of Mississippi State University’s Sleep, Suicide and Aging Laboratory.

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TSRI Scientists Show that Proteins Critical In Day-Night Cycles Also Protect Cells from Mutations

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New research from The Scripps Research Institute shows that two proteins critical for maintaining healthy day-night cycles also protect against mutations that could lead to cancer.

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Sleep Apnea Is Common in Women with Pregnancy Diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new study from Thailand finds. Study results, which also connect the severity of sleep disordered breathing with higher blood glucose (sugar) levels and greater daytime sleepiness, will be presented on Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego.