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Napping Reverses Health Effects of Poor Sleep

Napping Reverses Health Effects of Poor Sleep

A short nap can help relieve stress and bolster the immune systems of men who slept only 2 hours the previous night, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Affects of Daylight on Nurses

Daylight Is the Best Medicine, for Nurses

In a forthcoming Cornell study published in the journal Health Environments Research and Design, Rana Zadeh, assistant professor of design and environmental analysis, discovered nurses who had access to natural light enjoyed significantly lower blood pressure, communicated more often with their colleagues, laughed more and served their patients in better moods than nurses who settled for large doses of artificial light.

Fragmented Sleep

Sleep Deeply—Or Else

While studies have long connected fragmented sleep with fatigue and irritability, for the first time, a clinical connection between poor sleep and cancer has been found. A recent study has concluded that poor sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed a cancer tumor’s growth and increase its aggressiveness. For the study, a pediatric pulmonary and sleep expert spent 2 years at the University of Chicago leading a joint team of researchers from that institution and the University of Louisville. According to their findings, over time, interrupted sleep patterns diminish the body’s ability to fight off cancerous cells, contributing to the malignancy of the disease.

Social Ties to Teen Sleep Problems

Social Ties More Important Than Biology When it Comes to Teen Sleep Problems

Medical researchers point to developmental factors, specifically the decline of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, as an explanation for why children get less sleep as they become teenagers. But a new study suggests that social ties, including relationships with peers and parents, may be even more responsible for changing sleep patterns among adolescents.

Sleep Better, Look Better

Sleep Better, Look Better? New Research Says Yes

First scientific look at how sleep apnea treatment affects appearance — alertness, youthfulness attractiveness — may help patients stick with care

Getting treatment for a common sleep problem may do more than help you sleep better – it may help you look better over the long term, too, according to a new research study from the University of Michigan Health System and Michigan Technological University.

Tots Sleep Behavior Problems

Tots Who Sleep Less Have More Behavior Problems, Says Study in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral

Four-year-olds with shorter than average sleep times have increased rates of “externalizing” behavior problems, reports a study in the July Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  The journal is published by Lippincott Williams Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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