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Mild Electronic Stimulation Therapy Effective For Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Some people with moderate-to-severe sleep apnea could soon have an additional treatment option for their sleep disorder.<p>A new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine detailed the results of a phase III trial testing the safety and efficacy of mild electronic stimulation therapy …

Lose Weight, Lose Sleep Apnea?

Losing weight -- and keeping it off -- could help sleep apnea from getting worse and could even reverse it, a small new study suggests.<p>Researchers from Finland found that maintaining weight loss of as little as 5 percent is associated with improvement in obstructive sleep apnea, which is a sleep …

Why Fat Ruins Your Sleep

Yes, the number on your scale can mess with your pillow time<p>Drop pounds, pick up sleep: Troubled sleepers who shed roughly 10 pounds reported snoozing more soundly than their heavier counterparts, reports new Finnish research.<p>Moderately obese people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, a …

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Dreaming

There's a lot we still don't understand when it comes to sleep. We know certain changes occur in the brain, and we have a few guesses as to why, but even the experts only have theories about many aspects of sleep in general and dreaming in particular.<p>Sleep has long been thought of as a way to …

Why Sleep Makes You Healthier

How much—or little—sleep you get each night could affect everything from your mood, waistline and more.<p>"Sleep is a necessary philosophical process like eating and breathing," says Ana C. Krieger, MD, medical director at the Center for Sleep Medicine and associate clinical professor at the …

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Fresh Jawbone apps tackle the science of sounder sleep

New Up Coffee and Up 3.1 activity tracking apps from Jawbone are designed to make restful sleep a priority.<p>Jawbone, maker of the popular Up24 fitness tracker, has just launched two new pieces of mobile software coded to foster better sleep. Called Up Coffee and Up 3.1, one keeps an eye on your …

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Study finds sleep apnea may increase risk of pneumonia – but that’s just one of many health-related consequences

All individuals with sleep apnea may be at an increased risk for pneumonia, according to new research.<p>Until now, most of the research on sleep apnea and pneumonia has focused on individuals receiving continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. With that treatment, patients wear a mask …