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Headache

Sleep Quality Found To Decrease With Headache

Cluster headaches are a primary headache disorder that often affects those aged 20 to 40 years of age. It is the most common of the group of headache disorders called trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. Cluster headache patterns aligned with circadian rhythms; and studies have shown that they are relat to sleep disturbances and differences in chronotype.…

Pain Levels

Pain Levels Get Worse Or Better Depending On Time Of Day

Sometimes think that pain levels is control by an on/off switch sit at a computer too long and you get a headache, take an ibuprofen and it goes away. But the reality is much more complex, especially for people with chronic pain conditions. “Pain is a little bit more complicate than ‘you have pain’ or…

Sleep

Way Of Lighting Influences Better Night’ s Sleep

According to the Sleep Health Foundation, four out of 10 Australians get insufficient sleep either daily; or on several days a week on multiple days throughout the week which is known to affect mood, energy levels, productivity; weight and the likelihood of developing serious health conditions such as diabetes; heart disease and hypertension. Both natural…

Unpleasant experiences

Unpleasant Experiences Could Countered With Good Night’s REM Sleep

A team of Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience researchers have found that a restful night with good REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep could counteract the effects of unpleasant experiences and memories. They have found the reason behind such an adaptation. The study titled, “Restless REM sleep impedes overnight amygdale adaptation;” was publish in the latest issue of…

Sleeping

Sleeping Like This Means Higher Risk Of High Blood Pressure

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Having obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk of high blood pressure. This is due to oxygen levels falling which triggers receptors in the brain. The result is that the brain sends a message to the blood vessels to increase the…

sleep disorders

Sleep Disorders In Patients With Low Back Pain: Healthcare Visits, Costs

Many patients with low back pain also have sleep disorders, which are linked to increased healthcare visits and higher costs for back pain treatment, reports a study in the journal Spine. The journal is publish in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. The presence of a sleep disorder has a “significant and unique effect” on back…

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea In People Have Link With Obesity

Obstructive sleep apnea can develop when the muscles supporting your tongue and soft palate temporarily relax after you’ve fallen asleep. When this happens, your airway becomes narrowed or even closes, temporarily cutting off airflow. As a result, you may choke, snort or gasp, sometimes up to 30 times an hour. You’ll also snore, often loudly.…

Circadian rhythm

Alzheimer’s Marker May Be Circadian Rhythm Disturbances

“Our findings suggest that the circadian rhythm may potentially serve as an unobtrusive tool; for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, monitoring of the disease progression, and the evaluation of disease treatments,” Peng Li, PhD, instructor in medicine, Harvard Medical School, and associate physiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, told Medscape Medical News. Circadian…

Sleeping patterns

Sleeping Patterns Of ‘Night Owls’: Decrease In Depression And Stress.

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits; could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improve performance in the mornings; better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress. The study, recently publish in Sleep Medicine, show participants were able to bring forward;…

Pain signaling

Pain Signaling In Humans More Rapid Than Previously Known

Pain signals can travel as fast as touch signals, according to a new study from researchers at Linköping University in Sweden; Liverpool John Moores University in the U.K., and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. The discovery of a rapid pain signaling system challenges our current understanding of pain. It has until…

Poor Diet

Poor Diet And Weight Gain Greater In Male Students

In students’ first year of university, poor diet is link to unhealthy weight gain; with males affected more than females. The research publish in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Kayleigh Beaudry and colleagues at Brock University; Canada also suggests that sex-specific strategies and interventions could improve dietary habits during the move to university.…

Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate Plays Important Role In Regulating Blood Pressure

New research suggests that a particular type of carbohydrate plays an important role; in regulating the blood pressure in the human body. This has been shown by researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet in a new study. The researchers believe that the finding may have a vast potential for improved medications for high blood…