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Sleep Disorders Occur at Early Stages of Alzheimer’s

An abrupt change in sleeping patterns could be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s, according to a new study. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, working on a mouse model, found that when the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s plaque appear on the brain, sleep patterns become extremely disturbed. They found that […]

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Link Between Sleep Apnea and Weight Loss Still Unclear

Subjects in a test group who received gastric banding surgery as opposed to losing weight naturally did not see an improvement in their sleep apnea, despite losing more weight than their naturally shedding counterparts. Researchers struggle to find a relationship between weight loss and sleep apnea, although weight loss has helped in other cases of […]

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Schizophrenia, Mental Illness May Be Treated By Quality Sleep

Research from Russell Foster, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Oxford, shows that people suffering from schizophrenia had completely erratic sleep schedules whether they have jobs or take medication.  This could mean that a defect in the neurotransmitters in the brain related to mental illness may also affect the sleep of an individual. […]

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Patients Using Beta Blockers May Find Sleep Relief With Melatonin

The Better Sleep Council suggests supplements like melatonin, valerian root, 5-HTP and magnesium and calcium, may help promote healthy sleep patterns. A new study shows that Melatonin, a dietary supplement, can provide a real increase in actual sleep of beta-blocker using hypertension sufferers. This may be due to the fact that beta-blockers inhibit melatonin production during […]

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