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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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Little Nemo in Google-land

Google paid homage today to the artist Winsor McCay famous for his masterful work on the comic strip “Little Nemo in Slumberland”. The comic strip was first published 107 years ago today to be exact, and appeared off and on from 1905-27 in various newspapers. The story line of Little Nemo in Slumberland followed the adventures of […]

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Sleep Apnea May Be Treatable by Retraining Your Breathing

The Breathing Retraining Center LLC in Berkley, California, is offering classes previously used for asthma relief to help relieve clients of sleep apnea and snoring. Snoring and Sleep Apnea are caused by hyperventilating, or breathing more than necessary, while you sleep. By possibly retraining how you breath while you are awake, the Center hopes to offer some night-time relief. They […]

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