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Many seniors have undiagnosed sleep apnea

Many older adults could have a sleep disorder that disrupts their nightly sleep and potentially puts their health at risk. And yet they may not even know they have the condition, a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests. That disorder is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It happens when the throat collapses during sleep, causing […]

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Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead to healthier teens

Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to researchers at Penn State. The researchers identified groups of children by bedtime and sleep routines and tested longitudinal associations for each group with adolescent body mass index (BMI). Results are published Dec. 4 […]

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Kids’ sleep may suffer from moms’ tight work schedule

It may be tough for working moms to get a good night’s sleep, but working tight hours may affect their children’s sleep, too. After studying the sleep habits of children from ages five to nine, researchers found that when mothers reported less flexibility in their work schedules, their children got less sleep. When they gained […]

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Light therapy may help cancer survivors sleep better

FTrouble sleeping is common for people who’ve gone through cancer treatment, but a new preliminary study has found that light therapy may help. Sleep problems affect up to 44 percent of people who’ve had cancer treatment. Lack of sleep among people who’ve survived cancer can go on for years, researchers said. But this pilot study […]

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Ways to promote healthy summer sleep routines for your family

Original source: https://infonet.pennstatehershey.net/web/news/-/the-medical-minute-ways-to-promote-healthy-summer-sleep-routines-for-your-family The lazy days of summer can be peaceful and relaxing, but they can also wreak havoc on your body’s internal clock. Longer days, evening outdoors activities and a lack of school the next morning can throw even the most conscientious family’s sleep schedules out of whack. Dr. Cheryl Tierney, chief of behavior […]

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If your kids are begging for more screen time, make sure it’s not at this time of day

Original source: https://www.popsugar.com/moms/Screen-Time-Before-Bed-Study-44352509 Denying our children screen time can often be met with a temper tantrum, but a new study is proving that we’re actually helping our kids by saying “no,” especially at nighttime. A study from researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine analyzed the impact of screen time before bed on sleep and nutrition, and while […]

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Screen time before bed can disrupt sleep and nutrition in children

Original source: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/screen-time-before-bed-can-disrupt-sleep-and-nutrition-in-children-121117.html Kids who use smartphones and other digital devices before bed may be at risk of suffering from sleep and nutrition problems, a new study suggests. After surveying 234 parents of eight- to 17-year-olds about their kids’ technology use and sleep habits, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before […]

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