Bedtime, Gender, and Heart Health
A study published Nov. 9, 2021, in the European Heart Journal found that risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) was lower for people who went to sleep between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. than people who went to sleep earlier or later. This relationship between lower CVD risk and timing of sleep was greater for women than men. WHRY helps with this headline.
Assessing an Insomnia Intervention for Black Women
Dr. Soohyun Nam is testing — for the first time — an evidence-based stress-reduction intervention for insomnia that has shown potential for addressing the underlying causes of sleep difficulty in a manner culturally sensitive to the needs of Black women.
SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.
WHRY Funds Studies on Heart Disease, Insomnia, and Pain
Women’s Health Research at Yale today announced funding for three new studies investigating a method for improving the diagnosis of heart disease in women, a therapy for clinically significant sleep disruption common in Black women, and the influence of biological sex on the underlying brain patterns that link pain and opioid use.
Dr. Yaggi discusses heart risk from sleep apnea on NPR
Soon after many people fall asleep, they have trouble breathing. Their upper airway constricts and chokes them. They wake, startled, take a deep breath, and fall back to sleep. Then it happens again and again and again. This condition, obstructive sleep apnea, affects about a fifth of American adults and triples the risk for cardiovascular disease. How exactly has been unclear.Source: National Public Radio
‘Sleep as medicine,’ or how to make a hospital stay less unhealthy
For a long list of reasons, many patients don’t sleep well in U.S. hospitals. Yet while medical errors and health-care acquired infections have inspired major reforms, the toll of poor sleep gets less attention.Source: Washington Post
What Sleep Experts Say Dreams of Falling Really Mean (and Why We Have Them)
Sleep is vital -- your body needs sleep not only to rest, but also to regulate your metabolism and brain function. But if you're anything like me, your brain feels anything but restful when you sleep, because it's too busy cooking up wild and strange scenarios in the form of dreams. Though it's easy to understand why we have to go to sleep each night, it's much more difficult to explain why we dream and how to interpret what exactly those dreams mean, especially if they're outlandish or perhaps even scary.Source: CNET
Here’s How Much Sleep You Actually Need, According to Experts
It’s one of the most asked questions surrounding health: how much sleep do you need? Some night-owls tell themselves that they thrive on minimal sleeping hours, or are in denial of their sleep deprivation. Others get more sleep than what’s recommended and still wake up tired. So what is the ideal amount of sleep for the average adult?Source: Prevention
Huge spike in US children being given melatonin, reports CDC
Gustaf Kilander Mon, June 20, 2022, 4:11 PM·4 min read The CDC has reported a spike in the ingestion of the sleep aid melatonin by children and doctors are urging parents to speak with a medical professional before giving the supplement to their offspring.Source: YAHOO! News
PET Imaging Confirms Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Blood Flow Impairment
Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are less able to increase blood flow to the heart when needed, according to a first-of-its-kind PET imaging study presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2022 Annual Meeting.Source: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging