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
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
A New Study Says There's an 'Ideal' Bedtime If You Want to Keep Your Heart Healthy—Here's What Doctors Think Of This Research
A study published November 9 in the European Heart Journal—Digital Health, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), found that going to bed between the hours of 10:00 and 11:00 pm reduces the risk of developing heart disease compared to earlier or later bedtimes.Source: Parade
What if Your Kids Never Let You Sleep Again?
When your children are babies, the proverbial “they” put the fear of God into you about good sleep. “Sleep begets sleep,” they say, and if you don’t establish good sleep habits early on, your children could have behavioral and developmental problems and, later in life, maybe even increase their risk of dying of a heart attack. So we dutifully did all the things you’re supposed to do: created bedtime routines we continue to follow to the letter, have a dark, quiet and cool sleeping environment, put our children back to sleep in their own beds with minimal fuss or fanfare and maintain consistent and regular to-bed and wake-up times.Source: New York Times