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Sleep Less Than 6 Hours Nightly? It Could Hike Your Stroke Risk

Posted on 06/12/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHow many hours of sleep do you normally get each night? If it’s less than six, you could be significantly boosting your stroke risk. A new study found that among employed adults age 45 and older who were otherwise healthy and of normal weight, getting too little shut-eye appeared to more than quadruple their risk of stroke symptoms, reports The study, presented Monday at SLEEP 2012, the annual meeting of the nation’s sleep experts, followed 5,666 older adults for …

Depressed? It Could Be Due To Sleep Apnea

Posted on 04/3/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthSnore. Snort. Gasp. Repeat. That’s basically what happens to people with sleep apnea. Their breathing while they sleep is briefly stopped — lasting seconds to a minute — which contributes to snoring, daytime fatigue, inability to concentrate, restless sleep and, according to a new federal study, major depression. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed nearly 10,000 American adults. The study, published in the journal Sleep, found that the more frequently people snort or gasp for …