Restless sleep increases the risk of atherosclerosis – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

Poor sleep increases the risk for heart disease Restless sleep and clogged arteries both of which are complaints increase with advancing age. As atherosclerosis is known accumulations of Plaque in the arteries have to do behavior, at first glance, nothing to do with our sleep. A recent study found a connection between poor sleep and vascular calcification. Researchers at the […]

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Flies sleep when need arises to adapt to new situations

Flies that cannot take to the air respond by sleeping more as they learn to adapt to their flightlessness, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, published May 8 in Science Advances, suggest that sleep may be an evolutionary tool that helps animals adapt to challenging new situations. “We know that sleep […]

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N.Y. hospital converts sleep apnea machines into ventilators

(HealthDay)—As COVID-19 pushes American hospitals to the breaking point, intensive care units are finding creative ways to deal with a looming shortage of lifesaving mechanical ventilators. The New York-based hospital system Northwell Health has found a jury-rigged remedy: using three-dimensional (3-D) printing and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter add-ons to turn unused bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines into much-needed […]

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Insight into Alzheimer’s early stages provides clues to treatment strategies

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than 5 million people in the U.S., but doctors have limited advice on how to protect against it. The disease develops silently in the brain for two decades or more before people begin showing the characteristic signs of forgetfulness and confusion. Understanding that silent phase could be key to […]

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5 Hacks You Need to Get Tweens & Teens to Sleep

Parenting babies and little kids — and all their recurring sleep regressions — is sure chaotic, isn’t it? Then again, those kiddos did pretty much always call it a night by 8 p.m., leaving you to enjoy your home in blissful quiet. Once those toddlers turn into tweens and teens, though…not so much. Now, those once-early snoozers have started roaming […]

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