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NJ Train Engineer in Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep Apnoea

The engineer of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed in September may have suffered from sleep apnoea. The accident occurred at the Hoboken terminal, killing one person and injuring more than 100 people. Key takeaways: ·         Tests were carried out a week after the accident and Thomas Gallagher, the engineer, was diagnosed with sleep

Why Can’t I Stay Asleep?

Have you woken up in the night with lots of hours ahead before morning? It’s a form of insomnia, and here’s what you can do about it. Key takeaways: ·         Cut fluid intake in the evening to avoid frequent awakening to use the bathroom. ·         Avoid eating dinner too late in the evening, to avoid

Snoring Is No Laughing Matter

You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea if you snore during sleep and feel drowsy all day. Majority of people with sleep apnoea are unaware of having the condition. Key takeaways: ·         OSA is caused by the relaxing of muscles at the back of the throat, effectively interrupting breathing during sleep.

7 Foods That Help You Sleep

You can try changing your diet in the hope of getting some much-needed sleep. There are foods that promote sleep. Key takeaways: ·        Cherries are good for your sleep since they contain melatonin that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. ·        Bananas contain high amounts of magnesium and potassium that help the muscles to relax.

Sleep Apnoea Linked to Speedier Memory Loss

Sleep apnoea is closely linked to snoring due to the restriction of the airways. Sleep apnoea is chielfly the inability to breathe during sleep and affects 53 percent of men and 26 percent of women. Key takeaways: ·    A study has showed that sleep apnoea patients are diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment more than a

Myths and Facts about Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea involves loud snoring — but is a much more complex condition than snoring. Key takeaways: ·        Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) causes the tonsils, the tongue and the tissues at the back of the throat to block the airways.

6 Sleep Hacks That Help You Lose Weight

Weight loss is most effective with lifestyle changes involving sleep, exercise and diet. Key takeaways: ·        Lack of sufficient sleep increases release of ghrelin, the hunger-inducing hormone, leading to unhealthy choices and consuming more calories.

Study: Sleep Better with Fiber

Sleep deprivation has far-reaching health effects. It’s frustrating, as many of us experience a bad night of sleep for no good reason. Key takeaways: ·  Research carried out at Columbia University reveals that diet may play a role in promoting or affecting your sleep. ·  People who eat more saturated fat and less fiber took

The Surprise Risk Factor in Sleep Apnoea? Your Ethnicity

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) causes a reduction in the amount of oxygen reaching the brain. The effects of sleep apnoea may therefore not only affects brain health but overall health as well. Key takeaways: ·  OSA reduces the deep nourishing sleep predisposing people to depression and memory problems. ·  Ethnicity is an equally important risk

Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn and Control Emotions at School

Your average teen will struggle to wake up in the morning to go to school. It takes them a long time to wake up and will find it hard to concentrate in school. Key takeaways: ·  A study was designed to understand the relationship between the amount of sleep, daytime sleepiness, and self regulation which