How to Prepare For a Sleep Study (Polysomnogram)

A nocturnal polysomnogram may cause endless anxiety due to the requirement to spend a night at the sleep lab/center. You will have numerous questions surrounding the requirements and the nature of the test. Key takeaways: ·        Sleep technologists are all prepared for any inquiries from patients to ensure that it is a relaxing and comfortable

Sleeping with Pets: Is it healthy?

Approximately half of dog owners and half of cat owners invite their pet to sleep next to them in bed. However, sleeping next to a pet may have some negative health effects. Key takeaways: · The steady breathing of the pet can help people feel more content due to the release of oxytocin. · On

Brain’s Biological Clock Stimulates Thirst before Sleep

Recent research has provided insights into how the biological clock regulates physiological function. The study was carried out on mice and the findings could be applied to the human population. Key takeaways: · The biological clock in the brain triggers the feeling of thirst several hours before sleep. · Increased water intake in the hours

What Do You Want To Know About Sleep? Neuroscientists Answered Your Questions

Have you found yourself struggling to get enough sleep? 10 percent of the population suffers chronic sleep problems, whereas one in three people have sleep trouble at any one time. Key takeaways: ·         Sleep is important for both mental and physical health. However, many people are not getting required amount of sleep.

Snoring Linked To Worse Cancer Outcomes in New Research

Loud snoring has deeper and more worrying consequences more than just keeping a partner or the family awake. Sleep apnoea is closely associated with loud snoring. Key takeaways: ·         Recent studies have suggested a link between sleep apnoea and worse cancer outcomes.

How Tech Startups Are Waking Up the Sleep Industry

The digital health industry is now awake with numerous sleep apps, sites amd devices. The digital activity upsurge in the sleep segment is attributed to consumers seeking to play an active role in their healthcare. Key takeaways:

How to Recover From a Bad Night’s Sleep

About a third of Canadians get less than seven hours of sleep each night. Sleep should be given priority to ensure that people get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep. Key takeaways: ·         Inadequate sleep is linked to heart disease, poor mental performance, weight gain, and compromised immunity.

Insomnia, Sleep Apnoea Tied To Risk of Second Stroke

Breathing disturbances are often linked to the risk of stroke. However, efforts to manage and treat stroke do not focus on sleep issues. Key takeaways: ·  Sleep has restorative functions for the brain and that explains why stroke recovery is so much affected by sleep disturbances