FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 -- If you can't sleep well at night, the problem may be rooted in hardened arteries, a new study suggests.
"We've discovered that fragmented sleep is associated with a unique pathway -- chronic circulating inflammation throughout the bloodstream -- which, in turn, is linked to higher amounts of plaques in coronary arteries," said researcher Matthew Walker. He's a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley.
THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 -- For many, work-at-home orders aimed at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic have had an unintended side effect: sleep loss.
"We've seen a significant increase in reports of stress-related insomnia in recent months," said Julio Fernandez-Mendoza of the Penn State Health Sleep Research and Treatment Center in Hummelstown, Penn.
MONDAY, May 4, 2020 -- Black Americans with severe sleep apnea and other sleep problems are at increased risk for high blood sugar levels that can lead to diabetes, a new study finds.
The researchers examined sleep patterns and blood sugar (glucose) of 789 men and women, average age 63, enrolled in the Jackson Heart Study, the largest study of cardiovascular disease in black Americans.
WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 -- If you toss and turn every night because the coronavirus epidemic has left you anxious and worried, one sleep expert has some advice.
Financial struggles, loss of control, or worries about loved ones can affect peoples' quality and duration of nightly sleep, said sleep psychologist Emerson Wickwire, an associate professor of psychiatry and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.