Sleep Paralysis Treatment and Prevention
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  June 4, 2018  
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 Sleep Paralysis Treatment and PreventionSleep Paralysis Treatment and Prevention
 
Sleep paralysis is a parasomnia or disorder related to sleep. In an episode of sleep paralysis, the person may experience temporary paralysis of the muscles which does not allow movement. The person may not be able to speak either. Those who are unable to open their eyes may hallucinate about a supernatural presence is in the room that seeks to do them harm.
 
   Mood disturbances and depression linked to disrupted sleep routines finds studyMood disturbances and depression linked to disrupted sleep routines finds study
 
According to a new study, people who routinely had a disrupted night’s sleep had an altered 24 hour cycle were more at risk of getting mood disorders, depression, bipolar disease. They score low on happiness and feel more lonely say researchers. This study, explain researchers, is vital in understanding the balance between rest and activity. The study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Lancet Psychiatry.
 
   The impact of sleep apnea is worse for women, shows studyThe impact of sleep apnea is worse for women, shows study
 
The statistics are startling. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 26 percent of adults ages 30 to 70 have sleep apnea.
 
 Study finds increased risk of motor vehicle crashes in sleep-deprived individuals
 
Study finds increased risk of motor vehicle crashes in sleep-deprived individualsExcessive sleepiness can cause cognitive impairments and put individuals at a higher risk of motor vehicle crash.
 
 
 Sleep deprivation increases brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease
 
Sleep deprivation increases brain protein linked to Alzheimer's diseaseLosing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small, new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In Alzheimer's disease, beta-amyloid proteins clump together to form amyloid plaques, a hallmark of the disease.
 
 
 Stroke patients more likely to suffer from insomnia, shows study
 
Stroke patients more likely to suffer from insomnia, shows studyStroke patients experience sustained problems with insomnia potentially reducing their ability to relearn key skills and putting them at increased risk of depression, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds.
 
 
 Poor sleep linked to junk food cravings, nighttime snacking, obesity, and diabetes
 
Poor sleep linked to junk food cravings, nighttime snacking, obesity, and diabetesNighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity, according to a study by University of Arizona Health Sciences sleep researchers.