One-hour cognitive behavioral therapy session reduces insomnia symptoms in prisoners
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  December 3, 2018  
  Sleep Disorder  
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 One-hour cognitive behavioral therapy session reduces insomnia symptoms in prisonersOne-hour cognitive behavioral therapy session reduces insomnia symptoms in prisoners
 
Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements to their sleep and wellbeing after receiving cognitive behavioral therapy to treat their insomnia.
 
   Link found between light pollution and insomnia in older adultsLink found between light pollution and insomnia in older adults
 
A new study is the first population-based investigation to report a significant association between artificial, outdoor light exposure at night and insomnia, as indicated by older adults' use of hypnotic drugs.
 
   Women with sleep apnea show higher risk of heart damageWomen with sleep apnea show higher risk of heart damage
 
A new study has found that a common but dangerous sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) poses more of a cardiac risk to women than men.
 
 Surgical menopause leads to more disrupted sleep than natural menopause
 
Surgical menopause leads to more disrupted sleep than natural menopauseWith insomnia being a common symptom of menopause, research has shown that women who undergo surgical menopause are at an increased risk of insomnia compared with women who go through it naturally.
 
 
 Nasal delivery of leptin hormone may help ease breathing problems during sleep
 
Nasal delivery of leptin hormone may help ease breathing problems during sleepExperimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a hormone best known for helping regulate hunger and body weight might also ease breathing problems experienced during sleep more effectively when given through the nose.
 
 
 Grieving spouses with sleep problems have increased risk of chronic immune activation
 
Grieving spouses with sleep problems have increased risk of chronic immune activationSleep disturbances have a strong negative impact on the immune system of people who have recently lost a spouse, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Rice University.
 
 
 Interventions to improve sleep may reduce risk of falls
 
Interventions to improve sleep may reduce risk of fallsCompared with women in a recent study who slept seven to eight hours each night, women who slept for ≤5 hours or ≥10 hours had about a 25 percent increased odds of experiencing recurrent falls (falling at least twice in a year).