Sleep disorders in the elderly age raise the risk of a stroke

Sleeping in this weekend?According to the latest reports, elderly people, who sleep badly, particularly those who frequently wake up at night, are more likely to have a stroke in the future. Scientists from Colorado discovered that the reason could be the deficiency of oxygen in the brain tissue and hardening of cerebral arterioles. Read full text »

People who do not get enough sleep are more likely to have a cold

Sleeping in this weekend?American organization National Sleep Foundation together with their 18 associates have analyzed about 300 studies concerning sleep. On this basis it was determined how much sleep does each group of people need. Adults between 26 and 64 should get between 7 and even 9 hours of sleep per day. Insufficient amount of sleep may bring a lot of negative effects. Read full text »

Short sleep and breathing disorders are indeendant risk factors for developing childhood obesity

DObesity among children has become a tremendous problem all over the world. It involves about 43 million children while in Europe alone it affects 5 million and 20 million of citizens under the age of 18. This disease may lead to an increased risk of bone fractures, cardiovascular diseases as well as diabetes and obesity in the adult life. That is why it is of great importance to search for variable risk factors, the modifications of which could allow for putting an end to the epidemic obesity among the youngest. A significant step has been made by scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. They have observed that both small number of hours of sleep and breathing problems during sleep are the independent risk factors for obesity in children. Read full text »

The more you sleep, the more weight you lose?

Scientists from The University of Pennsylvania have decided to check whether sleep time and the number of sleep hours are an additional factor predisposing to putting on weight. Researchers were interested not only in the relationship between the amount of sleep and objectively measured body weight, but also in the relationship between the amount of calories intake and the time of meal consumption which considerably contributes to gaining weight.

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