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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Insomnia, sleep apnea contribute to reports of cognitive decline in women with multiple sclerosis

For women with multiple sclerosis who report cognitive dysfunction—one of the most common and disabling symptoms of the disease—sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea may contribute to the perceived decline, ...

Sleep apnea

'Early birds' use CPAP machines longer, reaping greater health benefits

Most people with obstructive sleep apnea—a condition in which normal breathing is regularly interrupted during sleep—are prescribed a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine as treatment. Yet many people ...


Statins may reduce heart disease in people with sleep apnea

A new study by Columbia University researchers suggests that cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have the potential to reduce heart disease in people with obstructive sleep apnea, regardless of the use of CPAP machines ...


Poor sleep linked to years of poor cardiovascular health

Poor sleep could lead to between two and seven years worth of heightened heart disease risk and even premature death, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Sydney in collaboration with Southern ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Too many—or too few—job demands can spoil a good night's sleep

Conventional wisdom suggests that people with the most demanding jobs would have the most trouble sleeping. However, a new study by researchers at the University of South Florida reveals that the relationship between work ...