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According to new research by Hillarys, the average amount of sleep you get a night heavily varies depending on your job, reports Harper’s Bazaar.
In the survey, 4,596 Britons were asked whether they thought they got enough sleep each night, to which just 11 per cent replied yes. The remaining 89 per cent believed they get less sleep than they need.
Researchers then asked respondents how much sleep they get on average in a night – and the results might surprise you. The following five professions were revealed to be those that receive the least amount of sleep:
Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) show higher rates of sleep apnea that is often accompanied by nocturnal hypoventilation, according to a retrospective study, reports ALS News Today.
Researchers also found that a method called transcutaneous capnography is able to reliably detect nocturnal hypoventilation, or insufficient breathing, in ALS patients. The study, “Prevalence of sleep apnea and capnographic detection of nocturnal hypoventilation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,” was published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Researchers investigated the prevalence of sleep disturbances in ALS patients and how they might correlate with patients’ overall neurological status, including disease duration, progression rate, and respiratory muscle function.
Researchers recently investigated whether supplementing with chamomile extract is effective at reducing insomnia in older adults, according to Medical News Bulletin.
Difficulty going to sleep or remaining asleep can cause major disturbances during nightfall.This disturbance in sleep pattern, known as insomnia, can lead to chronic conditions that can affect overall health and lifestyle. The risk of insomnia increases with age, and insomnia is common in those that reside in a nursing home.For instance, in Tehran, Iran, a study reported that 88.4% of nursing home residents suffer from a sleep disturbance; with the most common being dyssomnia and insomnia.
Primary insomnia involves an experience of sleep problems that are not directly associated with problems or health conditions. Secondary insomnia is classified as someone having sleep problems because of a medical condition such as heartburn, hormonal changes, depression, asthma, or cancer. Any continuous disturbance of sleep patterns can lead to feelings of mental and physical disturbance, daytime sleepiness, and lethargy.
An international team of researchers said that it has identified how a particular gene, called fatty acid binding protein 7 (FABP7), is involved in its quality sleeping three different animals, including humans, reports the Weekly Observer.
“Sleep should serve some important function. But as scientists we still have not understood it anymore. One way to get to this is by understanding how it is regulated, or what processes exist that are common to all kinds, “the researchers said in their study.
The researchers in their new study looked at genes that changed their expression during the sleep-wake cycle, and found that the expression of the FABP7 gene was changing over the day into the mouse brain.
Records show that the generations before us used cannabis to relieve pain, reduce anxiety and assist with sleep, reports satPRnews.
To understand CBD’s medicinal potential, a basic understanding of its effect on the human body is essential. Here is the short, simple version: Our body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that produces cannabinoid receptors. These receptors play a role in a variety of physiological processes, including memory, sleep, mood, appetite and pain sensation. The interesting bit is how CBD hemp oil acts on your endocannabinoid system.
This study published in Neurotherapeutics has found that CBD activates or inhibits other compounds in the endocannabinoid system. It may, for instance, interact with a compound in the ECS system and suppress the amount of pain you experience from a chronic disease or medical condition. CBD appears to have a beneficial effect on a number of bodily functions, which should not be surprising given the fact that the body itself produces its own cannabinoids.
Rhode Island made it onto a Top Five list of more dubious distinction: a national survey of 65,000 physicians showed that Providence-area women physicians have the fourth-largest gender wage gap in the nation, reports the Providence Journal.
Translated into dollars and cents, this means that a woman physician in Rhode Island earns about $110,000 less per year than her male counterparts. Added up over the course of a career, the compensation difference is staggering.
Central to the defense in the in the Tex McIver murder trial is the contention that McIver was asleep when he fired the gun, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
Carter also told police Tex McIver was “asleep with the gun in his hand” when the weapon went off. Defense attorney Bruce Harvey made sure to highlight that he was sleeping — a key detail missing from her earlier testimony.
In Reader’s Digest, Michael J. Breus, PhD, aka The Sleep Doctor, takes a look at some of the unexpected reasons why people sleepwalk.
Sleepwalking is an arousal disorder that takes place most commonly in the first third of the night when you’re in the deepest stages of non-REM sleep. When you sleepwalk, you’re in a mixed state of consciousness, experiencing an incomplete awakening that occurs as you move through non-REM sleep.
A doctor with REM sleep behavior disorder writes about her experience in The Boston Globe.
The brains of people with the disorder lack the ability to stop the body from moving while dreaming. Approximately 80 percent of people have chronic nightmares and spend their sleep physically fending off would-be attackers, often waking and falling back asleep many times a night.