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Teens and Sleep

245 healthy young students participated in a week long study where duration of sleep and resistance to insulin were tracked.  They wore an actigraph in order to record their sleep time which averaged 6.4 hours during school days, less than … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea, Teens and Behavioral Issues

A new study of 263 kids with sleep apnea , who were followed up with 5 years after the initial study,  were found to have double or triple learning and behavioral problems – compared to young people  without sleep apnea. … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea in Children: Symptoms and Treatment by Dr. Jeremy F …

Children are at risk of sleep apnea, particularly Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In infants it’s usually a case of craniofacial abnormalities; in pre-school to early grade school kids sleep apnea is usually due to swelling of the adenoids and tonsils or … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea risk for children

As children’s waistline are increasing in size their health becomes at risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes , high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Parents should be vigilant and observe the different symptoms of daytime and nighttime. Sleep deprivation … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprived Teenagers at Risk

Smoking, drinking, overeating and sexual activity are among the activities of teenagers who sleep less than 8 hours during school nights.  An association has been found between insufficient sleep and risky behavior. http://blogs.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/2011/10/sleep-deprived-teens-risky-business.html?ecd=wnl_slw_102711 Teens need more sleep than adults but … Continue reading

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Dr Rosenberg answers Sleep Apnea Questions

Drinking, hypothyroidism, memory and sleep apnea could be connectd but not all of them are related . Alcohol weakens the muscles of the upper airway helping more collapsible structure. It also helps prolong apneas because it ‘ inhibits the nervous … Continue reading

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Sleep disorders common in PCOS girls

Adolescent girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome have manifested  sleep disordered breathing and excessive daytime sleepiness.  These girls under study were between the ages of 13-18. Dr Arens says, “Treatment in general is for sleep apnea” and “is similar to that … Continue reading

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Study: Lack of sleep contributes to bullying – WLBT 3 – Jackson, MS:

Westwood Junior High in New Jersey has an anti bullying club where victims discuss and interact about their experiences. Bullies show signs of sleep disorders and are usually sufferring from ADHD or aggressive behavior. According to a recent study sleep … Continue reading

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College students sleep longer but drink more and get lower grades when classes …

Later class start times at college gave way to delayed sleep schedule for college students. This allowed them to have more time to stay out drinking at night.  Grades would suffer as well as their quality of sleep because of … Continue reading

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Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin

Peer pressure to be thin is leading young girls to lose their sleep.  Girls of 12 years of age were asked about the pressure they felt to lose weight and stay skinny. Girlfriends and the media made a great impact … Continue reading

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