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Summary: A review in Sleep Medicine Reviews by researchers from the University of Southampton, along with Stanford and Harvard, explores significant differences in sleep patterns, circadian rhythms, and metabolic responses between men and women. Findings indicate women experience poorer sleep quality, more insomnia, and faster circadian rhythms than men. Men …

Summary: A global analysis of 16 studies involving over a million participants reveals that sleeping fewer than seven hours significantly raises the risk of developing high blood pressure, with the risk intensifying for those who sleep under five hours. This association was notably stronger in females. Despite varied definitions of …

By Alyx Arnett Habitual snoring, affecting 22% to 44% of middle-aged men and 13% to 28% of middle-aged women, is the most common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).1,2 Loud and frequent snoring may indicate increased upper airway resistance and pharyngeal collapsibility.3,4 “Snoring is an alarm that something is wrong …

People who eat a healthy, plant-based diet that is high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and nuts are less likely to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published today in ERJ Open Research.  However, people eating an unhealthy plant-based diet, high in refined carbohydrates, sugary drinks, and …

A University of Ottawa research team has shown that the impact of sleep apnea on the metabolism of blood lipids differs by sex, with women regulating their blood lipids better than men. Sleep can disturb the regulation of blood lipid levels, a key factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. …

On Nov 14, nonprofit Project Sleep partnered with the White House Office of Public Engagement to host a Sleep Equity Convening, a first-of-its-kind meeting on sleep. Project Sleep brought sleep community leaders and advocates together with key White House officials at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building for this important discussion.  …

By Erica Jansen, University of Michigan You probably already know that how you eat before bed affects your sleep. Maybe you’ve found yourself still lying awake at 2 a.m. after enjoying a cup of coffee with dessert. But did you know that your eating choices throughout the day may also …

People who experience insomnia were 69% more likely to have a heart attack compared to those who didn’t have the sleep disorder during an average nine years of follow-up, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  In addition, when looking at sleep duration …