Study evaluates sleep duration in U.S. Hispanic/Latino population
Sleep duration among U.S. Hispanic/Latinos varies by heritage as well as socioeconomic status, according to a study in the October issue of the journal SLEEP.
Study links later bedtimes to increased body mass index
A study in the October issue of the journal SLEEP shows that later average bedtime during the workweek from adolescence to adulthood was associated with an increase in body mass index over time.
Impact of CBT-I on depression symptoms may depend on chronotype
According to a study in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, stronger evening preference and less improvement in sleep efficiency independently predicted less reduction in depressive symptom severity following cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).
Depressive symptoms are common in sleep apnea, improve with CPAP therapy
A new study shows that nearly 73 percent of obstructive sleep apnea patients had clinically significant depressive symptoms at baseline. However, these symptoms remained in only 4 percent of the sleep apnea patients who adhered to CPAP therapy for 3 months.
Meta-analysis links sleep duration to risk of high blood pressure
Shorter and longer sleep durations both may be risk factors for high blood pressure, according to a meta-analysis published in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.