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Habitual and Recent Sleep Durations: Graded and Interactive Risk for Impaired Glycemic Control in a Biracial Population

We examined how habitual sleep duration interacts with recent sleep (2 nights) to predict morning oral glucose tolerance test results. We hypothesized that short habitual and recent sleep durations would be additive for poor glucose control. Methods A biracial population of adults (n = 1559) without known diabetes and recruited from the workforce of 2 urban […]

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Researchers Find Link between Persistent Insomnia and Increased Mortality Risk

A connection between persistent insomnia and increased inflammation and mortality has been identified by a group of researchers from the University of Arizona. Their study, published in The American Journal of Medicine, found that people who suffer from persistent insomnia are at greater risk than those who experience intermittent insomnia. Although about 20% of U.S. […]

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Restless Legs

Is Restless Legs Syndrome Associated with Cardiovascular Disease? Restless legs syndrome is a common condition characterized by a strong urge to move the limbs that is usually worse during the evening and nighttime hours, that is worsened by rest, and that improves with activity. However, the prevalence has varied in different studies, primarily depending on […]

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Exercise & Sleep

Exercise Is Associated with a Reduced Incidence of Sleep-disordered Breathing Exercise is associated with a reduced incidence of mild and moderate sleep-disordered breathing. When exercise is decreased, sleep-disordered breathing worsens. Abstract  BackgroundThe effect of exercise on sleep-disordered breathing is unknown. While diet and weight loss have been shown to reduce the severity of sleep-disordered breathing, […]

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Severe Circadian Hypertension in a Young Man

A 19-year-old white man with no prior health problems presented at an employment physical examination with markedly elevated blood pressures of 234/132 mm Hg. The primary doctor initiated treatment with the alpha-beta blocker, labetalol, 200 mg daily and amlodipine, 10 mg daily. The young man denied neurologic or cardiac symptoms and there was no history […]

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