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Sleep – The Menopause - Diabetes

Sleep – The Menopause - Diabetes

An August 2019 study by The North American Menopause Society suggests that, “worse sleep-related symptoms in postmenopausal Asian women with type 2 diabetes compared with those without diabetes … sleep problems are common in midlife women. Sleep is an important determinant of health, and women with poor sleep should be seen and evaluated for common and treatable sleep disorders such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome.”

 

Insomnia – Heart Disease - Strokes

Insomnia – Heart Disease - Strokes

An August 2019 study of 1.3 million participants by Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm found “… significantly higher odds of coronary artery disease, heart failure and ischemic stroke - particularly large artery stroke, but not atrial fibrillation…” (Eureka Alert AASS)

 

Extreme Early Birds – Advanced Sleep Phase

Extreme Early Birds – Advanced Sleep Phase

A recent July 2019 study by the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine found that, “While most people struggle with getting out of bed at 4 or 5 a.m., people with advanced sleep phase wake up naturally at this time, rested and ready to take on the day…These extreme early birds tend to function well in the daytime but may have trouble staying awake for social commitments in the evening."

UCSF also found that, “"Generally … it's the people with delayed sleep phase -- those night owls that can't sleep until as late as 7 a.m. -- who are more likely to visit a sleep clinic. They have trouble getting up for work and frequently deal with chronic sleep deprivation,"

 

Quality of Sleep and Weight Loss

Quality of Sleep and Weight Loss

Rovira i Virgili University research in July 2019 found that, “individuals with highly variable sleep patterns - that's to say, who did not sleep the same number of hours every night - at the beginning of the study lost less weight after a follow-up period of 12 months. What is more, a high sleep variability and sleeping little - less than six hours - a day was associated with a lower decrease in body mass index and waist circumference.”

Sleep and Weight Loss

Sleep and Weight Loss

 A June 2019 study by Rovira i Virgili University found that, “…individuals with highly variable sleep patterns - that's to say, who did not sleep the same number of hours every night - at the beginning of the study lost less weight after a follow-up period of 12 months. What is more, a high sleep variability and sleeping little - less than six hours - a day was associated with a lower decrease in body mass index and waist circumference.”

 

Teenagers, Sleep problems, Screen Use

Teenagers, Sleep problems, Screen Use

Recent research by Dr Dirk Jan Stenvers of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Amsterdam UMC indicates that sleep problems in teenagers can be reversed in just one week by limiting screen use. Dr Stenvers said, “Adolescents increasingly spend more time on devices with screens and sleep complaints are frequent in this age group. Here we show very simply that these sleep complaints can be easily reversed by minimising evening screen use or exposure to blue light. Based on our data, it is likely that adolescent sleep complaints and delayed sleep onset are at least partly mediated by blue light from screens"

 

Eating Fish and Quality Sleep

Eating Fish and Quality Sleep

In Tibb (Islamic Medicine), sleep is classified as moistening.

In a recent study by the University of Pennsylvania it was found that, “Children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are 4 points higher, on average, than those who consume fish less frequently or not at all, according to new findings from”

Source

EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society.

Sleep and Food Intake

Sleep and Food Intake

In Tibb (Islamic Medicine), sleep is classified as moistening.

In a recent study by Kings College London it was found that, ““Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier diet”

“The fact that extending sleep led to a reduction in intake of free sugars, by which we mean the sugars that are added to foods by manufacturers or in cooking at home as well as sugars in honey, syrups and fruit juice, suggests that a simple change in lifestyle may really help people to consume healthier diets.”

Source

EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society.

 

Fish, Sleep and IQ

Fish, Sleep and IQ

A study published in December 2017 by Pennsylvania University found that, “Children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are 4 points higher, on average, than those who consume fish less frequently or not at all.” and discussed the link between fish, better sleep and IQ.  (Source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society.)

In Tibb (Islamic Medicine), fish is classified as having cooling and moisturizing properties: food qualities.

Waking Early

Waking Early

Research in 2013 concluded that, “most adverse cardiovascular events tend to happen in the morning” and a 2014 study found that, “People who had most of their daily exposure to even moderately bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day.”