Cost of sleep deprivation

A lack of sleep among the U.S. working population is costing the economy up to $411 billion a year, which is 2.28 percent of the country’s GDP, a new report finds. According to researchers at the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe, part of the RAND Corporation, sleep deprivation leads to a higher mortality risk and… Continue reading Cost of sleep deprivation

Research shows that positive airway pressure therapy for sleep apnea has positive impact on hypertensive patients

A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for sleep apnea may have a positive impact on sleep-related functional outcomes among patients who also suffer from hypertension. The findings suggest that untreated sleep apnea may explain the quality of life impairments reported by many patients with high blood pressure. Results show consistent improvement… Continue reading Research shows that positive airway pressure therapy for sleep apnea has positive impact on hypertensive patients

Research show sleep pattern disruptions can lead to increased risk of suicides

Adapted from press release by University of Manchester The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open. In this study, conducted by researchers from the University’s School of Health Sciences alongside the University of Oxford, 18 participants… Continue reading Research show sleep pattern disruptions can lead to increased risk of suicides