TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- When it comes to sleep, people seem to have different needs. But how much sleep is best for your heart?
A new analysis of 11 studies that included a total of more than 1 million adults without heart disease suggests the sweet spot is six to eight hours a night. The studies were published within the past five years.
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- People with sleep apnea have higher chances of developing gout, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data on nearly 16,000 people with sleep apnea and more than 63,000 people without apnea who were followed for a median of nearly six years. (Half were followed longer, half for less time.)
FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 -- One sleepless night might tip the body's metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests.
Many studies have linked poor sleep -- whether from insomnia or working the night shift -- to weight gain and health conditions like type 2 diabetes. But that type of research leaves open the question of whether sleep loss itself is to blame.
THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 -- Weight loss might help reverse progression of a common heart arrhythmia in obese adults, a new study shows.
Researchers found that when obese adults with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) shed at least 10 percent of their starting weight, most saw the course of their condition reverse. More than half became a-fib-free during the study period.
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Sleep problems can play havoc with your social life, a new study suggests.
A series of experiments revealed sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less eager to engage with others. That, in turn, makes others less likely to want to socialize with the sleep-deprived, researchers said.