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PHONEYou might want to take back the smartphone or tablet from your kids. The findings of a study of 26,000 children have revealed the strongest evidence that bedtime use of electronic devices has a close association to inadequate sleep and poor sleep.

Key takeaways:

·        Children who use mobile media devices at bedtime had a two times greater risk of sleeping less than the recommended nine hours of...

sleeping with petApproximately half of dog owners and half of cat owners invite their pet to sleep next to them in bed. However, sleeping next to a pet may have some negative health effects.

Key takeaways:

· The steady breathing of the pet can help people feel more content due to the release of oxytocin.

· On the other hand, pets could be a source of sleep disruption due to frequent movements, snoring, and other...

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is caused by the collapse of tissues in the upper airway. The prevalence of OSA in men at 4 percent is double that of women at 2 percent.

Key takeaways:

· 40 percent of women have a dramatic increase in sleep disturbance during and after menopause.

· Sleep disordered breathing such as OSA and snoring predispose people to cardiovascular complications that may include hypertension, arrhythmias, stroke and heart failure.

· A new study indicates that menopause could be a factor...