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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...

jet lagCabin crews are most likely group to suffer from jet lag due to the frequent and rapid travel across different time zones. Besides jet lag, they will suffer from other symptoms such as impaired cognitive performance, fatigue and moodiness.

Key takeaways:

· Normally, cabin crews tend to rely on sleep strategies such as sleeping in a dark room to fight off jet lag. These strategies do not help to reset their body clocks.

clockRecent research has provided insights into how the biological clock regulates physiological function. The study was carried out on mice and the findings could be applied to the human population.

Key takeaways:

· The biological clock in the brain triggers the feeling of thirst several hours before sleep.

· Increased water intake in the hours before bedtime is a preemptive way to prevent dehydration during sleep.