Tag: Sleep deprivation

Data resource details causes, health implications of sleep deprivation

Editor's Note An advisory published March 7 by The National Council on Aging (NCOA) offers newly updated information details the impact of sleep deprivation on health as well as the causes and warning signs of the most common sleep disorders. According to the publication, 35.5% of American adults reported sleeping…

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By: Matt Danford
April 11, 2024
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Effect of in-house call on surgeons’ sleep, burnout

Editor's Note This multi-center study, led by the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, examines the effect of in-house call on sleep patterns and burnout among acute care surgeons. Physiological and survey data of 224 acute care surgeons on in-house call were collected over a 6-month period and included in the…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 7, 2023
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Effect of workplace psychosocial resources on employees’ sleep disturbances

Editor's Note This study, led by Swedish, Danish, and Finnish researchers, examines the association of clustering and changes in workplace psychosocial resources (ie, leadership quality, procedural justice, culture of collaboration, and coworker social support) with sleep disturbances in workers. Sleep is essential for physiological restitution and recovery, and impaired sleep…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 11, 2023
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Acute effects of coffee consumption in adults

Editor's Note This prospective randomized trial by researchers at the University of California San Francisco  examines the health effects of coffee consumption on cardiac ectopy and arrhythmias, daily step counts, sleep minutes, and serum glucose levels. A total of 100 adults were fitted with a continuously recording electrocardiogram device, a…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 23, 2023
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Short night-time sleep linked to peripheral artery disease

Editor's Note This study from Sweden finds that sleeping less than 5 hours a night is associated with an increased likelihood of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), compared with sleeping 7 to 8 hours. The study included more than 650,000 participants and was conducted in two parts. The first analyzed…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 16, 2023
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Lessening the effects of daylight saving time change

Editor's Note Disrupted sleep rhythms because of the daylight saving time change can throw people off schedule, leading to cumulative sleep loss, the March 9 npr.org reports. Studies have shown there is a higher risk of strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, automobile accidents, workplace injuries, and mental health issues…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 13, 2023
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