American Heart Association

Not enough sleep can hurt your health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Some preliminary research shows that older women who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have poor cardiovascular health.

Since sleep disturbances typically increase for women as they age, researchers studied what impact that has on their health.

They followed about 21,500 women health professionals between […]

February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Women|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Not enough sleep can hurt your health

Sleep important to heart, brain health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Not catching enough Z’s or having a sleep disorder can affect cardiovascular health and risk, says the first-ever scientific statement about sleep from the American Heart Association.

Sleep disorders are “very much” related to cardiovascular disease, said Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D., an associate professor of nutritional medicine […]

Sound therapy may reduce blood pressure, migraines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — A noninvasive neurotechnology that uses sound to balance right- and left-side brain frequencies lowered blood pressure, improved heart rate variability and reduced symptoms of migraine headaches, in two small studies presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific […]

Chronic insomniacs may face increased risk of hypertension

Insomniacs who take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep face a greater risk of hypertension, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

The study, conducted at West China Hospital, is the first to test whether insomnia with physiological hyperarousal, defined as a longer time to […]

January 26th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Chronic insomniacs may face increased risk of hypertension

Insomnia may increase stroke risk, especially in young adults

The risk of stroke may be much higher in people who have insomnia, especially young adults, according to a new study.

Researchers in Taiwan reviewed randomly selected health records of 21,000 people with insomnia and 64,000 without and found after four years of follow-up that:

Stroke incidence was eight times higher for 18-34 […]

April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Insomnia may increase stroke risk, especially in young adults