Snoring Babies Equals Trouble?

A new study published in Pediatrics Journal, found that babies who snore or have mouth–breathing and sleep apnea show indications of future long-term problems in children’s behavior and emotional wellbeing. The researchers found that babies who have these sleep disorders at 6 months increases their chances from 20% to 100% of having problem behaviors such as hyperactivity by age 7.

The study analyzed more than 11,000 children’s sleeping habits that were born in 1991-1992 in England. Every year, the researchers had the parents fill out surveys about their baby’s sleeping habits such as if they snored, breathed through their nose, or had inconsistency in breathing. When the babies turned 4 and 7, the researchers evaluated their emotional and behavioral traits such as possible emotional problems, conduct disorders, and hyperactivity. The results showed that those infants who had the worst sleeping problems had consistent scores relating to behavioral disorders at both age 4 and 7.

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Trouble sleeping? Try a cooling cap!

New research conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reported that by keeping the head cool, more insomniacs can sleep easier. Previous studies indicated that people with insomnia can’t  sleep due to the added brain activity that goes on at night. This results in the brain’s temperature being too hot to sleep.

The researchers gave 12 insomniacs a cap that contained circulating water at cool temperatures, and the results were surprising. They were all able to fall asleep as effortlessly as people without the condition. It only took them 13 minutes to fall asleep compared to the 16 minutes of the control group and they slept on average 89% of the time.

More studies need to be conducted before a definite conclusion can be reached. This solution would be great for people who are not comfortable taking medication for their condition or for those who existing treatments are not working.

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