Sleep longer for healthier arteries

From 6minutes.com.au, 5 January 2009:A single extra hour of sleep can reduce the five-year risk of coronary artery calcification by 33%, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The five-year study of nearly 500 healthy, middle-aged Americans found the coronary benefits of sleep remained even after adjusting for potential confounders such Continue reading Sleep longer for healthier arteries

Neck size a strong sleep apnoea clue

From Australian Doctor, 24 August 2007:Insulin levels and neck circumference are the two strongest predictors of the risk of obstructive sleep apnoea, a leading obesity expert says.Speaking at the recent Australian Doctor/HealthEdGP Summit on Diabetes, Obesity and Heart Disease in Sydney, Associate Professor John Dixon said a neck circumference of 43cm or more for men Continue reading Neck size a strong sleep apnoea clue