Exercise not a quick fix for sleep disorders, study says

Sleep Disorders in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Exercise isnt a quick fix. . . . It takes some time and effort, the studys lead author, Kelly Glazer Baron , a clinical psychologist and director of the behavioral sleep program at Northwestern Universitys Feinberg School of Medicine , said in an interview. Its a long-term relationship. Studies have long suggested that aerobic exercise can contribute to better sleeping habits. But much of the research on the daily effects of exercise on sleep was conducted with healthy sleepers.
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Diabetes, Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

Type 2 diabetes and hypertension are all-too-common conditions among U.S. adults, and their numbers are rising alarmingly. More than 25 million people in the U.S. have diabetes , and approximately 90 to 95% of these are cases of type 2 diabetes. Hypertensionhigh blood pressure affects a third of American adults, roughly 67 million people. OSA frequently is found in people with type 2 diabetes and with cardiovascular conditions, including hypertension.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://blogs.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/2013/08/diabetes-hypertension-and-sleep-apnea.html

Exercise can help with sleep issues but only if maintained for roughly four months, a new study says.

Now, new research is identifying more sleep problems and also calling for routing screening for primary sleep disorders. When they performed sleep studies of 343 people meeting the Fukuda definition of ME/CFS, they found that 104 – nearly a third – had a primary sleep disorder that explained their symptoms, and thus didn’t have ME/CFS at all. A 1/3 misdiagnosis rate is enough of a reason to look more closely for sleep disorders. In those who didn’t have primary sleep disorders, just under 90% met the criteria for at least one measurable sleep problem. Researchers identified four different groups based on sleep abnormalities. They were: Group 1: Slower to get to sleep, delayed Rapid Eye Movement (REM), lower percentages of stage 2 and REM sleep; Group 2: More frequent awakenings; Group 3: Longer total sleep time, less delayed REM sleep, higher percentage of REM sleep, lower percentage of wake time; Group 4: Shortest total sleep time, highest percentage of wake time after sleep onset. Researchers concluded that doctors need to routinely screen for sleep disorders when considering an ME/CFS diagnosis, and that they should use sleep studies to identify sleep problems and tailor treatments to the specific groups.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2013/07/19/sleep-disorders-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-2.htm

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