7 symptoms of a heart attack that can strike exactly one month early

A heart attack is a serious medical emergency and symptoms usually come on quickly. The main symptoms are usually chest pain and light-headedness or dizziness, says the UK’s National Health Service. However, research has found that there are seven symptoms that can strike a month before a fatal attack, The sun reports. Write in the … Read more

Reduced exercise capacity further explained in untreated OSA

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hyppnea syndrome (OSAHS) have evidence of pulmonary gas exchange abnormalities during exercise, as well as systemic vascular dysfunction at rest, which may explain why they have reduced exercise capacity and increased exercise-induced dyspnea during exercise, a cross-sectional observational study suggests. “Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a multi-system disorder and consequences of … Read more

Insomnia may increase the risk of memory loss in middle-aged and older adults

Middle-aged and older adults with insomnia disorder may be more likely to develop subjective memory loss compared to their peers who have few or no insomnia symptoms, an analysis from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging suggests. “Since sleep is important for memory consolidation and other cognitive functions, disrupted sleep is likely to make cognition … Read more

Insomnia often goes hand in hand with depression in older adults

As people get older, symptoms of insomnia often creep in. They can toss and turn for hours, struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep. Frequent nighttime and early morning awakenings are very common in older adults. This, in turn, contributes to higher rates of depression, social isolation and physical health problems. The combination of insomnia … Read more

What causes insomnia and how to treat it?

Insomnia, which is characterized by trouble sleeping, is a common health condition that leads to anxiety and dissatisfaction with the quality and quantity of sleep. Insomnia is different from intentional sleep deprivation, because people with insomnia not only want to sleep, but may even try to force sleep. Recent estimates indicate that between 10-20% of … Read more