Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

Dark Chocolate could be key to good night’s sleep

Dark Chocolate could be key to good night’s sleep: research Chocolate could help you sleep. Picture: Kate Chandler MARK WAGHORN 09:14 Thursday 14 April 2016 EATING plenty of dark chocolate could be the key to getting a good night’s sleep, according to Edinburgh research. It’s rich in magnesium – an essential mineral that keeps body…

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Disrupted internal clocks play role in disease

It’s about time. Thirty percent of severe alcoholics develop liver disease, but scientists have not been able to explain why only a subset is at risk. A research team from Northwestern University and Rush University Medical Center now has a possible explanation: disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms can push those vulnerable over the edge to…

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High Prevalence of Sleep Disturbance in Cirrhosis

High Prevalence of Sleep Disturbance in Cirrhosis HEPATOLOGY, February 1998, p. 339-345, Vol. 27, No. 2 Original Articles Juan Córdoba1, Juan Cabrera1, Louis Lataif1, Plamen Penev2, Phyllis Zee2, and Andrés T. Blei1 From Northwestern University, and the Departments of 1 Medicine and 2 Neurology, the Sleep Laboratory at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lakeside VA Medical…

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Sleep Disturbance in Cirrhosis

Sleep Disturbance in Cirrhosis The present study shows that patients with cirrhosis without evidence of hepatic encephalopathy and who were evaluated while performing their daily routines have abnormalities in the quality of sleep. Nearly one half of patients attending a Liver Clinic complained of unsatisfactory sleep, a frequency slightly greater than that previously reported with…

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Sleep disorders linked to Melatonin Part 2

Sleep disorders linked to Melatonin Part 2 Pituitary hormone circadian rhythm alterations in cirrhosis patients with subclinical hepatic encephalopathy AIM: To analyze pituitary hormone and melatonin circadian rhythms, and to correlate hormonal alterations with clinical performance, hepatic disease severity and diagnostic tests used for the detection of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with…

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