Sleep Disorder Multiplies Depression Risk

Sleep Disorders in AD

The study, which appears in the April issue of the journal SLEEP, is the first of its kind to look at a representative cross-section of the U.S. population. The data was drawn from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), an annual survey conducted by the CDC. Health.com: 7 tips for the best sleep ever Six percent of men and 3% of women had received a sleep apnea diagnosis, the survey found, while 7% of men and 4% of women reported breathing problems on at least five nights per week. Depression was assessed using a standard questionnaire that asked how often during the past two weeks the participants had “little interest or pleasure in doing things” or felt “down, depressed or hopeless,” for instance.
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December 21, 2011 at 13:31 | Report abuse | Reply IAB December 22, 2011 at 20:27 | Report abuse | jojo POLICE OFFICERS LIE….IN COURT UNDER OATH…IT ISN’T HARD TO READ THE PAPERS AND SEE CURRENT AND FORMER POLICE OFFICERS WHO KILL, ROB…STEAL..RAPE…SELL DRUGS AND SO ON…….. A FEW BAD APPLES SHOULDN’T SPOIL THE BARREL……BUT….THEY DO… TOO BAD WHEN YOU CAN’T TRUST THE POLICE… December 21, 2011 at 14:23 | Report abuse | Reply jojo December 21, 2011 at 14:29 | Report abuse | Reply jojo Got off jury duty cuz I tod the judge that, “I know several cops personaly and that they sometimes lie”….. The judge said to me, …….. “surely you don’t think that all cops lie?”….I said, ……”All the cops that I know do.”…lol…
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Sleeping disorders affect work of police officers

Restless Leg Syndrome Restless leg syndrome, which is also known as Witttmaack-Ekbons syndrome, Jimmy legs, spare legs, and nocturnal myoclonus, is a sensory motor neurologic disorder causing uncontrollable urges to move the limbs especially during sleep. Restless leg syndrome is frequently associated with an underlying condition of iron deficiency, diabetes, Sjogrens syndrome, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, anemia or peripheral neuropathy. Restless leg syndrome has four major characteristics: an urge to move, usually due to uncomfortable sensations (of creeping, crawling, pins and needles, tingling, pulling, twitching, tearing, throbbing, prickling or aching) occurring primarily in the legs, particularly the calves; motor restlessness, expressed as activity, that relieves the urge to move; worsening of symptoms by relaxation, with symptoms increasing during long periods of sitting; variability over the course of the day-night cycle, with symptoms worse in the evening and early in the night. Another common feature is having a co-existing periodic limb movement disorder, with 80-90 percent of patients with restless leg syndrome also having periodic limb movement disorder. About 15 percent of the adults in North American and Europe have restless leg syndrome, and in these populations there is a high incidence of familial cases, suggesting a genetic tendency. Symptoms usually appear at about age 45 although they may occur in childhood.
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