Monthly Archives: December 2017

How life spills over into dreams

Nobody really knows where dreams come from. Freud thought they were an upwelling of the unconscious while some modern neuroscientists think they are nothing more than the brain’s equivalent of a screen-saver. Netta Weinstein, from Cardiff University, has been leading … Continue reading

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Obesity, sleep apnoea and testosterone

The less testosterone obese men have the worse their sleep apnoea. However, researchers aren’t sure whether the same relationship between testosterone and sleep apnoea holds true for men who aren’t obese. In this study Alonco Viana, from the Federal University … Continue reading

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Sleep apnoea and epilepsy

Many people with epilepsy have sleep apnoea and it turns out that the therapy used to deal with sleep apnoea can also reduce the number of seizures people have. In sleep apnoea people’s airways collapse while they are asleep causing … Continue reading

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Dronabinol for sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea occurs when people’s airways collapse while they are asleep leaving them gasping for breath as they wake up. This can happen many times over the course of a night leaving sufferers with disturbed sleep and a host of … Continue reading

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