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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 06/2012

Sleep Works With Our Genes to Keep Weight in Check

| Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living

A recent study may be the first to show how sleep can either promote or suppress weight gain by affecting the genetic factors that play a role in weight.

Sleeping Gives Memory and Learning a Lift

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living

We're learning more all the time about how sleep helps us learn and retain information, how it clears the mind and prepares us to learn new things, as well as how it may protect us from the emotional pain of difficult memories.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living

These two studies are the first to establish a link between OSA and cancer in humans. Previous studies have shown evidence of a relationship between cancer and sleep apnea in mice.

Does Co-Sleeping Protect Kids From Obesity?

| Posted 06.22.2012 | Parents

A recent study suggests that young children who share a bed with their parents may be at lower risk for obesity.

An Under-Examined Danger of Insomnia

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living

You may know that insomnia puts you at greater risk for serious health problems, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. But did you know that insomnia may also increase your risk of injury?