PerfectSense Sleep News: January 22, 2020

Sleep Newzzz - January 22, 2020

As kids, we whine and cry when our parents make us take naps or go to bed early. 

Now as adults, we are enamoured with sleep. We have the nap pods, sleep apps and gadgets to prove it. 

And for good reason! 

Did you know that low-quality sleep can cause migraines even days later? Find out more on this week’s Sleep Newzzz …

Sleep Deprivation Symptoms Include Migraines, Even Days Later

What does getting a good night's sleep mean to you? Is it just about the number of hours? Not completely. It's also about getting enough uninterrupted sleep. 

New research suggests even just one night of fragmented sleep could boost migraine risk in the coming days. This is the kind of sleep where you’re in bed but wide awake.

The study looked at 98 adults who reported episodic migraines in the past. They wore sleep-tracking devices for 6 weeks, as well as provided daily information on sleep, headaches, caffeine and alcohol intake, physical activity, stress and headache frequency. 

Short sleep duration wasn’t significantly associated with migraine. It’s actually fragmented sleep that increased subjects’ odds of having a migraine 2 days later. 

In other words, the higher the percentage of time you’re awake versus asleep, the higher your risk of migrainenot the next day, but 2 days later. 

Sleep Linked to Language Skills in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

New research has discovered that sleep plays a crucial role in the language development of children with Down’s, Fragile and Williams syndrome. 

Led by Dr. Dean D’Souza of Anglia Ruskin University and published in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities, it’s the first cross-syndrome study to examine sleep, and the relationship between sleep and language, in very young children with these neurodevelopmental disorders. 

The study found that the longer the infants and toddlers with Down’s syndrome and Williams syndrome slept at night, the more words they knew. For each additional 10 minutes of sleep, these children would understand the meaning of six additional words. 

Using Fitbit and Other Wearables to Predict Flu & Illnesses

Short of tucking you into bed, the Fitbit can do a lot. It can track your sleep patterns, your heart rate and activity levels. 

A new study has established that Fitbits, as well as other fitness trackers and smartwatches, can also be used to predict flu outbreaks. 

In the most recent study by The Lancet Digital Health Journal, data from 47,000 Fitbit users in America was reviewed. The results show that using data from fitness wearables can be a more accurate way of alerting public health officials to flu outbreaks than traditional methods.

The data showed that resting heart rate and sleep were the best indicators of oncoming flu. An average weekly heart rate significantly above users’ typical value, coupled with sleep that was not below their average, was an indicator something was amiss. 

Another way fitness trackers predict illnesses is by looking at activity levels and aerobic fitness. When people start to get sick, their physical activity typically declines and could be linked to some diseases. 

Sleepless nights can be linked to huge health risks. We want you to sleep better and live better … tonight, tomorrow and every night after that.

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