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  • [New] Being overweight or obese (BMI > 30) can have higher risk of debilitating and deadly diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, stroke, hypertension, dyslipidemia, depression, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and some cancers. Nutraceuticals World
  • [New] A large study was published earlier in 2021 in Nature Communications, showing that 6 hours of sleep or less on a regular basis [at the age of 50 and 60 years] increased risk of dementia by 30%. Medical News Today
  • [New] People who get less than six hours of sleep a night have repeatedly been shown to be at an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes - one of the comorbidities that have been a hot topic in 2021 because they play a big role a person's ability to fight off serious health concerns relating to Covid-19. World
  • Without getting the recommended amount of sleep, people put themselves at higher risk for heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and obesity. Mobihealthnews
  • New research being undertaken by Monash University's Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health aims to discover if sleep disruptions from shift work are detrimental to the performance and decision-making of emergency workers. Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health
  • Featuring up to six days of battery life per charge, Fitbit Versa 2 packs all of the fitness monitoring capabilities you would expect like keeping tabs on burned calories, sleep tracking, and more. 9to5Google
  • The detox unit at St Thomas' Hospital will offer transformative care to rough sleepers in London suffering from addiction, to ensure some of London's most vulnerable people get the help they need. The Big Issue
  • In one study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, American researchers found that health workers who reported multiple sleep problems had nearly twice the risk of COVID-19. COVID-19
  • Bearish investors are losing sleep over the prospect that the Federal Reserve maintains its highly accommodative monetary policy a bit longer than expected due to the delta variant. CNBC
  • People carrying excess weight are at greater risk of mortality, hypertension, high LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and many cancers says the CDC.
  • Taking common prescription medications like sleeping pills, opioids and medication used to treat anxiety and depression poses a risk, a new UBC study of millions of drivers finds. UBC News
  • The recall at its competitor Philips will add up to $350 million to its sales of sleep apnea and ventilator devices over the next 12 months. MedTech Dive
  • Google will suggest ways to improve sleep based on what the Nest Hub has observed. CNet
  • The recycled composite sleepers will help Network Rail achieve its Zero Carbon 2050 target due to at least a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from sleeper production and embodying recycled plastic within the track infrastructure for at least 50 years. Network Rail Media Centre
  • Children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, poor mental health, and injuries. CNN
  • A government-backed collection of funds will provide more than 200 homes for rough sleepers in England - the first time the housing department has used social investment to fund new homes. Pioneers Post
  • The home-care settings & individuals segment in the sleep apnea devices market is predicted to expand at a CAGR of more than 9.5% through 2027, led by rising usage of oral appliances in the home-care settings, treatment availability and emergence of telemedicine & remote care in sleep apnea. Yahoo Finance
  • Others could use the FDA-cleared BioSticker smartpatch to continuously monitor vital signs like respiratory rate, activity levels, sleep status, gait and more. Transport Times
  • Switching over to bed time and automatic sleep monitoring and you can expect the Mi Watch lite to capture sleep duration, and breakdown of deep sleep, light sleep and time spent awake. Wareable
  • In cases of suspected sleep apnea, most US payers recommend an initial screening using a sleep test at home before they will reimburse an overnight stay in a sleep clinic. McKinsey & Company
  • A new breakthrough study develops artificial intelligence algorithm that will serve to help doctors and researchers around the world to learn more about sleep disorders in the future and help treat difficulty in sleeping, sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Impact Lab

Last updated: 19 September 2021