Home > Medical > Sleep Disorders > More from the research labs More from the research labs All sections in Sleep » About Sleep » Health Tips » Insomnia » Research » Narcolepsy » Sleep News » Sleep and Diet » Sleep and Travel » Snoring The sinister side of snoring Sleep apnoea - usually manifest in bursts of strangled-sounding snores - plagues millions every night. It's a sleep-thief, but it's also potentially very dangerous... Apnoea sufferers have different palates People with obstructive sleep apnoea have soft palates that are more elongated and angled than those of people without the condition, researchers report. Lifestyle change eases apnoea Losing weight through lifestyle changes can improve or even reverse mild cases of the night-time breathing disorder, sleep apnoea, a new study suggests. Quiz Are you sleep-deprived? » Health Tip: Making the transition to sleep VIRAL: millions are watching this video to fall asleep! Bad sleep affects outlook on life People who have a tough time getting a good night's sleep are more likely to become dissatisfied with their lives later on, a new study in twins from Finland shows. More sleep = less colds People who get less than seven hours of sleep per night appear about three times as likely to develop a cold as those who sleep eight hours or more. Exercise, sleep lower cancer risk Regular physical activity can significantly lower a woman's risk of developing cancer, but skimping on sleep can eliminate those gains, a study found. Sleep terrors may be genetic Sleep terrors may run in the family, new research with twins shows. Bad snorers sit too long Canadian researchers have identified a new risk factor for excessive snoring, known as obstructive sleep apnoea, in normal-weight men: too much sitting Sleeping on your side is healthy The healthiest position for sleep is on the side, according to researchers at the University of Cleveland in the US state of Ohio. Sleep apnoea means more sick leave People with sleep apnoea may be at increased risk of needing an extended sick leave from work, or going on permanent work disability, a new study suggests. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher!