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Mindfulness is key to tinnitus relief research reveals
New studies suggest mindfulness-based CBT could significantly help tinnitus sufferers. (2018-07-01)
In women, even mild sleep problems may raise blood pressure
For women, even mild sleep problems can raise blood pressure, finds a new study. (2018-06-26)
Fatigue is a common but underestimated symptom of endometriosis
Two papers published in Human Reproduction journal show that the prevalence of fatigue is more than doubled in women with endometriosis but is underestimated, meaning that doctors should be making greater efforts to discuss and treat this debilitating symptom in these women, and that a history of some types of child abuse is linked to an increased likelihood of endometriosis in adulthood. (2018-06-26)
One in four Americans develop insomnia each year
About 25 percent of Americans experience acute insomnia each year, but about 75 percent of these individuals recover without developing persistent poor sleep or chronic insomnia, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented Monday at SLEEP 2018. (2018-06-05)
Study links screen time to insomnia symptoms and depressive symptoms in adolescents
Preliminary results from a new study indicate that greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents. (2018-06-04)
Sleep paralysis and hallucinations are prevalent in student athletes
Pilot data from a recent study suggest that sleep paralysis and dream-like hallucinations as you are falling asleep or waking up are widespread in student athletes and are independently associated with symptoms of depression. (2018-06-04)
Poor sleep at night could mean decreased work productivity in the morning
Preliminary results from a new study suggest that several sleep-related symptoms are associated with decreased work productivity. (2018-06-04)
Insomnia is a likely long-term side effect of stroke
Stroke patients experience sustained problems with insomnia potentially reducing their ability to relearn key skills and putting them at increased risk of depression, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds. (2018-05-30)
More choices for treating insomnia in cancer survivors: Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-supported randomized clinical trial of cancer survivors showed that eight weeks of either acupuncture or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) decreased the severity of insomnia among cancer survivors, though improvements were greatest among patients receiving cognitive behavioral therapy. (2018-05-16)
New findings explain how melatonin promotes sleep
Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have discovered how melatonin suppresses neurons in the brain that keeps you awake and alert. (2018-05-15)
Facebook app offers opportunity to help unpaid Alzheimer's caregivers via friendsourcing
Researchers at IUPUI have developed a Facebook app that, a study shows, offers a way to provide much-needed support to unpaid caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease. (2018-05-09)
Let it go: Mental breaks after work improve sleep
If you've had a bad day at work thanks to rude colleagues, doing something fun and relaxing after you punch out could net you a better night's sleep. (2018-04-23)
Can't sleep? Could be down to genetics
Researchers have identified specific genes that may trigger the development of sleep problems, and have also demonstrated a genetic link between insomnia and psychiatric disorders such as depression, or physical conditions such as type 2 diabetes. (2018-03-09)
Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression -- and may not last
A new study of middle-aged women found that sleep problems vary across the stages of menopause, yet are consistently correlated with hot flashes and depression. (2018-02-19)
Sleepless in Japan: How insomnia kills
Laypeople tend to think that insomnia is usually a symptom of something else, like stress, a bad diet or a sedentary lifestyle, but this may not be true at all. (2018-02-13)
Sixty-four percent of women suffer from insomnia in late pregnancy
Study led by the University of Granada warns that health systems need to address this problem systematically, since as well as affecting the quality of life of pregnant women, insomnia is a risk factor for high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, depression, preterm birth and unplanned caesarean sections. (2018-01-29)
OHSU research provides new insight about antidepressants
New molecular research shows how chemically diverse drugs used to treat depression and anxiety disorders interact with the protein that transports serotonin in the brain. (2018-01-29)
Can writing your 'to-do's' help you to doze? Baylor study suggests jotting down tasks can
Writing a 'to-do' list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. (2018-01-11)
Noninvasive brainwave technology improved post-traumatic stress symptoms in military
A noninvasive brainwave mirroring technology significantly reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress in military personnel in a pilot study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (2017-12-27)
New guide aims to unmask unique challenges women face in getting healthy sleep
The unique barriers faced by women in maintaining good sleep health are often misunderstood or overlooked, according to a new resource (2017-12-18)
Amber-tinted glasses may provide relief for insomnia
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center tested a method to reduce the adverse effects of evening ambient light exposure, while still allowing use of blue light-emitting devices. (2017-12-15)
Benzodiazepines increase mortality in persons with Alzheimer's disease
Benzodiazepine and related drug use is associated with a 40 percent increase in mortality among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2017-11-20)
Insomnia linked to alcohol-use among adolescents, says Rutgers University-Camden
'Parents, educators, and therapists should consider insomnia to be a risk marker for alcohol use, and alcohol use a risk marker for insomnia, among early adolescents,' writes Rutgers-Camden researcher Naomi Marmorstein in the study, published recently in the journal Addictive Behaviors. (2017-11-10)
Insomnia linked with early death and kidney dysfunction
Insomnia was linked with increased risks of early death, rapid kidney function decline, and kidney failure in a group of US veterans. (2017-11-03)
Hot flashes, night sweats connected to obstructive sleep apnea risk in middle-aged women
In a new study published today in Menopause, researchers have found that the hot flashes and night sweats faced by upward of 80 percent of middle-aged women may be linked to an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea. (2017-11-01)
Research documents link between nightmares and self-harm
Research by doctoral student Chelsea Ennis found a link between nightmares and self-injurious behavior. (2017-11-01)
New pilot study: Montmorency tart cherry juice increased sleep time among participating adults ages 50+ by 1 hour and 24 minutes
Montmorency tart cherry juice increased sleep time among participating adults ages 50+ by 84 minutes. (2017-10-27)
Getting a good night's sleep and feeling better could be all in your head
For the thousands of peri- and postmenopausal women who struggle to sleep and battle depression, help can't come soon enough. (2017-10-11)
Older adults with insomnia may fall even more when on prescription sleep meds
Taking physician-recommended sleep medications to treat insomnia may actually increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to a team of sleep researchers. (2017-10-10)
Why do we fall asleep when bored?
University of Tsukuba researcher discovers why we have the tendency to fall asleep in the absence of motivating stimuli, i.e., when bored. (2017-09-29)
Couples weather bickering with a little help from their friends
New research finds that having good friends and family members to turn to alleviates the stress of everyday conflict between marital partners. (2017-09-15)
Cannot sleep due to stress? Here is the cure
Everyone empirically knows that stressful events certainly affect sound sleep. (2017-09-04)
Children's sleep quality linked to mothers' insomnia
Children sleep more poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms -- potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development -- according to new research by the University of Warwick and the University of Basel. (2017-08-31)
Children's sleep quality is related to mothers' insomnia symptoms
Children more often sleep poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms. (2017-08-31)
Electroconvulsive therapy for depression in older patients may not relieve their insomnia
Older people receiving electroconvulsive therapy for their depression likely will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, researchers report. (2017-08-15)
Binge-watching 'The Walking Dead?' You might feel like a zombie yourself
Binge-watching is a great way for young adults to catch up on multiple episodes of their favorite television series like 'The Walking Dead' or 'Game of Thrones,' but it comes at a price. (2017-08-14)
Binge-watching television associated with poor sleep in young adults
A new study is the first to link binge-watching in young adults with poorer sleep quality, more fatigue, and increased insomnia. (2017-08-14)
Sleep disorders linked to preterm birth in large California study
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term, according to an analysis of California births by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2017-08-08)
Women have more active brains than men
In the largest functional brain imaging study to date, the Amen Clinics (Newport Beach, CA) compared 46,034 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging studies provided by nine clinics, quantifying differences between the brains of men and women. (2017-08-07)
Purpose in life by day linked to better sleep at night
Having a purpose in life means you are more likely to sleep better at night with less sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, reports a new study. (2017-07-09)
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