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Fitful nightly sleep linked to chronic inflammation, hardened arteries
Scientists begin to reveal what it is about fragmented nightly sleep that leads to the fatty arterial plaque buildup that can result in fatal heart disease. (2020-06-05)
New alcohol genes uncovered
Do you have what is known as problematic alcohol use? (2020-06-04)
Benzodiazepine use before conception is linked to increased risk of ectopic pregnancy
Women who use a class of tranquilizers called benzodiazepines before becoming pregnant are at greater risk of ectopic pregnancies, according to a study of nearly 1.7 million women. (2020-06-02)
Mental health outcomes among health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic in Italy
Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and insomnia among health care workers in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic are reported in this observational study. (2020-05-28)
Sleep-wake disturbances can predict recurrent events in stroke survivors
The study, conducted in Switzerland, found that having multiple sleep-wake disturbances such as sleep-disordered breathing, extreme long or short sleep duration, insomnia and restless leg syndrome independently and significantly increased the risk of a new cardio-cerebrovascular event in the two years following a stroke. (2020-05-23)
AI unlocks rhythms of 'deep sleep'
Algorithms and deep learning has enabled Flinders University sleep researchers to dive deep into one of the mysteries of sleep health. (2020-05-18)
Children & coronavirus infection (COVID-19): How to avoid post-traumatic stress disorder
COVID-19 is a pandemic that has forced many states to declare restrictive measures in order to prevent their wider spread. (2020-05-06)
Targeting depression: Researchers ID symptom-specific targets for treatment of depression
For the first time, physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have identified two clusters of depressive symptoms that responded to two distinct neuroanatomical treatment targets in patients who underwent transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (TMS) for treatment of depression. (2020-05-04)
Persistent and worsening insomnia may predict persistent depression in older adults
Older adults with depression may be at much higher risk of remaining depressed if they are experiencing persistent or worsening sleep problems, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2020-04-30)
Genetics linked to childhood emotional, social and psychiatric problems
Emotional, social and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents have been linked to higher levels of genetic vulnerability for adult depression. (2020-04-15)
More than a third of medical staff suffered insomnia during the COVID-19 epidemic in China
A survey of more than 1,500 medical staff in China found that about 36 percent experienced trauma and other mental health problems like depression and anxiety. (2020-04-14)
Position statement highlights importance of sleep for physician self-care
Physician burnout is a significantly underappreciated public safety issue, and sleep loss is often overlooked as a contributing factor, according to a new position statement published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (2020-03-30)
Mental health of health care workers in china in hospitals with patients with COVID-19
This survey study of almost 1,300 health care workers in China at 34 hospitals equipped with fever clinics or wards for patients with COVID-19 reports on their mental health outcomes, including symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia and distress. (2020-03-23)
'Start low, go slow' still applies for pain management, especially for older patients
Chronic pain affects a large proportion of older adults and most long-term care residents. (2020-03-02)
The skinny on why poor sleep may increase heart risk in women
A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease. (2020-02-17)
Low-dose methotrexate associated with small increase in some adverse events
A pre-specified secondary analysis of a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial found that low-dose methotrexate (LD-MTX) was associated with a small to modest increase in the risk for some adverse events, including skin cancer and gastrointestinal, infectious, pulmonary, and hematologic effects in patients at risk for heart disease. (2020-02-17)
New VA/DoD guidelines address sleep-related issues in military personnel, veterans
Military service is a risk factor for sleep disorders. Recognizing this, the US Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense issued new guidelines for assessing and treating insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea in military personnel and veterans. (2020-02-17)
Research shows that older patients with untreated sleep apnea need greater medical care
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common and costly medical Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that the medical costs are substantially higher among older adults who go untreated for obstructive sleep apnea. (2020-01-16)
January Alzheimer's & Dementia highlights: Sleep, race/ethnicity, artificial intelligence
Phase 3 drug trial results on improving sleep for persons living with Alzheimer's disease. (2020-01-16)
Getting a good night's sleep complicated by menopause
The value of a good night's sleep can't be underestimated. (2019-12-18)
Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?
A pioneering new study led by Dr. Lu Qi, director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center, found that even if people had a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke, healthy sleep patterns could help offset that risk. (2019-12-18)
Nightly sleep disturbance linked to daily risk of migraines
The team's findings generally support patients' reports of sleep disturbance as a trigger for migraines. (2019-12-16)
Skipping one night of sleep may leave insomniacs twice as impaired, study says
Poor daytime functioning is a frequent complaint among those suffering from insomnia. (2019-12-11)
Refined carbs may trigger insomnia, finds study
Women who consumed a diet high in added sugars and refined carbohydrates had a greater risk of developing insomnia, a new study by researchers at Columbia University has found. (2019-12-11)
Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night
Researchers at the Salk Institute report the discovery of three cell types in the eye that detect light and align the brain's circadian rhythm to our ambient light. (2019-12-05)
A sleeping pill that doesn't make you sway: a new targeted insomnia treatment
University of Tsukuba researchers compared the physical and cognitive side effects of two sleep agents that affect two different kinds of brain receptor. (2019-11-22)
Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep
Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center. (2019-11-19)
Behavioral therapy for insomnia shows benefit for children with autism and their parents
Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders have found cognitive behavioral therapy can improve child and parent sleep, child behavior and parent fatigue. (2019-11-05)
Study links sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's among Hispanics
Sleep disturbances among Hispanics may increase their risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study led by a University of Miami Miller School neurologist and sleep expert. (2019-10-09)
Ethnically diverse mothers, children living in poverty at risk for sleep problems
African-American and other ethnically diverse mothers know the value of a good night's sleep, but they and their young children are at risk for developing sleep problems if they live in urban poverty, a Rutgers study finds. (2019-10-09)
Sleeping pills reduce suicidal thoughts in patients with severe insomnia
Insomnia is a driver of suicide, and particularly people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces their suicidal thoughts, investigators report. (2019-09-30)
Chronic insomnia can be cured in cancer survivors with a basic sleep education class
In a study published online today by the journal Cancer, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that a single-session sleep education program for survivors can cure insomnia in many participants, and that those who don't benefit from this approach are often helped by a more extensive, but still modest, three-session program. (2019-09-24)
Older adults with COPD more likely to use synthetic cannabinoids, study finds
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that's often associated with a variety of health problems, including chronic muscle pain and insomnia. (2019-09-23)
Disturbed childhood can lead to adult insomnia
Parents should help their children with better sleep patterns, along with any problem behavioural issues, because this can lead to severe insomnia in middle age, a groundbreaking new study shows. (2019-09-06)
Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use
As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new UCL study published in the Journal of Dual Diagnosis reports that prescriptions are not backed up by adequate evidence. (2019-09-03)
Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke
Data from more than a million people found that genetic liability to insomnia may increase the risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. (2019-08-19)
Solutions for leading sleep woes
The 'double whammy' of co-occurring insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea is a complex problem best managed with non-drug targeted psych interventions, a new Australian study has found. (2019-08-12)
Optimistic people sleep better, longer, study finds
People who are the most optimistic tend to sleep better and longer, suggests a new study led by University of Illinois social work professor Rosalba Hernandez. (2019-08-07)
Sleep interrupted: What's keeping us up at night?
One of the largest longitudinal studies to date examined evening consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine among an African-American cohort and objectively measured sleep outcomes in their natural environments instead of laboratory or observatory settings. (2019-08-06)
Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason depression treatment doesn't work
When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn't working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say. (2019-07-23)
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