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Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents -- Study
Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found. (2020-07-01)
Functional in silico dissection of the brain during the natural wake-sleep cycle
The human brain is a complex system comprising 1010 non-linear units (neurons) that interact in 1015 sites (synapses). (2020-06-30)
Better sleep with a partner
Do couples that share a bed sleep better, worse, or just different? (2020-06-25)
Countries with early adoption of face masks showed modest COVID-19 infection rates
Regions with an early interest in face masks had milder COVID-19 epidemics, according to a new letter-to-the-editor published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2020-06-24)
Bedtime media use linked to less sleep in children who struggle to self-regulate behavior
Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology followed 547 children for a week and measured their media use and sleep patterns. (2020-06-23)
Does 'mommy brain' last? Study shows motherhood does not diminish attention
'Mommy brain' is a long-held perception that mothers are more forgetful and less attentive. (2020-06-23)
Study links increased exercise with lower sleep apnea risk
A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that increased physical activity is associated with a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder. (2020-06-23)
Online program improves insomnia in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
In a study published today by Pediatric Blood and Cancer, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show that an online program developed specifically for AYA cancer survivors can significantly alleviate insomnia and improve overall quality of life. (2020-06-22)
Proportion of children born into care in England now one in 200
Following Freedom of Information (FOI) requests issued to the Department for Education, which provided access to national data collected from local authorities in England, researchers found that in the decade to 2018, the proportion of children in England born into care rose from 26 to 48 per 10,000 live births -- or from around one baby in 400 to one in 200. (2020-06-22)
Less sleep reduces positive feelings
Sleep deprivation makes us feel less happy, active, attentive and purposeful, according to a new study. (2020-06-18)
A new study on rare 'split brain' patients sheds light on feature of human sleep
A new study of researchers at IMT School for Advanced Study Lucca demonstrates for the first time that the slow waves of NREM-sleep travel and propagate in the brain through ''anatomical highways''. (2020-06-17)
Tibetan antelope thrive at high altitudes using a juvenile form of blood oxygen transport
Adult Tibetan antelope have overcome oxygen deprivation on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau through an unusual adaptation in which they permanently express a form of hemoglobin (the iron-containing oxygen transport protein in red blood cells) that other members of the cattle family only express as juveniles or when under extreme oxygen deprivation. (2020-06-17)
FSU researchers uncover new insights into Alzheimer's disease
FSU researchers looking at mouse models found impaired functional interactions between the hippocampus and the parietal cortex during the memory replay period, which may yield new insights into Alzheimer's Disease. (2020-06-17)
Poor sleep significantly linked with teenage depression
Teenagers who experience very poor sleep may be more likely to experience poor mental health in later life, as depressed teens in study slept 30 minutes less per night than other groups. (2020-06-17)
73% of LGBTQ youth bullied for reasons beyond their sexual identity
73% of SGM adolescents surveyed reported experiences of bias-based bullying for reasons beyond their sexual or gender identities, such as being bullied because of their body weight (57%), race/ethnicity (30%) and religion (27%). (2020-06-15)
Disrupted circadian rhythms linked to later Parkinson's diagnoses
Older men who have a weak or irregular circadian rhythm guiding their daily cycles of rest and activity are more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new study by scientists at the UC San Francisco Weill Institute for Neurosciences who analyzed 11 years of data for nearly 3,000 independently living older men. (2020-06-15)
Research delves into causes of nightmares that shadow female survivors of sexual trauma
A new study from psychologists at the University of Kansas attempts to shed light on triggers of post-trauma nightmare occurrences -- a topic that has received scant study. (2020-06-15)
Our sleep during lockdown: Longer and more regular, but worse
A survey conducted at the University of Basel and the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel has investigated how sleep has changed during the Covid-19 lockdown. (2020-06-12)
Landmark study shows inflammation after meals varies dramatically among healthy adults
Researchers led by King's College London announced today the first published results from PREDICT, the largest ongoing nutritional study of its kind. (2020-06-11)
How COVID-19 has altered sleep in the United States and Europe
Two studies in Current Biology show that relaxed school and work schedules and more time spent at home has led people to sleep more on average with less 'social jetlag' as indicated by a reduced shift in sleep timing and duration on work days versus free days. (2020-06-10)
One silver-lining amid the pandemic: College students are sleeping better
A new study shows that since stay-at-home orders took effect, university students are devoting 30 more minutes per weekday and 24 minutes per weekend to sleep, keeping more regular sleep hours and experiencing less 'social jetlag' on Monday mornings. (2020-06-10)
Artificial brains may need sleep too
Neural networks that become unstable after continuous periods of self-learning will return to stability after exposed to sleep like states, according to a study of simulated spiking neural networks, suggesting that even artificial brains need to nap occasionally. (2020-06-08)
Dreaming with purpose
Researchers from University of Tsukuba and the University of Tokyo have found that activity in adult-born neurons (ABNs) in the hippocampus, which is a brain region associated with memory, are responsible for memory consolidation during REM sleep. (2020-06-05)
NMDA receptors may link psychosis and sleep deficits
Sofya Kulikova, a researcher at HSE University in Perm, is part of an international research team that has discovered potential mechanisms that explain the sleep spindle deficit in electroencephalograms (EEG) of people with schizophrenia. (2020-06-05)
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)
How can you sleep during a solo sailing race?
Weeks of sailing on a 6 meters boat, nothing but the ocean for four thousand miles. (2020-06-04)
Adult neurogenesis essential for sleep-induced memory consolidation in mice
Adult neurogenesis, in which new neurons are generated within the hippocampus in the fully developed adult brain, occurs in mice -- but how new neurons are functionally integrated into existing brain circuitry has remained largely unknown. (2020-06-04)
Sleep, death and ... the gut?
A new study finds a causal link between sleep deprivation and death. (2020-06-04)
Disrupted sleep increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by promoting inflammation
Sleep disruption has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, but the mechanism has been unclear. (2020-06-04)
Obstructive sleep apnoea: Mandibular advancement device helps against daytime sleepiness
Obstructive sleep apnoea: mandibular advancement device helps against daytime sleepiness In obstructive sleep apnoea, wearing a plastic splint in the mouth at night to keep the airways open mechanically is about as effective as positive airway pressure therapy with a sleep mask. (2020-06-03)
Study: COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity
Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University at Buffalo research. (2020-06-03)
First study of COVID-19 patients with diabetes shows that 10% die within seven days of hospital admission
The first study of COVID-19 to specifically analyse the effect of the disease in hospitalised patients with diabetes has found that one in ten patients dies within 7 days of hospital admission, and one in five is intubated and mechanically ventilated by this point. (2020-05-28)
How do we disconnect from the environment during sleep and under anesthesia?
A series of new studies by researchers at Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience finds, among other important discoveries, that noradrenaline, a neurotransmitter secreted in response to stress, lies at the heart of our ability to ''shut off'' our sensory responses and sleep soundly. (2020-05-27)
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)
Study links severe childhood deprivation to neuropsychological difficulties in adulthood
A team of researchers from the University of Southampton, the University of Bath and King's College London, including Dennis Golm from the University of Southampton, have provided compelling evidence of the impact of adversity in childhood on neuropsychological functioning in adulthood. (2020-05-22)
A clue as to why it's so hard to wake up on a cold winter's morning
Do you remember the challenge of waking up on winter's cold, dark days? (2020-05-21)
Obesity not related to how close you live to fast food or gyms
A new study from Lund University in Sweden has shown no correlation between obesity and how close you live to fast food restaurants or gyms. (2020-05-20)
App helps COVID anxiety, depression
A new collection of mobile apps called IntelliCare -- free for downloading in the Apple and Android stores -- significantly reduces anxiety and depression at a rate similar to psychotherapy, reports a new study.The apps have special content to help people reduce the stress and anxiety of dealing with the pandemic. (2020-05-20)
Replacing time spent sitting with sleep or light activity may improve your mood
New research, published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that substituting prolonged sedentary time with sleep was associated with lower stress, better mood and lower body mass index (BMI), and substituting light physical activity was associated with improved mood and lower BMI across the next year. (2020-05-20)
Most parents concerned about privacy, body image impact of tweens using health apps
Most parents say they have concerns about how health apps may impact children ages 8-12, according to the C.S. (2020-05-18)
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