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Split and continuous sleep in teens impact cognition and glucose levels differently
Under conditions of insufficient sleep, effects on cognitive performance and morning glucose levels vary depending on how sleep is distributed, says study's principal investigator Professor Michael Chee. (2019-02-22)
Lack of sleep is not necessarily fatal for flies
Male flies kept awake do not die earlier than those allowed to sleep, leading researchers to question whether sleep, in flies at least, is essential for staying alive. (2019-02-20)
Evening exercise will not ruin sleep and might even reduce appetite
With growing time demands, many middle-aged adults are finding time to engage in exercise increasingly difficult. (2019-02-20)
Acupuncture may ease troublesome menopausal symptoms
A brief course of acupuncture may help to ease troublesome menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-02-19)
AASM publishes clinical practice guideline on use of PAP therapy for sleep apnea
A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) provides guidance to clinicians on the use of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults. (2019-02-18)
OSA patients with excessive daytime sleepiness at greatest risk of cardiovascular disease
Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-02-15)
Study affirms self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children
While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children and their parents, there has been a lack of data comparing the validity of these self-reported sleep parameters. (2019-02-14)
Researchers reveal brain connections that disadvantage night owls
'Night owls' -- those who go to bed and get up later -- have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to 'morning larks,' which mean they could be disadvantaged by the constraints of a normal working day. (2019-02-14)
Mass. General study finds how getting enough sleep reduces cardiovascular disease risk
Getting enough sleep is key to good health, and studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease. (2019-02-13)
Study helps solve mystery of how sleep protects against heart disease
Researchers say they are closer to solving the mystery of how a good night's sleep protects against heart disease. (2019-02-13)
German researchers discover how sleep can fight infection
Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. (2019-02-12)
Up to 15 percent of children have sleep apnea, yet 90 percent go undiagnosed
Children who have behavior problems or are suspected to have ADHD might actually be suffering from a chronic lack of restorative sleep. (2019-02-12)
Obstructive sleep apnea linked to inflammation, organ dysfunction
In the study, 'Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Inflammation: Proof of Concept Based on Two Illustrative Cytokines,' published recently in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, researchers examined the link between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and inflammation and the ensuing damage caused to organs. (2019-02-12)
Among Latinos, Puerto Rican children less likely to use their asthma inhalers
Compared to Mexican American children, Puerto Rican children were more likely to have poor or decreasing use of inhaled medication needed to control their asthma, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-02-08)
Study: Serious health concerns missed in older adults
Researchers examined the prevalence and impact of six common symptoms (pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, breathing difficulty, sleep problems) and found that nearly half of adults ages 65 and older have two or more of these symptoms and one-fourth have three or more. (2019-02-08)
Blood leukocytes mirror insufficient sleep
Prior studies have indicated that prolonged insufficient sleep and poor sleep quality are associated with a heightened risk of cardiovascular diseases, dementia and psychiatric disorders. (2019-02-07)
The interplay between relationships, stress, and sleep
A new Personal Relationships study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep quality and quantity in middle adulthood (at age 37). (2019-02-06)
Research shows teens too low on sleep, activity, and too high on screen time
Only 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-02-04)
Mindfulness and sleep can reduce exhaustion in entrepreneurs
When entrepreneurs are feeling exhausted but can't afford the time for adequate sleep, they may be able to replenish their energy with mindfulness exercises such as meditation. (2019-02-04)
ATS publishes new clinical guideline on home oxygen for children
The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. (2019-02-01)
Nearly half of all adult Americans have cardiovascular disease
At least 48 percent of all adults in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the latest statistics provided by the American Heart Association. (2019-01-31)
Sleep apnea creates gaps in life memories: Study
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to affect over 936 million people worldwide, and people with OSA are known to suffer memory problems and depression. (2019-01-31)
Learning new vocabulary during deep sleep
Researchers of the University of Bern, Switzerland, showed that we can acquire the vocabulary of a new language during distinct phases of slow-wave sleep and that the sleep-learned vocabulary could be retrieved unconsciously following waking. (2019-01-31)
To sleep, perchance to heal: Newly discovered gene governs need for slumber when sick
Humans spend nearly one-third of their lives in slumber, yet sleep is still one of biology's most enduring mysteries. (2019-01-31)
Introducing nemuri, a protein that induces sleep and fights infection
Researchers have discovered a bacteria-fighting peptide in fruit flies that also promotes sleep after sleep deprivation or infection, according to a new study. (2019-01-31)
New strategy expands the benefits of Internet-delivered CBT
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have experimented with a new adaptive treatment strategy for Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) that identifies patients within the first month who face a major risk of treatment failure. (2019-01-30)
Researchers identify high-risk areas for infant deaths in Harris County
To help Harris County target its preventive strategies for sudden unexpected infant death, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified areas of the county where these tragic deaths are most likely to occur. (2019-01-30)
Children looking at screens in darkness before bedtime are at risk of poor sleep
Preteens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime. (2019-01-29)
Sleep, mood affect how 'in control' older adults feel
Psychology researchers have found another reason that sleep, mood and stress are important: they affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives. (2019-01-29)
Research sheds light on body clock and links to mental health and disease
A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and disease. (2019-01-29)
Stress and dream sleep are linked to pathways of brain cell death and survival
The first and most distinct consequence of daily mild stress is an increase in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, a new study in the journal PNAS reports. (2019-01-28)
Poor sleep at night, more pain the next day
After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. (2019-01-28)
Sleep loss heightens pain sensitivity, dulls brain's painkilling response
For the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified neural glitches in the sleep-deprived brain that can intensify and prolong the agony of sickness and injury. (2019-01-28)
Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in teens, young adults
Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-01-25)
Are tattoos linked with individuals' health and risky behaviors?
In a survey-based study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, having tattoos was not significantly related to overall health status, but individuals with tattoos were more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health issue and to report sleep problems. (2019-01-24)
Rocking improves sleep and memory, studies in mice and people show
Two new studies reported in Current Biology on Jan. 24, one conducted in young adults and the other in mice, add to evidence for the broad benefits of a rocking motion during sleep. (2019-01-24)
To sleep well, let yourself be rocked!
Anyone who has ever put a baby to sleep by gently cradling it knows that rocking promotes sleep. (2019-01-24)
Sleep deprivation may affect our genes
Sleep deprivation was associated with DNA damage in a new Anaesthesia study. (2019-01-24)
With less sleep, tau release in the brain goes up
The sleep-wake cycle affects the levels of a protein in our brain called tau, a new study in animals and humans shows. (2019-01-24)
Sleep deprivation accelerates Alzheimer's brain damage
A study in mice and people from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-01-24)
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