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A co-worker's rudeness can affect your sleep -- and your partner's, new PSU study finds
A new study from Portland State University and University of Illinois researchers found workplace incivilities has the potential to not only negatively affect an employee's sleep but their partner's as well (2018-12-14)
Physical activity in the evening does not cause sleep problems
Contrary to popular belief, there is no reason to avoid exercising in the evening, an analysis of the scientific literature has revealed. (2018-12-13)
Resting easy: Oxygen promotes deep, restorative sleep, study shows
Exposure to high levels of oxygen encourages the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep, according to a new study by University of Alberta neuroscientists. (2018-12-12)
Teens get more sleep with later school start time, researchers find
In 2016, Seattle Public Schools pushed back start times for its 18 high schools by 55 minutes. (2018-12-12)
Delayed high school start times in seattle increase sleep, grades and attendance
In Seattle, Washington, delaying the start time of two high schools by nearly an hour lengthened students' daily sleep by more than half an hour, and was associated with reduced sleepiness and increased academic performance. (2018-12-12)
News release: Increased motor activity linked to improved mood
Increasing one's level of physical activity may be an effective way to boost one's mood, according to a new study from a team including scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program. (2018-12-12)
Pregnant women, young children most likely to use bed nets to prevent malaria
When households in sub-Saharan Africa don't have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women and children under five are the most likely family members to sleep under the ones they have, leaving men and school-aged children more exposed to malaria, new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) research suggests. (2018-12-11)
Genetic changes associated with physical activity reported
Machine learning used to improve understanding of sleep, physical (in)activity and their health consequences (2018-12-10)
Addressing sleep disorders after traumatic brain injury
Amsterdam, NL, December 10, 2018 - Disorders of sleep are some of the most common problems experienced by patients after traumatic brain injury (TBI). (2018-12-10)
Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead to healthier teens
Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to researchers at Penn State. (2018-12-06)
Study reveals sleep problems in young adult students
A study published in the Journal of Sleep Research indicates that sleep problems are both prevalent and increasing among students. (2018-12-05)
Cannabis-based compound may reduce seizures in children with epilepsy
Interest has been growing in the use of cannabinoids--the active chemicals in cannabis or marijuana-- for the treatment of epilepsy in children. (2018-12-05)
Spinal injury throws body clocks off schedule
In the hours and days after a traumatic injury, the gears of circadian clocks fall profoundly out of sync, disrupting body temperature, hormonal rhythms, and immune response, new research shows. (2018-12-04)
Spinal cord injury could throw off body's internal clock, study shows
Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin suggests such injuries could throw off the internal clock of the entire body's daily activities, from hormones to sleep-wake schedules. (2018-12-04)
Too much or too little sleep linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death
The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is linked to your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and death, according to a study of over 116,000 people in seven regions of the world, published in the European Heart Journal. (2018-12-04)
Bonus for superior snoozing: Students who meet 8-hour sleep challenge do better on finals
Students given extra points if they met 'The 8-hour Challenge' -- averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week -- did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research. (2018-12-03)
New review highlights importance of good sleep routines for children
University of British Columbia review of sleep research backs use of bedtime routines to promote healthy sleep for children. (2018-12-03)
Poor sleep, missed meals, less mobility and stress in hospital may lead to readmission
Patients who experience disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition or mood while admitted in hospital may be more likely to be readmitted within 30 days after discharge, finds a new study co-led by St. (2018-12-03)
Children's Colorado researchers link sleep health to insulin resistance in obese teens
Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have identified a connection between overweight and obese teens' sleep health and their insulin sensitivity. (2018-12-03)
Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies
The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to 'map' their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research led by UCL in collaboration with UCLH. (2018-11-30)
Falls are more likely when you've had a bad night sleep
Disturbances during sleep decreases capability to control posture and balance according to researchers from the Department of Engineering and Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick who have an article published today in Scientific Reports. (2018-11-30)
Is being a night owl bad for your health?
In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a growing body of evidence indicating an increased risk of ill health in people with an evening preference as they have more erratic eating patterns and consume more unhealthy foods. (2018-11-30)
Light pollution may cause insomnia in older adults
A new study is the first population-based investigation to report a significant association between artificial, outdoor light exposure at night and insomnia, as indicated by older adults' use of hypnotic drugs. (2018-11-30)
Snoring poses greater cardiac risk to women
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men, according to a new study. (2018-11-29)
Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit
New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights. (2018-11-28)
Lack of sleep intensifies anger, impairs adaptation to frustrating circumstances
Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, according to new Iowa State University research. (2018-11-27)
Veterans study points to suicide risk from multiple brain injuries
A Veterans Affairs study finds that post-9-11 veterans with a history of repeated traumatic brain injuries -- versus none -- are at much greater risk for considering suicide. (2018-11-27)
Lung disease in middle age may be a risk factor for dementia later in life
Middle-aged adults with lung disease may be at greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2018-11-26)
Good help in primary care for children with obesity
Children treated for obesity in primary or outpatient care have a relatively good chance of fending off weight problems over the next few years as well, a study published in Acta Paediatrica shows. (2018-11-26)
Sleep length may affect risk of falls and fractures
Compared with women in a recent study who slept seven to eight hours each night, women who slept for five hours or 10 hours had about a 25 percent increased odds of experiencing recurrent falls (falling at least twice in a year). (2018-11-21)
Clinical study shows Cereset technology reduces symptoms of PTSD in military personnel
A new clinical study conducted by Wake Forest School of Medicine shows that use of a new non-invasive technology from the creators of Cereset not only reduces symptoms of military-related traumatic stress but also improves brain function. (2018-11-21)
Drug used for PTSD may worsen nightmares, not reduce suicidal thoughts
Nightmares and insomnia often accompany posttraumatic stress disorder and increase suicide risk. (2018-11-19)
Artificial intelligence predicts treatment effectiveness
How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? (2018-11-16)
Insomniac prisoners sleeping better after one-hour therapy session
Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements after receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to treat their insomnia. (2018-11-15)
To monitor 'social jet lag,' scientists look to Twitter
Social jet lag -- a syndrome related to the mismatch between the body's internal clock and the realities of our daily schedules -- has been tied to obesity and other health problems. (2018-11-15)
Twitter use influenced by social schedules, not changing seasons and daylight
An analysis of Twitter data from the US shows that social media usage largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars. (2018-11-15)
Surgical menopause leads to increased sleep issues
Insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of menopause, with nearly 20 percent of postmenopausal women reporting sleep disturbances. (2018-11-14)
Survey reveals how we use music as a possible sleep aid
Many individuals use music in the hope that it fights sleep difficulties, according to a study published Nov. (2018-11-14)
Parents shouldn't worry if their infant doesn't sleep through the night by a year old
Authors of a study found that a large percentage of healthy babies don't start sleeping through the night even at a year old. (2018-11-14)
Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more screen time
A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. (2018-11-12)
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