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'Short sleep' gene prevents memory deficits associated with sleep deprivation
The UCSF scientists who identified the two known human genes that promote 'natural short sleep' -- nightly sleep that lasts just four to six hours but leaves people feeling well-rested -- have now discovered a third, and it's also the first gene that's ever been shown to prevent the memory deficits that normally accompany sleep deprivation. (2019-10-16)
Sleep apnea treatment associated with lower health care costs
Treating patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is associated with reduced acute care visits and health care expenditures, according to a recent study. (2019-10-15)
Sleep apnea linked to blinding eye disease in people with diabetes
New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness. (2019-10-14)
Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD
Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study by researchers at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University. (2019-10-11)
Chronobiology: Sleep and synaptic rhythms
Chronobiologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, Germany, show in two articles in the journal Science how critical the sleep-wake cycle is for protein and phosphorylation dynamics in synapses to ultimately regulate its activity. (2019-10-11)
Synaptic function closely tied to overall need for sleep, regardless of day or night
The natural need for sleep and the brain's synaptic function are closely linked, according to a pair of studies in mice, which suggest that sleep deprivation may also deprive the brain of key proteins required for synaptic activities including plasticity. (2019-10-10)
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)
Craving junk food after a sleepless night?
When you're sleep deprived, you reach for doughnuts and pizza. (2019-10-08)
Scientists find timekeepers of gut's immune system
Shift work and jet lag disrupt not just sleep cycles, but feeding and digestive cycles as well. (2019-10-04)
Scientists predict the areas of the brain to stimulate transitions between different brain states
Using a computer model of the brain, Gustavo Deco, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, and Josephine Cruzat, a member of his team, together with a group of international collaborators, have developed an innovative method published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Sept. (2019-10-03)
Bumble bee workers sleep less while caring for young
All animals, including insects, need their sleep. Or do they? (2019-10-03)
Key to learning and forgetting identified in sleeping brain
Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we learned the previous day, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. (2019-10-03)
New parents? Tired of nighttime feedings? Bees can relate
Bumble bees tasked with caring for larvae and pupae sleep less than colony members who do not care for the young. (2019-10-03)
Poor health more likely to be associated with shorter sleep in older Irish population
Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have found that poor health is more likely to be associated with shorter sleep in older Irish adults. (2019-10-03)
Sleeping less than 6 hours and heart disease, stroke -- deadly combo
Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at increased risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than 6 hours per day. (2019-10-02)
TTUHSC researchers use NHANES to search for hypothyroid-sleep apnea link
To more clearly determine if a link exists between thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism and sleep apnea, a team from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center embarked upon new research using data mined from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a biennial survey conducted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to generally evaluate the health of children and adults in the US. (2019-10-02)
Poor mental and physical health in pregnancy linked to infant sleep problems
Severe and persistent infant sleep problems in the first year are linked to poor maternal mental and physical health during pregnancy, a new study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found. (2019-10-02)
Study: Better sleep habits lead to better college grades
Two MIT professors have found a strong relationship between students' grades and how much sleep they're getting. (2019-10-01)
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)
Women with asthma appear more likely to have lower levels of testosterone
Women with asthma appear more likely to have lower levels of 'free' (not attached to proteins) testosterone than women who do not have asthma, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-09-30)
Researchers find shorter sleep periods associated with obesity in African Americans
This study examined associations between the participants' body mass index (BMI) and their reported amounts of sleep, using data from 3,778 African American participants in the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). (2019-09-30)
Survey of truck drivers finds many suffer from sleep-related breathing disorders
A survey of 905 Italian truck drivers has shown that approximately half suffer from at least one sleep-related breathing problem that potentially can cause drivers to fall asleep at the wheel. (2019-09-29)
Sleep varies by age, geographical location and gender
In an exceptionally extensive worldwide study on sleep, nearly a quarter of a million nights of sleep were measured among sleepers ranging between 16 and 30 years of age. (2019-09-27)
Teens sleep 43 more minutes per night after combo of 2 treatments, study finds
Teenagers got 43 more minutes of sleep a night after a four-week intervention that reset their body clocks and helped them go to bed earlier, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has shown. (2019-09-27)
Teens sleep 43 more minutes per night after combo of two treatments, Stanford study finds
Teenagers got 43 more minutes of sleep a night after a four-week intervention that reset their body clocks and helped them go to bed earlier, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has shown. (2019-09-25)
Child abuse associated with physiologically detected hot flashes
Childhood abuse has been shown to lead to an array of health problems later in life. (2019-09-24)
Menopausal night sweats linked with cognitive dysfunction
Experts frequently tout the value of a good night's sleep. (2019-09-24)
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)
Even mother's mild depressive symptoms affect the child's emotional well-being
Even mild long-term depressive symptoms among mothers are connected with emotional problems among small children such as hyperactivity, aggressiveness and anxiety. (2019-09-23)
UTA, University of Maryland team up to better understand sleep apnea treatment in children
Gautam Das, a professor in UTA's Computer Science and Engineering Department, worked with University of Maryland School of Medicine physicians to understand whether sleep studies predicted the improved outcomes following surgery for sleep apnea in children. (2019-09-20)
The brain may actively forget during dream sleep
In a study of mice, a team of Japanese and US researchers show that REM sleep may be a time when the brain actively forgets. (2019-09-19)
Study questions routine sleep studies to evaluate snoring in children
A new finding from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the pediatric sleep study -- used to diagnose pediatric sleep apnea and to measure improvement after surgery -- may be an unreliable predictor of who will benefit from having an adenotonsillectomy. (2019-09-18)
Study shows the importance of when adolescents sleep to obesity and cardiometabolic health
New study finds adolescent sleep timing preferences and patterns should be considered risk factors for obesity and cardiometabolic health. (2019-09-16)
Chronotype, social jet lag associated with higher waist size, fat mass in adolescent girls
For adolescent girls but not boys, bigger waistlines and greater fat mass were associated with being an evening chronotype who prefers going to bed and waking up later and greater social jet lag because of later sleep timing on weekends versus weekdays, independent of sleep duration and other lifestyle factors. (2019-09-16)
Brain activity intensity drives need for sleep
The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new UCL study in zebrafish, published in Neuron. (2019-09-16)
Lack of sleep affects fat metabolism
A restricted-sleep schedule built to resemble an American work week made study participants feel less full after a fatty meal and altered their lipid metabolism. (2019-09-16)
NIH-funded study suggests teen girl 'night owls' may be more likely to gain weight
Teen girls -- but not boys -- who prefer to go to bed later are more likely to gain weight, compared to same-age girls who go to bed earlier, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-09-16)
More severe OSA leads to higher blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension
In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-09-13)
Introducing 'phyjama,' a physiological-sensing pajama
Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example, will prove clinically useful in health care. (2019-09-12)
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