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General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out
In a study published online April 18 in Neuron, researchers found that general anesthesia induces unconsciousness by hijacking the neural circuitry that makes us fall sleep. (2019-04-18)
Screen time associated with behavioral problems in preschoolers
A new Canadian study of more than 2,400 families suggests that among preschoolers, spending two hours or more of screen time per day is linked to clinically significant behavioural problems. (2019-04-17)
Common sleep myths compromise good sleep and health
People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. (2019-04-16)
Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress
One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-04-16)
This oral appliance could help you (and your partner) sleep better
Researchers measured a novel treatment for sleep apnea developed at Hiroshima University Hospital with positive results. (2019-04-16)
Study reveals brain marker for angry dreams
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that reflects anger experienced during dreaming according to a new study carried out on healthy adults and published in The Journal of Neuroscience. (2019-04-16)
APOE gene has a gender-based effect on sleep behaviour of Alzheimer's disease patients
The Apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 allele is a well-known risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease (AD), and sleep disturbances are commonly associated with AD. (2019-04-15)
Brain marker for angry dreams
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults published in JNeurosci. (2019-04-15)
Later school start times significantly reduce teen driving accidents
A new study to be presented at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok shows a significant decrease in teen driving accidents when school start is delayed. (2019-04-09)
Lung cancer treatments vary among the Asian communities
A study from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, sought to examine possible health disparities in the treatment of lung cancer within the Asian community in the US. (2019-04-09)
Near-simultaneous admissions may affect mortality and length of stay in the ICU
A strain in ICU capacity has been linked to adverse patient outcomes. (2019-04-09)
Number of nonsmokers with COPD on the rise
The global burden of COPD is high, and prevalence of nonsmokers with COPD has been increasing. (2019-04-09)
Tweeting their own horn: Author self-promotion on Twitter increases research dissemination
Researchers from the University of Toronto presented a new study at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok that aimed to determine the effect of authors' self-promotion on the social media site, Twitter, in regards to the dissemination of their research. (2019-04-09)
More sleep may help teens with ADHD focus and organize
Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their emotions. (2019-04-08)
Stillbirth threefold increase when sleeping on back in pregnancy
The findings of the new study, published on The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine, will now be incorporated by the NHS into the Saving Babies' Lives care advice information for pregnant women (2019-04-08)
Research identifies genetic causes of poor sleep
The largest genetic study of its kind ever to use accelerometer data to examine how we slumber has uncovered a number of parts of our genetic code that could be responsible for causing poor sleep quality and duration. (2019-04-05)
Discrimination may affect adolescents' sleep quality
In a Child Development study of daily diary descriptions of discrimination by minority adolescents, experiencing discrimination during the day was associated with compromised sleep quality that night, as well as feelings of greater daytime dysfunction and sleepiness the following day. (2019-04-03)
Sleeping pill use linked to greater need for blood pressure medications
In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time. (2019-04-03)
Circadian clock plays unexpected role in neurodegenerative diseases
Northwestern University researchers induced jet lag in a fruit fly model of Huntington disease and found that jet lag protected the flies' neurons. (2019-04-02)
'Smart' pajamas could monitor and help improve sleep (video)
If you've ever dreamed about getting a good night's sleep, your answer may someday lie in data generated by your sleepwear. (2019-04-01)
New evidence on the association of shortened sleep time and obstructive sleep apnea with sleepiness and cardiometabolic risk factors
A new study in the journal CHEST® may change the way we think about sleep disorders. (2019-04-01)
Sleepovers reduce stress in shelter dogs
Foster care provides valuable information about dog behavior that can help homeless dogs living in shelters find forever homes. (2019-04-01)
Novel study links fetal exposure to nicotine and sudden infant death syndrome
Fetal exposure to tobacco smoke in utero is associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and cardiac arrhythmias in newborns. (2019-03-28)
'Technoference': We're more tired & less productive because of our phones
An Australian survey of 709 mobile phone users (aged 18 to 83), led by Queensland University of Technology, has found one in five women and one in eight men are losing sleep due to bad phone habits. (2019-03-25)
In healthy young women, sleep quality varies throughout the menstrual cycle
Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, according to a new study that will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-23)
CPAP machine improves weight loss in dieting adults with obesity, sleep apnea
When trying to lose weight by cutting calories, people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in addition to obesity can lose more weight if they treat their sleep disorder with an overnight CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine. (2019-03-23)
Eating later in the day may be associated with obesity
Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study to be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-23)
Sleep problems, Alzheimer's disease are linked, but which comes first?
A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's disease. (2019-03-22)
Understanding how people respond to symptoms of a brain tumor
A recent study from King's College London and Cambridge University highlighted that people may experience multiple subtle changes before being diagnosed with a brain tumor. (2019-03-22)
New brain research challenges our understanding of sleep
An international study headed by researchers from Aarhus University has for the first time uncovered the large-scale brain patterns and networks in the brain which control sleep, providing knowledge which in the future may can in the long term help the many Danes large proportion of people who experience problems sleeping. (2019-03-21)
Sleep and ageing: Two sides of one coin?
Oxford University researchers have discovered a brain process common to sleep and ageing in research that could pave the way for new treatments for insomnia. (2019-03-21)
Moms of kids with eczema report sleep troubles
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a common childhood condition and this study reports sleep disturbances were common among mothers of children with eczema. (2019-03-20)
Sleep problems during pregnancy affect glucose, may increase risk of childhood obesity
The study found that mild sleep apnea changed sugar levels during pregnancy and was connected to infant growth patterns related to increased risk of obesity. (2019-03-19)
Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss
A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or 'sleep-disordered breathing,' is associated with a higher risk for memory problems and for problems with thinking and making decisions. (2019-03-18)
New proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy. (2019-03-15)
Mental health issues increased significantly in young adults over last decade
The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-03-14)
'Home' is where success -- or failure -- rests: Personal context directly affects CPAP use
A new study of the challenges and burdens faced by CPAP users, conducted by research scientists from the Regenstrief Institute, Richard M. (2019-03-14)
Daylight savings sees 'sleepy consumers' with a wider variety in their shopping carts
A recent study from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that sleepier consumers reach for more variety at their local stores to help them stay awake, including those impacted by loss of sleep due to daylight saving time. (2019-03-11)
How two or more trips to the bathroom at night cost the US economy $44.4 billion a year
A new study from non-profit research organisation RAND Europe examines how waking up at night due to nocturia, a urinary tract condition, can have a detrimental effect on a person's wellbeing and productivity at work, which in turn has an impact on a country's GDP. (2019-03-11)
Study of young athletes suggests snoring and sleep apnea are linked to sudden cardiac death
A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man. (2019-03-10)
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