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REM sleep tunes eating behavior
REM sleep tunes eating behavior. (2020-08-06)
Brain noise contains unique signature of dream sleep
Dream or REM sleep is distinguished by rapid eye movement and absence of muscle tone, but electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings are indistinguishable from those of an awake brain. (2020-08-06)
Fitness watches generate useful information, but increase patient anxiety
How does measuring our sleep, exercise and heart rates using various apps and fitness watches affect us? (2020-08-04)
Can sleep protect us from forgetting old memories?
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that sleep may help people to learn continuously through their lifetime by encoding new memories and protecting old ones. (2020-08-04)
Child sleep problems associated with impaired academic and psychosocial functioning
A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has found that sleep disturbances at any age are associated with diminished well-being by the time the children are 10 or 11 years old. (2020-08-03)
Exposure to environmental chemicals may disrupt sleep during menopause
For menopausal women who have difficulty sleeping, it might be because of chemicals in the environment. (2020-07-29)
Changes in brain cartilage may explain why sleep helps you learn
The morphing structure of the brain's ''cartilage cells'' may regulate how memories change while you snooze, according to new research in eNeuro. (2020-07-27)
Wide awake: Light pollution keeps magpies and pigeons tossing and turning
La Trobe University and University of Melbourne researchers find light comparable in intensity to street lighting can disrupt the length, structure and intensity of sleep in magpies and pigeons (2020-07-23)
Mapping the brain's sensory gatekeeper
Researchers from MIT and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have mapped the thalamic reticular nucleus in unprecedented detail, revealing that the region contains two distinct subnetworks of neurons with different functions. (2020-07-22)
Study helps to settle debate on roles of REM and non-REM sleep in visual learning
A study by a team of Brown University researchers sheds new light on the complementary roles of REM and non-REM sleep in visual perceptual learning. (2020-07-20)
ATS publishes new guidance on safely restoring elective pulmonary and sleep services
An American Thoracic Society-led international task force has released a guidance document to help guide clinicians on restoring elective in-person pulmonary and sleep services as COVID-19 incidence decreases in their communities. (2020-07-16)
Study finds link between too much or too little sleep and increased death rates in patients with or without diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) reveals that too much or too little sleep in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is linked to sharply increased death rates, with the effect much larger than that found in the non-diabetic population. (2020-07-16)
The new tattoo: Drawing electronics on skin
One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin. (2020-07-13)
Yale, Baylor study reveals new cell types in lethal lung disease
A research team from Yale and Baylor College of Medicine has completed the largest single-cell analysis to date of lungs affected by Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), revealing how cells change in response to the disease and identifying previously unknown cell types. (2020-07-12)
Outdoor light linked with teens' sleep and mental health
Research shows that adolescents who live in areas that have high levels of artificial light at night tend to get less sleep and are more likely to have a mood disorder relative to teens who live in areas with low levels of night-time light. (2020-07-08)
Insufficient sleep harms children's mental health
Poor sleep harms children's mental health and emotional stability according to a new study published by University of Houston professor of psychology and director of the Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston, Candice Alfano. (2020-07-07)
Asthma and allergies more common in 'night owl' teens: study
Teenagers who prefer to stay up late at night and sleep in late the next day are more likely to develop asthma and allergies than their 'early bird' counterparts, according to new research published today. (2020-07-06)
Asthma and allergies more common in teens who stay up late
Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research. (2020-07-05)
Morning exercise is the key to a good night's sleep after heart bypass surgery
Trouble sleeping after heart bypass surgery? Morning walks are the solution, according to research presented today on ACNAP Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2020-07-03)
Marijuana use while pregnant boosts risk of children's sleep problems
As many as 7% of moms-to-be use marijuana while pregnant, and that number is rising fast as more use it to quell morning sickness. (2020-07-02)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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