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Study finds no link between sleep apnea and joint pain
Consistent with previous reports, poor sleep quality was linked with joint pain in a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of the general population, but the study found no association between obstructive sleep apnea and pain or daytime sleepiness. This lack of association between pain and sleep apnea is surprising given the established link between pain and poor sleep quality. (2016-08-01)

Can weekend sleep make up for the detriments of sleep deprivation during the week?
In a recent Journal of Sleep Research study, short, but not long, weekend sleep was associated with an increased risk of early death in individuals under 65 years of age. (2018-05-23)

Sufficient sleep is important for healthy sexual desire
In a study of 171 women, those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day. Reflecting sleep's impact on sexual desire, each additional hour of sleep increased the likelihood of sexual activity with a partner by 14 percent. Sleep was also important for genital arousal, such that women who slept longer on average experienced fewer problems with vaginal arousal than women who obtained less sleep. (2015-03-16)

'Morning larks' have weaker sleep spindles during night than 'night owls'
A new study from the University of Helsinki shows that individual circadian preference is associated with brain activity patterns during the night. (2017-11-03)

Traditional and electronic cigarettes linked to poor sleep
Use of traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes was linked with more sleep difficulties in a recent Journal of Sleep Research study. (2019-09-05)

Disrupted REM sleep can derail memory formation
A new study in mice provides direct causal evidence that rapid eye movement or REM sleep helps to consolidate memory in the brain. (2016-05-12)

Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA
A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. The findings are published in the Journal of Sleep Research. (2017-10-16)

Opening windows and doors may improve sleep
A recent Indoor Air study found that opening windows or doors before going to bed can reduce carbon dioxide levels in bedrooms and improve sleep quality. (2017-11-22)

Controlled crying reduces infant sleep problems
Teaching mothers how to implement controlled crying techniques can reduce infant sleep problems and symptoms of postnatal depression, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-05-02)

Restricting sleep may affect emotional reactions
In a recent Journal of Sleep Research study, participants perceived pleasant and neutral pictures in a more negative way when their sleep was restricted for several nights in a row. (2020-04-08)

No evidence that melatonin is effective in treating jet lag
There is no evidence that melatonin is effective in treating secondary sleep disorders or preventing jet lag, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2006-02-09)

Sleep apnea and insomnia combination linked with depression
A new study found that men with sleep apnea and insomnia have a higher prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms than men with sleep apnea or insomnia alone. (2017-06-07)

People with sleep apnea may be at higher risk of pneumonia
People with sleep apnea appear to be at higher risk of pneumonia than people without, according to a study published in CMAJ. (2014-03-03)

Lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school
A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night's sleep. The results have recently been published in the journal Sleep Medicine. (2014-09-23)

Optimal sleep linked to lower risks for dementia and early death
Short and long daily sleep duration were risk factors for dementia and premature death in a study of Japanese adults aged 60 years and older. (2018-06-06)

Yale sponsors 15th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Sleep Society, titled 'Health Consequences of Sleep Disorders'
The latest advances in treatments for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia will be discussed at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Sleep Society. (2001-03-26)

College students who pull 'all-nighters' and get no sleep more likely to have a lower GPA
A common practice among many college students involves (2007-06-13)

Sleep apnoea increases risks in general anaesthesia
Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea are at high risk of developing complications when having surgery under general anaesthesia, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-10-21)

SLEEP 2007 to present more than 1,100 new findings and developments on sleep disorders
SLEEP 2007 will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., from June 11-14, and bring together an international body of 5,000 leading researchers and clinicians, who will present and discuss more than 1,100 new findings and medical developments related to sleep and sleep disorders. Press are invited to register for and attend the world's largest annual gathering of sleep scientists and sleep medicine professionals, and be among the first to report new discoveries in sleep disorder research. (2007-05-04)

MCW researchers find link between sleep deprivation and cell damage
Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury. Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Recovery sleep following deprivation heals the damage. (2014-12-08)

Sleep problems may impact bone health
The daily rhythm of bone turnover is likely important for normal bone health, and recent research suggests that sleep apnea may be an unrecognized cause of some cases of osteoporosis. Sleep apnea's effects on sleep duration and quality, oxygen levels, inflammation, and other aspects of health may have a variety of impacts on bone metabolism. (2015-02-02)

Going to bed late may affect the health, academic performance of college students
College students who go to bed late are more likely to have poor quality sleep, which may affect their mental health and academic performance. (2007-06-13)

Night shift nurses more likely to have poor sleep habits
Nurses who work the night shift are more likely to have poor sleep habits, a practice that can increase the likelihood of committing serious errors that can put the safety of themselves as well as their patients at risk. (2007-06-11)

Low quality of life and depression may contribute to erectile dysfunction in men with sleep apnea
Burdens related to poor sleep may put men with sleep apnea at increased risk of erectile dysfunction. (2015-10-19)

Sleep restriction reduces heart rate variability
Chronic sleep restriction has a negative effect on a person's cardiac activity, which may elevate the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. (2007-06-13)

Study shows a bidirectional relationship between chronic stress and sleep problems
According to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, people with chronic stress report shorter sleep duration, worse sleep quality, and more daytime functioning impairments. Conversely, daytime functioning impairments and shorter sleep duration demonstrated a predictive relationship with habitual stress complaints. (2009-06-10)

Study finds high rates of sleep apnea in women
New research has found high rates of sleep apnea in women, despite the condition usually being regarded as a disorder predominantly of males. (2012-08-15)

Statement on discovery of the gene for narcolepsy in dogs
The significance of the discovery of the gene for narcolepsy in dogs is discussed in a statement from the directors of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. (1999-08-05)

Gout risk high in patients with sleep apnea
Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout, a new study shows. (2015-10-19)

Sleep disturbances among the elderly linked to suicide
Self-reported sleep complaints among the elderly serve as a risk factor for completed suicide. (2007-06-14)

AASM approves home sleep testing to detect sleep apnea
New guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine state that a home sleep test can help detect obstructive sleep apnea in select adults. (2007-12-15)

Poor sleep may keep arthritis patients from getting enough exercise
Poor sleep quality was linked with less physical activity in an Arthritis Care & Research analysis of individuals with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis. (2018-05-23)

Children's sleep quality is related to mothers' insomnia symptoms
Children more often sleep poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms. This report researchers from the University of Basel and the University of Warwick in the journal Sleep Medicine based on a study with nearly 200 school-aged children and their parents. (2017-08-31)

Slow wave activity during sleep is lower in African-Americans than Caucasians
Slow wave activity, a stable trait dependent marker of the intensity of non-rapid eye movement sleep, is lower in young healthy African-Americans compared to Caucasians who were matched for age, gender and body weight. (2007-06-12)

Sleep problems may affect a person's diet
Sleep problems can influence a person's diet. Those who don't get enough sleep are less likely to cook their own meals and, instead, opt to eat fast food. (2007-06-11)

Poor sleep is associated with lower relationship satisfaction in both women and men
A bidirectional association exists between couples' sleep quality and the quality of their relationship, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. (2009-06-10)

Sleep apnea patients have greatly increased risk of severe car crashes
People with obstructive sleep apnea have a markedly increased risk of severe motor vehicle crashes involving personal injury, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference, on Sunday, May 20. (2007-05-20)

Sleep attacks from Parkinson's drugs do exist
Car crashes in patients with Parkinson's disease have been associated with sudden sleep attacks caused by dopamine drugs, but the concept of sleep attacks, and their connection with dopamine drugs, has been disputed. (2002-06-20)

Late afternoon and early evening caffeine can disrupt sleep at night
A new study shows that caffeine consumption even six hours before bedtime can have significant, disruptive effects on sleep. (2013-11-14)

Institute of Medicine advisory: Sleep disorders and sleep deprivation
Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders: An unmet public health problem, a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, assesses the country's capacity to conduct sleep-related research and diagnose and treat people suffering from these disorders, and recommends ways to improve it. (2006-04-04)

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