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Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia News From Medical News Today

Sleep health explores how we sleep and the factors that impact it. Sleep disorders and conditions include nightmares, REM behavior disorders, sleep talking and walking, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, fatigue, narcolepsy, cataplexy, insomnia, bedwetting,

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Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

REM sleep behavior disorder significantly increases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. A recent study demonstrates that inflammation may be key.

Cannabinoid drug found effective for treating sleep apnea

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

The largest and longest trial of a drug for obstructive sleep apnea finds the cannabinoid drug dronabinol safe and effective for treating the condition.

How can our health benefit from colder temperatures?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

'Tis the season to layer up in an effort to stay warm. But should we be so dismissive of low temperatures? Read about the health benefits of being cold.

All you should know about sunken eyes

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at the condition of sunken eyes, where the eyes seem deep set and darkened. Included is detail on home remedies and when to see a doctor.

Five common causes of early morning headache

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

Learn about a number of causes of early morning headaches, including sleep problems, along with what can be done to treat and prevent them from occurring.

Can you overdose on melatonin?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Melatonin is a natural supplement used to help people sleep. It varies in effectiveness from person to person, which may lead to an accidental overdose.

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to higher Alzheimer's risk

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with higher levels of amyloid beta, the peptide involved in cerebral plaque buildup in Alzheimer's disease.

Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

The belief that we have insomnia may disrupt physical and emotional health regardless of whether we sleep well or poorly, new research suggests.

Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

Obstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common condition in children. New research uncovers how it can interfere with memory formation.

To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Sleep deprivation makes our brain cells 'sluggish,' so memory and perception are impaired, a study shows. Like overdrinking, this can have risky effects.

Insomnia may raise risk of kidney disease and death

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Insomnia has wide-ranging implications when it comes to health outcomes. New research suggests it may be a factor in the heightened risk of kidney disease.

What is the pineal gland?

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

Once called the "third eye," the pineal gland is a gland located deep in the center of the brain. In this article, learn about how it regulates the body.

All you need to know about jaw popping

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at jaw popping, a condition where the jaw makes a clicking sound and has a sensation of pain. Learn more about the medical treatments and outlook h

Life hacks: How to cope with night shifts

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Night shifts can be tough on both the mind and body. We have compiled tips to help you prepare for, survive, and recover from working unsociable hours.

How a good night's sleep can protect against fear

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Time spent in the dreaming phase of sleep influences activity in brain regions associated with fear learning. This may help predict susceptibility to PTSD.

How to become a lucid dreamer

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

How can you gain control of your nightly dreams and influence their outcome? Researchers reveal the most effective lucid dream induction techniques.

Deep sleep's role in visual learning uncovered

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research conducted in mice shows that specific patterns of neural activity during deep sleep are crucial to efficient visual learning.

Sleep's role in memory consolidation unpicked

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers bring new insight into how stage two of sleep can help to improve brain plasticity, highlighting its role in memory consolidation.

These neurons make us fall asleep when we are bored

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Falling asleep during a boring meeting? Neurons in a brain area associated with reward may be to blame, suggests newly published research.

Melatonin and alcohol: Are they safe to mix?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Are melatonin and alcohol safe to mix? We answer the question and provide more information on the interactions to be aware of with the two substances.

How to tell if you've had a good night's sleep

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Sleep problems are common, but can we really tell how well or how badly we slept? Sleep trackers might help, but they don't always reflect how we feel.

Coughing at night: Ten ways to relieve a nighttime cough

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

Having a persistent cough that occurs at night can be irritating and prevent restful sleep. We look at ten ways to help relieve nighttime coughing.

Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms.

Biphasic and polyphasic sleep: What is it and is it good for you?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

In this article, we learn about biphasic and polyphasic sleep patterns. We explore how they affect your health and ways to improve your sleep.

Itchy skin at night: Causes, conditions, and relief

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

What is nocturnal pruritus? In this article, learn about the causes of night-time itching, home remedies, treatments, and when to see a doctor.