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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 light keep us awake and darkness make us sleepy?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research investigates the effect of a light-responsive protein on regulating sleep and wakefulness patterns in zebrafish, our fellow diurnal animals.

Don't lose sleep over sharing your bed with your pet or kids

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers review the pros and cons of co-sleeping with animals or children.About half of all pet owners share their beds or bedrooms with their pets at night.

Valerian root for insomnia and anxiety: Does it work?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Valerian root is considered to be safe and may be a gentler alternative to synthetic drugs for relief from anxiety and sleeplessness. Learn more.

People who go to bed late have less control over OCD symptoms

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Scientists find seven genes for insomnia

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New wide-scale genetic study uncovers the genetic underpinnings of what is usually considered to be a purely psychological condition.

Periodic limb movement disorder: Symptoms and treatment

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is characterized by repetitive and involuntary movements of the limbs during sleep. Learn more.

How do we override sleepiness? Brain region identified

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many of us are familiar with either forcing ourselves awake or struggling to fall asleep. A study investigates the brain area responsible for the fight.

The 10 best sleep apps

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A good night's sleep is essential for maintaining health and well-being. Medical News Today have chosen the best sleep apps to ensure a restful slumber.

Later meal times can promote weight gain and upset metabolism

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that tendency to eat later instead of earlier promotes weight gain and raises levels of glucose, insulin, cholesterol, and triglycerides.

Going to bed later on weekends may harm your health

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A study suggests that social jet lag, or going to bed and waking up later on weekends than weekdays, may cause heart disorders and poorer health overall.

What time we eat affects our biological clock, study finds

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the impact of delayed meal times on various biological clocks, and finds that some of them are considerably affected.

Vasopressin: Water management and the biological clock

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Without water, we couldn't could survive. Despite its importance, the way that our body manages water is partly uncharted. New research plumbs the depths.

How do dreams affect brain disorders?

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research provides further insight into the science of dreams. Scientists find that dream dysfunction is an early sign of neurological disorder.

Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study concludes that individuals with metabolic syndrome that sleep for under 6 hours per night could have an increased cardiovascular risk.

Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A review finds that vitamin D is involved in sleep and pain regulation and proposes that vitamin D supplements and good sleep hygiene may help manage pain.

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study looks at the effects of disturbed deep sleep on the neuroplasticity in the brain's motor cortex and the ability to learn new movements.

Obstructive sleep apnea might lead to irregular heartbeat

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may face a greater risk of atrial fibrillation, or irregular, rapid heartbeat, new research suggests.

Loneliness may harm sleep quality for young adults

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Young adults who feel lonely may be at greater risk of poor sleep quality, daytime tiredness, and concentration problems, new study finds.

Lack of 'beauty sleep' might hinder your social life

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Just 2 nights of poor sleep may make you appear less attractive to others, and it may even deter people from socializing with you, a study suggests.

Finding traces of memory processing during sleep

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sleep helps us to retain the information that we have learned during the day. We know from animal experiments that new memories are reactivated during sleep.

Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

If you've ever had insomnia, you know worrying about sleep makes it even harder to fall asleep.

Painkillers might not work if you are sleep deprived, study suggests

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the effects of painkillers and drugs that promote wakefulness on the pain sensitivity of sleep-deprived mice.

Dawn phenomenon: How to control high morning blood sugars

Mon, 08 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The dawn phenomenon is a natural rise in blood sugar that happens before a person wakes up. How does it affect people with diabetes? Find out here.

Can essential oils help treat fibromyalgia?

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Fibromyalgia causes chronic pain and fatigue. Learn more about which essential oils can help manage the physical and mental symptoms.

Cheyne-Stokes respiration: What you need to know

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at an abnormal breathing pattern called Cheyne-Stoke respiration, including its symptoms, treatment, and possible prevention.