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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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Urbanisation and electricity are not to blame for sleep loss

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Urbanisation and the electrification of homes do not decrease the amount that we sleep, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds.

Does having a purpose in life help you sleep better?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research examines the link between having a sense of meaning in one's life and sleep quality among older white and African American adults.

Yawning: Why we do it and what it means

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Everybody yawns, but why? In this article, learn about the possible reasons for yawning, why it is so contagious, and if it can ever be a risk to health.

Bad sleep increases Alzheimer's-related brain proteins

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New study shows that disruption of slow wave sleep raises amyloid beta, and repeated poor sleep quality raises tau - both hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.

Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds biological markers for Alzheimer's disease in the spinal fluid of people who report poor sleep quality or who have trouble sleeping.

Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to...

Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High variability in sleep-wake times, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances may be a sign of increasing suicidal thoughts, researchers find.

Review: Insomnia medication may wake up some patients from vegetative state

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a new systematic review in JAMA Neurology, Michigan Medicine researchers found reason to further explore the surprising effects of zolpidem that have been observed outside the scope of its primary...

Working at night may interfere with DNA repair

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study explores the effect of night shifts on melatonin levels and DNA repair, as indicated by a chemical byproduct excreted in urine.

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.