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

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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



Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

What is hypopnea and how does it differ from sleep apnea? What are the risk factors of hypopnea, how may it be prevented, and what are the complications?



Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the United States.



Five ways to get a good night's sleep

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Want to know the secret ingredients to a good night's sleep? We have compiled the best tips to help you sleep better and feel more alert the next day.



Should you snuggle with your dog at night?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the divisive question: should you sleep with your dog? The answer is twofold: yes, but your own bed should be off-limits.



Sugarcane extract may relieve stress-induced insomnia

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that octacosanol - a compound found in sugarcane, beeswax, and wheat germ oil - can restore stress-affected sleep in mice.



More evidence: Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascular stress

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects.



New sleep-promoting brain cells identified

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study identifies a range of neurons that promote sleep by inhibiting the activity of other neurons. The study may change how we approach insomnia.



Insomnia: Like mother, like child?

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study examines the link between the sleeping patterns of parents and those of their kids. The mother's insomnia may be key for the child's sleep quality.



ADHD and sleeplessness: A critical link?

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many individuals with ADHD have sleep-related disorders. Researchers investigate the link and hypothesize that the relationship may even be causal.



Study finds hormone therapy improves sleep quality for recently menopausal women

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For many women, the side effects of menopause don't call it a day when they do.



Chronic lack of sleep increases risk-seeking

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sleepiness, reduced concentration and performance - more and more people are suffering from the consequences of a chronic lack of sleep.



Dreaming may keep dementia at bay

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that insufficient REM sleep - the sleep phase wherein we do most of our dreaming - is strongly linked with an increased risk of dementia.



Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Lack of sleep immediately prior to surgery may worsen postoperative pain, but caffeine may help to offset this effect, according to a new study in rats.



Can binge-watching harm your sleep?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that binge-watching, as opposed to conventional TV viewing, damages sleep quality and may lead to fatigue and insomnia.



Pickwickian syndrome: All you need to know

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pickwickian syndrome is a condition characterized by disordered breathing when sleeping. It is common in people who are obese. Learn about this condition.



Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who work night shifts.



Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that as little as 1 hour of less sleep per night significantly raises children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.



Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation - a surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved...



Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sleep disorders among pregnant women are associated with early birth. Insomnia and sleep apnea have been shown to double the risk of early preterm birth.



How sleep helps us to remember and forget at the same time

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New evidence shows how, during different phases of sleep, the brain clears out unwanted information and consolidates new memories simultaneously.



Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Simple, inexpensive test could help identify sleep apnea in children who snore.



Dopamine neurons may regulate our biological clock

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study finds that dopamine-producing neurons communicate with the brain area responsible for regulating circadian rhythms.