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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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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.

Muscle protein helps to control sleep

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Sleep is not solely controlled by the brain, say researchers, who have identified a protein in skeletal muscle that influences sleep-related behaviors.

Could insufficient sleep be adding centimeters to your waistline?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study.

Hypersomnolence: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Hypersomnolence is a condition characterized by excessive sleepiness, regardless of how much sleep is had. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Study explains link between academic performance and violence

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Numerous studies have shown a relationship between high-crime communities and the academic performance of children who live within them.

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.