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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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Sleep loss alters gut microbiota

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A small study of healthy men found just 2 days of sleep loss were associated with changes in gut microbiota that previous studies have linked to obesity.

Sudden infant death syndrome: New safe sleep guidelines issued

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The American Academy of Pediatrics have issued updated safe sleep recommendations to help parents protect their infants against sudden unexpected death.

Study: Sleep-deprived preschoolers eat more

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The preschoolers, all regular afternoon nappers, were deprived of roughly three hours of sleep on one day - they had no afternoon nap and were kept up for about two hours past their normal bedtime...

Can regular meal times help combat jet lag?

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Long-haul cabin crew can alleviate symptoms of jet lag by regulating meal times while on the ground, finds a new study by the University of Surrey.

Insomniacs have altered activity in specific brain regions

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new...

Developing brain regions in children hardest hit by sleep deprivation

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers from the University of Zurich has studied the effects of acute sleep deprivation in children for the first time.

Brain's biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The brain's biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers.

Respiratory Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Respiratory acidosis develops when air exhaled out of the lungs does not adequately exchange the carbon dioxide formed in the body for the inhaled oxygen.

Exercise can increase levels of hunger-promoting endocannabinoids even if you are sleep-deprived

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids - which target the same receptors as cannabis - are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute...

Snoring and sleep apnoea not just a problem for obese people

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Contrary to popular opinion, not all people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are obese.

Circadian rhythm gene affects malignant breast cancer's spread

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

Sleep cycle interruptions may affect breast cancer formation and metastasis.

Sleep is key to curing chronic pain

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

I won't be able to cope with my pain if I don't sleep well' - research from the University of Warwick reveals that the way chronic pain patients think about pain and sleep leads to insomnia and...

Heart disease: Could sleep disorders play a role?

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The American Heart Association highlight how sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders, may be linked to heart disease risk factors.

Pitt research links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent...

A clue as to why men sleep better than women

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A new study unveils a possible reason why men sleep better than women, and it suggests that women should leave the night shift to the men. Find out more.

Thinking About Septoplasty? What You Need to Know

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A septoplasty is a type of surgery performed to treat a nasal blockage. Learn about why they are carried out, what happens, and the alternatives.

Reward-related brain circuit is vital for sleep, researchers discover

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers find a brain circuit involved in reward response - the ventral segmental area - also plays a key role in sleep preparation.

Sleep apnea treatment improves wellbeing, no cardiovascular benefit

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart...

Simple computer model sheds light on sleeping brain

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The sleeping brain still holds many secrets. A new, simple modeling technique promises to help uncover mechanisms at work during memory consolidation.

Sleeping brain's complex activity mimicked by simple model

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New mathematical model could improve understanding of memory consolidation during deep sleep.

SAVE - Sleep apnea treatment: No cardiovascular benefit

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

More than 3 years of nightly treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine did not reduce cardiovascular risk more than usual care among patients with cardiovascular disease...

Researchers identify characteristic chemical signature for chronic fatigue syndrome

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Discovery, along with revealed underlying biology, could lead to faster, more accurate diagnoses and more effective, personalized therapies.

Sleep apnoea blamed for schizophrenia complications

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Undiagnosed sleep apnoea is being blamed for high rates of cardiovascular disease and memory loss among people with schizophrenia.

Disruptions to sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of suicides

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open.

How sleep deprivation harms memory

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the Universities of Groningen (Netherlands) and Pennsylvania have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory.