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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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1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies.



Poor sleep can damage brain health in later life

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Experts have found that in order to maintain a healthy brain and stay mentally sharp, we must make it a priority to get the required amount of sleep in later life.



Hour-long naps may boost mental ability for older adults

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study of nearly 3,000 older Chinese adults finds that napping for around an hour after lunch may improve memory and thinking ability.



Controlling the body clock

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study from the laboratory of Hiroki Ueda at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center investigates circadian timekeeping with a novel approach to creating genetic knock-out rescue mice.



Could a narcolepsy drug help combat food addiction?

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers found that a prescription drug used to treat narcolepsy reduced impulsivity in men, which is considered a driver of food addiction and obesity.



Recovery from brain injury and better sleep go hand in hand

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle.



Sleep disruption has genetic links with obesity, schizophrenia

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Genome analysis of over 112,500 participants in the UK Biobank links self-reported sleep disruption to obesity, restless legs syndrome, and schizophrenia.



Noise sensitivity traced to changes in brain functions

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:00:00 PST

The degree to which one is disturbed by noises of everyday life may be related to how the brain processes variations in the sound stream, according to new findings published in Scientific Reports.



Sundowner's Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Sundowner's syndrome often affects older people with dementia, causing them to feel agitated in the early evening. Find out how to reduce the impact.



Understanding REM: When dreams and paralysis are uncoupled

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Individuals with REM sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. New research delves into the neurological mechanisms behind this rare condition.



Direct link between REM sleep loss and the desire for sugary and fatty foods discovered

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

It is not well understood what role sleep loss plays in affecting areas of the brain that control the desire to consume unhealthy foods.



Vehicle crash risk nearly doubles with just 1-2 hours less sleep

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Drivers who get 1-2 hours less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep may almost double their risk of a vehicle crash, a new report finds.



Why you should never go to sleep on an argument

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

There may be some strength to the old-age advice that you should never go to bed on an argument; a study finds sleep makes bad memories harder to suppress.



Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

It's somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes.



Why you might fall into a 'food coma' this Thanksgiving

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Preparing for the day's overindulgence? New research indicates you might want to watch your intake of protein and salt - it could put you in a food coma.



Chronic sleep disruption linked to liver cancer

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A mouse study has found that prolonged sleep deprivation - or 'social jet lag' - may disrupt normal liver functioning, increasing the risk of liver cancer.



Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight...



Poor sleep may increase risk for irregular heart rhythms

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Poor sleep - even if you don't have sleep apnea - may be linked to higher risks of developing an irregular heartbeat.



Increased smartphone screen-time associated with lower sleep quality

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Exposure to smartphone screens is associated with lower sleep quality, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Matthew Christensen from the University of California...



Does Cancer Cause Night Sweats?

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn about excessive sweating in male and female cancer patients and what treatments are available. Also learn about other causes of night sweats.



Study links shorter sleep and sugar-sweetened drink consumption

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Treating sleep deprivation could potentially help reduce sugar intake, say UC San Francisco researchers.



Finding shift work hard to handle? Your genes could be to blame

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

New study has uncovered a gene variation that is more common among shift workers who experience exhaustion as a result of their irregular working patterns.



Poor self-regulation in teens associated with circadian rhythms and daytime sleepiness

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PST

Chronic insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels in U.S. teens and has been associated with depression, substance use, accidents, and academic failure.



Sleep deprivation may cause people to eat more calories

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at King's College London.



Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have identified two genes in mice that control dreaming and deep sleep. The finding could yield new treatments for human sleep disorders.