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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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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.

Obstructive sleep apnea might lead to irregular heartbeat

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may face a greater risk of atrial fibrillation, or irregular, rapid heartbeat, new research suggests.

Loneliness may harm sleep quality for young adults

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Young adults who feel lonely may be at greater risk of poor sleep quality, daytime tiredness, and concentration problems, new study finds.

Lack of 'beauty sleep' might hinder your social life

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Just 2 nights of poor sleep may make you appear less attractive to others, and it may even deter people from socializing with you, a study suggests.

Finding traces of memory processing during sleep

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sleep helps us to retain the information that we have learned during the day. We know from animal experiments that new memories are reactivated during sleep.

Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

If you've ever had insomnia, you know worrying about sleep makes it even harder to fall asleep.

Painkillers might not work if you are sleep deprived, study suggests

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the effects of painkillers and drugs that promote wakefulness on the pain sensitivity of sleep-deprived mice.

Dawn phenomenon: How to control high morning blood sugars

Mon, 08 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The dawn phenomenon is a natural rise in blood sugar that happens before a person wakes up. How does it affect people with diabetes? Find out here.

Can essential oils help treat fibromyalgia?

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Fibromyalgia causes chronic pain and fatigue. Learn more about which essential oils can help manage the physical and mental symptoms.

Cheyne-Stokes respiration: What you need to know

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at an abnormal breathing pattern called Cheyne-Stoke respiration, including its symptoms, treatment, and possible prevention.

'Pink noise' boosts deep sleep, memory for older adults

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers say that 'pink noise' - gentle, soothing sound - boosts deep sleep and memory for older adults when synced with brain waves during slumber.

Newly prescribed sleeping pills increase risk of hip fracture

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and 'Z-drugs' have over double the odds of a hip fracture in the first two weeks compared with non-users, according to a new study...

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria related to chronic...

Little kids' regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity risk

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study finds link between routines, emotions and weight.Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in...

Swap caffeine for stair-walking to boost energy, motivation

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study reveals that adults who walked up and down stairs for 10 minutes showed greater increases in energy and motivation than those who consumed caffeine.

New cells found in the retina, paving way for jet lag therapy

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom discovers a group of retina cells involved in regulating the sleep-wake cycle.

A specific brain activity pattern for dreaming

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A specific pattern of activity changes within a particular brain region can indicate when a person experiences a dream during both rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM (NREM) sleep, reports a...

How does lack of sleep impair memory formation? Study sheds light

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that sleep deprivation might impair memory formation by disrupting the rhythm of neuronal firing in a certain region of the hippocampus.

How to manage nocturia: Treating an overactive bladder at night

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the causes of nocturia, which causes frequent urination at night. Learn about how to prevent it and get a good night's sleep.

No rest for the aged: As people get older, sleep quantity and quality decline

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As people get older, they sleep less and wake up more frequently. Despite the thousands of sitcom jokes about it, these shifts in sleeping habits have a dark side.

Are you a 'night owl'? You may have this genetic mutation

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study identifies a mutation in one of the genes that encode the human circadian clock. Night owl behavior may be explained by this genetic mutation.

Biological basis of 'atypical' chronic fatigue syndrome revealed

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the biological evidence for chronic fatigue syndrome and finds two different subgroups of the condition: atypical and classical.

How to improve the appearance of bags under your eyes

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at a variety of remedies and recommendations for a healthy lifestyle that can help the eye area look its best.