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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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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.

Are bedtime access, use of portable devices associated with poor sleep?

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Portable media devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are ever present in children's lives, and the majority of children and adolescents have devices present where they sleep.

Study finds that sleep apnea therapy has positive impact on hypertensive patients

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients reported improved daytime sleepiness, depressive symptoms and fatigue.

Poor work-life balance leads to poor health later in life

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study shows that working too much and sleeping too little in midlife has far-reaching consequences, causing health problems in older age.

Sleep loss alters gut microbiota

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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...