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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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New guideline provides clinical recommendations for specific insomnia drugs

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

DA new clinical practice guideline is the first from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to provide comprehensive, evidence-based analyses of individual agents commonly used in the treatment of...

Study finds that melatonin content of supplements varies widely

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Results highlight the need for improved quality control of melatonin supplements.

Heavy lifting, shift work may negatively impact women's fertility

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Women who regularly lift heavy objects at work and work non-daytime shift patterns may experience decreased fertility, suggests new research.

Visual evidence shows brain 'resetting' during sleep

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Images from sleep research show how the brain resets during sleep. Synapses grow with daytime stimulation and shrink by nearly 20 percent during sleep.

Weekend of camping promotes earlier sleep patterns

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A weekend of camping could be just the remedy for people that struggle to get an early night, finds scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Link between sleep and cognitive impairment in the elderly

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent.

Insomnia increases asthma risk in adults

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study suggests people who experience insomnia symptoms are at a higher risk of developing asthma in adulthood compared with insomnia-free adults.

Poor sleep contributes to poor sexual satisfaction

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study investigates the link between sleep duration, sleep quality, and the levels of sexual satisfaction among postmenopausal women.

Chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Many people report getting sick when they don't get enough sleep. A new study helps explain why.

What is good quality sleep? National Sleep Foundation provides guidance

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recently released the key indicators of good sleep quality, as established by a panel of experts.

Regulating 'gasotransmitters' could improve care for sleep apnea

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Unbalanced signaling by two molecules that regulate breathing leads to sleep apnea in mice and rats, researchers report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Jet lag impairs performance of Major League Baseball players

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Major League Baseball (MLB) managers trying to find an edge should pay close attention to their players' body clocks, according to a new Northwestern University study of how jet lag affects MLB...

Home sleep testing as good as lab testing for informing management of obstructive sleep apnea

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Outcomes for patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were not inferior when managed with data from limited-channel sleep testing versus full laboratory-based polysomnography (PSG).

What causes sleepiness when sickness strikes

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

It's well known that humans and other animals are fatigued and sleepy when sick, but it's a microscopic roundworm that's providing an explanation of how that occurs, according to a study from...

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.