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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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'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.

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Sleep-inducing herb: The key component identified

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Can't sleep? Your sleep problems may be improved if you try an Indian herb, Ashwagandha.

Mathematicians predict delaying school start times won't help sleep deprived teenagers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Insufficient sleep during the week, and attempts to catch up at the weekend lead to 'social jet lag', study finds.

Does disturbed breathing while asleep make some people pee more at night?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has found that reducing obstructive sleep apnea (where patients have difficulty in breathing while asleep -often associated with loud snoring) can reduce the need to get up and pee at...

Better sleep can make us feel like a million bucks

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research examines the impact of improving sleep quality and finds the effects comparable with a lottery win of a quarter of a million dollars.

58 million Americans are exposed to loud, frequent noises, including firearms, at work and home

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Loud noise exposure is a common environmental hazard in the United States that can lead to hearing loss and other conditions such as sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Sleep apnea in children may stunt brain development

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study investigated the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on children's brains. The results demonstrate a worrying reduction in gray matter.

Anakinra does not seem to improve fatigue severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The anti-inflammatory biologic drug anakinra does not seem to reduce fatigue severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Poor sleep habits increase weight gain for adults with genetic obesity risk

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Poor sleep habits - such as short sleep duration and daytime napping - may lead to weight gain for adults genetically predisposed for obesity, study finds.

Cancer-related fatigue: Exercise, psychological therapies best treatments

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment. New research finds exercise and psychological interventions are the best management strategies.

Sleep trackers can prompt sleep problems

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A 39-year-old man whom we'll call Mr. R received a sleep-tracking device from his girlfriend. Since starting a new job several years earlier, he sometimes had trouble getting a good night's sleep.

Prebiotics could stop stress from harming sleep quality

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Stress can have a negative impact on sleep quality, but a new study suggests dietary prebiotics could stop this process by promoting good gut bacteria.