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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Kids Likely to Sleepwalk If Parents Have History of Nocturnal Strolls

May 4, 2015 — More than 60 percent of children developed sleepwalking when both their parents were sleepwalkers in a study among children born in the Canadian province of ... read more

Magazine, Internet Images Fail to Promote Infant Sleep Safety

Apr. 25, 2015 — Images of infants sleeping in unsafe environments are pervasive in women's magazines and on stock photo websites, which could create confusion among parents and put babies at risk, according to ... read more

Heavy Snoring, Sleep Apnea May Signal Earlier Memory and Thinking Decline

Apr. 15, 2015 — Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory and thinking decline at an earlier age, according to a new study. The research also suggests that treating the disorders with a breathing machine ... read more

Disruption of Sleep in Children Could Hamper Memory Processes

Apr. 15, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children ... read more

Light, Sound, Temperature: Absence of Consistent Standards Found in Children's Hospital Environments

Apr. 15, 2015 — The sound, light and temperature levels in pediatric hospital wards often vary, highlighting the lack of consistent environmental standards across Europe, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be an inexpensive, safe way to determine which patients with major depressive disorder will respond best to commonly prescribed drugs ... read more

A Grateful Heart Is a Healthier Heart

Apr. 9, 2015 — Recognizing and giving thanks for the positive aspects of life can result in improved mental, and ultimately physical, health in patients with asymptomatic heart failure, according to new ... read more

Sleep Problems Prevalent for Military Members

Apr. 7, 2015 — Improving the quality and quantity of US military members' sleep following deployment could help reduce other health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according ... read more

Treatment of Sleep Apnea Results in Greater Blood Pressure Reduction in Those With Resistant Hypertension

Apr. 3, 2015 — The use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can help people who have both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and hypertension lower their blood pressure, which in turn could possibly ... read more

Depression, Insomnia Are Strongest Risk Factors for Frequent Nightmares

Apr. 2, 2015 — Symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest predictors of having frequent nightmares, a new study concludes. "Our study shows a clear connection between well-being and ... read more

Night Owls Face Greater Risk of Developing Diabetes Than Early Risers

Apr. 1, 2015 — Night owls are more likely to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome and sarcopenia than early risers, even when they get the same amount of sleep, according to a new study. The study examined the ... read more

More Reasons Why Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Is Important

Mar. 30, 2015 — Losing several hours of sleep can slow the body’s metabolism, but what about losing only a few hours? A new study finds that metabolic effects are seen even when sleep is shortened by two ... read more

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Is Not Good for Mother or Baby

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers find that having sleep apnea while pregnant could make the baby prone to metabolic disease as an ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers have found that an unexpectedly high percentage of young people experience 'exploding head syndrome,' a psychological phenomenon in which they are awakened by abrupt loud ... read more

Sleep Loss Tied to Emotional Reactions

Mar. 25, 2015 — A new book summarizes research on the interplay of sleep and various components of emotion and affect that are related to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and ... read more

High Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults With Sickle Cell

Mar. 25, 2015 — Adults with sickle cell disease who report trouble with sleep could actually have a clinical diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing which could lower their oxygen levels at night. "Our study ... read more

Melatonin Can Help You Get a Good Night's Sleep in a Noisy Environment

Mar. 19, 2015 — Using melatonin could provide more and better quality sleep compared to using an eye mask and earplugs in a simulated noisy and illuminated environment, according to research. This study was carried ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Modern life, with its preponderance of inadequate exposure to natural light during the day and overexposure to artificial light at night, is not conducive to the body's natural sleep/wake cycle. ... read more

Natural Sleep Cycles Identified in Rural Community

Mar. 18, 2015 — A new study has identified a rural community in Brazil that still follows the earlier sleep and wake times similar to pre-industrial times. The team of researchers studied the population of Baependi, ... read more

Neuroscientists Identify Cell Type in Brain That Controls Body Clock Circadian Rhythms

Mar. 17, 2015 — Neuroscientists have identified key cells within the brain that are critical for determining circadian rhythms, the 24-hour processes that control sleep and wake cycles, as well as other important ... read more

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