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April 25, 2015

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April 25, 2015

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

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

Do Bodysuit or Sleep Sack Affect Baby's Stress?

Mar. 17, 2015 — The effect of preterm babies' clothing on their behavior has been the focus of recent study. Newborns placed in a sleep sack were less active and touched parts of their bodies less frequently ... read more

Groundbreaking Approach to Evaluate Sleep Disorders Developed

Mar. 16, 2015 — "We've developed a non-contact 'breathing sound analysis' algorithm that provides a reliable estimation of whole-night sleep evaluation for detection of sleep quality, snoring ... read more

New Quality Measures Approved for Childhood Sleep Apnea

Mar. 13, 2015 — A work group of physicians from leading academic medical centers across the United States has developed new quality measures for the detection and treatment of childhood obstructive sleep apnea ... read more

Prolonged Shortened Sleep Increases Blood Pressure at Night, Researchers Find

Mar. 13, 2015 — People exposed to prolonged periods of shortened sleep have significant increases in blood pressure during nighttime hours, researchers report in a small study of eight ... read more

New Work Schedule Could Cure Your 'Social Jetlag'

Mar. 12, 2015 — Many of us are walking around all the time in a fog caused by 'social jetlag.' That's what happens when we lose sleep because our daily schedules don't match our bodies' ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — There may not yet be a cure for insomnia, but researchers are a step closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer from it -- just in time for World Sleep Day on March 13. Researchers note that ... read more

Alcohol, Insomnia Linked to Suicide, Research Team Finds

Mar. 10, 2015 — Insomnia symptoms affect the risk of suicide among people who drink alcohol, according to a groundbreaking study. The new study—the first of its kind—demonstrates how wakefulness is connected to ... read more

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