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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Long Sleep and High Blood Copper Levels Go Hand in Hand

Sep. 14, 2015 — People who sleep fewer than 6 hours or more than 10 hours per night suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than people who sleep 7-8 hours per night. Earlier studies have found a relation ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — Overall and night-time specific social media use along with emotional investment were related to poorer sleep quality, lower self-esteem as well as higher anxiety and depression levels, new research ... read more

Struggles With Sleep May Affect Heart Disease Risk

Sep. 10, 2015 — Young and middle-aged adults who get too much or too little sleep or have poor quality sleep are at higher risk for the early signs of heart disease than those who get adequate, good quality sleep, ... read more

Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Patients With Chronic Sinus Infection, Sleep Dysfunction

Sep. 10, 2015 — Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (sinus infection) and obstructive sleep apnea report a poor quality of life, which is substantially improved following endoscopic sinus surgery, according to a ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — A simple questionnaire, evaluation and pulse-oximetry monitoring can lead to early detection of sleep apnea in patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure, new research ... read more

Link Between Insomnia, Control of Emotion

Sep. 8, 2015 — People who are losing the ability to regulate their emotions may be more likely to suffer from insomnia. And if they do, that insomnia is more likely to become persistent, research suggests. ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Scientists have found that current school and university start times are damaging the learning and health of students. Drawing on the latest sleep research, the authors conclude students start times ... read more

Back to School and Back to Sleep

Sep. 3, 2015 — Poor sleep might explain how stress impacts health in kids, a new study suggests. Researchers found that getting a good night's sleep might buffer the impact of stress on kids' cortisol ... read more

Teens Lose Sleep After Change to Daylight Saving Time, Study Shows

Sep. 3, 2015 — High school students lose sleep on school nights following the change to daylight saving time that occurs in March, a study has concluded. The loss of sleep during the school week was associated with ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Obstructive sleep apnea may be underdiagnosed in postmenopausal women. A new study strongly associates the condition's traditional risk factors with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), suggesting ... read more

Central Sleep Apnea Device Increases Mortality in Heart Failure

Sep. 1, 2015 — Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy increases mortality and should not be used to treat central sleep apnea in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction, the SERVE-HF trial ... read more

Timing of Sleep Just as Important as Quantity

Sep. 1, 2015 — The timing of an animal's sleep can be just as important as how much sleeps it gets, researchers have ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — A new study led by a sleep researcher supports what parents have been saying for centuries: to avoid getting sick, be sure to get enough ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Midday naps are associated with reduced blood pressure levels and prescription of fewer antihypertensive medications, according to new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study looked at the effect of light exposure at night -- like that from phones or tablets -- on the biology of teen sleep. The researchers found that children in early to middle puberty were ... read more

Genetic Ancestry Partially Explains One Racial Sleep Difference

Aug. 21, 2015 — A new study clearly establishes a partial genetic basis underlying racial differences in slow-wave sleep, suggesting that it may be possible to develop sleep-related therapies that target specific ... read more

Impact of Sleep Disturbance on Recovery in Veterans With PTSD and TBI

Aug. 21, 2015 — Poor sleep may impact treatment and recovery in veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A review of extensive research on sleep in TBI and PTSD has found ... read more

Ramelteon May Be Useful for Sleep Problems After TBI

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers found preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of ramelteon for the treatment of sleep disturbances after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Ramelteon is a melatonin-agonist without the ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Bacteria do not cease to amaze us with their survival strategies. A research has now discovered how bacteria enter a sleep mode using a so-called FIC toxin. In a new article, the scientists describe ... read more

Researchers Identify Potential Sleep-Related Treatment Targets for Fibromyalgia

Aug. 19, 2015 — Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic pain from no clear source. Patients with fibromyalgia frequently have sleep problems: Their deep sleep brain wave patterns are often disrupted by brain waves ... read more

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