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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

Poor Sleep Associated With Increased Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

June 15, 2015 — Poor sleep is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to results from a recent study. The study included a representative sample of 657 men aged 25 to 64 years with no ... read more

Bright Light After Night Shift May Enhance Alertness and Cognitive Performance

June 11, 2015 — Bright light at the end of a night shift may have potential as a countermeasure to improve driving performance, particularly for low light work environments and commutes that occur before dawn, a new ... read more

Neuroscience and Psychology Paint More Complete Picture of Sleep and Memory

June 11, 2015 — A new study integrates neuroscience and psychological research to reveal how sleep suppresses certain nerve cell activity that promotes forgetting, insuring that at least some memories will ... read more

College Students Who Binge Drink Have More Delayed Sleep Timing, Variable Sleep Schedules

June 11, 2015 — A new study suggests that students who initiate and/or continue drinking and engage in binge drinking in college have more delayed sleep timing and more variable sleep ... read more

Twitter Data May Help Shed Light on Sleep Disorders

June 11, 2015 — Researchers have built the beginnings of 'digital phenotype' of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from ... read more

Sleep Problems and Energy Product Use Associated With Increased Alcohol Use in Teens

June 10, 2015 — A new study suggest sleep problems and energy product use are associated with increased alcohol use in teens, even after controlling for sociodemographics and mental ... read more

More Frequent Overnight Hot Flashes Linked With Brain Scan Changes

June 10, 2015 — Women who had more hot flashes during sleep had a greater number of brain scan changes. More than 70 percent of women have hot flashes -- a sudden feeling of intense warmth and sweatiness -- while ... read more

Risk for Sleep Disorders Among College Freshmen May Predict Retention, Success

June 10, 2015 — A new study suggests that the risk for sleep disorders among college freshmen may be a predictor of retention and academic ... read more

Sleep Duration, Quality May Impact Cancer Survival Rate

June 10, 2015 — Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration and frequent snoring were associated with significantly poorer cancer-specific survival, particularly among women with breast cancer, new research ... read more

Partial Sleep Deprivation Linked to Biological Aging in Older Adults

June 10, 2015 — One night of partial sleep deprivation promotes biological aging in older adults, a new study suggests. One night of partial sleep deprivation activates gene expression patterns in peripheral blood ... read more

Insomnia Leads to Decreased Empathy in Health Care Workers

June 9, 2015 — Insomnia decreases empathy in health care workers and may lead to adverse clinical outcomes and medical errors, a new study suggests. Results show that subjects with an Insomnia Severity Index ISI of ... read more

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Reduced Resilience Among Veterans

June 8, 2015 — Poor sleep quality is associated with reduced resilience among veterans and returning military personnel, a new study suggests. Findings suggest that appraisal of sleep quality may contribute to ... read more

People at Risk of Hoarding Disorder May Have Serious Complaints About Sleep

June 8, 2015 — A new study suggests that those at risk of hoarding disorder may have serious complaints about sleep. Results show that participants at risk of hoarding disorder scored significantly higher on the ... read more

Children With TBI Have Poorer Sleep Quality, More Daytime Sleepiness

June 8, 2015 — Children with traumatic brain injuries have poorer sleep and more daytime sleepiness in comparison to healthy children, new research confirms. The children with TBI also had impaired emotional, ... read more

Study Links Lower Life Satisfaction to Sleep Problems During Midlife

June 8, 2015 — Lower life satisfaction is linked to sleep problems during midlife, a new study suggests. Sleep onset delay among those with low life satisfaction could be the result of worry and anxiety, as ... read more

Study Links Severe Restless Legs Syndrome to Increased Risk of Stroke

June 8, 2015 — Increased restless legs syndrome severity is associated with subsequent increased risk of stroke, researchers report. The study group comprised 72,916 female registered nurses ages 41-58 years in ... read more

Babies Who Can Resettle Are More Likely to 'Sleep Through the Night'

June 5, 2015 — Young infants who can 'resettle' themselves after waking up are more likely to sleep for prolonged periods at night, according to a video study. The researchers also looked for times when ... read more

Eating Less During Late Night Hours May Stave Off Some Effects of Sleep Deprivation

June 4, 2015 — Eating less late at night may help curb the concentration and alertness deficits that accompany sleep deprivation, according to results of a new ... read more

June 4, 2015 — After a concussion, a person can be left with disturbed sleep, memory deficits and other cognitive problems for years, but a new study suggests that despite these abnormalities, sleep still helps ... read more

Study Maps Types of Physical Activity Associated With Better Sleep

June 4, 2015 — Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics/calisthenics, running, weight-lifting, and yoga/Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new ... read more

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