Insomnia Research News

September 27, 2023

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School systems aren't built for kids who fall asleep and wake up late, the so-called 'night owls,' which may help explain why this group of teens is more prone to ...
A reanalysis of studies on night shift naps reveals the ideal snoozing schedule that may help combat fatigue and drowsiness when staying up all ...
A new study has an important message for people who consider themselves night owls. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, found that people with later sleep and wake times ...
New method can predict risks of cardiovascular disease, mortality in sleep apnea ...

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Whether it's work or play that prevents us from getting enough shut-eye during the week, assuming we can make up for it by sleeping in over the weekend is a mistake. New research led by Penn ...

How people feel about their sleep has a greater impact on their well-being than what sleep-tracking technology says about their sleep quality, research has ...

New research has found irregular sleep patterns are associated with harmful bacteria in your ...

New Alzheimer's research suggests that enhanced light sensitivity may contribute to 'sundowning' -- the worsening of symptoms late in the day -- and spur sleep disruptions that ...

New mothers can expect sleep deprivation in the first few years of baby's life. But too little sleep can take a toll on the health of both mother and child. A new study looks at maternal and ...

Around one third of people with heart disease suffer from sleep problems. A team now shows that heart diseases affect the production of the sleep hormone melatonin in the pineal gland. The link ...


Research has shown quality sleep can help bolster resilience to depression and ...

Mania, in which mood and energy level are extremely elevated for at least a week, and hypomania, which is less severe and lasts at least four days, are the defining features of bipolar spectrum ...

Researchers have uncovered a potential mechanism in humans that explains how and why deep-sleep brain waves at night are able to regulate the body's sensitivity to insulin, which in turn ...

A new study looked at cognitive function over 10 years in 8,958 people aged 50 and over in England. The research team investigated how different combinations of sleep and physical activity habits ...

Fathers can make a huge difference in whether an infant is breastfed and placed to sleep safely, according to a recent survey of new ...

In a new study, researchers have investigated how junk food affects sleep. Healthy participants consumed an unhealthier as well as a healthier diet in a randomized order. After the unhealthier diet, ...


Experts say medication commonly used to treat insomnia may also be a therapeutic option for the condition known as REM sleep behavior ...

Researchers found that, in neurons that produced the neuropeptide NMS, the interaction between molecules SIK3 and HDAC4 has a critical role in sleep regulation through both the length of the ...

Watching the clock while trying to fall asleep exacerbates insomnia and the use of sleep aids, according to new research -- and a small change could help people sleep ...

Deep sleep, also known as non-REM slow-wave sleep, can act as a 'cognitive reserve factor' that may increase resilience against a protein in the brain called beta-amyloid that is linked to ...

As major airline officials predict another record summer air travel season, a new analysis has found that exposure to even moderate levels of airplane noise may disrupt sleep, building upon a growing ...

New research from a multidisciplinary team helps to illuminate the mechanisms behind circadian rhythms, offering new hope for dealing with jet lag, insomnia and other sleep ...

A new machine-learning method could help us gauge the time of our internal body clock, helping us all make better health decisions, including when and how long to ...

Two doses of an FDA-approved sleeping pill reduced levels of Alzheimer's proteins in a small study of healthy volunteers. The study hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop ...

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