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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

Feb. 23, 2017 — Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Screen time before bed can mess with your sleep. But people without TV and laptops skimp on sleep too, researchers say. A study of people living without electricity or artificial light in a remote ... read more

New Guideline Provides Clinical Recommendations for Specific Insomnia Drugs

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new clinical practice guideline is the first from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to provide comprehensive, evidence-based analyses of individual agents commonly used in the treatment of ... read more

Better Sleep Can Lead to Better Sex

Feb. 1, 2017 — Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems ... read more

Link Between Sleep, Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly

Jan. 31, 2017 — Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent. Caused by sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a disruption of normal breathing during sleep, these cause ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — In patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), oral appliances that treat the condition by moving the lower jaw forward appear to improve sleep but not reduce key risk factors for developing ... read more

Model Assessment May Predict Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children With Down Syndrome

Jan. 26, 2017 — A combination of parental questionnaires and inexpensive diagnostic procedures that can be performed as part of a primary care visit may be able to rule out the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in ... read more

Creative People Sleep More, Later, and Less Well

Jan. 26, 2017 — The study compared art students and social science students, and found that art student sleep more hours, but reported more sleep disturbance and daytime ... read more

Tonsillectomies Offer Only Modest Benefits, Studies Find

Jan. 25, 2017 — Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a systematic ... read more

Evidence Insufficient Regarding Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Jan. 24, 2017 — The current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in asymptomatic adults (including adults with unrecognized symptoms), the US ... read more

Yoga, Exercise Fail to Improve Sleep in Midlife Women, Study Suggests

Jan. 23, 2017 — Yoga and aerobic exercise interventions did not significantly reduce objectively measured sleep disturbances among midlife women who were experiencing hot flashes, suggests new ... read more

Regulating Gasotransmitters Could Improve Care for Sleep Apnea

Jan. 23, 2017 — Unbalanced signaling by two molecules that regulate breathing leads to sleep apnea in mice and rats. Injection of a substance that reduces production of one of those signals can prevent apneas. This ... read more

Regulating 'Gasotransmitters' Could Improve Care for Sleep Apnea

Jan. 23, 2017 — Unbalanced signaling by two molecules that regulate breathing leads to sleep apnea in mice and rats. Injection of a substance that reduces production of one of those signals can prevent apneas. This ... read more

What Is Good Quality Sleep? National Sleep Foundation Provides Guidance

Jan. 23, 2017 — The National Sleep Foundation recently released the key indicators of good sleep quality, as established by a panel of ... read more

For Health and Happiness, Share Good News

Jan. 21, 2017 — Service members, including both active and recently separated, have been called upon to fight overseas and to assist during natural disasters at home. They can face unique challenges when they return ... read more

Want to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions? Get More Sleep

Jan. 20, 2017 — Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them — beyond a couple of weeks, at least — is tough. One big factor that affects whether the commitment sticks: sleep. A sleep expert and ... read more

What Causes Sleepiness When Sickness Strikes

Jan. 19, 2017 — It's well known that humans and other animals are fatigued and sleepy when sick, but it's a microscopic roundworm that's providing an explanation of how that ... read more

Targeted Therapy for Sleep Disorders Helps Patients With Muscular Dystrophy

Jan. 13, 2017 — Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most common adult muscular dystrophy, and many patients with DM1 suffer from various sleep and respiratory disorders. In a new study, researchers found that ... read more

Association Between Insufficient Sleep, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Discovered

Jan. 9, 2017 — A new health link has been found between short sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This is the first study to examine the relationship between sleep duration and GDM in a ... read more

Losing Sleep Over Discrimination? 'Everyday Discrimination' May Contribute to Sleep Problems

Dec. 22, 2016 — People who perceive more discrimination in daily life have higher rates of sleep problems, based on both subjective and objective measures, reports a new ... read more

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