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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

Educating Parents on Healthy Infant Sleep Habits May Help Prevent Obesity

June 29, 2016 — Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood ... read more

Depression, Adverse Childhood Events and Sleep Disturbances Linked to Changes in the Immune System

June 20, 2016 — Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research. These changes were observed in a population that already carried a significant burden of ... read more

Sleep Disorders May Predict Heart Events After Angioplasty

June 15, 2016 — People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, ... read more

Adolescent Sleep Duration Is Associated With Daytime Mood

June 15, 2016 — A new study of adolescents suggests that obtaining an insufficient amount of sleep increases variability in sadness, anger, energy and feelings of sleepiness. The study also showed that nightly ... read more

Childhood Abuse, Parental Death and Divorce Are Linked to Adult Insomnia Symptoms

June 14, 2016 — Child abuse, parental divorce and parental death, where shown to be associated with higher rates of adult insomnia. Mild insomnia was uniquely predicted by childhood abuse and divorce, and ... read more

Alcohol Dependent Individuals Show Greater Risk of Suicide in Evening Hours

June 14, 2016 — A new study found that there is a circadian pattern of peak and nadir in the incidence of suicides committed in alcohol dependent ... read more

Sleepiness and Fatigue Linked to Brain Atrophy in Cognitively Normal Elderly

June 14, 2016 — A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas of ... read more

Nighttime Sleep-Aid Helps People Experiencing Occasional Sleeplessness, Study Suggests

June 14, 2016 — New research shows that an over-the-counter sleep aid helps people suffering from occasional sleep difficulties fall asleep in less than 20 minutes, on average, and improves their reported quality of ... read more

Sleep Hormone Helps Breast Cancer Drug Kill More Cancer Cells

June 14, 2016 — Tiny bubbles filled with the sleep hormone melatonin can make breast cancer treatment more effective, which means people need a lower dose, giving them less severe side effects. In a new study, ... read more

In MS, Can Better Sleep Improve Cognition?

June 13, 2016 — People with multiple sclerosis often have trouble with memory, attention and mental processing. New research shows some of these issues could stem from sleep ... read more

Video Game Playing Negatively Influences Adequate Sleep and Bedtimes

June 13, 2016 — A new study found that gamers will push off obtaining adequate sleep in order to continue video gaming. Results show that on average, gamers delayed going to bed 36 percent of the nights they played ... read more

Sleep Duration Varies by Alcohol Drinking Patterns, Race, and Sex

June 13, 2016 — Compared to their white counterparts within each alcohol drinking pattern (never, moderate, excessive) investigated, black men and women were significantly more likely to get less than six hours of ... read more

Caffeine Has Little to No Benefit After 3 Nights of Sleep Restriction

June 13, 2016 — A new study found that after restricting sleep to 5 hours per night, caffeine use no longer improved alertness or performance after three nights. Results show that relative to placebo, caffeine ... read more

Chronic Sleep Restriction Negatively Affects Athletic Performance

June 13, 2016 — A new study found that chronic sleep restriction negatively affects athletic performance. Results show that following sleep restriction, energy expenditure during submaximal exercise decreased 3.9 ... read more

Recharge With Sleep: Pediatric Sleep Recommendations Promoting Optimal Health

June 13, 2016 — For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid ... read more

Weight and Diet May Help Predict Sleep Quality

June 10, 2016 — The old adage 'you are what you eat,' may be better phrased as 'your sleep relates to what you eat.' An individual's body composition and caloric intake can influence time ... read more

Implantable Device Cuts Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms

June 10, 2016 — Since the 1980s, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) -- in which positive pressure is pushed through the nasal airways to help users breathe while sleeping - has been by far the most widely ... read more

Amino Acid Identified Associated With Poor Performance Under Sleep Restriction

June 10, 2016 — The amino acid acetylcarnitine may help predict an individual's neurobehavioral performance during chronic sleep restriction, according to new ... read more

Individuals Exposed to Blue Wavelength Lights Experienced Faster Reaction Times

June 10, 2016 — A new study found that blue wavelength light exposure led to subsequent increases in brain activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC) when ... read more

Strong Prevalence of Insomnia Symptoms Among Female Veterans

June 10, 2016 — A new study sheds light on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female ... read more

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