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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Smartphones and Machine Learning Used to Measure Sleep Patterns

Apr. 20, 2017 — Despite spending at least one quarter to one third a day sleeping, good sleep can elude many people, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders remains primitive. Researchers have designed ... read more

Late Sleep-Wake Time Preference Linked to Depression in Individuals With Diabetes

Apr. 3, 2017 — People with type 2 diabetes who are “night owls” and prefer the evening for activity report having more symptoms of depression than those who are early to bed and early to rise, regardless of the ... read more

Does Disturbed Breathing While Asleep Make Some People Urinate More at Night?

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new study has found that reducing obstructive sleep apnea (where patients have difficulty in breathing while asleep -often associated with loud snoring) can reduce the need to get up and pee at ... read more

Patients With Depression Symptoms Due to Chronic Sinus Disease Are Less Productive

Mar. 10, 2017 — Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are more likely to miss days of work or school than those without depression symptoms, according to the results of a new ... read more

Poor Sleep in Early Childhood May Lead to Cognitive, Behavioral Problems in Later Years

Mar. 9, 2017 — A new study finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don't get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in ... read more

Sleep Trackers Can Prompt Sleep Problems

Feb. 28, 2017 — When it comes to sleep, that enthusiasm for the devices may overshadow what they can deliver, outlines a new ... read more

Living With Children May Mean Less Sleep for Women, but Not for Men

Feb. 26, 2017 — New research backs up what many women already know: They're sleep deprived. Unlike men, a good night's sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, according to a ... read more

Dietary Prebiotics Improve Sleep, Buffer Impacts of Stress, Says Study

Feb. 25, 2017 — New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — We all do it; we all need it -- humans and animals alike. Neuroscientists have been studying Mexican cavefish to provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms regulating sleep loss and the ... read more

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

Scientists Survey the State of Sleep Science

Feb. 22, 2017 — Sleep remains an enduring mystery with major clinical relevance, according to a a recent review. In recent decades, new technologies have allowed neuroscientists to identify multiple brain circuits ... read more

Successful Insomnia Treatment May Require Nothing More Than a Placebo

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study indicates that successful treatment for insomnia may not actually require complicated neurofeedback (direct training of brain functions). Rather, it appears patients who simply believe ... 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

Using an Air Conditioner in Summer May Affect Sleep Quality

Feb. 16, 2017 — Using an air conditioner helps people sleep better on sweltering nights. However, researchers found that when airflow is directed at a human body, even at an insensible velocity, it impacts on sleep ... 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

Melatonin Content of Supplements Varies Widely, Study Finds

Feb. 14, 2017 — The melatonin content of dietary supplements often varies widely from what is listed on the label, a new study has found. Melatonin is a natural hormone that helps regulate the daily cycle of sleep ... read more

Worm Gene Could Be Key to Developing Obesity Treatment

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a gene in worms that could help break the cycle of overeating and under-exercising that can lead to ... read more

Prebiotics May Help to Cope With Stress

Feb. 10, 2017 — Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Recent study in rats shows that prebiotic fibers may help to protect beneficial gut bacteria and ... read more

Exercise, Sleep Are Key to Keeping Employees from Bringing Home Work Frustrations, Study Shows

Feb. 7, 2017 — A brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home. A study tracked participants' sleep patterns and daytime physical movements ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — A novel approach to analyze brainwaves during sleep has been developed by researchers, which promises to give a more detailed and accurate depiction of neurophysiological changes than provided by a ... read more

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