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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

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

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

NFL, NBA, and NHL Teams Have a Disadvantage When Traveling West

June 14, 2016 — A new study found that the NFL, NBA and NHL teams traveling from west to east had a higher winning percentage compared to teams traveling in the opposite ... read more

Possible Missing Link Between Sleep and Improved Memory

June 14, 2016 — A team of sleep researchers has found that the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for control of bodily functions not consciously directed (such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestive ... 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

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

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

Most People Don't Sleep Any Worse When Taking Medicines With Sleep Disturbance Warnings

June 8, 2016 — Medicines that carry warnings about sleep disturbances do not seem to contribute to the amount of sleep disturbances in the general population, according to new 'real world' research. The ... read more

Study of Police Officers Finds Fatigue Impacts Tactical Social Interaction

June 8, 2016 — Fatigue associated with shift work influences how police officers interact day-to-day during encounters with the public, which can either build or erode trust in the police, a new study has ... read more

Sleep Disturbances Common Among Military Spouses

June 8, 2016 — Spouses of military service members experience significant sleep problems, which can impact their health and psycho-social functioning, research shows. The results underscore the importance of ... read more

Late Sleep Timing Linked to Poorer Diet Quality, Lower Physical Activity

June 8, 2016 — Among healthy adults with a habitual sleep duration of at least 6.5 hours, late sleep timing was associated with higher fast food consumption and lower vegetable intake, particularly among men, as ... read more

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