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October 28, 2016

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October 28, 2016

Developing Brain Regions in Children Hardest Hit by Sleep Deprivation

Oct. 4, 2016 — Sleep is vital for humans. If adults remain awake for longer than usual, the brain responds with an increased need for deep sleep. This is measured in the form of "slow wave activity" using ... read more

An Appetite Suppressant With Side Effects

Oct. 4, 2016 — Neurogeneticists have discovered a peptide in Drosophila that has a strong impact on the fly's feeding and sleeping habits. At the same time, it is associated with the insects' circadian ... read more

Developing Brain Regions in Children Hardest Hit by Sleep Deprivation

Oct. 4, 2016 — The effects of acute sleep deprivation in children has been the focus of new study for the first time. They discovered that the brain in five to 12-year-olds responds differently to sleep deprivation ... read more

Childhood Hypertension Associated With Cognitive Issues

Sep. 29, 2016 — Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, has increased significantly in children, paralleling the current childhood obesity epidemic.  Although we know that adult hypertension can ... read more

Nighttime Hot Flashes May Spark Mild Depression

Sep. 28, 2016 — A woman’s perception that she is experiencing a high number of nighttime hot flashes can trigger mild symptoms of depression during menopause, according to a new ... read more

Exercise Can Increase Levels of Hunger-Promoting Endocannabinoids Even If You Are Sleep-Deprived

Sep. 26, 2016 — A research group has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids -- which target the same receptors as cannabis -- are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute exercise can modulate this ... read more

Sleep Is Key to Curing Chronic Pain

Sep. 21, 2016 — A ink between chronic pain and lack of sleep has been identified by a team of researchers. They also discovered that people with pain who believe they won't be able to sleep are more likely to ... read more

Studying: Is It Bad for Your Health to Pull an All-Nighter?

Sep. 19, 2016 — A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you’ll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the ... read more

Sleep Paralysis: Fully Awake and Unable to Move

Sep. 19, 2016 — Your eyes begin to open after a good night of sleep, but something feels weird. You try to take a deep breath but can't draw air. You can't sit up, and you may even see a shadow in the ... read more

Sleep Habits, Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use Linked, Shows Research

Sep. 19, 2016 — A possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse has been identified by researchers. The study found that both sleep duration and sleep quality during late childhood predict ... read more

Could Quality of Sleep Have to Do With Sex Differences?

Sep. 12, 2016 — You may have noticed that women are more prone to sleep disturbances than men. They are, for instance, up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Could there be a link between the body ... read more

Employees of Medical Centers Report High Stress, Negative Health Behaviors

Sep. 8, 2016 — Approximately 15 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. will report high levels of stress, several American surveys have found. A new study has identified stress and burnout as a major problem employees ... read more

Is Sufficient Sleep the Key to Successful Antidepressant Response?

Sep. 7, 2016 — Antidepressants are necessary for many with major depressive disorder, but response times and remission rates are a problem. Researchers now find sleep might play a ... read more

Brain Circuit That Drives Sleep-Wake States, Sleep-Preparation Behavior Is Identified

Sep. 5, 2016 — A brain circuit that's indispensable to the sleep-wake cycle has now been identified by researchers. This same circuit is also a key component of the reward system, an archipelago of ... read more

Sleeping Brain's Complex Activity Mimicked by Simple Model

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have built and tested a new mathematical model that successfully reproduces complex brain activity during deep sleep, according to a new ... read more

New Role of Adenosine in the Regulation of REM Sleep Discovered

Sep. 1, 2016 — The regulation and function of sleep is one of the biggest black boxes of today's brain science. A new paper finds that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is suppressed by adenosine acting on a ... read more

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Could Be Key for Children With Autism Getting Enough Sleep

Aug. 30, 2016 — Experts believe that a family-based cognitive behavioral therapy may be the key for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have problems ... read more

Disruptions to Sleep Patterns Lead to an Increased Risk of Suicides

Aug. 24, 2016 — The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviors is made starkly clear in new ... read more

How Sleep Deprivation Harms Memory

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects ... read more

When You Don't Feel Valued in a Relationship, Sleep Suffers

Aug. 17, 2016 — We spend up to one-third of our life asleep, but not everyone sleeps well. For couples, it turns out how well you think your partner understands and cares for you is linked to how well you ... read more

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