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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

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

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

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

Jan. 23, 2017 — Later start times could help Canadian teens’ grades and health, research indicates. Researchers found that students from schools that started earlier slept less, were less likely to meet the ... 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

Meditation and Music May Help Reverse Early Memory Loss in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan. 21, 2017 — In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, scientists found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical ... 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

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

Jan. 16, 2017 — One in five young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research. This night-time activity is making teenagers three times more likely to ... 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

Jan. 13, 2017 — The type and intensity of stimuli control the activity of nerve cells that release the neurotransmitter dopamine, report ... 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

Taking Hour-Long Afternoon Naps Improves Thinking and Memory in Older Chinese Adults

Jan. 5, 2017 — Study participants who took an hour-long nap after lunch did better on the mental tests compared to the people who did not nap. Those who napped for about an hour also did better than people who took ... read more

How Can I Help My Child to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep?

Dec. 30, 2016 — Overall, studies indicate that 15 to 20 percent of one to three year olds continue to have nightwakings. According to an expert, "Inappropriate sleep associations are the primary cause of ... 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

Dec. 22, 2016 — A clump of just a few thousand brain cells, no bigger than a mustard seed, controls the daily ebb and flow of most bodily processes in mammals -- sleep/wake cycles, most notably. Now, scientists ... read more

Recovery from Brain Injury, Better Sleep Go Hand in Hand

Dec. 22, 2016 — After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in ... read more

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