Sleep
Caregivers of people with dementia experience accumulation of sleep loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep — a negative for themselves and... more
Researchers show evidence of cellular clocks in cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
One of nature's most familiar phenomena is collective behavior—fish swimming in schools, locusts marching together, birds flocking. The same thing happens in humans, with individual cells synchronizing into circadian rhythms, part of... more
Medical News Today: Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea  MNT · 4 days
A new study of 20,000 adults with sleep apnea suggests that the risk of cancer could be 2–3 times higher among females with a... more
Selfie versus posie  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
If you lose sleep over the number of likes on your Instagram account, new research suggests you might want to think twice before posting that selfie. more
These migratory birds will risk their lives for a good nap  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When driving across country, people can only make it so far before stopping off to rest. Likewise, most migratory songbirds must make stops during their long-distance... more
More cancer cases among women with sleep apnea  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Women with severe sleep apnea appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer, a study shows. No causal relationship is demonstrated, but the link between nocturnal hypoxia in women and... more
Impulsive behavior associated with less sleep and more screen time  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A paper published today in Pediatrics suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively... more
Impulsive behavior linked to sleep and screen time  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new article suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions. more
Type 2 diabetes and sleep problems in midlife women  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women's sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and sleep... more
Women with diabetes at greater risk for sleep disturbances  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women's sleep patterns. more
Treat insomnia before sleep apnea  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The 'double whammy' of co-occurring insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea is a complex problem best managed with non-drug targeted psych interventions, a new study has found. By following simple new guidelines, people with the concurrent conditions reported great... more
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: Genes related to circadian rhythms may be disrupted  MNT · 2 weeks
In the brains of people with schizophrenia, researchers have now found disrupted patterns in the expression of genes that correspond to sleep-wake cycles. more
Medical News Today: Focus boosting drugs not worth the risks, studies warn  MNT · 2 weeks
New research finds that using focus boosting drugs without a prescription has few benefits and may affect memory and sleep quality in the long... more
Focus boosting drugs not worth the risks, studies warn  MNT · 2 weeks
New research finds that using focus boosting drugs without a prescription has few benefits and may affect memory and sleep quality in the long run. more
Alzheimer's disease destroys neurons that keep us awake  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have noted excessive daytime napping can develop long before memory problems of Alzheimer's disease appear. Prior studies considered excessive daytime napping compensation for poor nighttime sleep caused by Alzheimer's-related disruptions in... more
Cultural factors likely impinge upon the sleep opportunity of young adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Are you tired? A new study of young and middle-aged adults shows it could be happening because of the way society functions in your part of... more
Psychiatric symptoms may indicate the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of São Paulo have shown that the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s brain pathology are tightly linked to neuropsychiatric symptoms such as... more
Optimists Sleep Better and Longer, New Study Finds  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
People who are the most optimistic tend to sleep better and longer, according to a new study published in the... more
Medical News Today: Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep  MNT · 2 weeks
New research finds an association between self-reported optimism and the likelihood of having better sleep quality and longer sleep duration. more
Medical News Today: Can the moon really influence your health?  MNT · 2 weeks
People have long believed that the moon could influence their sleep, their mood, even their fertility. Are any of these beliefs true? We investigate. more
Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep  MNT · 2 weeks
New research finds an association between self-reported optimism and the likelihood of having better sleep quality and longer sleep duration. more
Can the moon really influence your health?  MNT · 2 weeks
People have long believed that the moon could influence their sleep, their mood, even their fertility. Are any of these beliefs true? We investigate. more
Oral appliances may be highly effective in treating a type of sleep apnea  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Certain traits may define a type of obstructive sleep apnea that can be effectively treated with an oral appliance, according to new... more
Biomarker to avoid safety risk for the sleep deprived  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research shows that a range of eye-movement tests provide a reliable biomarker of individual acute sleep loss. more
Oral appliance may be effective first line treatment for some types of sleep apnea  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Certain traits may define a type of obstructive sleep apnea that can be effectively treated with an oral appliance, according... more
Nonprescribed psychostimulants may boost short-term focus but impede sleep, mental functions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The use of prescription stimulants by those without medically diagnosed conditions marks a growing trend among young adults – particularly college students seeking a brain boost. more
Caffeine before bedtime has little effect on sleep quality, but alcohol and nicotine does  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has found that drinking coffee close to bedtime does not affect the quality of sleep, but that... more
Caffeine before bedtime has little effect on sleep quality, but alcohol and nicotine do  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has found that drinking coffee close to bedtime does not affect the quality of sleep, but that... more
Eye-movement tests provide reliable biomarker of individual acute sleep loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Lack of sleep can be dangerous; it is thought to play a role in up to 30% of all motor vehicle crashes and even implicated in catastrophic events,... more
Optimistic people sleep better, longer, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
People who are the most optimistic tend to sleep better and longer, suggests a new study. The study included 3,500 young and middle-aged adults in four US regions. more
Sleep interrupted: What's keeping us up at night?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
One of the largest longitudinal studies to date examined evening consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine among an African-American cohort and objectively measured sleep outcomes in their natural environments instead of laboratory... more
Study examines how evening use of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine affects sleep outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Between 50 to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Sleepless nights are associated with a number of adverse health outcomes including... more
1 in 300 thrives on very-early-to-bed, very-early-to-rise routine  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8 p.m., enabling them to greet the new day as early as 4 a.m., may be significantly more common... more
Advanced sleep phase may affect at least 1 in 300 adults, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8 p.m., enabling them to greet the new day... more
Sleep is essential for business leaders seeking next successful venture  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The secret ingredient for coming up with great business ideas that can take off, may be something we can all tap into -- a good night's sleep. According... more
Insecticide-treated bed net use is higher during rainy season, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The more rainfall a region in sub-Saharan Africa gets, the more mosquitoes proliferate there and the more likely its residents will sleep under their insecticide-treated bed... more
Researchers model unihemispheric sleep in humans  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Some animals, such as birds, dolphins, and whales, can engage in unihemispheric sleep, in which one hemisphere of the brain sleeps while the other hemisphere remains awake. Staying half-awake allows animals to literally "keep an eye... more
Montmorency tart cherry juice may help improve cognitive performance in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Montmorency tart cherry juice has long been coveted by gout sufferers, athletes for exercise recovery, and those seeking a good night's sleep. Now there's... more
Study examines how picture books introduce kids to politics  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Politics have been known to put adults to sleep, but political engagement could be part of children's bedtime stories as well. Lessons about the importance of politics could be part... more
Medical News Today: What can trigger ADHD?  MNT · 4 weeks
Some lifestyle factors and behaviors, such as lack of sleep or too much screen time, can trigger or worsen ADHD symptoms. Learn more here. more
What can trigger ADHD?  MNT · 4 weeks
Some lifestyle factors and behaviors, such as lack of sleep or too much screen time, can trigger or worsen ADHD symptoms. Learn more here. more
Finding a gene that regulates sleep  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
What keeps us awake—and helps us fall asleep? The answer is complex, but involves what are called circadian rhythms, which are found in all species with sleep-wake cycles—physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a regular... more
A Warm Bedtime Bath Can Help You Cool Down And Sleep Better  NPR · 1 month
Research suggests a warm bath or shower an hour or two before bedtime can help you unwind and fall asleep faster. Why? It will... more
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