Sleep
Scientists show how our memories stabilize while we sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Scientists at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology have shown that delta waves emitted while we sleep are not generalized periods of silence during which the cortex rests, as... more
New polysomnography electrode set enables easy, accurate assessment of sleep bruxism severity  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
An easy-to-use electrode set can assess sleep bruxism severity as well as a conventional polysomnography, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland... more
A new discovery: How our memories stabilize while we sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have shown that delta waves emitted while we sleep are not generalized periods of silence during which the cortex rests, as has been described for decades in... more
Easy at-home assessment of teeth grinding in sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
An easy-to-use electrode set can assess sleep bruxism severity as well as a conventional polysomnography, a new study shows. more
Isolated cortical computations during delta waves support memory consolidation  Science Magazine · 2 days
Delta waves have been described as periods of generalized silence across the cortex, and their alternation with periods of endogenous activity results in the slow oscillation of slow-wave sleep. Despite... more
Survey: 41% of adults will fall back to sleep when daylight saving time ends  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
What will you do with an extra hour when daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3?... more
[Research Articles] Mutant neuropeptide S receptor reduces sleep duration with preserved memory consolidation  Science Magazine · 3 days
Sleep is a crucial physiological process for our survival and cognitive performance, yet the factors controlling human sleep regulation remain poorly understood.... more
Did early mammals turn to night life to protect their sperm?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Humans are diurnal -- we are active in the day and sleep at night. But diurnalism is by far the exception rather the rule in mammals.... more
White noise listening device for monitoring infant breathing  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a device which acts as a monitor for infant breathing patterns while playing white noise to soothe them to sleep. The results... more
Retinal macular damage linked to sleep apnea in diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new Taiwanese study presented on October 14, 2019, at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, reports that macular edema in diabetes occurs more often in those... more
Sleep DownUnder 2019 hosts leading experts to reveal latest snooze secrets  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Kiwifruit, cannabis, tongue implants and smartphone apps are among the latest sleep aids in the spotlight at an international sleep conference to be held in Sydney... more
PAP therapy associated with reduced acute care visits for patients with obstructive sleep apnea  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Treating patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is associated with reduced acute... more
Did early mammals turn to night life to protect their sperm?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Humans are diurnal—we are active in the day and sleep at night. But diurnalism is by far the exception rather the rule in mammals. About 250-230... more
Sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes... more
Military veterans with PTSD suffer from rare sleep disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a... more
Chronobiology: Sleep and synaptic rhythms  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Chronobiologists show how critical the sleep-wake cycle is for protein and phosphorylation dynamics in synapses to ultimately regulate its activity. more
Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study.... more
New study to examine link between sleep problems, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Everybody knows sleep is good for your body. It may be good for your mind, too. That's what scientists at Wake Forest... more
The forebrain synaptic transcriptome is organized by clocks but its proteome is driven by sleep  Science Magazine · 1 week
Neurons have adapted mechanisms to traffic RNA and protein into distant dendritic and axonal arbors. Taking a biochemical... more
Sleep-wake cycles drive daily dynamics of synaptic phosphorylation  Science Magazine · 1 week
The circadian clock drives daily changes of physiology, including sleep-wake cycles, through regulation of transcription, protein abundance, and function. Circadian phosphorylation controls cellular processes in peripheral organs, but little is known about... more
Fires continue to rage through the habitat of a newly discovered Amazonian primate  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Imagine the thrill of discovering a new species of primate. For a conservationist, it's the stuff that dreams are made of. Then... more
Study finds high risk of sleep problems in ethnically diverse mothers and children living in poverty  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
African-American and other ethnically diverse mothers know the value of a good night's sleep, but they... more
Sleep disturbances may increase Alzheimer's risk among Hispanics, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Sleep disturbances among Hispanics may increase their risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study led by a University of Miami Miller School neurologist... more
Study finds why people crave more high-fat foods after a sleepless night  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When you're sleep deprived, you tend to reach for doughnuts, fries and pizza. A new Northwestern Medicine study has figured out why you crave... more
Lack of sleep increases junk food cravings via nose-brain interactions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
After a night without sleep, the hand reaches out almost automatically for anything rich, sweet and unhealthy – a change in food choice which could increase the body... more
Why we crave junk food after a sleepless night  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When you're sleep deprived, you reach for doughnuts and pizza. A new study has figured out why you crave more calorie-dense, high-fat foods after a sleepless night. Blame it on... more
Scientists find timekeepers of gut's immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Shift work and jet lag disrupt not just sleep cycles, but feeding and digestive cycles as well. Such disruptions have been linked to risk of obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, infection, and other conditions. Now,... more
Researchers identify an immune cell that helps keep time in the gut  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As people go through their daily and nightly routines, their digestive tracts follow a routine, too: digesting food and absorbing nutrients during waking hours,... more
New method offers promising treatment options to reverse pathological brain states  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A fundamental question in neuroscience is how to force the transition from one brain state to another, for example, from sleep to wakefulness, or in the... more
Medical News Today: Sleep duration predicts death risk in diabetes and hypertension  MNT · 2 weeks
An analysis of data from 1,654 people suggests that sleep duration may help predict early death risk in people with type 2 diabetes or... more
Medical News Today: Tips on how to sleep when pregnant  MNT · 2 weeks
Many women have concerns about how to sleep when pregnant. Pregnancy can cause difficulty sleeping, and certain sleeping positions are safer than others. Learn how to sleep when... more
Sub-optimal sleep duration linked to adverse health outcomes in older Irish population  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Trinity College Dublin researchers have shown that some Irish adults are not 'getting a good night's sleep' resulting in an increased risk of negative... more
Infant sleep problems linked to poor maternal mental and physical health during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Severe and persistent infant sleep problems in the first year are linked to poor maternal mental and physical health during pregnancy, a... more
Manipulating specific brain waves in sleep shifts balance between learning or forgetting a new skill  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we... more
Bumble bee workers sleep less while caring for young  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
All animals, including insects, need their sleep. Or do they? That's the question researchers are exploring in sleep studies of a surprising group of subjects: brood-tending bumble bee workers. Their... more
Bumble bee workers sleep less while caring for young  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
All animals, including insects, need their sleep. Or do they? That's the question researchers reporting October 3 in the journal Current Biology are exploring in sleep studies of a surprising... more
Poor mental and physical health in pregnancy linked to infant sleep problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Severe and persistent infant sleep problems in the first year are linked to poor maternal mental and physical health during pregnancy, a new study... more
Deadly combo: Short sleep duration and heart disease, stroke  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours per... more
Better sleep habits lead to better college grades  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Two professors have found a strong relationship between students' grades and how much sleep they're getting. What time students go to bed and the consistency of their sleep habits also make a... more
Sleeping pills reduce suicidal thoughts in patients with severe insomnia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Insomnia is a driver of suicide, and particularly people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces... more
MIT study finds link between students’ grades and sleep habits  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Two MIT professors have found a strong relationship between students' grades and how much sleep they're getting. What time students go to bed and the consistency of their... more
Better sleep habits lead to better college grades: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two MIT professors have found a strong relationship between students' grades and how much sleep they're getting. What time students go to bed and the consistency of their sleep habits... more
Study: Better sleep habits lead to better college grades  MIT · 3 weeks
Data on MIT students underscore the importance of getting enough sleep; bedtime also matters. more
Study finds link between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found an association between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans. more
People with severe insomnia may benefit from sedatives, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Insomnia is a driver of suicide, and particularly people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces... more
Many Italian truck drivers suffer from sleep-related breathing problem, shows survey  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A survey of 905 Italian truck drivers has shown that approximately half suffer from at least one sleep-related breathing problem that potentially can cause drivers to... more
Study examines link between disturbed sleep, intrusive thoughts, and alcohol problems among veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep disturbance and alcohol problems are common among military veterans, and often occur together, with a large toll on... more
The science behind lucid dreaming  MNT · 3 weeks
This special feature explores the science behind lucid dreaming, an experience in which a person realizes they are dreaming as they continue to dream. more
Medical News Today: The science behind lucid dreaming  MNT · 3 weeks
This special feature explores the science behind lucid dreaming, an experience in which a person realizes they are dreaming as they continue to dream. more
Sleep varies by age, geographical location and gender  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In an exceptionally extensive worldwide study on sleep, nearly a quarter of a million nights of sleep were measured among sleepers ranging between 16 and 30 years of age. more
Duration and timing of sleep differ by age, geographical region and gender  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In an exceptionally extensive worldwide study on sleep, nearly a quarter of a million nights of sleep were measured among sleepers ranging between 16... more
Duration and timing of sleep differs by age, geographical region and gender  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In an exceptionally extensive worldwide study on sleep, nearly a quarter of a million nights of sleep were measured among sleepers ranging between 16... more
An ethicist weighs in on our moral failure to act on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In her address to the United Nations, Greta Thunberg charged adults with unforgivable moral failure. By failing to enact real change that... more
Teenagers sleep 43 more minutes each night after intervention that reset their body clocks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Teenagers got 43 more minutes of sleep a night after a four-week intervention that reset their body clocks and helped... more
Teens sleep 43 more minutes per night after combo of two treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Teenagers got 43 more minutes of sleep a night after a four-week intervention that reset their body clocks and helped them go to bed... more
Older adults with COPD more likely to use synthetic cannabinoids  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that's often associated with a variety of health problems, including chronic muscle pain and insomnia. Psychoactive drug classes,... more
Chronic insomnia can be cured in cancer survivors with a basic sleep education class  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Investigators report that a single-session sleep education program for survivors can cure insomnia in many participants, and that those who... more
Menopausal night sweats linked with cognitive dysfunction  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Experts frequently tout the value of a good night's sleep. However, a new study casts doubt on the value of sleep time suggesting that women who experience night sweats are more vulnerable to cognitive... more
Why do we forget our dreams? Study sheds light  MNT · 4 weeks
New research in mice singles out a group of neurons that may be responsible for our forgetting unnecessary information during the dreaming stage of sleep. more
Medical News Today: Why do we forget our dreams? Study sheds light  MNT · 4 weeks
New research in mice singles out a group of neurons that may be responsible for our forgetting unnecessary information during the dreaming stage of... more
UTA, University of Maryland join hands to better understand pediatric sleep apnea treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Every year, more than 500,000 children have their tonsils and adenoids surgically removed as a way to treat symptoms related to sleep... more
The brain may actively forget during dream sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In a study of mice, researchers show that REM sleep may be a time when the brain actively forgets. Their results suggest that forgetting during sleep may be controlled by neurons found... more
REM sleep-active MCH neurons are involved in forgetting hippocampus-dependent memories  Science Magazine · 1 month
The neural mechanisms underlying memory regulation during sleep are not yet fully understood. We found that melanin concentrating hormone–producing neurons (MCH neurons) in the hypothalamus actively contribute to... more
Cardiovascular surgeons heal a patient’s aortic dissection  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
When James Inman, 59, first experienced chest pain one night, he tried to brush it off and go back to sleep. But the pain became unbearable and Inman felt like something was wrong, so... more
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