Sleep
First maps of two melatonin receptors essential for sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser to create the first detailed maps of two melatonin receptors that tell our bodies when to go to sleep or wake... more
Minor sleep loss can put your job at risk, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Just 16 minutes shaved off your regular sleep routine can dramatically impact job performance the next day. A new study shows that slight dip of sleep... more
Rehearsal initiates systems memory consolidation, sleep makes it last  Science Magazine · 8 hours
After encoding, memories undergo a transitional process termed systems memory consolidation. It allows fast acquisition of new information by the hippocampus, as well as stable storage in neocortical long-term networks,... more
Medical News Today: Study reveals how general anesthetics affect the brain  MNT · 8 hours
For the first time, scientists have shown that general anesthetics activate the same small group of cells in the brain as that which induces sleep. more
Study reveals how general anesthetics affect the brain  MNT · 8 hours
For the first time, scientists have shown that general anesthetics activate the same small group of cells in the brain as that which induces sleep. more
Researchers create the first maps of two melatonin receptors essential for sleep  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create the first detailed maps... more
Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness. more
Study: Women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness. more
Sleep loss greatly interferes with job performance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions. more
Judge orders more sleep for San Francisco area jail inmates  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A federal judge has ordered more sleep and fewer nighttime interruptions for female inmates at a San Francisco Bay area jail after inmates sued, saying lack of sleep... more
Soft bedding responsible for majority of sleep-related infant deaths, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft bedding, a new study reveals. more
Permanent daylight saving time undermines the benefits of delaying school start times  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A switch to permanent daylight saving time will undo any positive effects on sleep of delaying school start times, according to researchers from the... more
Debate on daylight saving time and school start time  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A switch to permanent daylight saving time will undo any positive effects on sleep of delaying school start times, according to researchers. more
American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me." more
General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have found that general anesthesia induces unconsciousness by hijacking the neural circuitry that makes us fall sleep. They traced this neural circuitry back to a cluster of cells at... more
Medical News Today: Study debunks 3 common sleep myths  MNT · 1 week
From how many hours of sleep we need each night to whether or not loud snoring is normal, new research examines widespread beliefs about sleep. more
Workplace wellness programs barely move the needle, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Workplace wellness programs — efforts to get workers to lose weight, eat better, stress less and sleep more — are an $8 billion industry in the U.S. more
How college students can end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious... more
Sleep Apnea: Oral appliance could help you (and your partner) sleep better  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers measured a novel treatment for sleep apnea and found positive results. By measuring patients lying down flat, the researchers stimulated sleep conditions and... more
Researchers identify brain activity pattern that predicts anger in dreams  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults published in JNeurosci. more
Common sleep myths compromise good sleep and health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. These are, in fact,... more
Common sleep myths may pose a significant public health threat  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. more
Angry dreams explained by brain waves  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Some nights are filled with happy dreams while other nights may be all about angry dreams. Researchers have found certain clues in the brain waves that show the reason why angry dreams occur when a person... more
Brain marker for angry dreams  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults. The research could potentially inform efforts to understand the neural basis of the emotional content of... more
APOE gene impacts sleep depending on gender and severity of Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The gene most often associated with risk of Alzheimer's Disease impacts sleep depending on gender and the severity of Alzheimer's in a patient, suggests a study... more
Medical News Today: What causes asthma complications?  MNT · 2 weeks
Asthma is a disease of the lungs that can lead to medical and lifestyle complications, including sleep problems, pneumonia, and respiratory failure. In severe cases, it can be life-threatening. Find out what can cause... more
Itchy skin affects the health and quality of life of many patients with kidney disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research reveals that pruritus, or itchy skin, affects a substantial percentage of patients with chronic kidney disease... more
Medical News Today: This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception  MNT · 2 weeks
Five new studies conducted as part of a doctoral thesis show how sleep loss affects a person's emotional perception and emotional response control. more
This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception  MNT · 2 weeks
Five new studies conducted as part of a doctoral thesis show how sleep loss affects a person's emotional perception and emotional response control. more
Medical News Today: How to stay healthy with a weak immune system  MNT · 2 weeks
People who have a weak immune system tend to get frequent, severe infections. Techniques and lifestyle changes that may help a person stay healthy... more
All you need to know about the history of black holes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
From dreaming up black holes to snapping the first picture of one, the history of black holes has had many twists. more
More sleep may help teens with ADHD focus and organize  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their emotions. more
Sleep disruption leads to negativity bias, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A sleepless night not only leaves us fatigued and distracted, it also makes us interpret things more negatively and makes us more likely to lose our temper. more
Genetic causes of poor sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The largest genetic study of its kind ever to use accelerometer data to examine how we slumber has uncovered a number of parts of our genetic code that could be responsible for causing poor sleep quality and duration. more
Study uncovers genetic causes of poor sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The international collaboration, led by the University of Exeter and published in Nature Communications, has found 47 links between our genetic code and the quality, quantity and timing of how we sleep. They include... more
Scientists to investigate link between sleep and dementia at UEA’s new sleep unit  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Sleep disturbances are common in dementia. But it is not yet known whether Alzheimer's causes sleep problems, or whether sleep problems could... more
Study: Pathogenetic downregulation of adenosine linked to restless leg syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers have identified a common mechanism implicating adenosine in the cause of restless leg syndrome symptoms — the periodic limb movements characteristic of RLS and the state of... more
Discrimination associated with compromised sleep quality in adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a Child Development study of daily diary descriptions of discrimination by minority adolescents, experiencing discrimination during the day was associated with compromised sleep quality that night, as well as feelings of... more
Study reports new findings that are contrary to traditional thinking about sleep disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study appearing in the journal CHEST, published by Elsevier, may change the way we think about sleep disorders. more
'Smart' pajamas could monitor and help improve sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
If you've ever dreamed about getting a good night's sleep, your answer may someday lie in data generated by your sleepwear. Researchers have developed pajamas embedded with self-powered sensors that provide unobtrusive... more
Understanding circadian rhythms in algae and fungi  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria might not complain about jet lag. But like humans, their physiologies adhere to a roughly 24-hour cycle of behavioral patterns in the absence of external cues. Organisms that experience recurring... more
Medical News Today: How to stop getting sick  MNT · 4 weeks
Some people find that they keep getting sick. Potential causes of frequent sickness include stress and lack of sleep. Lifestyle changes can help reduce the likelihood of a person becoming ill. Learn... more
Novel study links fetal exposure to nicotine and sudden infant death syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In utero exposure to nicotine has postnatal effects on development of the heart and its response to adrenalin and may contribute to explanation of... more
Special input pathway may hold the key to coding sensory information in the cerebellum  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
As we go about our daily lives, we are constantly bombarded by a steady stream of sensory information. Take a... more
Study uncovers large-scale brain patterns and networks that control sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
An international study headed by researchers from Aarhus University has for the first time uncovered the large-scale brain patterns and networks which control sleep, providing knowledge which in... more
Medical News Today: The effects of going more than 24 hours without sleep  MNT · 4 weeks
It is not clear how long a person can go without sleep, but in a famous 1964 experiment, a person managed to... more
Epileptic seizures may scramble memories during sleep  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
Overnight seizures seemed to muddle memories in people with epilepsy. more
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