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Insomnia Research News
June 17, 2019

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A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' -- people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits -- could lead ... read more

Teens Sleep Longer, Are More Alert for Homework When School Starts Later

Preliminary findings from a new study of middle school and high school students suggest that they got more sleep and were less likely to feel too sleepy to do homework after their district changed to ... read more
Researchers have suspected that the body's various circadian clocks can operate independently from the central clock in the ... read more

Why Lack of Sleep Is Bad for Your Heart

People who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have lower levels of gene-regulating molecules, or microRNAs, which help dampen down inflammation in cells and support vascular ... read more
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Study Links Sleep-Disordered Breathing to Age Acceleration

Increasing severity of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep disruption are associated with epigenetic age acceleration, according to preliminary results of a new ... read more

Disturbed Sleep Linked to Mental Health Problems in Natural Disaster Survivors

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the ... read more

Opioids Are Not Sleep Aids, and Can Actually Worsen Sleep Research Finds

Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor quality, according to an interdisciplinary team of psychologists and ... read more

Sleepless Nights Linked to High Blood Pressure

A bad night's sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure that night and the following day, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. The study, to be published in ... read more

Lack of Sleep May Increase Likelihood of Teens Engaging in Risky Sexual Behaviors

Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors, such as not using condoms or having sex under the influence of alcohol or drugs, ... read more

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Shown to Improve Multiple Menopause Symptoms

Although hormone therapy (HT) is the most commonly recommended treatment for menopause symptoms, research is ongoing for alternatives, especially nonpharmacologic options. Cognitive behavior therapy ... read more

The Effect of Sleep Quality on Peptic-Ulcer Relapse in Older Adults

Poor sleep quality and peptic ulcer disease (PUD, a condition when sores known as ulcers develop on the lining of your stomach or in the first part of your small intestine) are both major public ... read more

Eliminating Extended Work Shifts Improves Sleep Duration for Senior Resident Physicians

A new study comparing the work hours and sleep obtained by pediatric resident physicians working extended shifts with those whose scheduled shift lengths were limited to no more than 16 consecutive ... read more

Could Sleep Molecules Lead to a Blood Test for Alzheimer's Disease?

A new study has found that a particular class of molecules may help with diagnosing Alzheimer's ... read more

Pregnancy Shifts the Daily Schedule Forward

New research finds that women and mice both shift their daily schedules earlier by up to a few hours during the first third of their pregnancy. A new study shows how impending motherhood induces ... read more

Gene Variant Linked to Sleep Problems in Autism

Researchers have found that sleep problems in patients with autism spectrum disorder may be linked to a mutation in the gene SHANK3 that in turn regulates the genes of the body's 24-hour day and ... read more

Stressed at Work and Trouble Sleeping? It's More Serious Than You Think

Work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with ... read more

How Eating Feeds Into the Body Clock

A new study identifies insulin as a primary signal that helps communicate the timing of meals to the cellular clocks located across our body, commonly known as the body ... read more

Songbirds that pack on as much as 50 percent of their body weight before migrating and that sleep very little, exhibit altered immune system and tissue-repair function during the journey, which may ... read more

First Maps of Two Melatonin Receptors Essential for Sleep

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 up and guide other biological ... read more

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 causes workers to have poor judgement and fall ... read more

Women Underreport Prevalence and Intensity of Their Own Snoring

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 ... read more

General Anesthesia Hijacks Sleep Circuitry to Knock You out

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 the ... read more

Sleep Apnea: Oral Appliance Could Help You (and Your Partner) Sleep Better

Researchers measured a novel treatment for sleep apnea and found positive results. By measuring patients lying down flat, the researchers stimulated sleep conditions and measured the patient's ... read more

Common Sleep Myths Compromise Good Sleep and Health

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, among the most widely held myths ... read more

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