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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Poor Sleep and Heart-Related Death

Jan. 18, 2019 — Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good ... read more

Acupressure Relieves Long-Term Symptoms of Breast Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ... read more

Millions on Prescription Sleeping Pills Would Sleep Through a Fire Alarm

Jan. 11, 2019 — Widely prescribed 'benzodiazepine' sleeping pills suppress the sleeping brain's ability to wake us when it senses a threat. But an alternative class of hypnotics currently under ... read more

Mice Sleeping Fitfully Provide Clues to Insomnia

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers working with mice with sleep problems similar to those experienced by people with the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) -- believe the animals will help shed light on ... read more

Regular Bedtimes and Sufficient Sleep for Children May Lead to Healthier Teens

Dec. 6, 2018 — Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to ... read more

Sleep Problems in Young Adult Students Revealed in New Study

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new study indicates that sleep problems are both prevalent and increasing among ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — A new review of sleep research backs use of bedtime routines to promote healthy sleep for ... read more

Bonus for Superior Snoozing: Students Who Meet 8-Hour Sleep Challenge Do Better on Finals

Dec. 3, 2018 — Students given extra points if they met 'The 8-hour Challenge' -- averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week -- did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) ... read more

Nov. 30, 2018 — A new study is the first population-based investigation to report a significant association between artificial, outdoor light exposure at night and insomnia, as indicated by older adults' use of ... read more

Falls Are More Likely When You've Had a Bad Night Sleep

Nov. 30, 2018 — Disturbances during sleep decreases capability to control posture and balance according to ... read more

Is Being a Night Owl Bad for Your Health?

Nov. 30, 2018 — In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a growing body of evidence indicating an ... read more

Babies Kicking in the Womb Are Creating a Map of Their Bodies

Nov. 30, 2018 — The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to 'map' their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research. For the study, ... read more

Lack of Sleep Intensifies Anger, Impairs Adaptation to Frustrating Circumstances

Nov. 27, 2018 — Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, according to new research. While the results may seem intuitive, the study is one of the first to ... read more

How We Use Music as a Possible Sleep Aid

Nov. 14, 2018 — Many individuals use music in the hope that it fights sleep difficulties, according to a new ... read more

Parents Shouldn't Worry If Their Infant Doesn't Sleep Through the Night by a Year Old

Nov. 14, 2018 — The authors of a study found that a large percentage of healthy babies don't start sleeping through the night even at a year old. The research team also examined whether infants who didn't ... read more

Insufficient Sleep in Children Is Associated With Poor Diet, Obesity and More Screen Time

Nov. 12, 2018 — A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and ... read more

Grief Linked to Sleep Disturbances That Can Be Bad for the Heart

Nov. 9, 2018 — People who have recently lost a spouse are more likely to have sleep disturbances that exacerbate levels of inflammation in the body, according to new research. These elevated levels of inflammation ... read more

Can't Sleep? Fruit Flies and Energy Drinks Offer New Clues

Nov. 8, 2018 — Like humans, fruit flies are active during the day, sleep at night and have similar sleep characteristics. A study has discovered a new gene and uncovered a mechanism that modulates sleep by ... read more

Automated Detection of Sleep States from Olfactory Brain Waves

Nov. 8, 2018 — Scientists have developed a completely automated technique for real-time detection of sleep/wake states in freely moving ... read more

Preschool Children Show Awake Responses to Naptime Nonsense Words

Nov. 6, 2018 — Hearing has long been suspected as being 'on' all the time -- even in our sleep. Now scientists are reporting results on what is heard and not heard during sleep and what that might mean ... read more

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