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January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019

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

Increased Motor Activity Linked to Improved Mood

Dec. 12, 2018 — Increasing one's level of physical activity may be an effective way to boost one's mood, according to a new ... 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

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

Snoring Poses Greater Cardiac Risk to Women

Nov. 29, 2018 — Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men, according to a new study. Moreover, the findings suggested that OSA may be vastly ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — New research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless ... read more

Good Help in Primary Care for Children With Obesity

Nov. 26, 2018 — Children treated for obesity in primary or outpatient care have a relatively good chance of fending off weight problems over the next few years as well, a study ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Treatment Effectiveness

Nov. 16, 2018 — How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomized trials, but is this really the only reliable ... 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

How Many Calories Do You Burn? It Depends on Time of Day

Nov. 8, 2018 — Researchers have made the surprising discovery that the number of calories people burn while at rest changes with the time of day. When at rest, people burn 10 percent more calories in the late ... 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

Nov. 8, 2018 — A research team has just lifted part of the veil surrounding brain activity during sleep. Though we know that some neurons are reactivated then to consolidate our memories, we did not know how these ... read more

Nasal Delivery of Weight-Loss Hormone Eases Breathing Problems in Sleeping Mice

Nov. 7, 2018 — Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a hormone best known for helping regulate hunger and body weight might also ease breathing problems experienced ... read more

Mandibular Movement Monitoring May Help Improve Oral Sleep Apnea Devices

Nov. 6, 2018 — While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) continues to be the gold standard for treatment of sleep apnea, the cumbersome machines are often not well tolerated by patients. Because of this, ... read more

Women Who Are 'Larks' Have a Lower Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Nov. 5, 2018 — Women who are 'larks', functioning better at the beginning of the day than the end of the day, have a lower of risk breast cancer, according to new ... read more

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