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Disruptions to sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of suicides

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, ...

Sleep Makes Relearning Faster and Longer-Lasting

Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you’ve forgotten, even ...

Study suggests ways to block hypertension in those with sleep apnea

by John Easton Obstructive sleep apnea – a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 – is ... Full story

Sleep is key to help teens recharge for success this school year

Darien, IL - For most teens, back to school time means stocking up on school supplies, picking out new clothes and finalizing class schedules. But one of the best ways they can prepare for success this school year is to commit to getting enough sleep. ... Full story

Human brain clocks exposed: Effects of circadian clocks and sleep loss vary across brain regions, new study finds

Ever wondered what happens inside your brain when you stay awake for a day, a night and another day, before you finally go to sleep? ... Full story

Economic burden of undiagnosed sleep apnea in U.S. is nearly $150B per year

DARIEN, IL – Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released a new analysis, titled “Hidden health crisis costing America billions,” that reveals the staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. A companion report was also released , titled “In an age of constant activity, the solution to improving the nation’s health may lie in helping it sleep better,” which summarizes the results of an online survey completed by patients currently being treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Both reports were commissioned by the AASM and prepared by the global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. ... Full story

Sleep problems linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

There are many benefits to getting a good night’s sleep and new research from ECU has found one more: difficulty getting to sleep may be associated with cognitive decline and dementia. ... Full story

'Gestational Sleep Apnea': Time To Wake Up to a New Diagnosis

Sleep researchers call for a new diagnostic code to enable research and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the 1/4 of pregnant women who may suffer from it Diagnosis would parallel others like ‘gestational hypertension’ and ‘gestational diabetes mellitus’. ... Full story

Lack of Sleep Increases a Child’s Risk for Emotional Disorders Later

NIH-funded Study Reveals Long-term Emotional Effects of Poor Sleep ... Full story

Don’t let the bedbugs bite - how early modern Britain fell asleep

When your head hits the pillow and you close your eyes after a long, hard day, it may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but did you know that simply falling sleep has a complex history? ... Full story

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